January 31, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Obama Plans One Branch Government
“I can take steps without legislation… that’s what I’m going to do.” – Barack Obama, State of the Union, January 28, 2014
Obama Plans One Branch GovernmentCommentary by Sanford D. Horn
January 31, 2014
The full content of the above Barack Obama State of the Union quote is no less revealing or demonstrative of his desire and design to not only disregard Congress, but subvert the Constitution as the law of the land. From King George III to Barack Hussein Obama I, the United States of America is about to come full circle as the rule of law is abandoned.
“America does not stand still, and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do,” said Obama during Tuesday night’s speech before both houses of Congress.
Make no mistake, this is nothing new from Obama. This has long been his modus operandi. The only difference is that he announced it to the entire world that it is his intention to bypass Congress and sign into law legislation he crafts if Congress won’t do it for him. To this public revelation, Obama received a standing ovation from the Democrats in the House Chamber. The GOP membership was not surprisingly silent.
It matters not how well intentioned Obama is with his desire to help American families, although such a claim is highly dubious knowing his track record. Obama can put forth all the legislative proposals he wishes, but it is still the job, as per the United States Constitution, of the Congress to pass or reject such legislation. It’s a system of checks and balances and it has been in place since 1789.
But apparently King Barack I knows better than the Founding Fathers and has been given a green light by the flaccid Congressional membership of his own party. The GOP had better wake up make sure they fight every Executive Order Obama signs. The Republican majority had better not squander their position or they will lose it come this November. In Obama’s case, the pen indeed is mightier than the sword.
“A Republic, if you can keep it,” is the second part and answer of an oft-quoted quip made by Benjamin Franklin at the close of the 1787 Constitutional Convention.
Yet, the question, asked by Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate to the convention, is just as important. “Well, Doctor, what have we got – a Republic or a Monarchy?” queried McHenry.
That question need be asked again, but by the millions of Americans who wish to retain our Republic. In fact, the question really needn’t be asked, but it’s the sentiment that must be demanded by the American people before it is too late.
President Ronald Reagan said “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It has to be fought for and defended by each generation,” on July 6, 1987 at the Annual Convention of Kiwanis International.
Reagan knew, as millions of freedom loving Americans know, that freedom, like any good relationship, requires cultivation and deep roots if it is to survive. We the people must fight to retain our freedom, for if we lose that fight, the last best hope for peace and freedom around the world – the United States of America, will succumb as well.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.