“Barack is a self-centered, utterly unfeeling, revolution-seeking drone who cannot be bothered with the hard work of genuine leadership. And as terrifying as it sounds, he is a typical Marxist leader who wants to “save humanity,” but finds individuals not important enough to consider. It’s no wonder Barack’s White House loves Mao, a possible role model for crazy, unthinking and ideologically-driven tyranny from the man who murdered 77 million of his own countrymen. Or perhaps Vlad Lenin, first dictator of the USSR is his example, who said—“Any cook should be able to run the country.” Marxists have no respect for democracy, republicanism or capitalism.”
I guess when one gets right down to it, there probably is very little that can be done about Obama’s lawlessness. He is a product of one of our foremost liberal law schools and like any Harvard lawyer, he looks for ways to “make law” by stretching conventional bounds to the breaking point but somehow managing to keep it within in the margins of legality.
To see him game the system like your local personal injury lawyer shouldn’t be that surprising because this is the way generations of lawyers and politicians who happen to be lawyers were taught to do it.
Not being Harvard educated myself, I’m not of the camp that thinks this this is the process the Founders intended us to use. I look at President Obama and simply cannot understand how he looks at himself in the mirror each morning but it is clear that he is as passionate and confident as he is wrong. He honestly doesn’t believe he is corrupt because he was taught that corruption is the modus operandi of governing.
I’ve decided that we need to cut him a little slack because I also recognize that he doesn’t have the benefit of an adversarial media to challenge, scrutinize and assign a motive to every waking breath like his predecessor did. I’ve yet to hear Obama hounded in a press conference with repeated calls to admit his mistakes and offer apologies to America for…well…being George W. Bush.
The Obama/Harvard approach to governance is a dangerous process but while we are all chafing under this regime, there might just be something positive that will result.
Though his expansion of executive power, the Senatorial intransigence of Harry Reid and the first term procedural antics of (former) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Obama and his band of merry men have taken us to a place we haven’t been since those heady days of progressive yesteryear – FDR’s packing of the Supreme Court.
It is pretty clear that Obama has forced this country to a tipping point.
Corruption always breeds more corruption, corrupt governance destroys confidence and when confidence is missing, the public is absolved of the duty to obey any order coming from a corrupt government. In our constitutional republic, transparency is not a campaign slogan to be thrown about with casual impunity, it is a basic necessity of our system.
In September of 2013, Michael Dorf, Professor of Law at Cornell and a Constitutional scholar wrote:
“…Still, no one disputes that it would be possible–as a matter of brute fact–for Americans to let go of the Constitution and replace it with something else. Put in terms we owe largely to H.L.A. Hart, what makes the Constitution the law around here is the social convention that we treat it as the law. The Constitution is like paper money. It has no inherent value. Its value derives from everybody’s willingness to treat it as valuable.”
Dorf’s comments were directed at our current Constitution but it follows that the right for any constitutional republic to exists is only because the people allow it to exist. Any laws produced in such a republic only have meaning and force because the people agree to give it meaning and force.
When the people are no longer confident that the government is acting in their best interests, a tipping point is reached – either the government falls (or in our case, changes via elections) or it chooses to enforce its will via coercion.
By acting unilaterally as the executive and then sending his henchmen (henchpersons?) out to do his bidding through suppression of the minority party in the Senate, executing procedural hi-jinks in the House (like was used to pass Obamacare), using (or simply ignoring the use of) the DOJ and the IRS for political purposes, President Obama has chosen the latter – coercion.
This is the Obama tipping point – the absolute nadir of political corruption concentrated in the the executive branch. We are going to go one way or the other. As contemplated in the lyrics of songs from as disparate performers as Gretchen Wilson to SemiSonic:
“You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”
The hope is that SemiSonic has it right:
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”