This is a trend which began in earnest under Mr. Bush and which then began to snowball under Mr. Obama. And most people don’t even know anything about the NDAA (which Obama signed which allows him to jail US citizens without trial, attorney, or even notification of abduction). They just feel it. They know that the NSA lurks online, somewhere and everywhere. They stand with hands up in the radiation machines at the airport. They witness the increased police checkpoints. They see the president disregard the rule of law to pursue naked political ends. They feel the loss of dignity. People feel the loss of freedom and of their liberty.
We don’t want to “offend” anybody with the Constitution do we? Please go sit in the “free speech” zone and shut up.
The thought police are running the universities these days.
This is what drives me crazy about at least some Republicans. Even Ted Cruz, supposedly someone who is for a smaller government and for reining in the power of bloated federal agencies thinks somehow that Washington has the obligation to enforce drug laws which are arguably unconstitutional in the first place. How can one be for limited government, for the Constitution, if one is for the incredibly expensive and often terribly unjust Drug War?
As Part One of this article revealed, some of the games being played behind closed doors by the Fed are legal and some illegal, but all of them are troubling.
And the headline comes from the mouth of a professor at George Washington University, testifying before the House, who says he agrees with many of Obama’s policies.
The video comes from Charles Krauthammer and Fox News. We often have issues with both. However Mr. Krauthammer is right on here. How is it that Obama has changed the Obamacare law 27 times since it was passed? Only Congress has the authority to do this.
The fight for policy is often fought along K Street not in the Capitol or in the White House. In Gucci Gulch the future of industries is worked out. Who gets government largesse, who does not. Who gets what contract, who does not. Who gets surveilled and…
When I saw the headline I had to look again. But sure enough, the Republican National Committee, the official GOP, has not only come out against NSA spying, which frankly is a bit of a shock, but has used the word “unconstitutional.”
That is a very powerful word coming directly from the party.
This is nice to see. Whether there should be any checkpoint at all is another question. The surveillance state, composed of police, the feds, private contractors of all sorts, and who knows who else is far too large. It threatens the fundamental nature of this country.
I don’t care if you like this president. I can understand why some people do. There are partisan affiliations which are hard to break. There are ethnic ties which are powerful. There is an opposition party which is not much of an alternative. But make no mistake, President Obama has taken this country down a very dangerous path and now is the time to set the country back on the right one, before the next president comes in and makes things even worse.