Man of Action
Along with ObamaCare, which fundamentally transformed the relationship between the citizen and his government; and along with his selective enforcement of, and unconstitutional rewritings of, federal statutes, which has fundamentally changed the rule of law; Obama will now use executive fiat to go around Congress, one party of which “refuses to act” in declaring the “science settled” and human exhalation a pollutant that requires the full array of bureaucratic countermeasures to keep in check — included in which are the molestation of businesses, regulations that will prevent entrepreneurship, measures that will “necessarily” cause the price of electricity to “skyrocket,” the intentional “de-growth” of the American economy, the dimunition of an upwardly mobile and liberty-blessed “middle class,” the creation of ever new government dependents, a barrier to mobility (both physical and economical), and the creation of crony corporate partnerships to help solidify the liberal fascism that has always been at the heart of progressivism, in the process destroying small business and solidifying the role of corporate welfare in creating a collusion of government and big business interests.
Obama and the progressives are seeking nothing more than an overthrow of our republican system of constitutional representative governance. They paint checks and balances as evil “obstructionism”; they speak of the Constitution as an impediment, if only backhandedly, by declaring it a Living Document that they themselves should be able to alter at their whim in order to reach the proper ends — ends that are blocked by the recalcitrant, delusional bitterclingers who have managed to overtake the GOP Party and who keep insisting on individual autonomy in times when such freedoms produce the incorrect results, from the point of view of the progressive, and that in itself is reason enough to rebuff the whole Enlightenment paradigm and the government forged as a result.
Today, Obama will declare the debate on climate change (nee’ global cooling, nee’ global warming, nee’ anthropocentric global warming, nee’ weather) over. And because he has a pen and a phone and has declared this year the year of action — which, were it spoken in a Cuban or Venezuelan dialect would be more appropriately termed “the transition into dictatorship backed by judicial oligarchy and a government press”) — he will tell the American people that, out the goodness of his heart and for their own well-being, he is going to act where Congress refuses. Separation of powers be damned. Because a King is only able to allow for that charade until the Potemkin parliament, despite repeated warnings, continues to refuse to do his bidding.
The USA, 1776-2014: The King is dead. Long live the King.
— Though I’d prefer we went a different route and responded with “live free or die.” But then, those were the words of a different kind of citizen at a different point in time. Today, the Soma tastes just like chicken.