Washington’s and Local Government Failures May Lead To Second American Revolution?
The Internet is a large-scale version of the “Committees of Correspondence” that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington’s failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another. People are asking, “Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?” Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency. Too many overreaching laws give the president too much discretion to make too many open-ended rules controlling too many aspects of our lives. There’s no end to the harm an out-of-control president can do.
Bill Clinton lowered the culture, moral tone and strength of the nation — and left America vulnerable to attack. When it came, George W. Bush stood up for America, albeit sometimes clumsily. Barack Obama, however, has pulled off the ultimate switcheroo: He’s diminishing America from within — so far, successfully. He may soon bankrupt us and replace our big merit-based capitalist economy with a small government-directed one of his own design. He is undermining our constitutional traditions: The rule of law and our Anglo-Saxon concepts of private property hang in the balance. Obama may be the most “consequential” president.
President Obama intent on achieving his transformative goals despite the disagreement of the American people (has a lot of tools up his sleeve)…Snip–
Under ObamaCare, he can issue new rules and regulations so insidiously powerful in their effect that higher-priced, lower-quality and rationed health care will quickly become ingrained, leaving a permanent stain.
Under Dodd-Frank, he and his agents will control all credit and financial transactions, rewarding friends and punishing opponents, discriminating on the basis of race, gender and political affiliation. Credit and liquidity may be choked by bureaucracy and politics — and the economy will suffer.
He and the EPA may try to impose by “regulatory” fiats many parts of the cap-and-trade and other climate legislation that failed in the Congress. Snip –
They go on to highlight Obama’s “boot on the neck” of the oil companies as far as energy production goes. And, don’t forget the prospect of the Bush tax cuts ending, which actually raises taxes for everyone in a recession. And, what we highlighted here yesterday – amnesty by fiat as well.
A wounded rampaging president can do much damage — and, like Caesar, the evil he does will live long after he leaves office, whenever that may be.
Please, read it all here: http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=542171&p=2
“Our own government has become our enemy.”
Arizona has felt the boot on its neck as far as immigration law is concerned. Rather than enforcing the law, which is the direct responsibility of the executive branch, Obama and Holder, have demonized and sued Arizona for trying to protect its citizens. With this administration treating American citizens like criminals, how else should Arizonans feel other than what a local sheriff has said – the federal government has become the enemy. This is from Penny Starr at CNSNews.Com.
(Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul) Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.
“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said. Snip –
“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help,” Babeu said.
Babeu and Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County Ariz., spoke by phone with CNSNews.com last week about the May 17 ACLU class-action lawsuit, which charges the law uses racial profiling and named the county attorneys and sheriffs in all 15 Arizona counties as defendants. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on July 6, charging the Arizona law preempted the federal government’s sole right to enforce immigration law. Snip –
…Dever said the federal government’s failure to secure the border and its current thwarting of Arizona’s effort to control illegal immigration within its borders has implications for the entire country.
“The bigger picture is while what’s going on in Arizona is critically important, what comes out of this and happens here will affect our entire nation in terms of our ability to protect our citizenry from a very serious homeland security threat,” Dever said. “People who are coming across the border in my county aren’t staying there. They’re going everywhere USA and a lot of them are bad, bad people.”
If Americans are feeling like the enemy in their own country, it’s only because that’s the way we are being treated. How long will Americans put up with this type of treatment? If Republicans sweep into Congress in the November elections, will that make a difference? Let’s pray it does. Read it all here: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/70324
Government, get out of our lives.
This is from Ed Morrissey over at http://hotair.com. He highlights the latest Rasmussen polls that show how differently the political class and the voters look at government spending and deficits. This too shows the growing divide between the voters and their “representatives.”
…a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of voters believe increased government spending is good for the economy. Fifty-two percent (52%) believe increased government spending is bad for the economy, while 12% say it has no impact. Eight percent (8%) are not sure.
This suggests that for 72% of voters, asking about a trade-off between cutting spending and helping the economy doesn’t make sense. A look at the demographics shows that the trade-off makes sense for only one group– thePolitical Class. Among that group, 67% believe increased government spending would be good for the economy. …
… Only 17% of voters believe that increasing the federal deficit is good for the economy. For everybody else, the vast majority, the question of a trade-off between helping the economy and cutting the deficit makes no sense. Most voters (56%) believe, in fact, that cutting the deficit is good for the economy. So rather than a trade-off, voters see cutting the deficit as a way to kill two birds with one stone.
Be sure to read it all. The thrust of the piece is that the (political class) have more or less entrenched themselves in Washington….That may have had a boom moment in 2008, but the electorate has quickly grown tired of big-spending, big-government solutions that by definition require a class of elites to make decisions for citizens that they used to make for themselves. Not surprisingly, the elitists don’t want to let go of that power.
If this election has a theme, it’s going to be the rejection of the elites and a return to a form of populism with a long streak in American history — the demand of citizens to their government to get the hell out of their lives.
Let’s hope Republicans figure out that we can’t keep going on like this. If they do not listen to the people, then all bets are off. Read it all here: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/31/shocker-political-class-backs-spending-while-voters-oppose/