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Sunday, February 12, 2012

KUHNER: End Of The Constitution

Is America sliding toward autocratic rule? This is the essential question of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Mr. Obama vowed to “fundamentally transform” the United States. Despite his incompetence and economic failure, the president is making good on his central promise: the destruction of our constitutional republic. He is trying - piece by painful piece - to reverse the legacy of the Founding Fathers. Conservatives have underestimated him at their peril. For Mr. Obama is not simply an inept, liberal president in the mold of Jimmy Carter. He is an ideological revolutionary who seeks to sweep away traditional America.

The American war of independence did not just overthrow British imperial domination. The Founders forged something almost unique in history: a nation devoted to individual liberty, Christian civilization and federalism. The rule of men was replaced bythe rule of law. The linchpin was constitutional government based on the separation of powers and checks and balances. The American system is entirely predicated on the Constitution. Once the Constitution becomes meaningless or just an inconvenient piece of paper, the American experiment is over. The republic is dead.

This is what’s at stake. Mr. Obama is acting like an arbitrary tyrant. He is running roughshod over the Constitution, egregiously, repeatedly and deliberately violating its restraints and clear limits on federal power. He has publicly admitted that he finds Congress a nuisance, an “obstacle” to his secular socialist project. He has said that he often thinks about “going it alone.” In fact, this is what he has done - so far, largely with impunity.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Constitution died on March 9, 1933, when Congress abdicated responsibility to Roosevelt with the Emergency Banking Act (48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719). Their act declared a state of Emergency in the US, and also enabled Presidents from Roosevelt on to issue Executive Orders that are considered "automatically passed" by Congress. Read an Executive Order, and you will see referenced this piece of legislation. That state of emergency has never been lifted!

As if that wasn't bad enough, each one of us has been declared an enemy of the Federal Government. It's in Subdivision b of Section 5, and it ammends the Trading with the Enemy Act from WWI.

I'm not going to spoonfed y'all. Read it for yourself. But I promise it's in there. If you can make sense of the EBA, the Patriot Act seems much more relevant.