As reported by the Examiner Thursday, Barack Obama and his team have initiated a 10-point plan to destroy America. Nine out of the 10 objectives within that plan have either been met or are in process of being met.
Thing is, he's (Obama) picking up a baton passed by his predecessor and with no small number of "establishment" RINOs clearing his way.
Codrea's assessment is 100 percent correct. George W. Bush sent the nation down a path that laid the groundwork for someone like Barack Obama to come along and take it all to a brand new level.
First there was the Patriot Act -- a largely reactionary piece of legislation that was aimed at preventing something America had never seen before on Sept. 11, 2001. The perceived need for such sweeping measures was entirely understandable. America was afraid. For the first time in our history we had been hit on our own soil by terrorists who aimed directly at the heart of the American government. Naturally the demand was that Washington "do something."
That they did. But in doing so they went way too far, encroaching on the right to privacy, the right to free speech, the right to due process, and host of other time-honored Constitutional protections. In the name of "security" these things were done, giving little or no thought to the precious liberties we were giving up in the process.
Private property rights also took a hit during those years as the Supreme Court decided in their almighty wisdom that government can declare imminent domain over private property, not for the public good as it was originally intended, but in the interest of allowing big businesses to take the property for commercial purposes only.
But none of this started with George W. Bush. Prior to his election, Bill Clinton had substantially laid the groundwork for unprecedented encroachments on Constitutionally-protected liberties. It was then that Washington passed a massive, sweeping ban on so-called "assault weapons." The Clinton administration also directly attacked the rights of religious minorities through Janet Reno's horrific massacre at Waco, Texas.
Clinton also worked to strengthen the power of the United Nations while weakening the Constitution on a number of issues. Further, he systematically dismantled dozens of military bases, cut troop levels to the danger zone, and significantly reduced funding for America's defenses. And this is not to mention a laundry list of other initiatives, some of which failed, such as "Hillarycare," the forerunner of Obamacare.
W did not restore troop levels to their pre-Clinton numbers.
And what did Congress do during these unacceptable violations of Constitutional law? Once again, Codrea is 100 percent correct. Clinton and W worked not only with Democrats but a significant number of so-called "moderate" Republicans (RINOS) who helped them each step of the way.
Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who currently serves as head of the influential conservative think-tank The Heritage Foundation, stated in 2010 that there are only a handful of true conservatives among the Republicans in the House and Senate. He stated that in both houses of Congress together he could count only about 25 conservatives.
The same could be said today. Outside of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Jim Inhofe, and Marco Rubio in the Senate, who else is boldly carrying the banner of conservative/libertarian principles championed by the likes of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, or Calvin Coolidge?
Over in the House, the chamber is held tightly in the grip of eastern establishment elitists, such as John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.
In short, having an "R" beside one's name does not guarantee conservative votes. Those in Congress who have demonstrated that they are determined to restore the Constitution as the final rule of law and to repeal hundreds of unconstitutional laws are few and far between.
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