Walter E. Williams: Obama vs. Us

Walter E. Williams writes in this article, Obama vs. Us, how the President isn’t incompetent at all. His actions are perfectly compatible with his ideology, and he will not allow something like the constitution get in the way of his agenda. Here are some excerpts from the article.

“In my colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell’s column last week, he says, “Pundits who depict Obama as a weak, lame duck president may be greatly misjudging him, as they have so often in the past.” After suffering an elective trouncing at the polls, President Barack Obama issued Congress an ultimatum, saying that if it doesn’t enact the kind of immigration law that he would like, he will unilaterally issue an executive order to change the nation’s immigration laws. This threat, along with other abuses of his office, is not a sign of presidential stupidity or incompetence“.

“Obama is doing precisely what he promised during his 2008 presidential campaign, to cheering and mesmerized crowds: “We are going to fundamentally change America”….. Obama is living up to those pledges by subverting our Constitution and adopting the political style of a banana republic dictator. He showed his willingness to ignore the Constitution when he eliminated the work requirement in welfare reform laws enacted during the Clinton administration. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, was enacted by Congress and hence is the law of the land. Obama has used executive orders to change the law on several occasions. Ask yourself whether our Constitution permits the president to unilaterally change a law enacted by Congress“.

“Seeing as all branches of federal government ignore most of the provisions of the Constitution, I think we can safely say that we’ve reached the post-Constitution stage of our history. Washington politicians are not to blame. It’s the American people who’ve lost their love and respect for our Constitution. Washington’s politicians are simply the agents for that contempt“.


The President is the current face of an ideology that stretches far back in time. The people who believed in the ideals of the French Revolution shared this ideology as did the progressives in the early 20th century. These people think that their superior wisdom gives them the right to decide whats best for us. This ideology is pervasive in Washington DC in both parties. The constitution is suppose to be a check on governmental and bureaucratic power grabs by people with the central planning ideology. Unfortunately as the late Joseph Sobran stated so well, “The constitution is no threat to our current form of Government”.


Here is a skit from Saturday Night Live that drives the point home about the Presidents lack of respect for the rule of law in general and our constitution specifically.


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