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There seems to be no end to what Obama will when it comes to issuing illegal and unconstitutional Executive orders and government agency actions. In addition to bypassing the specific Constitutional provision that gives the U.S. Congress exclusive control of naturalization and immigration laws, our …
The Middle East is in chaos with war imminent and terrorists are emboldened by the weakness of our President who has a foreign policy that consists of apology and appeasement. As a result, Americans both at home and abroad are in greater danger than ever. Iran will soon have a nuclear weapon and North Korea will have the capacity to deliver its own nuclear weapons to the west coast of the United States.
The U.S. economy is heading into a probable double dip recession, federal spending is out of control and many Americans, including the middle class that Obama vowed to protect during his reelection campaign, are finding their taxes going up dramatically. To make things even worse the prices of food, energy, and other essentials are rapidly rising.
In other words, our country is facing one crisis after another and Obama’s response to all of this is to disarm the American people and set us up for destruction. He is using his office to attack us and our Constitution. The EPA has come out with 4,000 new regulations that cater to environmental extremists and the now disproven theory of climate change and will use these regulations to destroy American businesses and put thousands out of work.
The question I am often being asked by angry and frustrated Americans is, what can we do besides complain and preach to the choir? To answer that I have come up with some battle plans that involve both short and long term tactics and goals. Because this is an article for the blog I will outline the ideas here and plan on elaborating with more specific details in a small booklet I am working on.
First, we have to keep the pressure on members of Congress when issues like gun control are being considered. It is unlikely that the so called assault weapons ban will pass in the Senate or the House of Representatives, but other bills are more problematic. The universal background check bill is nothing more than a nationwide gun registration program in disguise, yet there are some Republicans considering supporting it and the same is true of the restrictions on the size of magazines.
We also need to urge Congress to reverse Executive Orders issued by the President. It has the power to do this, but of course any such bill passed by the House will probably not pass the Democrat controlled Senate, but the House does have the ability to deny funding to many of Obama’s initiatives.
We need to stop thinking defensively and concentrate on attacking instead. This is what the left has been doing to us for years and we have either failed to recognize it or responded defensively when it is too late. So our second line of attack is through our state legislatures. We need to get the legislatures and governors in the red states to pass legislation refusing to comply with illegal and unconstitutional actions by the Federal government. This is completely legal under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
For example, the Texas legislature is considering legislation proposing that the state refuse to enforce any new control laws or even allow them to be enforced by the Feds. Texas is also moving to block enforcement of the thousands of new EPA regulations that were hidden from the American people and the Congress until after the election. The purpose of these regulations is to implement by Executive Action the Cap and Trade bill that Congress failed to pass.
We also need to go on the attack at the local government level. People need to be made aware of the efforts to implement the United Nations Agenda 21 and we must aggressively oppose it. We also have to take back our school boards so we can ensure that our children are getting a proper education and learning about American history and the importance of our Constitution. This can be done even if you live in a so called blue state. A relatively small group of people can win local victories.
Last but not least we need to be relentless in fighting in the courts to defend our Constitutional rights. That is where I am focused and the United States Justice Foundation and other conservative legal groups are going to be resisting the dismantling of our Republic and the violation of our God given Constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment. We are involved in lawsuits at every level from state courts to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The important thing is to join with the groups and individuals who are willing to do what it takes to resist tyranny. We have to fight for short term victories and for the long term. It took the leftists years to get our country to the point of imminent collapse and tyranny. They were patient and never gave up, but the battle is not over yet. As patriots you can provide financial support to the cause, attend rallies, write letters to the local newspapers, and spread the word to friends and neighbors.
During the American Revolution on approximate one third of the colonists actively supported it while another third opposed it. The final one third tried to stay neutral and some people tried to profit from it by selling goods or services to both sides. George Washington’s ragtag army fought every battle outmanned and outgunned yet won the war. I firmly believe that “We the People” outnumber both the bad guys and those who just don’t care. We can prevail, as our forefathers did, if we have the will to persevere and maintain our faith in God, our Constitution, and each other.
In my last article, “The State of the Constitution” I talked about how President Obama and his supporters in Congress and the federal judiciary are systematically destroying the delicate balance of powers that was set up by our founding fathers. Obama is forming the type of government that the framers of the Constitution feared, and had fought against, so they designed the Constitution to prevent that from happening. The scope and power of the Federal government was to be severely limited with most of the power remaining in the hands of the states and the people. That is no longer the case.
Barack Obama and the other elitists in Washington consider themselves superior beings that have not only the right, but the duty to control the rest of us. We are no longer considered free citizens of the United States, but subjects who must be taught to obey our rulers. As subjects we have no inherent rights, only those rights granted to us by the elitists, who in their infinite wisdom have the power and authority to limit or abolish those rights as they see fit. Unfortunately, while many Americans are blissfully unaware of it that is exactly what is happening.
The Bill of Rights that was designed to protect the God given rights of American citizens from intrusion by the Federal government and it is being shredded by the Obama administration. Every one of the first ten amendments to the Constitution is under assault with the First and Second amendments being among the prime targets. The current attack on the freedom of religion is a prime example.
In August of 2009 when I started this blog by writing my first article on HR 3200, the original version of Obamacare, I made the following observations: “The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.”
I was immediately attacked by the left for making false claims about what was in the health care bills, yet everything I stated is taking place. Catholic Bishops around the country were convinced to support Obamacare because they were assured that there would be no abortions paid for by the government, and no religious institutions or individuals would be forced to violate their religious beliefs. Now, these same Bishops are up in arms because they have learned that they were lied to. Through the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration has informed Catholic hospitals, universities and other religious institutions that they must provide health insurance coverage to employees that will have to include contraceptive devises and abortion inducing medication with no co-pay.
This directly contradicts the teachings of the Catholic religion. Whether you agree with their position or not, the forcing of this on the Church is a direct violation of freedom of religion as guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution. It is clearly only the first step. The next order will be to force Catholic hospitals, doctors, and nurses to provide abortions. Ironically, the health care bill itself does not contain this mandate. This is being done by Executive action by Obama and it is certainly something he has no authority to do under the Constitution.
Freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment is also under constant attack. After our victory over the bills pending in the U.S. House and Senate that would have given Obama a virtual “kill switch” allowing him to shut down the Internet, Obama has decided to bypass Congress and sign an international treaty pushed by the United Nations that will give him the same type of control. Of course, any treaty signed by the President must be approved by two thirds of the Senate. However, Obama has reportedly decided to ignore this Constitutional mandate and bypass the Senate. He claims he has the authority to do this under the so-called “Sole Executive Agreement” doctrine. No such doctrine is provided for in the Constitution.
There are also strong indications that Obama intends to invoke the same unconstitutional power to sign and enforce the U.N. Small Arms treaty. I have read the draft of this treaty and it is directly designed to force the disarmament of American citizens in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled in 1957 that no treaty, even if signed by the President and ratified by the Senate can supersede the rights of U.S. citizens protected by the Constitution. Yet, clearly, Obama intends to ignore the U.S. Senate, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution to impose his will on us. I will state it bluntly, Obama is out of control. He considers himself a dictator.
I sincerely hope I am premature in declaring the Constitution dead. I will continue to fight for it, but obviously the President of the United States and his minions already consider it dead and buried. Americans must wake up now and take back our country!