Posted tagged ‘Rule of law’

Scandals, or Fundamental Transformations?

June 17, 2014

This article, Was Benghazi a Scandal? by Victor Davis Hanson, answers this question. The President has gone about ignoring the rule of law in so many cases it is hard to remember them all. Dr. Hanson catalogues many of these in his article. The President said he was going to fundamentally transform the United States of America, on the campaign trail in 08.

He is moving closer toward keeping his promise every day, as each new scandal/transformation comes and goes. We are being conditioned to accept this as the new normal because of the sheer volume of his usurpations of power. Why should anyone be surprised by anything he has done, if you consider his progressive radical back ground that anyone could have uncovered with a small amount of effort. Our founders said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom“. In retrospect eternal vigilance seems like a bargain compared to the price, in time and effort, we are going to have to pay to get this ever-growing Government back inside of its constitutional borders.

Here are some excerpts from the article.

“In sum, what many Americans see as scandals are not scandals to the Obama administration. Our president believes instead that the law is fluid. Statutes are mere constructs dressed up by those with inordinate power to paper over race, class, and gender biases.”

“For the nobly progressive, the desired equality of result at home and greater fairness toward nations abroad require a sort of deconstruction of “settled law.” Liberal elites may be forced to emasculate their enemies, if need be, by politicizing the IRS, or by ignoring the law through executive orders, or by sending out officials to peddle untruths, or by doing almost anything necessary to enact social justice here and abroad. Some call it scandalous, but others see it as empowering and long overdue.”

“The more such scandals occur in the next two years, the more they will not be seen as scandals, but as mere bothersome hurdles to fundamentally changing America. In the age of Obama, you win the race not by playing by the fossilized rules of jumping over the track’s hurdles — but instead by running right through them to reach the finish line first.”

Must Reads For The Week 1/4/14

January 4, 2014
The pen is mightier than the sword...

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

Frozen Out: 98% Of Stories Ignore That Ice Bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission, by Mike Ciandella, at newsbusters.org. It’s a good thing they went during the middle of the Antarctic summer. Here is the expeditions aim. It’s not surprising that 98% of the media’s stories don’t give all the facts. They shape the news by omitting facts that don’t fit their vision of the world.

Warning: 60- and 40- Watt Incandescent Light Bulb Production Ends January 1st, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Government mandates that we must use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. When they made this decision did they ask if the CFLs were safer than incandescent bulbs? No, this was a decision made to benefit crony capitalists?

How Far Could Travel Across The U.S. In One Day, From 1800 To Present, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Evil capitalists who produced saddles, wagons, trains, cars, trucks, buses, and planes have profited at our expense. Thank goodness these people are always looking for better ways of doing things, in spite of the road blocks government places in front of them.

100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created The Fed, by Christopher Westley, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article, “…the Federal Reserve….was the implicit socialization of the banking industry in the United States.”  Just like Obamacare is the socialization of the healthcare industry.

Life In The Emerging American Police State: What’s In store For Our Freedoms In 2014? by John Whitehead, at economicpolicyjournal.com. You probably break a law everyday and you don’t know it, and that’s the problem. We can’t be under  the rule of law if people don’t know what the laws are, and the law makers don’t have to abide by them.

Who’d a-thunk it? A Cartel Doesn’t Like Competition, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. Regular taxi drivers in France don’t like a level playing field, they want it tilted in their direction. This is like having Usain Bolt start ten meters behind the rest of the competitors in the 100 meter dash, just to make it fair.

New York City Mayor Not Horsing Around, by Robert P. Murphy, at consultingbyrpm.com. The new mayor wants to ban horse-drawn carriages. He said,“We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane. I have two comments 1) is it inhumane for the police to ride horses, 2) they’re horses not humans.

Tea Party Leader Ted Stevenot To Run In Republican Primary Against Incumbent Governor Kasich, at ohiolibertycoalition.org. It’s Ted versus The Turncoat. The Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment passed with 66% of the vote, which means Governor Kasich ruled against the majority when he pushed Obamacare through the backdoor.

The Ruling Aristocracy Does Not Abide By The Rules They Impose On The Serfs.

August 12, 2013

The rule of law is defined by Thomas Sowell (read here) as, rules known in advance, applied generally, and constraining the rulers as well as the ruled. He defines freedom as, exemptions from the power of the rulers and a corresponding limitation on the scope of all laws, even those of democratically elected Governments. With the recent  Obamacare waiver for congress and their staffs, the incremental erosion of the rule of law continues unabated. You barely hear a whimper from the pusillanimous (yes, it means what you think it means),Republicans. The freedom of the individual that is protected by the constitution, the same constitution these Republican swore to defend and protect from all enemies foreign and domestic, takes second place to what they value most, which is (more…)

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.

Observations From The Margin.

June 24, 2013
Observation Tower

Observation  (Photo credit: mooglet)

The administration that thinks it’s a good idea to give Syrian rebels weapons in their fight against a better armed Assad Government, is the same administration that thinks it’s a bad idea for law-abiding citizens to possess or carry a weapon in order to defend themselves  against armed criminals.

Many wring their hands about violating the rights of  “illegal aliens” because law enforcement  is “targeting” them, but it doesn’t bother these people when the IRS violates the first, fourth, and fifth amendment rights of legal citizens on a daily basis.

On Russia Today television Former KGB agent turned Russian President Vladimir Putin disagreed with President Obama’s statement “that you can’t have 100% security and 100% privacy”, saying,  it is possible if done within the law. (Isn’t this bass ackwards. Aren’t we the country that was founded on the rule of law.)

Because the Assad regime has crossed the Presidents “red line” on the use of chemical weapons, the White House is now going to arm the Syrian Rebels. Will arming the rebels take care of the chemical weapons problem?

Individuals from China and Russia used to seek asylum in the U.S. when they ran afoul of their tyrannical Government. Now an individual from the U.S., Edward Snowden, is seeking asylum in China or Russia because he ran afoul of our tyrannical Government. Someone please wake me up!

The Affordable Care Act was 2500 pages. The immigration bill is pushing 1000 pages. These pages are great places for politicians to hide benefits for some groups, and costs for other groups, simply because it is impossible to read and decipher that much information in a timely fashion. This is similar to document dumping by lawyers.

Kathleen Sebelius won’t intervene for the ten-year old girl who was wanting to get on the adult list for a lung transplant. The age requirement is twelve years old to be on the adult list. Two points before a final point. 1) Sebelius is applying the rule of law in this case, even though she ignores the rule of law when it doesn’t work in her favor. 2) A judge intervened and the ten-year old received the transplant, but what about the unseen person who is now further down the donor list and may die because the ten-year old got placed higher up the list. Final point) This is just a glimpse of what the Affordable Care Act is going to look like, medical decisions are going to be taken out of the hands of the patients and the doctors, and placed in the hand of a bureaucrat. You better not be on the wrong side of a “bureaucrat extraordinaire” like Lois Lerner (IRS) if she’s the one making decisions on your health care.