Trouble Comin’ Every Day

The Big Spenders have finally come to an agreement.  The debt ceiling–which is no ceiling at all, only a retractable roof—has been raised by trillions.  The touted cuts don’t really exist either, unless you believe that borrowing $9 instead of $10 is a reduction.  But what are you gonna do?  The country’s gonna stay on the ropes until the lefties get the boot.  And that better be soon—2 1/2 years of Progressive reign has dropped the growth in GNP to 1.3%.  Another 4 years, & we’ll all be paddling madly on the creek down which Obama has sent us.

Meanwhile on dry land, Obama’s regulatory Reds proceed apace with their version of agrarian reform.  As reported by The Blaze:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), wants new standards that would require all farmers and everyone on the farm to obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) in order to operate any farming equipment. The agency is going to accomplish this by reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).

(It is also important to note here that DOT Secretary Ray LaHood holds a seat on the newly created White House Rural Council. A powerful group whose members have ties to George Soros and The Center For American Progress.)

The move by the DOT appears to be “legislation through regulation.” By reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Vehicles, the federal government will now be able to claim regulatory control over the estimated 800,000 farm workers in America, at the same time, overriding the rights of the states.

[…] The proposed change also means ANYONE driving a tractor or operating any piece of motorized farming equipment would be forced to pass the same rigorous tests and fill out the same detailed forms and diaries required of semi-tractor trailer drivers…

This is the kind of creeping tyranny that is causing many to believe that a second American civil war is inevitable:

Those of us who are committed to the concept of human freedom are not willing to give up another inch of liberty to the progressives. And we are committed to getting back the liberties lost in those dark areas of the country where the babbling, blathering bloviation of progressive buffoons holds sway.  [Why Bloody Civil War Is Inevitable–Anthony Martin, Conservative Examiner]

The Constitution of the United States is the document that not only describes but establishes the government of the United States. No one in the conservative movement, the Tea Party, or any liberty oriented group has remotely suggested that the government prescribed in the Constitution be overthrown. If anything is to be overthrown it is the progressive machine of the usurpers inside the government whose goal it is to destroy Constitutional government. These individuals are the aggressors who have mounted an all-out assault on the freedoms protected by the Constitution. And they are willing to use the force of the federal government to shove their anti-American views down the throats of those who love liberty. Those who resist such tyranny with force are not the usurpers nor the insurrectionists. The usurpers and insurrectionists are those who have slithered their way into government for one purpose–to overthrow the Constitution from within. [Bloody resistance vs. bloody aggression–a difficult concept? Anthony Martin, Conservative Examiner]

Strong words, indeed.  As are these, from the pen of Patrice Lewis (So you say you want a revolution?):

We the People are actually living in an occupied nation; the occupier – the enemy – is our own government. But progressives don’t see the problem. That is, they don’t see that an ever-growing governmental body is a bad thing – and they’d like to see more of it. They want our wealth redistributed. They want unconstitutional entitlements such as health care. They want the debt ceiling raised. They want everything they can lay their hands on when it comes to their agenda, and the Constitution be damned.

“The federal government is an out-of-control beast, no longer a body of representatives of the people but rather a house of aristocracy whose members do nothing unless it’s for the good of their house,” wrote a reader. “We the People have become nothing more than wage slaves to the gluttonous bloated entity our government has become. Nothing short of a military coup d’etat is capable of restoring our country back to the people, back to what was intended by the Founders.”

But I’m not so sure a coup d’etat would work. Oh sure, the tea party could take over Washington and begin to run the government within the original constraints intended by the Founding Fathers, but what then? The progressives would hate it. They would launch a counter-revolution. Civil war would ensue, and no matter who “won,” the problems would remain.

In his first Inaugural Address, Obama’s hero, Abraham Lincoln said,

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Four years later, almost 700,000 Americans lay dead.

Related stories: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…… (LeatherneckM31) —“The GOP’s Profiles in Courage is not much more than a pamphlet.”

News Flash __ Past Reports that the Great Recession Ended in June 2009 were Wrong! It Still Hasn’t Ended! (Conservatives On Fire) —“Do you see any sign that the people who govern us are serious about saving America? … Atlas is shrugging, my friends, and for good reason.”

Agenda 21? Family Farm under new attack (Bunkerville) —“Now why is Obama coming after the family farm?”

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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32 Responses to Trouble Comin’ Every Day

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  2. Holy crap, where I came from we learned to drive a John Deer when we where 8 years old. I also plowed with a mule at that age, do you think they will have a license to operate a mule?

  3. bunkerville says:

    Thanks for the link. This has to be one of the most dastardly acts of his Czars. Can you imagine, an unelected individual creates a “Rule” that will devastate our economy and food supply? Of course, our attention is diverted elsewhere. Anyone who cannot figure out what this is all about has his/her head ..somewhere.

    • bunkerville says:

      I wanted to include the infamous commerce clause being used:
      For example, in one of the scenarios, grain is transported from farms to an elevator in the same State. Although no truckload or shipment is earmarked for any particular out-of-State purchaser, all of the grain is intended to be shipped to points outside the State. The grain is graded, tested, and blended at the elevator and then shipped to out-of-State points during the year following harvest. Under this scenario, the movement of the grain to the elevators is considered interstate commerce (40 FR 50671, 50674; October 31, 1975; copy in docket). Here, the intent of the farmers (whether or not explicitly articulated) was to have their grain shipped out of the State of origin in order to obtain the best price. The grain therefore remained in the stream of interstate commerce until it reached its destination.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Tyranny by regulatory decree.

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  5. Cheryl says:

    As I read this, I can’t help but wonder if Americans have any fight left. Seems to me the soviets have done such a masterful job of incrementally making life so cumbersome with these rules and regulations, that people just can’t cope with it all. Obama has ramped up the take-over into warp speed. We either get it back through the tea party candidates or we don’t get it back, is my opinion. Those I speak with, who are mad as hell about this stuff, are also law abiding, kind and gentle people who have not been taught the skills to go shooting up government offices. Hardly the makings of a coup. The only weapon that seems to be available is the money…electing people who will defund, rid the country of these ruling class agencies, and completely rescind all of the central planning regs. Barring that, I don’t see much hope for an all out civil war. We also have young people so indoctrinated into the “communitarian” mindset, that they are clueless about what liberties have been lost. It takes the young and the strong to fight a war for the most part. So…not very hopeful on the civil war idea. Blood in the streets probably is not going to happen. Just my opinion.

    • Bob Mack says:

      If there is blood in the streets, it’ll likely be spilled first by the left, those peace-loving, tolerant progressive types, spearheaded by the collectivist union thugs.

  6. Cry and Howl says:

    Great post! Too bad the subject matter is such a bummer. I sincerely wish we could blame this on the left, but look what we have for a Republican leadership. The U.S. government is overwhelmed with corruption and, I don’t want to seem defeated already, but I don’t see this turning around. Just wait for the permit to travel is implemented under the guise of pollution control …

  7. Bob Mack says:

    CH, I’m hoping that the 80-20 rule is still valid. If 20% of the people still believe in the Constitution, maybe they’ll drag the 80% that are apathetic along with ’em.

  8. AFVET says:

    I’m beginning to think that a revolt is just what they want.
    I put this link over at Cheers, and also on Voting American.
    They couldn’t pass cap and trade thru congress, so they used the EPA.
    They couldn’t pass Net neutrality thru congress, so they used the FCC.
    Now they’re using the DOT to put their boot on the farmer.
    Great post Bob.

  9. While so many Americans were distracted by the budget battle — in part, thanks to the mainstream media — the Obama administration has been quietly undermining our economy in certain sectors, as evidenced by this DOT proposal.

    I tell you that we’re living in surreal times. And finding out all the stories that we should be aware of is a Herculean task — thanks, of course, to the mainstream media.

    I wonder how history books will write about the surreal years of the 21st Century?

    • Bob Mack says:

      I was a journalism major at U of M, AOW (at least when I wasn’t cavorting on the beach), & what we have in the MSM today is a far cry from the objective reporting I was taught. The bloggers, large & small, have IMO done the country an invaluable service, doing the job that the press progressives refuse to do, and you’ve all got my heartfelt thanks—because if America does turn back from its headlong plunge into Euro-socialism, it’ll be in large part because of all of you.

    • AFVET says:

      AOW,…it depends on who is writing the history books.

  10. Joanna says:

    Thank you Bob for a great post…
    I have left comment at Lorinov’s (
    but it somehow applies to your post as well.
    So if you don’t mind I will paste it here:
    “”ahhh…they have made another hole to drain water from the sinking boat!!!!!
    Got it!!!!!
    ….as I was making my chores, I did some thinking…
    *****the whole drama of raising debt limit bull@##$….(and the ignored by politicians dire financial situation)
    *****the more and more people talking about a ‘revolution’…
    *****the various EO
    *****the coruption
    *****the monstrous size of goverment (and expanding like rats)
    reminded me of years long gone by…

    some 40 years ago Poland was doing fairly well (I know, under communism it is a relative term)….and they borrowed money, and made some infrastructure, and our dear leader Gierek at some point came and after some heart wrenching speech told us we have some problems, and we all need to contribute and do our best for the good of our country!!!
    (sounds familiar?)
    well…not long after I guess all the helping didn’t helped much as they imposed food stamps (no, not free food!!!)…postage size stamps of various colors allowing a person (family) to buy food….
    so as family of 3 we received 6 lb of sugar per month, 8lb of flour and related products like rice, 15 lb of meat and meat products, and so on …
    without food stamps one was able purchase salt and vinegar only…

    as we left Poland in 1981, with Martial Law being imposed only 4 weeks later, I NEVER thought Poland will be free of communism, and most certainly USSR will NEVER, EVER!!! fall…
    and it did….

    so here we are…
    I stopped believing in IMPOSSIBILITIES !!!!
    after coming to States what I thought was NOT POSSIBLE
    right now is VERY PROBABLE!!!!

    and you know what?
    I love USA and consider it my Country!!!
    Will fight for it to the last breath!
    That we come to a screeching halt is not avoidable, the question is when!
    is my guess…

    • Bob Mack says:

      Here’s some possible good news, JOANNA, from Dick Morris:

      • Joanna says:

        Thank you for the video Bob, and I do agree with Mr Morris 100%…
        …the worry I have is two-paraller-paranoia…
        First: how much damage will teletubby-in-chief make before January 20th 2013?
        and second:
        there is something weird going on with him and his cronies…the whole dictatorship/Al Capone style of governance gives me very uncomfortable feeling ….

  11. Freedom, by the way says:

    Time for 12 yr olds on tractors to invade DOT in DC. Time for the states to “man up” and stop letting Bully Fed push them around. Time for Americans to just say “NO” to new government regulations and No at the ballot box to all Big Government socialists, no matter the party.

    This is an excellent post, Bob Mack.

  12. roblorinov says:

    Heard Joe Biden call members of the Tea Party “terrorists” today. Really? So if you are a patriot who supports the Constitution you are now a terrorist? Sorry but I think Biden is the Terrorist along with his crony Marxists!! Marxists love doing exactly what Biden and BO do and that is to claim someone else is just what they are, in fact. The Marxists are the real Terrorists in this nation today. They are the enemy within. They are the ones who must be ousted if are Republic and Constitution are to be saved. They have already overthrown our Constitutional Government and that is apparent. Now there needs to be a counter-coup to take our Republic BACK! THEY are the usurpers and NOT the patriots of this nation! Here’s another thing, these Marxist would have us think they are the majority in America but, in fact, they are NOT. Most Americans still support the Constitution and our form of government. Reason we here from these Leftists so much is because they are always screaming like the psychotics they are. But soon I suspect the SILENT MAJORITY in America are going to ROAR and when they do it will be a roar heard around the world.

  13. Angel says:

    This is the kind of creeping tyranny that is causing many to believe that a second American civil war is frightening is this BOB…good grief.

  14. Cheryl asks if Americans have any fight left. I think about that often. What will move us to do more than talk? Once upon a time, before ObamaCare, I thought if thousands stood on the steps of Congress, we would make a difference. We did, but we didn’t. I believe our battleground is the ballot box, but if we don’t the necessary changes in Nov. 2012, I don’t know what avenues are left.

    We need new laws prohibiting much of Obama has done. Executive orders and how they are used must be changed. Bypassing Congress must be changed. How you are verified to run for the presidency must be changed. We must have tax reform to survive. Really good article Bob.

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