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Days before his administration descended into multiple scandals (IRSUSDOJ and Benghazi) – each of which exposes the inherent discrimination and duplicity of big government – U.S. President Barack Obama gave a commencement speech at Ohio State University extolling Orwellian omnipotence.

In his remarks, Obama assured students of the benevolence and trustworthiness of the federal government – while slamming those (like us) who dare to question it.

“You’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all of our problems,” Obama told OSU graduates. “Some of these same voices do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.”

Take a look …

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Wow …

Obviously less than a week after uttering these words it was revealed that Obama’s State Department deliberately misled the public (and Congress) about a 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya (someplace America shouldn’t be, it’s worth noting). And officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) acknowledged targeting groups on the basis of their ideology. And Obama’s Justice Department secretly took two months of phone records from three Associated Press offices. And then there’s the comparatively underreported matter of Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius – who has been shaking down private companies she regulates for “seven figure donations” to help fund the implementation of Obama’s socialized medicine law.

But hey … none of this is Obama’s fault, right? The government “beneath him” is simply “too vast,” isn’t it?

Yeah …

“That’s right kids, you can totally trust Big Brother,” writes Katie Pavlich of Townhall. “Now move out into the world and ignore that ‘tyranny’ thing.”

Oh, and one final point as it relates to OSU. We’d like to remind Buckeye fans that our beloved University of South Carolina football team defeated Ohio State in back-to-back Outback Bowls in 2001 and 2002. That’s neither here nor there, but …

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