In the 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to kick off his second term agenda with “aggressive” flourish. He will not only outline his legislative ideas, but suggest executive actions that he intends to take regardless of Congress in pursuit of the stark left-wing vision he presented in his second inaugural address. And he will follow his speech with a special conference call with activists across the nation.

Yet even as the president intends to use the State of the Union address as the launch of yet another phase of his endless campaign, it retains the form, if not the function, of an annual report on the nation’s progress. And the taxpayers and voters have the right to demand answers about several alarming events and developments.

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