According to Jackie Calmes of the New York Times (reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, 10/24/11), President Obama’s new theme: is ‘We can’t wait’ for lawmakers to act.
“With his jobs plan stymied in Congress by Republican opposition, President Obama on Monday will begin a series of executive-branch actions to confront housing, education and other economic problems over the coming months, heralded by a new mantra: ‘We can’t wait’ for lawmakers to act.
According to Calmes, “the ‘we can’t wait’ campaign is a new phase in Obama’s effort to pressure Republicans to support the job-creation package he proposed after Labor Day. It comes after unanimous votes by Senate Republicans in the past week to block the plan; House Republican leaders have refused to put the measure to a vote.
“…By resorting to executive actions using his wide-ranging authority, Obama seems intent on showing he is not powerless in the face of Republican opposition but is trying to strengthen the economy and help Americans in trouble.”
So…take a deep breath, Doc. I have been writing for years about liberal fascists. This is how it works. A charismatic individual is elected to a leadership position in a given country. In this case the presidency of the United States of America (previously the leader of several leftist, “progressive” nations). That individual disregards the constitutional rules of that county. Does this sound familiar? Think back to post-Weimar Germany. Remember that the Nazi party owed its huge increase in strength to growing support from middle-class people, whose traditional parties were swallowed up by the Nazi Party. Those people allowed the government to take away their freedoms. They gave the leader total power.
Think about any other Nazi, communist, liberal fascist country that grew powerful during our lifetimes and during the lifetimes of our parents. The same dynamic happened. The people became complacent.
No one can definitively state who wrote the following, but the person was a genius.
Complacency is the downfall of every great nation. And America is in that stage of its development.
To allow a president to become a dictator, in the manner of other liberal fascists like Hitler, is inexcusable. Hitler created the National Socialist German Workers’ Party out of the pathetic whining of the middle class. Those whiners allowed horrific acts to happen to innocent people.
Our nation is a Republic. In modern republics such as the United States, the executive is legitimized both by a constitution and by popular election.
The United States is a republic that relies on representative democracy, but its system of government is much more complex than some other forms of representative democracy. It is actually a constitutional republic in which majority rule is tempered.
Regardless of the form that it takes, democracy is always endangered. Since leaders have power, there is always the threat of the leaders overthrowing democracy. In times of severe crisis (such as economic disaster, impending external military threats, terrorist attack, etc.), a charismatic leader can persuade the people to suspend some of their freedoms while the emergency lasts. Yet once those freedoms are suspended, the people have no recourse to regain them except at the whim of the leader/dictator.
That is liberal fascism. That is what is happening as we speak. President Obama, through executive order, is trying to take away the rights of the people as exercised by our elected representatives. So far, this is not a impeachable act. But it could get there…sooner than we think.