Barack Obama’s Presidency Failed in the First Month–Part One
By: Jim Byrd
A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government; it can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a Democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacence to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependency back again into bondage. — Sir Alex Fraser Tytler
One could follow the path of the United States along the sequences listed in the above quote, and could quite confidently, and inarguably, deduce the current locality of the United States’ democratic evolvement. The congressional election in 2006 and the presidential election of 2008 would, through the prism of common sense, place the United States in the from complacence to apathy stage of democratic evolution.
Just over one-half of this country elected a president and Congress that not only promised, but have in the first weeks, aggressively enacted, or are in the process of enacting, laws and executive orders that will have long lasting and devastating effects on this country, all for the sake of dependence. It is one-half of this country’s profound apathy and obscene dependency that has given Barack Obama and the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate an avenue with which to implement their socialist ideology through the guise of a “stimulus package”. The most absurd aspect of this “stimulus package” Obama has been merchandising with his infomercial-styled tour is his promise to rescue the economy from impending economic Armageddon, but what he will not acknowledge is that the current state of the economy was caused by the perennially unsuccessful Keynesian economics that he intends to implement. The Democrat’s “stimulus package” would be more appropriately named if stimulus were substituted with malignancy. This “stimulus package” consists primarily of pork, earmarks, and pet projects on the economic side; and on the political side, it is laden with socialistic contrivances that have been cryptically sequestered since the days of Eugene Debs. This bill contains less than five percent of anything that could even remotely be considered capable of stimulating the economy.
Just over one-half of the voters entered into a Faustian pact with the left by trading our capitalist economy for a socialist form of government without knowing the contents or the ramifications of the pact. The abject ignorance of the American populace in regard to basic economics is partially to blame. With only a rudimentary knowledge of economics, the average American would have been able to discern, with knowledge, that Barack Obama was, and is currently, lying to 100% of the American public about what his plan will do for the economy–but one-half of the American people, apparently, could care less. For those who care, this is not a stimulus bill, it is a spending bill, and is a tool for the Democrats to buy votes and consolidate and monopolize socialistic power. It is the same reason that FDR was elected for three terms–because he bought votes with other people’s money which granted him the audacity to try to consolidate and monopolize power. Considering the character and blatant power-grabbing history of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and the governing style of Barack Obama since taking office, this is a systematic agenda for taking control.
Obama has two more readily available tools for absolute socialistic rule of this country, and has already exercised one of them by moving the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department to the White House; and by bestowing the powers to operate the Census Bureau on his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, Obama has the potential to control how congressional districts are divided after the 2010 census. This is a power grab reminiscent of FDR’s Supreme Court packing scheme, the difference being, the Congress FDR dealt with rejected the idea out of some remnants of duty buried within them; but this morally insolvent Congress has demonstrated a boundless approach in the enacting of a socialistic ideology. How does taking the Census Bureau out of the hands of non-partisan mathematical scientists, and giving it to a rabidly partisan chief of staff, have the potential to create perpetual power? Joseph Stalin said it best: “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” Whoever controls the census, controls congressional redistricting; and whoever controls congressional redistricting, controls who is elected to the House of Representatives–etcetera, etcetera.
Another tool that Obama and the Democrats have readily at their disposal is the reenactment of the Fairness Doctrine. Talk radio is dominated by conservative talk shows; most conservatives get their information from talk radio; conservative talk radio continually exposes the underbelly of the Democrat party. The reenactment of the Fairness Doctrine would silence conservative radio, and could reach as far as television and internet content, as the Democrats in power have demonstrated that their reach, if unchecked, has no boundaries. This is an act that would more than likely not survive the Supreme Court on 1st Amendment principles. And if enacted, and defeated at that the Supreme Court level, it will present an opportunity for Obama to “pack the court”, and he will only get resistance from one-half of this country and the minority of Republicans, sans Snowe, Collins, and Specter, in the Congress.
There is a potential Armageddon on the horizon, but it is not from the source the Democrats would have you believe; converting the strongest capitalist country the world has ever known into a socialist society is the Armageddon that looms.
But not all is a lost cause. Barack Obama’s only discernible skill and track record is the ability to campaign. He campaigned his way through the ugly Chicago politics to the state senate by being more unprincipled than his adversaries; he campaigned his way to the U.S. Senate with the same tactics; and now that he is President, he is campaigning daily for the acceptance and passage of his “stimulus package”. His problem is that his presidential failure will start with the impending passage of his “stimulus package”, which will wrap an almost immeasurable albatross around his neck, the Congress’ neck, and America’s neck. And once the magnitude and contents, become manifest, the only relief from the misery it will wreak will be the repossession of this country by more than one-half of the American voters.
Jim Byrd's website is A Skewed View.