Having Barack Hussein Obama II at the helm of the postmodern ship of state is perfectly fitting. Sometimes a country gets what it deserves. Sometimes it gets what fits.
Barack Obama is an abject fraud on almost every level. He is a vindictive ideologue who strolls among us as a smiling pop star. He is a hard-left collectivist who presents himself as Reaganesque. He is a domestic enemy of our Constitution who masquerades as a promoter of American values.
At a foundational level, it is ironically appropriate that the man who views our Constitution as a “deeply flawed” document does not qualify under it to hold the high office.
The Constitution’s eligibility clause, which requires a “natural born Citizen” for the presidency, has been eviscerated for the man who symbolizes all that is fraudulent with America. Without the historic view that the clause serves as a safeguard against divided allegiances – or worse, disloyalty – it is a mere technicality making anchor babies indistinguishable from vintage Americans born to U.S. citizen parents.
But for the country that had become corrupt and fraudulent at the hands of the federal government, Barry Soetoro, otherwise known as Barack Obama, was the perfect fit in 2008.
Sadly, America is no longer what we say she is. The residuals of American liberty remain, but they are fading quickly.
We still think of ourselves as a free nation under God, but unfortunately we consist of two irreconcilably divided nations coexisting within the borders of the same country. One nation wishes to be under God while the other, under government. And a federal government operating without a budget (and with baseline budget trickery when it does pass one) being $16 trillion dollars in debt and running annual deficits in the trillions does not make for a free country by any stretch of the imagination.
The value of our dollar is a fraud. Since rejecting the gold standard, our currency represents no real value. At present, there is not even a correlation between our GDP and the currency supply. Alarmingly, the printing of our money bears no relationship to the wealth of the country. The dollar bubble will eventually burst, and its effects will make the housing crash look like an era of prosperity.
Many believe Obama is turning us into a socialist country. Prior to Obama, however, we already were what our founders would have recognized as a socialist country. Only they would have used the word “despotism” rather than socialism to describe such a tragic condition. Mr. Obama has not initiated our demise, but by his unrelenting whirlwind of leftist transformation Obama is brazenly making the return to constitutional liberty by the voting booth effectively impossible.
A progressive income-tax scheme in which the top 10 percent of wage earners pay 70 percent of the federal income taxes and 49 percent of wage earners pay no federal income tax does not reflect the system of a free people. The current tax system would have been unthinkable to the founding generation.
In context of discussing the “essential principles of our government,” in his First Inaugural Address, Thomas Jefferson famously stated that “a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government; and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.”
In other words, a Marxist system of forced redistribution will not lead to national happiness.
The federal government has not been empowered to take the fruit of one man’s labor and redistribute it to another who happens to be at a less fortunate station in life. Taxation for anything other than the essential principles of our government is anathema to our constitutional liberty.
Of course, the restraining principle of constitutionally enumerated federal powers is laughable to the central-control statists of our day.
As Nancy Pelosi put it when questioned about whether Congress had authority to impose its 2,600 pages of central-control health-care/insurance laws and regulations: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
By abusing the commerce clause since the New Deal era, Congress writes whatever laws it wishes to force the people to comply with the bright ideas of the ruling-class elitists.
And through its fraudulent doctrine of incorporation, the Supreme Court has turned the Bill of Rights on its head. The establishment clause of the First Amendment has been used by the federal courts to stop the religious traditions of the communities across the country.
Over the last half century, the U.S. Supreme Court has fundamentally transformed our national morality through its rulings prohibiting the generational transfer of the country’s religious values in the federally controlled schools.
Our Declaration of Independence reveals our national dependence upon the Creator. Yet because of federal tyranny, a centrally mandated science forced upon every school district in the country uniformly says: We have no need of that hypothesis.
Through a breathtaking feat of judicial dishonesty, the Constitution’s establishment clause, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” was effectively amended without a constitutional amendment. The clause now can be interpreted to read: No school district shall allow an expression of the community’s religious traditions. Congress now somehow means school district. Law now somehow means expression of religion. And establishment of religion now means any expression of religion that offends an atheist.
At this crucial point we certainly don’t need a fraud to preside over a fraudulent system for another four years.
Of course, it will take more than stopping Obama in 2012 to restore our country – which is at the brink of no return. It will take a fundamental restoration in order to regain our constitutional liberties. Lukewarm conservatives may soon be forced to agree with Barry Goldwater: Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.