2013 is turning out to be a scary year for regular Americans. In the past, we’ve had POTUS’s like George W. Bush who took unconstitutional actions, like wiretapping under the Patriot Act, because they were attempting to achieve a greater goal. I don’t excuse it. The means do not justify the ends, but it is difficult to view someone who is simply trying to protect America from another 9/11 as a nefarious villain.
But to many of us, especially those who viewed ourselves as contextually open-minded, this President is quickly radicalizing the moderate opposition. What does that mean exactly? It means the Boehner-Republicans in Congress might finally start feeling like they have leverage to stop this President once and for all.
There is no doubt that the Administration has gone to war with the First Amendment. If you don’t believe me, ask Hobby Lobby. You can only mess with people’s religion so much.
Then we have Obama’s upcoming pot shot conference on the Second Amendment wherein he will lay out the case for banning the guns the government uses to law abiding citizens. As more than a few writers on the dailykos have pointed out, this is the first step necessary in repealing the Second Amendment through a thousand cuts.
Now any politician worth his salt knows that you don’t touch the Second Amendment. This is supposed to be Joe Biden’s strength – knowing the common man. But old Joe is taking the lead on this one. America is now on edge concerning gun control. The American people want a more efficient way to deal with people suffering from mental illness, all the while; our politicians are talking about banning guns. In response, gun sales are through the roof.
The Tenth Amendment has been thrown out the window with Obamacare. The Tenth Amendment, was ratified by the states, never repealed and despite what guys in black robes tell us, still as much a part of the law as any other part of the Constitutions, it states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Healthcare Decisions are to be left up to the States to decide and more importantly – to the people. But instead we have the feds telling state governments what they are going to do, whether they can afford it or not. That isn’t even mentioning the mandate.
What about environmental regs? Ditto. The feds are making states do the feds bidding on green policy. This administration doesn’t even pretend like the states have a say in this.
This week, we have Democrats from across the spectrum, coming out in full force begging the President to ignore Section I, Article 8 of the Constitution, giving Congress the ability to borrow and spend money. Furthermore, the Administration actually looked into usurping this power from Congress by asking the Federal Reserve whether it was feasible to create a coin that was worth enough money that bureaucracys CREATED BY THE CONGRESS, could BYPASS the Congress that created it, in setting U.S. policy.
The Administration raised the taxes of every working American last week, while extending benefits for people who don’t work.
Obama’s lack of leadership on the Debt Ceiling and the Fiscal Cliff are scaring Americans. Anyone who saw the Alex Jones interview on CNN last week has to know that we are reaching a tipping point. The crazys are becoming main stream. This Administration is doing too much, it is hitting too many people from too many different sides. It will slow down. But this pace is setting people on edge.
Obama isn’t like Bush or Reagan, who merely did good things for their political supporters, such as lowering taxes for working Americans or throwing money into defense spending. This President is going after his political opponents, he is hitting them on religion and gun rights. He is raising their payroll taxes and forcing them to buy insurance.
They crazys on the right are becoming emboldened. The center-right is angry and frustrated and the middle is lacking trust and the feeling that things are going to get better.
Oh? And the left? They may be getting their programs, but young people can’t pay back their school loans, no one can find better jobs, people are renting rather than buying homes, make no mistake, no matter who you are – this recession is hurting you.
Then we have Obama, who isn’t pushing for any real solutions from the big minds on the left. He certainly isn’t using any of the solutions at his disposal from the right, and so we have this guy, who is just spending time paying back interest groups rather than focusing on making America strong at home again.
That isn’t rhetoric. He truly isn’t doing anything to strengthen our economy here, nor does he have a revenue neutral plan to reinforce infrastructure at home. The best conservatives can hope for is that Obama keeps pushing some of this stuff because his 2013 defeat is imminent. But he would be wise to back off our rights. He might reawaken the Tea Party.