In perhaps the most important op-ed published in my lifetime, Thomas Sowell perfectly describes Barack Obama and the slow erosion of our rights that we in the blogoshpere have been crowing about for years.
The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues.
I don’t think that can be emphasized enough.
He goes on to say:
If laws passed by the elected representatives of the people can be simply over-ruled unilaterally by whoever is in the White House, then we are no longer a free people, choosing what laws we want to live under.
When a president can ignore the plain language of duly passed laws, and substitute his own executive orders, then we no longer have “a government of laws, and not of men” but a president ruling by decree, like the dictator in some banana republic.
I’ll not waste your time or sully his words by trying to add to them here. Professor Sowell’s article deserves to be read in it’s entirety.
Hat Tip – Mark Levin
UPDATE: Further thoughts can be found at TCN: Obama Seizes and Congress Cedes Ever More Power… while the band plays on.
Interesting collaborative invention between Dave Mears (@dave_mears) and yours truly today on Twitter.
I use the term “invention” loosely because it appears we all have a pair of these things. We just may be unaware of it.
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone until we patent our common-sense invention that everyone has in their possession.
Nah. I’m sure it will go completely unnoticed until the next century or so, when some archaeologist finds them, puts them on and proclaims the last hundred years have been a complete drain of socio-economic and political wisdom and that the world leaders must finally renounce their stranglehold on the peoples of the world, admitting that capitalism is indeed the key to prosperity. Then they shoot him, pronounce him a heretic, lock up the glasses in a warehouse with the Arc of the Covenant and go on about their merry, utopian, business.
Yea. That’ll be about right.
You know what would be worse?
Four more years.
It’s the economy, stupid.
Thanks to Bobby for the email.
New video from Right Change:
I think that is a conservative estimate. I also wonder about the secrecy of it. After all, most democrats openly support the Progressive agenda and Progressive is just a friendly name for Communist.
Anyone who doesn’t see the similarities between the 10 tenets of the Communist Manifesto and the objectives of the modern Democrat Party is most assuredly ignoring the facts or lying.
Hat tip – Weasel Zippers
Marxists in our Congress? How does this happen?
Here’s a recent example:
Need further proof?
Yuri Bezmenov (ex KGB Agent) Discusses Psychological Warfare Techniques. Subversion & Control of Western Society in 1983 Lecture:
Blog note: Originally posted on 4-11-12.
Remember the Socia.List? That menagerie of miscreants comprising the 1000 State Legislators who signed the PSN letter urging passage of Obamacare? Don’t think for a minute they’ve been eradicated. In fact, they’ve recruited quite a few more to their ranks. See, these new recruits recently signed on to be surrogates for Captain Apology under the guise of…
[Queue ominous, badly played, western diminuendo...]
“The Texas Truth Team”
Inspires confidence, doesn’t it? I guess maybe it could, if one ignored the party affiliation and the fact they are propaganda ministers for Dear Leader.
Hey. Guys. Seriously. Next time you decided to form a new band, for heaven’s sake call me for some name suggestions.
Here’s a few off the top of my tin-clad head:
Social Justice League
Tools of the Tirade
Death Cab for Baby
The Keystone Keynesians
Foetus Non Esse
Of course, you’re encouraged to add your own suggestions in the comments.
As an example of the dangerously misguided, wacked-out messianic complex the Dem’s have for their chosen one, I offer their own national Truth Team logo, spotted by Glenn Beck’s personal truth team, who astutely point out:
So, just for fun, what say we pay a visit to the Texas leader of these truth-telling vestiges of virtue, shall we?
Texas Democrat Party Chairman, Boyd Richie:
Mr. Richie recently announced his decision not to seek another term as TDP chair in order to run for another office, or something. While making that announcement, Richie had no qualms issuing a few histrionic comments disparaging those with opposing viewpoints and encouraging his fellow lemmings to unite…
Interesting wording, Mr. Richie. except for the fact that it’s hyperbole, innuendo and lies.
With all due respect sir, you’re a shameless demagogue and thus, accurately represent the rest of your party.
I submit that your statement does however, accurately describe the Democrat party and the Obama regime’s record.
Can you say projection? Sure you can.
It is the democrats who had control of both houses for the first two years of the Obama regime and it is with them that any blame lies for not passing a budget for the past three years. Three more “historic” firsts for those of you at home keeping score.
It was also the democrats who threatened to shut down government, withholding of Social Security checks, withholding of pay from active service troops, cutting healthcare services to veterans, cutting healthcare funds, and more. And they do so out of fear mongering.
The tools of tyrants and dictators throughout history is writ large in the democrat playbook and wielded against the people who’s rights they claim to protect, enslaving us all to exorbitant debt while the party panders ever more to their cronys, barely challenged by the sycophantic media.
Like Obama, Pelosi and Reid, these truth team surrogates must go. If for nothing but the fact they’ve turned the definition of truth on it’s head. They’ve jumped aboard yet another demagogue wagon instead of engaging in meaningful discussion about the constitutional restoration that Texas and America so desperately need.
The members of our merry band of misfits is as follows. Those with an asterisk are included on the Socia.list page. The 11 others are awarded spots on that list as well.
The Texas “Truth” Team:
TDP Chair Boyd Richie, (Good riddance)
US Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas),
Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso),
Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston), *
Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas), *
Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), *
Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston),
Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth),
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio),
Rep. Garnet F. Coleman (D-Houston), *
Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin), *
Rep. Joe Farias (D-San Antonio),
Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston),
Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio),
Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), *
Rep. Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso), *
Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin), *
Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin),
Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio),
Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston).*
Note: I’ll do my best to update this list with opposing conservative candidates for the upcoming election, just not today, it was too pretty outside and my tin can needed a tan.
UPDATE: Linked @DougRoss. Thanks!
UPDATE II: Linked @Theo Spark. Thanks!
Prayers for the Breitbart family.
I recently saw an image of President Obama exchanging a high-five with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the black and white beyond.
After considering the image and what it represents, I think the photo-shopper got a couple of things wrong, so I fixed it.
That’s more accurate.
Here’s the original.
While I’m sure that Dr. King would be happy to see a man of color inaugurated President, I cannot believe he would condone much, if any, of the actions of this unconstitutional president. Judging by content of character, I think he would be ashamed of the legacy Barack Hussein Obama leaves behind.
Happy President’s Day.
UPDATE: Awarded “Blog O’the Day” by the Jedi Princess! – Thanks! *blush*
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