Petty Tyrants

Obama Governs

We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation.  I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders…” — Barack Obama

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“This is the common parlance of the dictator, assuming that he represents all Americans, that he’s a unifying figure, that we just need to concentrate more power in his hands. He will decide what laws are good, what laws are bad. He will use executive orders to pass laws that Congress won’t pass and he will ignore laws he doesn’t like and he’ll rewrite laws that he wants to rewrite like ObamaCare and so forth. This is the mindset and language that dictators have.” — Mark Levin

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“There is no constitutional provision nor statute that explicitly permits executive orders.”  — Wikipedia

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“All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.” — Julius Caesar

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“Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.” — Front Page Magazine

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Executive ordersCarlos Castaneda’s Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan asserted that “Nothing can temper the spirit of a warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power.”

Don Juan may have been fictional, but Barack Obama and his Marxist sidekicks are, unfortunately, all too real.  And so is their unrelenting assault on the American republic.  Checks and balances, our constitutional bulwark against tyranny, vanish with a stroke of Obama’s poison pen (held, of course, in his left hand).  Petty tyrant was Don Juan’s term for such folk, and there’s not many better descriptions of the commissars who populate the current administration.  Or for the hoards of faceless bureaucrats who infest the federal leviathan, those anonymous and unelected regulators responsible for saddling the nation with 80,000 pages of un-legislated twaddle in 2013.  Each and every American is guilty of breaking some obscure law or rule or regulation that they never knew existed.  And that’s the point.  Ignorance of the law is no excuse.  Any one of us can be hauled into some dingy federal outpost for questioning at any time.  Increasingly, our freedom depends on the whim of the tyrant.

And they’re breeding faster than our warriors.

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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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6 Responses to Petty Tyrants

  1. It would seem that an executive order would be valid only within the executive branch, much like a departmental directive. It would be grossly unconstitutional and intolerable for an executive order of any type to apply to a citizen or citizens at large. Unless of course we’re talking martial law here, and that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame.
    But even an intramural directive would have to be lawful, in furtherance of and in conformity with, the legislative authority of the Congress, and for the President himself to get involved, it would have to be a major deal, like directing all federal branch employees to observe the HIPAA laws, or religious liberty dictums.
    Or perhaps I just don’t get it because, like, the 21st century and Progress and stuff. 🙂

  2. bunkerville says:

    Part of the etiology of this expansiveness of the executive branch has been the laziness of the congress. Bills are passed that are so broad that it gives far too much discretion in implementation. No longer do bills work their way through committees, drafted and compromised. They appear just before the dark of the night, from where no one knows nor cares to read. Simply left to the drones to implement. Recall it was the congress that voted to eliminate our light bulb and decided to control our crappers. Now? They can’t be bothered.

  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    I hate EOs. One put my father and his extended family into “camps” during WWII. And JFK signed an EO on his first day in office to make do on a campaign promise: he reinstated the food stamp program.

  4. AFVet says:

    Col. Allen West has a site up now that you might be interested in.
    He pulls no punches on this administration.
    http://www.allenbwest.com

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  6. Matt Ross says:

    This is how dictators act. I just don’t know the best path to reigning it in. We can’t count on the courts, and we certainly cannot count on the House.

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