Skip to comments.Obama's Arrogant Actions Place Him, and us, Dangerously Close To Totalitarianism
Posted on 10/09/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by raptor22
Power: Given the president's end-runs around Congress, his shredding of the Constitution and his assault on the authority of the courts, a second term free of electoral restraints may be a frightening prospect.
Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News commentator, raised the question on Neil Cavuto's "Your World" show Wednesday. And while it seems fanciful in light of the safeguards built into our democracy and its institutions, it recognizes the threat posed by the president's policies and actions if left unchecked.
"I think the president is dangerously close to totalitarianism," Napolitano opined. "A few months ago he was saying, 'The Congress doesn't count, the Congress doesn't mean anything, I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation.'
"Now he's basically saying the Supreme Court doesn't count. It doesn't matter what they think. They can't review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing."
Some would consider this borderline hyperbole. But this is, after all, a president who has said he can't wait for Congress to act and will govern by executive order and regulations if necessary. He has questioned the Supreme Court's "unprecedented" review of ObamaCare.
As the Department of Justice turned in its homework assignment on the judicial review of the constitutionality of laws, it was a reminder that this is an administration that's already been found in contempt of court by a federal judge.
In February of last year, Louisiana Federal District Court Judge Martin Feldman found that the Obama Interior Department was in contempt of his ruling that the offshore oil drilling moratorium, imposed by the administration in 2010, was unconstitutional. After Feldman struck down the initial drilling ban, the Interior Department simply established a second ban that was virtually identical.
Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/040512-606939-obama-dangerously-close-to-totalitarianism.htm#ixzz28pcEmaGO
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It will be interesting to see if we follow Venezuela down the road to fascism.
If you google Totalitarianism, there is a very succinct paragraph defining the governing approach. I would dare any honest reporter to grade Obama on the goals found therein and not be able to admit that our Presidemt either has taken great strides or at least longs for the same program.
“a political system where the state holds total authority over society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever necessary.”
and especially -
“... However, a totalitarian regime attempts to control virtually all aspects of the social life including economy, education, art, science, private life and morals of citizens. “The officially proclaimed ideology penetrates into the deepest reaches of societal structure and the totalitarian government seeks to completely control the thoughts and actions of its citizens .”
Sounds like what they teach at Harvard as idea, no senior?
Keep tellin it, judge!
Fox News, you keep telling the truth! You’re all we’ve got left of a media who is willing to tell the people the truth!
Many aspects of totalitarianism are already in place...the latest pillar being Obamacare.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
Obama’s first term proved he is a dictator-in-waiting. In another term he won’t be waiting.
This is NOT totalitarianism by the administration, rather, is is abdication of leagal responsibility by every other oath-taker in office and then, ultimately, US.
Everyone should be scared to death of this Obama marxist winning another term. The media hides all the evil it does and doesn’t call this Obama on anything.
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