Posted tagged ‘Joseph Sobran’

Walter E. Williams: Obama vs. Us

November 25, 2014

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 PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGY

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”.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SKIT

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.

 

Related ArticleTyranny Is Hidden Inside The Bureaucratic Maze, at austrianaddict.com.

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Must Reads For The Week 11/15/14

November 15, 2014
 PipelineThe pen is mightier than the sword...

 The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

China’s Latest Ghost Town: A $50 Billion Fake Replica Of Manhattan, at zerohedge.com. If you build it they will come. Not really. Printing counterfeit money by China’s central bank has created a real estate bubble that can’t be supported by economic reality. When counterfeit money is created and pushed into and economy, it creates counterfeit economic activity. These counterfeit activities will eventually be liquidated. Scarce resources, land, and labor that could have been used in real economic activity is instead wasted on activities that was made possible by the central banks counterfeit money.

Venezuela Using Fingerprint Scanners To Ration Food Basics Including Milk, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Free market prices coordinate production and consumption. When prices are fixed by central planners in Government, information about supply and demand is distorted and shortages are the result. Prices ration scarce resources in a free market, and Government planners ration scarce resources in a centrally planned system. If you don’t know someone important in Government, expect to be hungry.

The Fed’s Paint By The Numbers Delusion About The Labor Market, by David Stockman, at davidstockmanscontracorner.com. Look at the charts in this article to see what is really happening in the labor market.

Reducing Capital gains Taxes Would Encourage Investment And Grow Canada’s Economy, at fraserinstitute.org. Rolling back Government intervention, no matter how small, will encourage economic activity. Governor Scott Walker didn’t roll back government very much in Wisconsin and the States economy improved. What would happen economically in the US if Government intervention was rolled back by just 5%?

Landrieu Pushes Keystone Vote In Bid To Boost Energy Industry, Runoff Chances, at foxnews.com. If she truly wanted to boost the energy industry, Senator Landrieu would have been pushing this for the last 4 years. The only reason she is pushing this now is to save her political skin. I hate politics because staying in power is the over-riding incentive in every decision politicians make. Public servants, or self servants? You decide.

Africa: A Tragic Continent, by Walter E. Williams, at jewishworldreview.com. The answer to all of our problems in America is, in the words of Dr. Williams, ” a political system in which there are guarantees of private property rights, free markets,…and the rule of law.” Unfortunately, as Joseph Sobran said decades ago, “the constitution is no threat to our current form of Government.”

Legislators Block Low-Cost Eye Exams In Michigan, by Anne Schieber, at michigancapitalconfidencial.com. Either Government wants to make decisions for us because they 1) think they are smarter than us, or 2) they want to protect status quo businesses who disdain competition. Either way we loose. I saw this article at carpe diem blog.

Five Things That Used To Be Free, But Aren’t Anymore, at economicpolicyjournal.com.

Germany Wants Gender Equality For Traffic Lights, at washingtonpost.com, via cape diem blog. Political correctness out of control.

I Love Cell Phone Cameras, at targetliberty.com. The more police overstep their authority when dealing with the people they are supposed to “serve”, the more citizens will escalate their resistance to cops. The young men obviously have no respect for the police, and with good reason. The good will, that was accorded fireman and cops after 9/11, no longer exists. Who’s fault is it? The militarization of police forces started the escalation.

Some Cartoons That Make You Think Instead Of Laugh

July 26, 2013

Once again I found these at theburningplatform.com.

134876 600 Stand Your Ground cartoons

We live in a country that is supposed to be ruled by the rule of law. The rights of the individual trump government power and mob rule. The constitution is the only thing that guards us against Government abuse, and majority abuse. We are either hanging on by a thread or as the late Joseph Sobran said, “The constitution is no threat to our current form of Government”.  Just something to think about.