Just a couple of weeks ago, President Obama made one of the strangest statements ever uttered by an American president. Standing before graduates at The Ohio State University, he said this:
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.
There are many examples from Barack Obama’s presidency that prove he has a deep misunderstanding of the roots of American freedom, but this quote sums it up nicely, particularly in consideration of the events that have followed, and that continue to dominate the news cycle to this day. I guess, according to President Obama’s measure, many of our nation’s founders, who spent a considerable amount of time and effort warning that tyranny was lurking just around the corner, must have also thought that our “brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham.”
But Barack Hussein Obama does not believe in self-rule. He has made this abundantly clear throughout his presidency, as he and others in his administration have fought against efforts by states, or by individuals, to truly live under self-rule. The Obama-esque vision of socialism consistently rejects self-rule in favor of collectivism: the rich must “pay their fair share” in order to support those less fortunate, the wealthy, the successful, all individuality that stands out must be villianized and discouraged in favor of some collective good that never quite seems to be in reach.
In fact, it was President Obama himself who uttered his now-infamous “You didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen” line a year or two ago. In a nation of self-rule, rugged individualism is key, and that is exactly the kind of living that Democrat/socialist/progressives like Obama reject. The whole “It takes a village” mentality, which allows too many people to mooch off of those who actually work for a living, is a good way to kill a society outright.
The IRS, the Department of Justice, the State Department, and God only knows what other facets of the Executive Branch have taken it upon themselves to ignore the rules of law and good sense, choosing instead to fulfill President Obama’s admonitions to his political allies to “bring a gun to a knife fight,” and “punish your enemies.” It is President Obama who has consistently pushed his supporters to oppose conservatives, so it is no surprise that conservatives are justly concerned. After all, by all appearances, the full power of the United States Government will soon be aligned against President Obama’s political enemies; small wonder, then, that some people are afraid.
Recent revelations from the Justice Department back up this “paranoia”: DOJ managers must, by edict of a DOJ mandate, embrace homosexuality, regardless of their personal views on the subject. Even if they don’t have to become homosexuals themselves, they must display a poster promoting ‘alternative lifestyles,’ and are mandated by DOJ rules to verbally endorse homosexuality.
The DOJ is also positioning itself to target supposed “anti-Muslim” social media messages. The jury is not in on what form this will take, but it can be assumed that messages opposing violence on the part of radical Islamists will be one of the first things in this politically-correct DOJ’s cross-hairs.
The Obama government has abandoned Constitutional governance in favor of a bizarre “whatever I want” sort of rule-of-law. The law is no longer defined by the Constitution, but is instead determined by arbitrary rules of political correctness. Right is determined by whatever is deemed right by those in power at the time.
Under these conditions, it’s no wonder that conservative Americans are paranoid….though as the saying goes, it isn’t paranoia if they really are out to get you. Conservatives have been targeted for harassment by the IRS. They have been called potential domestic terrorists by DHS, which is a part of the DOJ. Just a cursory look at the response to the Boston Marathon bombing should send shivers down any American’s spine; a heavily-populated metropolitan area was placed on lockdown with no declaration of martial law. Heavily armed and armored men patrolled the streets with tanks, and pulled families from their homes for warrant-less searches, and no probable cause other than they suspected that a terrorist was in that general area. It was a socialist’s dream, but a Constitutionalist’s nightmare.
But according to the president, “you should reject these voices.” All of these things are happening in his administration, under his watch, and yet we are supposed to believe that he knew nothing about any of them, and is enraged to hear that anyone has been targeted by the government he is supposed to be in charge of. Democratic Senators will sit in committee hearings and blame the victims of IRS harassment – because, after all, if they had just kept to themselves and not filed for tax exempt status, they wouldn’t have had to worry about being harassed by any government agency.
This is how it works in a socialist regime. Each and every day, our nation becomes more and more like the old Soviet Union. Devotion to the Party – to the government – is paramount, and if you disagree with the ruling party’s policies or actions, then they will hammer you with the full power of the United States government.
When it comes to this government and the modern Democratic party, a little bit of paranoia – or a LOT of paranoia – doesn’t make you crazy, it just proves that you’re paying attention.