What we see, we seek to understand from its genesis, through its adolescence and into the senior elements of its consequence. This column approached an issue yesterday. It was published on-line today in The Hayride.
Obama’s deliberate avoidance of “proper” procedures such as adherence to the system of checks and balances indicates a reckless disregard for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Constitution and Bill of Rights protect us from the intrigues of little men seeking absolute power. They constrain the vainglorious efforts of the egotistical seeking the summit of acclaim they manufacture for themselves.
No one man is beyond the people. No one shall gain ascendency in this country on the freshly slain corpses of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Where Obama proclaimed there’ll be fighting in the streets he’s the one seeking revolution, the socialist tool, to diminish the political ambitions of the people in favor of control by the state. He engenders insurrection by deliberately inciting the emotions of those less controlled in their manner. He jabs the sores of the unemployed and says his already proven to be unresponsive economic model can be different than the failures of fascism and communism. Both are examples of socialist and communist dogma wagging the dog until it dies of the whiplash.
America needn’t die this way. Burke said: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. It’s painfully true when you see the Nazi’s rise in the 1930s. Hitler burned the Reichstag, the German Parliament. The fire started in the place where the Chamber of Deputies, the equivalent of Congress, met while in session. “Good Germans” did nothing but suspect the Jews as they were told to do.
Now, Obama is striking steel to flint to burn the Constitution. He tests it every time he sees weakness in the Republican Party. He proclaims their intransigence while concealing his refusal to concede any point of balance for the sake of the people.
How can any man proclaiming he’s the FOURTH BEST President in history out of a total of 43 be recognized as being anything but egotistical? How can any man declaring he’s above and beyond 39 other presidents (with no other recognizable acclamation outside of his party and his inner circle) be described as anything but self-centered?
This man says he can’t wait for Congress. Why not? Who proclaimed him savior of America and all it stands for? The system of checks and balances was put in place to prevent the removal of the people from their rights by distant monarchs wielding absolute power. The system of checks and balances was established to assure NO petty oligarch, posturing pratt (a self-aggrandizing, pompous fool who’s full of himself) or a progressive charlatan prancing across the national stage and the world theater could rule by edict, mandate or personal diktat. Checks and balances are designed to slow impetuous, reactionary efforts based more on emotion than reason.
The people’s will is not manifest in the closed mind and dictatorial manner of anybody appointed or elected. It resides in the hearts, minds and souls of honest men and women electing representatives to speak as their voice for what they see as being right.
Conservative commentator Bryan Fisher (Renew America © website 7-29-10) is quoted: “We are a nation of laws, not men, and we are going to exercise our right to follow duly enacted federal and state law and carry out our solemn duty to protect our citizens from harm whether you like it or not. We’re not going to allow a petty tyrant … to deny us our right to govern ourselves and to rob us of our ability to enforce good laws.”
We are a country of laws and not one man. We are a democratic republic not a soviet style union of slaves conscripted to function for the state. John Adams’ said: “A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” (Letter to Abigail Adams: 17 July 1775)
Mr. Obama; you’re transparent. We see right through you.
Thanks for listening.