The View From 1776
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Obama Removes The Mask
Liberal-progressives are thrilled that the real, social-engineering Obama is re-emerging.
President Obama seems to be motivated in all his actions by a relentless drive to diminish the national security of the United States in world political and military affairs.
Touring Africa, he tells audiences not to trust the United States. In Berlin recently he spoke of arms reduction in the face of Russia’s moving naval squadrons into the Mediterranean and China’s growing naval provocations of Japan that threaten to fuel a new world military conflict. Meanwhile he has taken not a single effective action to prevent Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.
At home, he is proposing to reduce energy supplies and to raise their cost to consumers and business in the name of discredited, criminal schemes to promote the social-engineering implicit in so-called global warming. He continues to champion failing green energy companies, wasting billions of taxpayers’ dollars.
Further evidence that all of this is driven by the Godless religion of socialism, and not by true scientific rationality, is sketched in this Investors’ Business Daily editorial.
Obama vows to destroy the coal mining industry, to hinder drilling for new petroleum deposits, to forestall the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, and to block expansion of fracking for oil and natural gas. All of these punitive measures he proposes to implement via executive orders and regulatory actions by agencies such as the EPA.
Doing so means neutering the checks and balances structured by our Constitution. The effect is to bypass Congress and the voters and to consolidate legislative, executive, and judicial powers in one person, His Exalted Excellency Hussein Obama.
As those who wrote the Constitution in 1787 repeatedly noted, while granting sufficient power to the Federal government to protect citizens, avoiding collectivization of power in one individual or one small group of people is essential to preservation of political and economic liberties. Hence the checks of states’ right under the 10th Amendment, along with the separation of powers among Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary, all of which Obama has publicly lamented and is apparently determined to subvert.