These were Obama’s words, the day after the mid-term elections. Well, these were his exact words:
“To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too,”
And with those words, Obama hints at his agenda for the next two years.
I’ve always felt the last two years of Obama’s presidency will be the ones where the American public will see who they really elected. And he did not waste much time confirming my thoughts by,passing an unconstitutional executive order regarding amnesty/illegal immigration.
Consider this from CNS News:
Obama said he would measure ideas “not by whether they are from Democrats or Republicans, but whether they work for the American people.”
“Congress will pass some bills I cannot sign. I’m pretty sure I’ll take some actions that some in Congress will not like. That’s natural. That’s how our democracy works,” he said. “But we can surely find ways to work together on issues where there’s broad agreement among the American people.”
The bulk of the American people were not in favor of amnesty. In fact, for a lot of Democrats, this was a deal-breaker. How do I know this? Not by just the polls, and the Republican sweep in Congress, but also due to the gubernatorial Republican wins in Massachusetts and Maryland, which are traditionally very blue states. Americans are sick of the free ride for illegal immigrants on their tax dollar. Their generosity DOES have limits, and that’s as it should be. We have our own poor, our own Veterans, that desperately need our help.
Now let’s look deeper into President Obama’s statements. Who determines what ideas work for the American people, especially now that it’s clear that the American people are ‘too stupid to know what’s good for them’, as Jonathan Gruber so sweetly put it? Obama? Valerie Jarrett? Academic elitists? Why do they know better than the individual?
Obama says he will take some actions Congress will not like? Surely Congress does not like a president that takes action that is unconstitutional, i.e. constitutionally theirs only to take. And that’s as it should be. After all, there are three EQUAL branches of government, and it is not Congress’s job to pass a president’s agenda, regardless of political party. So that’s not really how democracy works, Mr. President, or more correctly, how a Constitutional Republic works. There is no doubt the president has certain executive powers, but those powers are limited by law; whether or not you feel your agenda is ‘good for the American public’ is of no never mind. According to Martha Stewart, that’s ‘a very good thing’. It keeps the President from ruling; it’s what separates us from, say, Venezuela.
I believe you will see many more overreaches in the next two years by this President. Expect executive orders on climate change, more agitation in race-related issues (the man uses Al Sharpton as a consultant – really?? Sharpton?), more vitriol directed at Israel, and more attacks on Christian beliefs. Live and let live is not in the Obama agenda, nor is it in the agenda of those who ‘chose not to vote’ that Obama says he hears.
The actual agenda is to tell YOU how to live.
Make no mistake: progressive policy has its roots in communism; it is an ideal that simply cannot work, because the inherent nature of the individual is to better himself through his own means, to rise above. It is only when government holds one back by providing too much, that the individual gets lazy. The problem with that is, government has no money of its own; it relies on the industriousness of the individual to provide revenue for its social programs. Lazy people don’t produce revenue, and therefore the government can’t provide. See the catch-22? And for those of you who will say a certain percentage of the people will still work, I agree, but they will only work to the cut-off point, i.e. the point where their hard work is still rewarding to them. No one is going to voluntary work 70 hours per week if the government confiscates the additional revenues earned.
For those that don’t believe me? Read Basitat’s “The Law”. Still not convinced? Read Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. Both are short, sweet, and undeniably clear. They are little gems of wisdom.
Have a great Thanksgiving, all! And be sure to give thanks for this great nation, for her people, and for those that work tirelessly to defend her. And take some time to play Abby Anderson’s “Let Freedom Ring” at least once. Trust me though, you will want to play it over and over:
Vintage Chick (aka Chuck)