As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years;
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said.
I occasionally hear some on the fringes of the right claim that Obama is intentionally undermining the economy in America so that the ensuing crisis gives him justification to ‘temporarily’ suspend the 2012 Elections. I immediately discard such a notion as far reaching and totally unrealistic. After all, who in America would ever support such an idea, right?
Well… the Governor of North Carolina!
Did Gov. Perdue just speak off the cuff? Guilty of thinking out loud without really considering the ramifications of what she was saying? Or is this but the beginning of laying the ground work for something far more sinister to come?
Never one to be considered a conspiracist, but when a sitting Governor calls for the suspension of elections to focus on jobs, the American people damn well better be paying attention.
As has come to be very apparent over the past few years, when the Progressive Left cannot advance their ideology through elections, they simple look to other avenues. More often than not, that avenue is the Judicial Branch where we see activist judges regularly legislating from the bench. And with a true Progressive now in the White House, we also see it through executive fiat, where Executive Orders become a much quicker and tidier way to force an agenda than trying to steer things through the U.S.Congress.
The citizens of North Carolina should call for an immediate impeachment of Gov. Purdue. This dangerous idea of suspending elections is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution and the very fabric upon which this nation was founded.
Is there a better indication of how far away America has gotten from the foundational principle found in the Declaration of Independence that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”?
I, like most of my fellow Americans, stand by as our elected officials regularly trample on our Constitution, doing what we can within the realms of possibility and the rule of law to redirect these misguided actions. We attempt to apply common sense and reason and eventually accept what the courts and the ruling elite dictate and console ourselves with the idea that we did all we could.
But this is my personal declaration; Any attempt to suspend elections in this country will not stand! Permit this and we may as well do away with the U.S. Constitution and the very idea of America. No, this is where I draw the line and say no further! And upon this declaration, just as our Founding Fathers did so many years ago, I pledge my Life, my Fortune, such as it is and my sacred Honor.
Cross-Posted at Florida Political Press