Treason by Inaction

By Ben Barrack

When elected officials know about a specific threat to national security and do nothing, are they guilty of a crime? Yes, it is a sin of omission. It’s clearly stated in James 4:17:

“Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

The same holds true for traitors. There are those who intentionally inflict harm on their own nation and there are others who let them do it. Both are guilty of treason. The case we began building nearly a year ago, against the brother of President Obama, which involves the complicity of the IRS, has only gotten stronger and multiple members of Congress know about it.

Congress guilty of Treason?

Congress guilty of Treason?

In each Catholic mass, the congregation recites a prayer that includes the following:

I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;

We are all humans and our nature is like that of water; it wants to seek the path of least resistance. That often means inaction, even when that inaction might lead to disgrace for oneself or even for his country. Politicians will look to us as those who don’t understand the nuances and intricacies of their line of work. Perhaps that’s right but confronting grievous threats to national security comes with the job. We didn’t take that job; they did.

Some may choose inaction now because it will prevent past transgressions from coming to light. That didn’t work too well for the Penn State football program.

Other politicians will say that we’re unqualified to tell them what to do because we haven’t walked in their shoes and that ideology is one thing; pragmatism is another. That may be true as well but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that when several members of the family of the President of the United States are tied to terrorism and Islamic extremism, we have a serious problem.

How pragmatic is it to do nothing in response to overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that the family of the President of the United States is implicated in the furtherance of Wahhabist Islam across the world? We’ve presented video evidence, photographs, reports, and endless independent sources. We have audio of one U.S. Congressman who says the charges are “spot on”.

Yet, we’re told to provide more before any action can be taken and that congressman has since clammed up.

When we broke the Huma Abedin scandal in 2011, while the rest of the world was more interested in Weinergate, we were virtually ignored. One year later, we were vindicated after Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and four other Congressmen publicly acknowledged we had our facts right. Those five Congressmen tried but they were not even supported by their Republican colleagues and gave up that battle. Had they persisted, they could have won the day anyway because the evidence was and is ironclad.

House Speaker John Boehner publicly defended Abedin in 2012.

House Speaker John Boehner publicly defended Abedin in 2012.

In World War II, Hitler’s atrocities were clearly sins of commission. French General Philippe Pétain was convicted of treason after the war because he complied with Hitler’s wishes. He committed grievous acts, yes, but he was ultimately put in that position because of what he chose not to do prior to making decisions based on self-preservation.

At his trial after the war, Pétain’s twisted defense included a claim that he was attempting to save France by betraying it. This video was posted previously while comparing Pétain to Senator John McCain last year but how many other politicians are behaving like Pétain today?

The path of least resistance may be paved with good intentions but we all know where it leads.