Following the Alinsky–Marx playbooks to the letter, one thing Barack Obama and complicit members of Congress have managed to do during his tenure is create suspicion, distrust and anger between Americans and the various professions they used to trust.
One of the new groups on the "outs" under Obama is police officers. Through the racial politicization of the relatively few instances where cops have used excessive and deadly force, Obama – and a compliant, Praetorian guard lamestream media – have successfully turned entire communities against the thin blue line that protects them from anarchy and chaos, even to the point where officers are getting killed more often.
Another group that Obama is set to put on the outs with Americans is doctors and other primary care providers, and he will use the issue of gun control to get that done.
As reported by Politico, the White House's new executive gun actions will empower healthcare providers to actually report gun owners they suspect of being mentally ill to the FBI's firearms background check system.
Once freedom-minded Americans learn about this, how many do you think will trust their doctors not to "out" them to federal law enforcement? How many legitimately mentally ill people who own guns will go seek treatment?
Politico noted further:
Under the rule, which takes effect next month, for the first time health providers can disclose the information to the background check system without legal repercussions.
"The disclosure is restricted to limited demographic and certain other information needed for NICS purposes," the rule states. Disclosure of diagnostic or clinical information is prohibited.
Naturally, Obama sycophants and the clapping seals who approve of everything he does just because he is the one doing them see nothing wrong with this massive potential for abuse.
"The administration has taken great pain to try to clarify that there is very limited information that would be reported only within a very limited group," Paul Gionfriddo, chief executive of the mental health rights advocate Mental Health America, told the extremely biased news site.
And what would a "very limited group" look like to a president who has spent his entire tenure fixated on finding ways to get more guns out of more American hands?
We actually know the answer to that question, and frankly, that "limited group" is quite broad.
-- Anyone conservative and a supporter of smaller, less intrusive government was deemed more dangerous by the Department of Homeland Security, in some cases, than Islamic terrorism, according to a February report.
Then again, this is the same DHS under Obama that named military veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq as potential terrorist risks.
-- Staying on the theme of military veterans and the mental health focus of Obama's new gun control order, scores of vets have returned to the U.S. with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, having seen some horrible things in combat. What kind of negative connotation does a medical diagnosis of PTSD carry in the U.S.? It doesn't really matter if the vet is functional and not really bothered by the condition, or not taking any medication to "deal" with it. A simple one-time diagnosis would get that veteran (many of whom are better trained in the use of firearms than Obama's Secret Service detail and many police officers) put on the "list" and potentially have his Second Amendment rights revoked.
-- And speaking of "lists," what happens when an otherwise law-abiding American is put on a "mental health list" – because you know that's coming, if it's not already in development? The FBI's National Instant Background Check System is being expanded under these new orders; that will including hiring hundreds more NICS examiners and upgrading the NICS computer system. What additional data does the fine print allow Uncle Sugar to collect?
-- Who decides what "mental illness" looks like? For Marxists like Obama and his supporters, you could be "mentally ill" if you're a Marine who doesn't care much for massive centralized government, or, heaven forbid, you're a crazy "climate change denier."
For those of you supporting Obama's constitutionally questionable gun control orders, just remember this president won't be in office forever, and the next president, whose policies you may not like, will use executive authority on occasion as well in a way you will find constitutionally questionable and wholly unacceptable.
That's why it shouldn't matter what political party you follow; all presidents and lawmakers should have to uphold and support the Constitution, like they pledged to do.