Hail to the King

Recently the President of the United States, Barry Soreto, announced that he does not in fact need to wait for legislation to address his concerns regarding the health, education and prosperity of American citizens.  He has a pen and a phone, which according to him can be used to sign executive orders and convene Americans from all walks of life, respectively.

Callers to this morning’s news/talk program were divided in their opinions of this.  Thinking people oppose the gradual transition from a Constitutional Republic to a Monarchy.  Minorities supported Obama, without regard for what he does, because he is black.  While discussing the Constitutionality of the President’s actions a man called in to explain that the problem is that the hosts do not wish to recognize that Obama is in fact the President.  Obviously…because they are racists.

What this uninformed turd fails to realize is that all of us do in fact recognize that Obama is the President.  Everyone apparently, except for Obama.  He appears to believe that America is an Eastern Bloc, or South American banana republic, and he is the tin pot dictator.  This is evidenced by the fact that he continues to modify parts of the ACA by fiat, even though he has no authority to do so.  He has also chosen to simply not enforce the portions of our immigration law that he finds distasteful.  Meanwhile, his Justice Department sues states for requiring that a person casting a vote demonstrate that they are a legal citizen of the state in which they are voting, and that the person standing before the poll is actually the person who is registered to vote.  Which begs the question, if you cannot demonstrate that you are the registered voter in question, what is the point of voter registration to begin with?

We are on a very slippery slope.  Obama has already defied a federal judge’s ruling during the gulf oil spill fiasco.  Now, just two days after the Supreme Court indicated that he had overstepped his bounds in recess appointing fellow communists to the NLRB, he steps to the mic to essentially say, “You aint seen nothin’ yet.”

I am not simply an old man pining away for “the good old days”.  We are seeing real, and dangerous, changes to the method and manner by which our country is governed.  Some have referred to this time as the “post-constitutional period”.  I believe that characterization is accurate.

Rules in the Senate are changed when Democrats cannot get their way.  The President picks and chooses which laws he will and will not enforce.  An unelected bureaucracy publishes thousands of pages of new regulations every year which directly impact business and the citizenry.  These regulations are not subject to repeal.  You cannot vote these people out of office.  Many times you do not even know what the regulations are, until you find yourself being fined or imprisoned for violating them.

We have gone from the land of the free and the home of the brave, to a police state.

The DHS has cameras, in ever increasing numbers, in ever increasing circles, monitoring your every move.  The NSA is compiling data on your phone calls, emails, texts and internet activity.  The local and state police forces are being militarized; riding around town in MRAP’s, kicking down doors in the middle of the night.  Citizens are being shot and killed, raped, robbed, and assaulted by agents of the government which ostensibly exists to serve them.  This is not America!

Think about this for a second.  The government decides you need a service.  They are using your tax money to provide it.  But, if you say that you would rather do without the service and keep your money, you will be told that you MUST pay the taxes, or you will go to jail.  So ask yourself this question.  Who works for who?

If this trend in the executive branch is not curbed by the Congress, we are destined for the complete abolition of the Constitution.  Our future is to have Hugo Chavez or Castro style leaders, running a nation that more closely resembles Venezuela or Cuba than the United States.  And this best, last hope for humanity will vanish completely.

We fought a war in this country over federalism and states rights.  After one of the great battles of that war a great man, and President of the United States said:

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

I regret to inform Mr. Lincoln that we once again stand on the precipice from which he delivered his speech.  We are at a crossroads in our nation’s history.  We will once again be free men, in a free nation, with a government of and by the people, serving the interests of the people and performing the functions which the document that created it enumerates; or will will return to the indentured servitude, serfdom and slavery from which this nation arose.

Democrats look out across the masses of the people and they see helpless, hapless, dependent people, sorely in need of help from on high.  And so they grow government.  They regulate and legislate, and when they cannot get legislation they simply proclaim what the law ought to be, and therefore is.  This is a dangerous course, already tried, already proven to fail.

The America I grew up in was the greatest nation on the face of the planet.  We were powerful.  We were respected.  We were innovative and driven.  We dealt with our friends with compassion and our enemies with resolve.  But above and beyond all of those things we were free.  Today, that is no longer the case.

You cannot travel without inspection.  You cannot attend public events without intrusive investigation.  You cannot walk down the street or be secure in your home without the threat that some thug with a badge will decide to exert authority over you.  You cannot make you own choices with regard to your health care and insurance.  And you cannot email your mother or call your friend without the possibility that those communications are being monitored.

I have had people with degrees and security clearances tell me, “I have nothing to hide, so I don’t care if they listen in on my conversations or monitor my emails.”  Well, I have nothing to hide either.  But this is the antithesis of the American Way.  We do not have to prove to the powers that be that we are NOT criminals or terrorists.  They have to prove that we ARE.  I do not have to justify my right to own a gun, or speak my mind, or assemble with like-minded individuals.  The government must demonstrate an overriding need to deny me these basic rights before they can in fact be denied.  Or at least that’s how it should be.

So, the next time you are standing in line at the airport and some high school drop out with a patch on his shirt has his hands down your 12 year old daughters pants…ask yourself this question.  Is this America?  Is this what we have become?  Is this what the Founders intended?

And the next time our Imperial President issues an edict without benefit of legislation duly passed by the representatives of the people, ask yourself this question.  Aside from the climate, what exactly is the difference between Venezuela and the United States?  For that matter…what exactly is the difference between Germany 1939 and the United States 2014?

We better wake up…soon.

Egypt…and the Truth

In a recent email discussion about Obama the Beneficent and our involvement in Egypt, a relatively well educated and intelligent man I know said this:

Obama continued the aid routinely given to the government of Egypt as the revolution rolled through that country in 2011, as had been given to Egypt since 1979.  The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), a SECULAR organization, took control and promised to hold parliamentary and presidential elections within months, which they did.  These were the first open elections in Egypt, perhaps ever.  You are in favor of democratic elections, are you not?  Many supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were democratically elected in this manner.  SCAF, however, retained control and tried to push back against their power in parliament and in the end refused to give up their control of the Egyptian government to these newcomers, including the new president, Mursi.  -At which point there was another uprising in the streets earlier this year, at which point Obama WITHHELD much of our aid to Egypt, allowing some non-military, humanitarian aid through.

It is useful to set the record straight here because the truth is close to this, but not close enough.  The devil is, as they say, in the details.  As this friend of mine is a flaming liberal, it is interesting to note the things he glossed over and/or left out.

There was an uprising in Egypt, yes.  They did hold Democratic elections, and yes I am for Democratic elections.  But when they elected Muhammad Morsi, and he began to install himself as the supreme ruler, institute Sharia law, ignore the constitution, and support terrorists…it might have been a good idea for us not to send him 1.5 billion dollars, tanks, aircraft, etc.  Which he most certainly would have eventually used against Israel.  Eventually, the people having had enough, twenty million or so went in to the street to demand that Morsi step down, which he refused to do.  At that point the military, hesitantly, took the side of the people, ousted Morsi and is arranging for NEW democratic elections.  That is what happened.

But, the apostles of the prophet Obama are so deeply invested in his mythology, that they must ignore reality, common sense, and common decency in order to excuse his failures and flaws.

Notice how the notion that we have been giving money to Egypt since 1979 is thrown in.  The fact that radical muslim terrorists now run the country doesn’t seem to be an important policy making factor.  Basically, “Our shit’s on direct deposit, let’s just leave it.”
At the end he makes the point that NOW we are withholding aid, apparently because Obama’s chosen people are no longer in control.  So basically the deal is, if terrorists run a country the U.S. will happily give them aid, weapons, aircraft, etc.  If the people suffering under the jihadists rise up and overthrow them, the U.S. will cut off aid because we are not fond of popular uprisings or military coups….  Which of course totally ignores the fact that Morsi came to office as the result of a popular uprising and military intervention which ousted the long standing leader of Egypt, Hasni Mubarak.

It is a sad fact that when faced with the truth or the liberal spin, a liberal will choose the spin every single time.  But this makes sense in a way.  Because everything liberals touch fall apart.  They destroy lives, businesses, the healthcare system, retirement, etc.  And they cannot sleep at night understanding what it is they have actually done, so they concentrate instead on what they meant to do.

This is how a liberal can stand before the press and say with a straight face that there is no evidence to suggest that Obamacare is costing jobs or shifting our economy to a part-time economy, while the CBO, GAO, BBB, CoC, and numerous other studies, institutes, publications and agencies all say that is precisely what is happening.

This is how you can take 3.5 years, and spend 634 million dollars to do something that should have cost 1 million or less and been done in 3 months, fail at it, and not have enough honor to kill yourself for the benefit of the nation.  Any decent Samurai would have already fallen on their sword.  And not only will democrats refuse to commit mass suicide like any decent group of human beings would…no one will even get fired, fined or reprimanded for this epic failure.

Because in liberal land you don’t actually have to produce results, you just have to want to produce results really badly.  You have to mean to produce results.  You have to claim to have produced results.  But you do not have to demonstrate that you have produced results.  Your base, after all, does not care.  They just want their food stamps and Obama phones.  They already have free medical care, free food, nearly free housing, free phones, etc.  So they don’t care how much money you waste or how long you take to completely fail at everything.

But they will…  when the IRS starts fining people for not having health insurance, even though they were unable to use the broken ass website to sign up for it.  When the cost of  insurance prices people out of the market.  When the system collapses under its own weight and the incompetence of the people who run it.  Then they will care.  And then single-payer will be proposed as an alternative…and God help us if that passes.

In short, whether it is foreign policy, domestic policy, national defense or basic math…if a Democrat is speaking he’s lying (if he’s a leader) or misled (if he’s a minion).  So…if you do not know what is going on and do not have time to study for yourself…find a well read liberal, ask him/her what’s happening, reverse everything they say, and you’ll know what’s going on.

Peace.

You Keep Using That Word…

Well, we are once again informed that our President is “focused like a laser beam” on the economy.  This makes what?  The 19th or 20th time he’s been “focused like a laser beam”?  I mean…does he know what the word “focused” means?

One wonders if he is now, again, focused on the economy because he was/is getting his ass handed to him on the international stage?  Talk about OJT!  Putin basically pimp slapped him in public, ran an ad in the NY Times to let everyone know about it, and then went off to strangle some wild beast with his bare hands.  Meanwhile, our hapless President sat there using his signature word.  “Ummm”.

Let’s recap for a moment shall we?

While running, el Presidente claimed he would close Gitmo in 90 days.  It’s still open.

He called Bush un-American and un-patrotic for running up a 9 trillion dollar debt, and he voted AGAINST increasing the debt ceiling.  THEN…he ran up a 14 trillion dollar debt and called voting against increasing the debt ceiling “irresponsible”.

He pushed for a stimulus package that would fund “shovel ready jobs”, then laughed and shrugged off the fact that there were no “shovel ready jobs”.

He used the power of the federal government to push GM through a structured settlement, which cost investors and bondholders millions and gave his union cronies a sweetheart deal.  Then ran on the slogan, “GM is alive and Bin Laden is dead”.  Yeah… Detroit is dead too Mr. President.  If you missed it.

Our President.  Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Has involved us in multiple conflicts since taking office even though he railed against Bush for doing so.

He recently claimed that his administration is moving away from policies which saw the executive branch engaging in conflicts over the course of a decade while keeping the people’s representatives out of the loop.  He said this in spite of the fact that Bush went to Congress and got a resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq.  He said this while his administration and various pundits were in the process of making the case that he (Obama) didn’t actually NEED Congressional approval.

And then, in the midst of an almost religious commitment to bombing Syria no matter what… in comes John “the Assclown” Kerry.  Who misspeaks in a press conference, and his off the cuff remark becomes US Foreign Policy a day later, after the Russian President runs with it and shoves it down our throats.

We are being led by The Three Stooges here.  This is government by The Keystone Cops.  If you listen closely when Obama is speaking you can hear the “whoop, whoop, whoop” in the background.

It is likely going to take years and years for this country to recover from this Presidency.

We were told he would restore our place and reputation in the world… and we’re a laughing stock that no one takes seriously.

We were told we would be getting away from nation building and “empire”.  And we have involved ourselves in Egypt, Libya, and now Syria.  (And btw, we helped a terrorist organization become the official government of Egypt in the process).

We were told that Obama had the right people in the right places to turn the economy around.  It isn’t turned around.  They just massaged the methods and altered the data to make it appear that unemployment was lower.  It’s not.

We were told Obamacare would cost 900 billion.  It’s now estimated at 2.7 trillion and counting.

We were told it wouldn’t raise the deficit.  It will.

We were told it was a good plan…but our elected leaders exempted themselves and their staff’s from it.  They exempted several big corporations and are in the process of exempting unions.  In other words…YOU get screwed.  People with clout do not.

THIS is what happens when you elect a wholly unqualified individual simply because of the color of their skin and flowery speech.

These 8 years will forever change America, and it is not going to be change for the better.

But that’s what those of you who drank the Kool-Aid voted for right?  Hope and Change?