Obama has used the phrase "remaking America" in several of his speeches and it always gave me pause. We as a nation do not need to be remade. Restored perhaps, but not remade. I couldn't help but wonder what he meant by this. Now I know.
Our government was set up so that the majority of the power over domestic policy lies with the legislative branch. What our founding fathers absolutely did not want was a single person in charge of everything. A voted monarche as the case may be. They created the balance of power to ensure that the bulk of that power was in the hands of many, and with a check and balance system. So what is Obama remaking us into?
With the appointment of Czar upon Czar Obama created positions of power not answerable to Congress and not voted on by the people. This was an unprecedented growth in power of the executive branch but not anything to get our knickers in a twist over, right? Well my knickers are officially twisted. With the EPA now giving themselves the authority to regulate green house gases if Congress does not, imposing onerous requirements on businesses all to fix....nothing and in spite of the will of the people, we saw another huge power grab by the executive branch of the government. Hot on the heels of that announcement we have Obama working behind the scenes to institute his plans for universal healthcare without a vote on the actual plan by Congress. He and his cronies plan to go in through the back door by moving the responsibility for the Social Security Act from the Legislative Branch to the Executive Branch.
This administrations answer to get what he wants in spite of the will of the people is to move control over the issue from the legislative to the executive branch thereby defiling our founding principle to have the power in the hands of many and NOT the hands of one.
Consider that the Executive Branch was such up with so little power in the first drafting of a Constitution - The Articles of Confederation - that the branch didn't even exist. Now that branch is snatching power from other branches with a disgusting disregard and disrespect for our entire form of government.
The ""Yes We Can" Slogan has now been revealed to translate into "Yes I can and if you don't like it I'll find a way around you."
Months ago, as a joke, I wrote a blog about Obama appointing himself King. It doesn't seem like such a joke now.
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