Are We in Revolutionary Times?

June 15, 2012 6:51 P.M.

Legally, President Obama has reiterated the principle that he can pick and choose which U.S. laws he wishes to enforce (see his decision to reverse the order of the Chrysler creditors, his decision not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and his administration’s contempt for national-security confidentiality and Senate and House subpoenas to the attorney general). If one individual can decide to exempt nearly a million residents from the law — when he most certainly could not get the law amended or repealed through proper legislative or judicial action — then what can he not do? Obama is turning out to be the most subversive chief executive in terms of eroding U.S. law since Richard Nixon.

Read the rest of the article over at The National Review Online.

3 Responses to “Are We in Revolutionary Times?”

  1. Yes, but the people running the revolution are on the wrong side at this point. By definition, revolution is a change in power or organization that takes place in a relatively short period of time.

    What has been going on in this country for the past 80 years is a slow and shadowed move towards socialism. At least until about 10 years ago. At that point enough groundwork had been laid in government and public education that the speed could be increased from a crawl to a march.

    Now, in the past 4 years, that march has become a sprint, and in public for all to see. And that is what is making it a revolution. But on the wrong side. The socialist/communist folks are the ones actively working towards it.

    I am not saying there is no pushback against it. There is and it is happening more at the state levels in the forms of legislation to enforce state and federal laws (often opposed by the federal government), as well as lawsuits against the federal government in an effort to stop overreach (national healthcare, 10th amendment issues, immigration). These acts are not revolutionary though. They are using the legal means to fight against illegal, unconstitutional or overreaching laws that seek to remove rights, liberty and freedom.

    The real revolution will come when the legal battles fail and the citizens of this country reclaim their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by foricibly removing those who seek to take these rights away. That revolution has yet to occur. And it will follow the definition of a revolution in that the results will be a power shift over a relatively short period of time. Hopefully the result will be a restored constitution and a government interested in following it.

    • Agreed. What you opined begs the question; why has there not been a rash of recalls and impeachment proceedings against these seditious bastards?

      • A good question. Probalby because the left employs such tactics on a regular basis when they don’t get what they want (re: Wisconsin) and the right prefers to do it at the proscribed time, ie the regular vote schedule.

        Speaking of Wisconsin, that effort was an entire waste of time and dollars. One can argue that any failed recall would be so, so why do them. In this case, the fight was against those who managed to get something positive done. The recall vote needed to fail, which it did.

        Recalls or impeachments of “seditious bastards” needs to start happening on a more regular basis, especially considering that the socialist/communist agenda has accelarated so much the past few years. 2 to 4 years is no longer a “safe” period of time for these people, as proven by the pResident and the so-called healthcare legislation. That was rammed through over the period of several months (albeit in the dead of night on the eve of weekends and holidays). The recall and impeachments should have begun immediately, but none have occurred. For all the talk of impeaching the head commie it will never happen because the people responsible for doing it are themselves corrupted by the power that communism offers the few in charge.

        All this leads to what I said before. The real revolution will come when the citizens themselves reclaim their rights. Probalby by force.

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