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Barack Hussein Obama, our technology dictator, has wasted no time declaring his intentions for his lame-duck term in office. If the first four years of Obama were bad, the second four promise to be worse. In his first four years, Obama set his sights on medical technology, nationalizing a massive portion of an American economy already enfeebled by Democratic tax-and-spend policies. In the next four years, Obama will target self-defense technology – guns – as he attempts to infringe on the Second Amendment.
Obama’s offenses against civil liberties and the Constitution don’t stop there, of course, and always, technology is intertwined with his actions. Recently he tweeted – from church – the threat that he will finish what he’s started where ruining the nation is concerned. He’s become quite adept at using drones to assassinate both American citizens and terrorists alike (so much so that death by robot plane is now a sitcom punch line). He signed the NDAA (without objecting to the indefinite detention of Americans), expanding the government’s power to “wage cyberwar” on its own people (in effect attacking the First Amendment as eagerly as he seems to be to attack the Second).
Obama enters his second term completely unrestrained by any thought of voter repercussions in future elections. The fact that he got re-elected, and easily so (despite rampant accounts of vote fraud), has emboldened Obama and the rest of the Democrats more than in previous lib victories. When a president this bad, presiding over an economy this bad, displaying a brittle, defensive temperament this arrogant, can be re-elected, why would the Democrats have an expectations of losing subsequent races?
The game has changed. Obama (who believes he can legislate gun restrictions through executive fiat) has indicated quite clearly his contempt for firearms ownership, as have his cronies. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law (in the dead of night, after issuing an order suspending the required period of public review of that law) legislation that effectively bans all modern firearms in the state of New York. He did it to “save the children” while moaning, during bizarre histrionics to celebrate his bill, that “nobody needs ten bullets to kill a deer.” Then he started pushing for third-trimester abortions because, you know. Anything that saves the children.
Right-thinking Americans, understandably despondent over the direction this country is taking, should heed the warnings contained within Obama’s inaugural speech this week. As bad as it’s been, it’s going to get worse because Obama has told us it will. His speech was laced with communist memes and appeals to collectivist, socialist philosophies. There are still Americans in this country who understand that collectivist ideology is directly at odds with the United States Constitution. There are still Americans who understand that no matter how many Bibles Obama pretends to swear on – this year, he needed at least two, as just one was not enough for his swollen ego – he is lying when he claims he will uphold and defend that Constitution. Obama is a master at attacking our civil rights while paying lip-service to the assertion that what he is doing is not what he is doing. His speech prefigures more of the same.
“Together we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce,” breathed Obama, “schools and colleges to train our workers. Together we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. Together we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.” These words deliberately harken back to Obama’s infamous “you didn’t build that” remarks, remarks in which he dismissed individual effort and claimed that all human success is attributable to the collective. In claiming that we’ve “discovered” that we “must” protect others from “life’s worst hazards,” Obama clearly makes his case for the welfare state and for socialist transfers of wealth from producers to non-producers.
“For we have always understood that when times change, so must we,” Obama droned on, “that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges, that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.” These words are even more alarming than the previous lines. Obama in one breath invokes our founding principles … and then claims we must change because “times” have changed. In other words, the guarantees of the Bill of Rights must be infringed because, hey, things change. This is capped with yet another plea to communist philosophy in the form of “collective action.” No, Mr. Obama, individual freedoms are not built on “collective action.” It is “collective action” that invariably subordinates individual freedom to mob rule.
Only a few moments later, Obama returned to his trough of class hatred to slop his mindless, unemployed, shiftless supporters with more corrosive envy. “For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed,” he warned, “when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.” He was once more declaring war on anyone who produces, anyone who succeeds and anyone who has more money than the EBT-card-wielding proles who march in happy lockstep to his piping. “We” cannot succeed when some have more than others. “We” must enact socialist legislation to change those outcomes for the collective benefit.
There was more, much more, but anyone familiar with the work of Orwell undoubtedly stirred in their seats when Obama said, “The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative. They strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers. They free us to take the risks that make this country great.” This was the greatest warning contained in our technology dictator’s second inaugural address. Taking isn’t taking. Welfare isn’t welfare. Overspending isn’t overspending. Weakening our nation makes us great. Obama’s delusional, contradictory declarations of Marxist talking points were missing only three more sentences:
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.