People need to put a couple of things into perspective here.
1. Obama is trashing – and destroying – the Constitution, grabbing imperial powers of which Nixon only dreamed. But we got rid of Nixon because the opposition understood their role, the Constitution and how to play the game. That the GOP lacks all three is past obvious.
a. Obama, early in his first term, had ZERO authority to decide DOMA was unconstitutional and not enforce it as the law. The ONLY Constitutional charge the president has other than war is to ensure the laws are faithfully executed. Failing to do so is an unconstitutional arrogation of legislative power – and a VIOLATION of our Constitutional Separation of Powers.
b. Obama had ZERO authority to enforce DREAM. Congress voted on it, rejected it – and he enforced it anyway. This is lawless and unconstitutional – and a VIOLATION of our Constitutional Separation of Powers.
c. Obama had ZERO authority for ANY of the waivers and delays he has unilaterally initiated for Obamacare. He had zero authority to spend one nickel on exchanges in the States. That he did all of these is lawless and unconstitutional – and a VIOLATION of our Constitutional Separation of Powers.
2. Obama has vastly militarized America. Though one may or may not make a Constitutional argument on this – it absolutely is a violation of what it always has meant to be America – free, open, with liberty for all.
3. Obama is stealing – and destroying – our future. This is not hyperbole.
Discussing the Debt the other day with my son he noted, “No one really thinks it’ll ever be repaid anyway, so who cares?” The answer, of course, is twofold: 1. Correct, it WILL never be repaid, BUT…. 2. The interest to service this debt is being vacuumed up from the private sector every single day. This is destroying jobs, opportunities, futures. Regardless of actually repaying anything, the Debt is destroying the future of this nation – and it is not some future issue of when it comes due – the interest is stolen from the private sector in which it otherwise would be creating jobs and improving our standard of living – every single day. In Nov of 2012 we were spending $220B PER year to service the debt.
The work year has 220 days in it. Basically, government is STEALING A BILLION DOLLARS PER DAY from the economy to service money they BORROWED for TWO reasons: To GIVE to people who refuse to work, or to defend nations perfectly wealthy enough to defend themselves. This is money NOT going into education, infrastructure, science, or R&D in the private sector.
IT IS BEING USED BY THE LEFT TO KEEP US IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE RATHER THAN PROGRESS INTO THE INFORMATION AGE. THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS THE PARTY OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKING CLASS. IT IS NOT THE PARTY OF THE FUTURE – PERIOD.
IT IS BEING USED BY THE LEFT TO BUY VOTES OF THE SLOTHFUL AND UNEDUCATED – in the name of “anti-poverty” programs on which we have wasted $15T since 1964 and not lowered the poverty rate one tenth of one percent..
IT IS BEING USED BY THE LEFT TO ENLARGE THEIR POOL OF PERMANENT DEMOCRAT VOTERS – once you are addicted to food stamps and welfare you are NEVER going to vote against the party feeding you.
IT IS BEING USED BY THE LEFT TO DESTROY YOUR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY. This has ALWAYS been THE GOAL of the Left. ALWAYS.
But – we have a two-party system of checks and balance, so HOW is this happening?
This is happening BECAUSE of the GOP, period. Skip the Debt (though ALL of the $6T addition to the Debt since 2010 was approved by a GOP House in appropriations bills). Look at the law. In DOMA, DREAM and Obamacare waivers & extensions, the House had the standing to file Separation of Powers lawsuits at SCOTUS to overturn unconstitutional grabs of legislative power by Obama. That they failed to do so screams of complicity in this destruction of Constitutional America. Had they filed SoP in DOMA or DREAM – which they would have won – Obama would have lost significant political capital to make other power grabs – like waivers and delays in the largest redistribution scheme ever used by the Left – by the most radical and dangerous enemy OF America – to attack the American way of life.
These are utter FAILURES on the part of what is SUPPOSED to be an “Opposition Party.”
And it is costing us our liberty, our freedom and our future.
WHY is this going on?
The nuclear option – threatened by Republicans and actually executed by Democrats – because Republicans don’t understand what is going on and refuse to actually fight for our nation, while Democrats will lie, cheat, steal and trash the nation to gain and hold the totalitarian power they demand – has just ensured the installation of arguably the most “radical feminist” judge in our history on one of our highest courts. And she won’t be the last.
But – what is one of her most controversial statements? That a woman forced to carry to term a child she does not want, is being forced to be a “breeder.”
You may not like the term – but one cannot logically argue with what she said.
And the issue is NOT abortion. The issue is: what OTHER areas will she infringe our Constitution, Rule of Law and liberty?
The problem is not what she said, the problem – THE PROBLEM – is a bunch of single-issue, Right-side Progressive voters who – against ALL Constitutional originalism, against ALL enumerated powers, have decided that abortion and homosexuality are MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE FUTURE OF THIS NATION.
The Tea Party began in response to debt, period. Quickly co-opted by Social “conservatives,” it now is just another fringe group of Far Right Religious nuts incapable of understanding THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE IN THEIR BIBLE: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Mark 12:17, ASV. Social “conservatives” are of the “God said it. I believe it. That settles it” crowd — YET THEY ARE IGNORING THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT BIBLICAL VERSE. AND THEY ARE DESTROYING AMERICA.
These “Conservatives” are anything BUT. A Conservative CONSERVES tradition and law. An American Conservative upholds the Rue of Law and Constitutionalism – the limited, separated government defined by that document – that has DEFINED OUR FREEDOM.
Access to abortion IS THE LAW. Non-discrimination toward homosexuality IS THE LAW. NEITHER abortion NOR homosexuality are among the Enumerated Powers. Conservatives are SUPPOSED TO SUPPORT A NATION OF LAWS.
But – BECAUSE SoCons have decided that THEIR NATION IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN SOMETHING NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS, they have given TENS OF MILLIONS of young,educated voters – young parents, their children – who have grown to adulthood since Roe was upheld – NO ALTERNATIVE to voting for Democrats. And, as more and more Democrats have been elected, more and more welfare has been stolen from us and given to moochers – the pool of permanent Democrat voters continues to increase… and American continues our decline, to the detriment of EVERY SINGLE CITIZEN.
CAN America return to the Rule of Law – with enormously militarized police forces acting as they please, with a Senate moving farther and farther Left, with Obamacare redistributing tens of BILLIONS of dollars from those who make it to those who take it?
I don’t honestly know anymore.
But – let’s be crystal clear about this:
1. The GOP – by NOT responding USING THE TOOLS OF THE CONSTITUTION to rein-in an imperial president who has grabbed power of which Nixon only dreamed – is aiding and abetting Obama, who very quickly is becoming – has become? – a tyrant.
2. The Social Conservatives are TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY RESPONSIBLE for what has happened to America over the past 40 years. By refusing to obey THE CONSTITUTION, and demanding to PUT THEIR MORALITY ABOVE THE LAW, SoCons have CREATED an un-free America.
If you want your country back, you had better wise-up, recognize that abortion is NONE OF THE BUSINESS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, and vote for freedom and liberty.
Because voting for Social Conservatives has DESTROYED YOUR LIBERTY, IMPOVERISHED YOUR NATION’S FUTURE, AND CREATED A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT.
Anyone with a long view of history needs to understand the seriousness of this statement: The greatest power in the ADVANCE of civilization until the Enlightenment – was the Christian religion; the Enlightenment and Age of Reason could NOT have been reached without it, AND THE MODERN WORLD COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BUILT. And this is very largely – perhaps ONLY – because of Mark 12:17, something no other religion had or acknowledged or acknowledges. And the greatest power HOLDING BACK the advance of civilization SINCE the Enlightenment – in the West AND in the Middle East – is the utter refusal to recognize the seriousness and existential civilizational criticality of Mark 12:17.
The Religious Right is NOT the friend of Freedom, The Rule of Law, or Constitutional government, and too many fantasize it to be.
The Religious Right is THE REASON we are losing our freedom.