Skip to comments.Are We in Revolutionary Times? ... Victor Davis Hanson
Posted on 06/16/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT by Rummyfan
Legally, President Obama has reiterated the principle that he can pick and choose which U.S. laws he wishes to enforce (see his decision to reverse the order of the Chrysler creditors, his decision not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and his administrations contempt for national-security confidentiality and Senate and House subpoenas to the attorney general). If one individual can decide to exempt nearly a million residents from the law when he most certainly could not get the law amended or repealed through proper legislative or judicial action then what can he not do? Obama is turning out to be the most subversive chief executive in terms of eroding U.S. law since Richard Nixon.
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Will it work politically? Obama must assume lots of things: that all Hispanics vote as a block in favoring exempting more illegal aliens from the law, and are without worry that the high unemployment rate hits their community among the hardest; that black voters, stung by his gay-marriage stance, will not resent what may be seen as de facto amnesty, possibly endangering his tiny (and slipping) lead in places like Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. And because polls show overwhelming resistance to non-enforcement of immigration law, Obama also figures that the minority who supports his recent action does so far more vehemently than the majority who opposes it. Time will tell; but my gut feeling is that his brazen act will enrage far more than it will delight and for a variety of different reasons. As with all his special-interest efforts the Keystone cancellation, war-on-women ploy, gay-marriage turnabout, and now de facto amnesty Obama believes dividing Americans along class, ethnic, gender, and cultural lines will result in a cobbled together majority, far more preferable than a 1996 Clinton-like effort to win over the independents by forging a bipartisan consensus.
Nixon did nothing compared to this criminal freak.
If Obama loses, what will he do in between Nov 2012 and Jan 2013? He’s already demonstrated that the other branches of government do not matter and that he doesn’t care about US citizens. He’ll just implement whatever policies he wants with no thought to the consequences. It’ll be a bumpy ride.
Obama is not the problem, the people we elected to STOP him are not doing their jobs. What matters if you have laws when you don’t enforce them? What matters a Constitution ?
Nixon was a staunch anti-communist.
The reporter Munro acted in a revolutionary manner, his timed question was more effective than most realize, it caused a reaction.
Its no wonder the left and the likes in the MSM elitist society are all in an uproar, it created a situation.
We need many more people asking questions, even at the risk of doing so at key events, whatever it takes to take the wind out of the sails of the Obama pirating ships.
If Obama loses, what will he do in between Nov 2012 and Jan 2013?
Read “Screwed” by Dick Morris and you will know what is in the mind of a communist, errr, progressive in a lame duck session.
Like the fall of the Roman Republic, Boehner and the RINOs are too afraid to challenge the Neo Dictator. We must look to history or relive it! I am afraid it is too late to save the republic. Too many years of compassionate conservatism and reaching across the aisle has done in the greatest nation the world has ever seen. The American experiment is a failure, and has shown that man can not govern himself - he slips into serfdom through years of neglect and the temptation of cradle-to-grave entitlements Robin Hood has won the day (steal from the rich through high taxation). It is now too late to put the entitlement socialist Jeannie back in the bottle. We must face a new revolution to save the Constitution for those who can not live under the Tyranny that will follow an Obama second (and unlimited) term. Ultimately, secession will be the only way out for a fragment of society - those willing to stand for freedom and liberty.
Lush vacations, Kobe beef, unlimited golf, and $20 million in POTUS pardons.
Jackie Gleason for Richard Nixon
This should slow down the implementation of any new edicts long enough to impeach Obama for contempt of Congress.
Now, if we just knew where to find a Speaker of the House with huevos...
Aw, forget it!
If obama loses, think scorched earth.
He has no emotional attachment to this country or it’s people.
He has no loyalty to anything or anyone except himself.
He is a thin skinned whiney baby with all the powers of the presidency and then some.
Not to mention what his peeps will do.
Richard Nixon plays his Piano Concerto #1
If our differences were more geographically represented, we would have already entered into a shooting war, or more likely the Leftistis would have chosen to leave the rest of us alone and focus on turning their locals into hell hole utopias.
Could you ever imagine the man calling himself Obama relinquishing the office of the presidency with as much grace as Nixon? I could foresee that the US Federal Marshalls would have to drag him kicking and screaming from the White House.
Richard Nixon - Remarks on Departure from the White House
A military coup and restoration of the constitution would be one fix.
That’s is the root of why the left hates Nixon.
". . . some key [events] exacerbated the national debate, fraying trust, and national cohesion just a little more each time . . . The two-party system that had governed America . . . begin to fall apart . . . interest in politics took the place of all other forms of news-related entertainment . . . politicians were the celebrities . . . [Politics/ideology] was becoming such a habit, the reactions so automatic, that [journalists] taking sides on every news story became inevitable."
.. no wait! My mistake I just remembered that this is from for Love & Liberty by Robin Young and it's about 1857 America at the start of the administration of James Buchanan. My mistake.
The polls next week will show a big increase in O’Bozo’s popularity among Hispanics.
You can bet your last peso on it.
“Obama is not the problem, the people we elected to STOP him are not doing their jobs. What matters if you have laws when you dont enforce them? What matters a Constitution ?”
100% agree. Obama is a turd. There is nothing anyone can do to stop that.
We should focus on the other Congressional turds who refuse to do their job. The GOP makes me want to vomit. The Dems are pretty transparent in wanting to destroy the country. The GOP talks a decent game about saving it, but ALWAYS wilts and turns tail. They ARE the shining example of political expediency and hypocrisy.
Maybe the author knows.. What did Nixon do that JFK and LBJ did not do?
Things have been reported that JFK and LBJ did that Nixon did not do.. like coerced a virgin intern for sex and later tried to pimp her (JFK); and having the FBI and CIA bug opponents (LBJ had 'em bug Goldwater including his campaign plane). They all had lists of enemies.
Obama had to one-up the unproffessionalism..............
Every vote gained by pandering causes ten to be lost due to the objection of the rest of his base.
“or more likely the Leftistis would have chosen to leave the rest of us alone and focus on turning their locals into hell hole utopias.”
There’s no way the Left would choose to leave us alone. They need our money to pay for their fantasies. But more to the point, they can’t help themselves. It’s in their DNA to want to tell other people what to do...
Obama’s core is Peggy Johnson from Florida that praised him during the last election...”I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car or my mortgage...if I help him, he’s going to help me...” anyone from the MSM done a followup with Peggy to see where she is sitting in the Obamaeconomy?
I have said for some time we are in a cultural revolution (and losing).
Now I am thinking a physical revolution (as in violence against one another) may be near.
Yes, we are living in Revolutionary times.
We cannot allow liberty to be lost when it has been purchased with the blood of patriots for 236 years.
Here’s my take on the times we live in:
This nation has never progressed without the aid of God. We need to seek Him and from Him, gather strength for the restoration of our land and for a new birth fo freedom in the land.
It was easy to point this out as “Something that wouldn’t be written today”. It’s exhibits intelligence, good grammar, and I can actually read it.
To glimpse America’s future after another Obama 4 years, read Ayn Rand’s “Anthem”........
your right on with that thought
All but a very few presidents since the Big Schtick rino Teddy haven't been infected by it, and all the rest have spread their disease, either through legislation or better, through a new alphabet agency.
obama is an outsider of sorts, someone who pushed too far too fast, and shined too much light on their very real war being waged against the nation's foundation.
They will certainly celebrate his accomplishments, but not the attention his work has brought.
Romney is a return to their preferred methods, the slow progressive path designed to keep the sleeping beast soundly asleep while they build the cage and wrap their chains ever more tightly.
Mitt Romney's role, should he win, is nothing more than to consolidate the socialist gains of Obama.
Sad the doting court eunuchs of the MSM fail to notice...
“We cannot allow liberty to be lost when it has been purchased with the blood of patriots for 236 years.”
That “liberty” -may- survive. Whether it will or not is unclear at this time (although the time when we will know may be soon approaching).
However — if it -does- survive, the national/state/provincial boundaries of North America will be completely changed once the scenario has played out.
We may see something akin to the transmogrification of the old Soviet Union into a “Commonwealth of Independent States”.
Can you say “Commonwealth of North American States”?
I knew you could....
I think you’re missing the point. By doing this - and by Romney not coming out full tilt against it - he drives a further wedge between the GOPe and Conservatives.
Sometimes the O isn’t as dumb as he acts.
As far as end of the year executive orders, he's just shown that he won't be waiting until November.
Yes. Follow-up on Peggy Johnson! Anybody?
If we all lived in one state and they another, I don’t think they would have the stones to try and come take it.
There, fixed it!
Put the We the People beast back to sleep with the proper face, words and pace, while quietly consolidating their gains and laying new groundwork for the next quiet assault.
It's a very captivating show and they make us think we are voting for some opposition to the progressives, when in fact we are voting for even more progressivism.
All illusion. Rinse, cycle, repeat every election.