Skip to comments....Is it already too late?
Posted on 07/06/2012 9:22:17 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
. FOR OUR COUNTRY.
From: John Porter To: Americans everywhere
I was sitting at my keyboard halfway through my writing a letter to you about how Barack Obama was fulfilling his pledge to "Transform America" by "Changing the fundamentals of America", so that our government would become the plantation, he the owner, and we the slaves, when this article by Steve McCann appeared in my in box. After checking it for accuracy, and finding it so, I put my writing on hold and here present it to you, for I could not say it better.
...Is it already too late?
Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans
The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind.
The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America " in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.
The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.
During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.
The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.
For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they "shall" do something and more than 200 times when they "may" take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the "Secretary determines." In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.
The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation's financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates.
Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others.
None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.
It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress.
Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.
The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.
The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints.
Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.
Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.
Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.
The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.
What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them
Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.
Steve McCann May 12, 2012
I would add but 6 words to those above mentioned, Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney, to say "and we the American people also", must come to grips with this moment in time and our role in denying Barack Obama his life long goal of "transforming" us into his slaves working on his government plantation.
Please forward this to all you can, maybe together we can save America for ourselves and those who will follow after us.
May God bless America . Until next time: John Porter 118 Approach Drive Harrison , Arkansas 72601 870-741-4119
Pretty much my thinking too.
My late father’s generation (WWII and Korea) and those who went before wouldn’t have put up with this nonsense. Why do we?
Something wicked this way comes.
That said, I rarely pass an opportunity to point out that "never" is a really long time!
If he signs a gun control treaty this month as rumored, then yes, its too late.
Sadly, Romney is barely running, but for feigning to be against what he enthusiastically incubated, in MA, for Obama to take national— healthcare.
Very depressing to see no contrast whatsoever between ours and theirs when it comes to Romney - Obama.
How dare the Establishment ignore conservative campaigns by silence and purse, until machine money crushed them finally.
Dobson said it to Rose Quinn (substituting for Hannity on his radio show).
Rose got pretty exercised over it. Meaning, she blew up. It wasn't Dobson she was mad at; she was mad at the people who are destroying us.
Sit back on your couch, razorback-bert and let the real Patriots do the dirty work. We’ll take care of restoring this Republic.
Besides, it only took 3% to do it the first time.
Because we have no leadership, no organization, and the problems seem unfixable and/or untouchable.
“it only took 3% to do it the first time.”
We must band together and give it everything to get this destructive bozo out.
An editorial in the WSJ today said the same thing about Obama’s imperial presidency. He is seriously usurping the balance of powers with orders and ignoring the law.
The imbedded abuses in Obamacare are truly scary.
Is it already too late?
I think John Adams prophetically answered this question already:
“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it ” John Adams, letter to Abigail, July 1775
We have already arrived at the place where much of the liberty we have lost cannot be regained. The SCOTUS decisions last week nail that coffin shut tight. The right of defending the limitations of Government upon us was lost, and we are not getting that back.
Not by any means without bloodshed according to history, and then - only one time in all recorded annals of man - did the people posses the moral and religious character to assert the liberty that they understood to be a gift from God.
We are no longer those people. And because of such - whatever will come from an instigated confrontation will resemble The Terror in France, than anything we would romantically recognize as a preservation of liberty.
Something that the MarxoFascists are counting and depending on BTW.
If the administration signs the global UN gun elimination treaty — and senate Republicans tear it up and throw it away — this can be the start of *stopping* B Hussein. I don’t dare to expect our heroes to rise up on legs so long unused, but if they do, we can do, and we can win.
This statement is alarmist, defeatist, and presupposes that not a single American will do a damn thing to stop him. If anything, should Obama win re-election, the opposition to his Marxist rule will grow exponentially, overnight.
Expect real rebellion if he returns for a second term. Americans will not stand idle while he attempts to drive the final nails in our coffin.
It’s all there, it’s all been talked about in bits and pieces before, but this piece does a very good job of connecting the dots.
I’ve written on other forums about the alarm I feel when I think about how Obama has rolled over Congress. His contempt for the War Powers Act should have raised a heck of a lot more excitement than it did, but that in itself is not that surprising because while they all have pretty much kept within its terms, no administration has ever gone on record as having admitted it’s constitutionality and the Supreme Court has never ruled on it.
What is more frightening is his abuse of recess appointments and his far-reaching and ultimately dictatorial executive orders. And, of course, everything else the author mentions above.
This really is, it. Da Big One. If we lose in November, we will all have to decide whether to knuckle under to leftist dictatorship, or go to the mattress.
You are correct. Something wicked arrived in 2009.
This can be turned around. The Republican slogan for 2012 should be Restore Free Enterprise.