Thursday, January 05, 2012

"The Constitution be Damned...This Is About Power"

Peter Wehner clearly explains where we are, The Day After Barack Obama declared the Constitution to be subject to his will:

I have argued before that Obama is governing in a post-modern manner, in which what matters isn’t truth but narrative, not rules but will. And that is precisely what this action highlights. It doesn’t matter if what the president is doing is blatantly unconstitutional and in contempt of Congress; Obama has a campaign to run and an election to win. And so the Constitution be damned. This is, after all, about political power. Now in this case the president will argue that he’s violating the Constitution over a small procedural matter. But who exactly is the arbiter of which laws to violate and which laws to abide by? I gather for Obama the answer is Obama. That is not terribly comforting to the rest of us.

It is not a good thing, and it can even be a frightful thing, when we have as president a man who seems to reject the idea (at least when re-election is at stake) that we are a nation of laws, not of men. But that is where we are, given Obama’s casual indifference to our laws and traditions....

It is a terrifying thing, actually. Those freedoms we took for granted for so long? Apparently, we need to fight for them all over again. For every honest Tea Partier, for every concerned citizen, Obama will match them with a union thug or a dangerous "Occupier". And the media will acquiesce in silence - for in their eyes, the end will justify the means.

Welcome to the 2012 election season: The Fight For Freedom...

1 comment:

Rick Ambrosia said...

That photo depicting the President of the United States along side despots that murdered countless millions is just disgusting. As are you. OK...I thought this would be a site to have some good discussion since we clearly disagree on issues, but no thanks. If that's how you think of POTUS, then I don't want any part of a discourse here.