Skip to comments.Democracy Only Works If You Use It (Start Calling it what it is: A Subversion of the Republic)
Posted on 03/12/2010 12:41:10 PM PST by mojito
....Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are seeking to change the fundamental nature of the country, not by triumphing in rigorous debate, but rather by exploiting a procedural loophole that would allow them to act against the will of the people.
The citizens of this country have historically enjoyed a unique level of influence on their government. But we are now spectators before whom a cadre of floundering ideologues seeks to sever the trusts that make consensual governance consensual. The Democrats lost the public debate. Ask them if they care.
When Barack Obamas approval ratings plunged months back, Fouad Ajami wrote in the Wall Street Journal, The curtain has come down on what can best be described as a brief un-American moment in our history. If only that were so. In truth, the curtain came down on the publics compliance with our un-American moment. For our current leaders, the mission goes forward. Plan B, it turns out, is as alien to the American experience as Plan A. Having failed to reshape our democracy through demagoguery, Obama is attempting to subvert it by decree.
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Very good little article. I must say, I knew Obama was a would-be dictator from day one, but I'm stunned at how the gloves are off now and he's not even hiding it. Like all of them, he has an inner cadre that is helping him carry it off (his mysterious WH staff and Pelosi and a handful of Senators). And they're all getting impatient and angry now. The masks are coming off.
Once 0bamao is allowed to rule by decree, he becomes a dictator!
"Although all men are born free, and all nations might be so, yet too true it is, that slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant--they have been cheated; asleep--they have been surprised; divided--the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? that because they people may betray themselves, they ought to give themselves up, blindfolded, to those who have an interest in betraying them? Rather conclude that >u?the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it, as well as obey it. " - James Madison - Essay in the National Gazette, December 20, 1792.
That awakening has begun, and the tsunami force of it must sweep these people from the the offices which have enabled their arrogant attempts to snuff out the light of liberty!