“To be honest with you, I don’t have a view of what are natural rights independent of the Constitution.” ~ Justice Elena Kagan who does not believe in unalienable rights
What will President Obama’s administration be like if he is re-elected and has “more flexibility?”
President Obama, who is at least as far left as Justice Ginsberg, might prefer a new Progressive Constitution over the next four years. He doesn’t honor the one we have and has appointed two justices who believe it is a “living” document in which all currently guaranteed rights are relative.
Justice Ginsberg recently told Egyptians that she admired the South African Constitution. That particular constitution is considered one of the most progressive in the world. For example, their freedom of speech provision is qualified in a dangerous way – a citizen has freedom of speech until the government says they don’t.
The Obama administration has talked about limiting free speech if the government believes it is causing harm or if someone is lying, an alarming interpretation of the government’s rights over its citizens.
South Africa’s definition of free speech –
16. Freedom of expression
- Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes
- freedom of the press and other media;
- freedom to receive or impart information or ideas;
- freedom of artistic creativity; and
- Academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.
- The right in subsection (1) does not extend to
- propaganda for war;
- incitement of imminent violence; or
- advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm.
The Constitution of South Africa reads like the proposed U.S. Progressive Constitution of 2020. There are no gun rights and there are no guaranteed rights to private property in either of the constitutions.
Then there is Executive Order National Preparedness Resources Preparation. Under this EO, if President Obama decides there is a national emergency, he potentially has the power to assume dictatorial powers.
The number of dangerous bills, rules, and EO’s under this administration should make your skin crawl. President Obama is following the recommendations of The Center for American Progress who advised President Obama to ignore Congress and rule by administrative fiat. He has followed their recommendations and assumed unprecedented powers. Read here: The Power of the President, Recommendations for Progressive Change
In this video, Dick Morris presents a good summary of why some people are afraid of Obama’s latest Executive Order and the congressionally approved NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) –
The NDAA is concerning, especially since the Republicans voted for it. Congress caved on the White House demand to include the provision that U.S. citizens can be detained indefinitely without trial. Why did Obama demand this provision and why did the Republicans go along with it?
We are ceding our freedoms because we might have a homegrown terrorist? Meanwhile, Obama wanted to try all terrorists quickly in civil court and close Guantanamo so why would he want this provision?
The EO (Executive Order) for National Preparedness Resources Preparation redefines “national emergency’ in very vague terms. Why?
Dick Morris rightly links it to the NDAA – together they are powerful tools for the Executive Branch of government.
Take a look at these quotes from Business Insider –
…Presidential candidate Ron Paul on NDAA: “…bold and dangerous attempt to establish martial law in America.”
Rep. Justin Amash: NDAA was “carefully crafted to mislead the public.”
Amnesty International: “Provisions that were snuck into the bill with little notice from mainstream media could spell indefinite detention without a hearing, keep Guantanamo open, and hinder fair trials.”
And Americans, despite some pro-Obama spin to the contrary, are definitely targeted by NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions. As Salon columnist and constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald explained: “Myth #3: U.S. citizens are exempted from this new bill: This is simply false, at least when expressed so definitively and without caveats. The bill is purposely muddled on this issue which is what is enabling the falsehood.”
The American broadcast media has been eerily silent on NDAA’s passage into law, despite the fact that foreign newspapers and broadcast networks have been covering this as one of their top international stories.
Yesterday, however, FOX News began to let NDAA mentions seep into their news coverage. Which reminds me, folks! There is a grassroots movement to convince News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch to invite me on FOX News, so that I can discuss the dangers posed by the NDAA, and SOPA, which is a radical Internet censorship bill Congress plans to vote on later this month. (SOPA would make online criticism of NDAA subject to government censorship and deletion. Profoundly scary. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has warned that SOPA “would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.”)…Read more: Business Insider
The following article is by Constitutional lawyer, KrisAnne Hall, and in it, she discusses the issue no one else will talk about –
Exclusive: Secret Group Helping Obama Destroy the Constitution
By KrisAnne Hall KrisAnneHall.com
March 28, 2012
On March 2, 2012 I gave a legal analysis of HR347/S1794 (which included some links to frightening government abuses) and how it unquestionably violates the First Amendment. Upon hearing numerous reports the following week, I realized that the people are not getting the whole truth.
For those who have not read my blog, please do so, but here is a brief summary. HR 347 and S 1794, the ‘‘Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011” has nothing to do with improving landscaping around federal buildings. This bill is being presented as a No Trespassing bill. Reasonable people understand that restrictions and protections are needed for government officials and government functions. However, this legislation makes it a federal crime to simply DISRUPT the ORDERLY CONDUCT of government. …Read more: KrisAnneHall.com
I find that I am on the same page as many on the left, including the ACLU, when it comes to, not only the NDAA, but SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act). People really need to become familiar with these bills. SOPA isn’t gone, it’s been temporarily put on hold. PIPA, the Senate counterpart, was passed but hit a wall when online companies enforced a blackout day. It isn’t gone but it is undergoing an overhaul. Chris Dodd — the head of the Hollywood Lobby — is bragging that he’s working on a new insider deal to push through SOPA-like legislation.
Then there is the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty – one of the more outrageous recommendations from the TPP is to treat copyright infringers as if they were Somali pirates. It allows an international court to supersede our constitutional rights.
There is a new bill CISPA or Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act which is the latest Internet enemy.
CISPA is a cyber-security legislation that makes SOPA and PIPA look tame. The bill is meant to defend companies from cyber attacks and theft.
CISPA, if passed, would amend the 1947 National Security Act to allow the Director of National Intelligence to define how classified information would be shared. The bill does not specify which agencies Internet service providers would disclose customer data to, but there is a “very real possibility” that it could go to the National Security Agency or the Department of Defense’s Cybercommand, according to the Center of Democracy and Technology. (PC Mag)
Have you read about the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty?
Obama signed the Anti-Counterfeiting EO on October 1, 2011, bypassing the Senate, and implementing what is in effect a treaty. At least 26 EU nations and China signed it, with a total of 153 nations so far. Several EU nations protested in the streets against the unpopular treaty. It appears to be too late to do anything about it at this point. The President and some Senators say it does not change existing law protecting our rights, but they are wrong.
Obama signed it without passing it onto the Senate by calling it an agreement, which enabled him to ignore U.S. treaty requirements as dictated by our constitution. The Senate has allowed this.
U.S. Constitutional scholars disagree that this is within Executive authority.
Professors Jack Goldsmith and Larry Lessig, questioned the Constitutionality of the executive agreement classification in 2010 –
The president has no independent constitutional authority over intellectual property or communications policy, and there is no long historical practice of making sole executive agreements in this area. To the contrary, the Constitution gives primary authority over these matters to Congress, which is charged with making laws that regulate foreign commerce and intellectual property.
This treaty/agreement, is SOPA light, and some of the more troubling aspects have been removed. While people were battling PIPA and SOPA, Obama knew full well he had this agreement floating out there in yet one more sly deception.
The governing body for this “agreement” will be the UN or a World Trade Organization or something similar and, in effect, we are ceding our constitutional rights to the world organization.
Executive Order 13575 seized the heartland, laying the groundwork for the UN Agenda 21, which will be enacted at our expense. There is a UN request for us to share 25% of our natural resources with the world. It is not clear what we will get in return (irony here).
The first paragraph of the order reads:
Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
As the Executive Order references “sustainable rural communities,” it uses one of the key phrases found in the UN plan for sustainable development known as Agenda 21. The order is intended to seize greater power over “food, fiber, and energy,” items that are key to human existence.
EO 13514: On October 5, 2009, President Obama set the stage for the federal government to become the nation’s biggest customer for green products and services. In Executive Order 13514, Obama directed federal agencies to use their purchasing power to “foster markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, products and services”. He ordered agencies to save water, increase energy efficiency, use more renewable energy and less fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build high-performance buildings. To green the federal supply chain, the President directed that 95 percent of all new purchases must contain recycled content and be energy efficient, water-efficient, bio-based, non-toxic and environmentally preferable.
Following this EO directive, in January, 2011, The Presidential Climate Action Project, or PCAP, released an extensive list of recommendations for the White House in a 75-page paper entitled, “Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy.”
Read about the Law of the Sea Treaty, the ICC, and the small arms treaty here.
All this is happening while the UN is calling for the global governance of the world’s resources.
Obamacare was never about healthcare. Obamacare was always about power and control. If you as an individual lose control of your healthcare, what else is there? IRS agents will implement the Healthcare Law – IRS AGENTS! Obama is not waiting for the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare and has sent $500 million to the IRS for the hiring of IRS agents to enforce Obamacare.
If Obamacare is not overturned by SCOTUS, we will be on the fast track to a single payer (socialist) system because the health insurance companies cannot survive it. It will be financially unsustainable. Why are we passing Obamacare while Medicare and Social Security are on life support?
If Obama is re-elected, he might well have the opportunity to appoint enough justices to SCOTUS to control that branch of government. The problem with that is he does not believe in the rule of law, he believes in rule by emotional considerations from a left point of view.
Obama has nationalized GM, AIG and a number of banks are beholden to him. He has force-fed green energy companies with our tax dollars despite the fact that they are not ready for market. He has played with the law and placed donors and unions ahead of the taxpayers in case-after-case.
Obama’s war on fossil fuels has made us more dependent on foreign oil. He is currently destroying the coal industry via the EPA and no one in the lamestream media is talking about it. Forty-nine percent of our electricity depends on coal. It will be hard to run those electric cars once he has destroyed the industry.
His foreign policy is equally strange. He has insulted and abandoned our allies while aligning himself with our enemies. He fostered, promoted, helped fund the Arab Spring which has brought radical Islam to power throughout much of the Middle East and parts of Africa. The danger this poses to Israel is something he seems unconcerned about.
He even turned over much of our space industry to the Russians.
Obama recently told Medvedev that he will be able to do more after the election when he is more flexible. The “more flexible Obama” will most certainly eliminate the missile defense shield and obliterate 80% of our nuclear armaments. It might also include a draft which is currently included in Obama’s National Preparedness Resources Preparation.
Obama has divided us according to race, class, religion and political persuasions. He encourages the lawless behavior of the OWS and says nothing when the New Black Panthers put a bounty on a man’s head. He is at war with religion and is doing his best to divide the Catholic Church from within. Obama has exploited the differences of opinion held by the liberal wing of the Catholic Church.
Then there is the unfettered debt and deficit spending. The EU which is in self-destruct mode owes $6 trillion. We owe $15.6 trillion. Our budgets of over $3 trillion a year rely on extraordinary deficit spending – we borrow over $.40 on every dollar. We have not passed a budget in over 1074 days. The Democrats voted down Obama’s budgets.
This spending is the most extreme case of generational theft to ever be legitimized in this country and much of it is going to support special interest groups and welfare entitlements. Food stamps are up 45% under Obama and the new electronic transmissions he holds so dear have increased the fraud in the system.
Taxes will rise during an Obama second term. Stephen Moore, writer for the WSJ, believes they will go to 62%. Read here: Raise the taxes
Suffocating regulations have stifled business growth. Government agencies are raiding guitar factories on trumped up charges and shutting down Amish farms for producing organic milk. GE is bringing our jet technology to China and Obama is supporting drilling in Brazil. Those are only a few examples. We will see a lot more of this. Read here: Regulations
People wonder if I am not overly concerned about the National Popular Vote Compact, after all, didn’t most New York Republicans support the NY version of the bill last year? It must be okay, right? Think again. The NPVC has the potential to forever alter the Constitution and the Presidential election at a time when the country is in the hands of the most extreme President we have ever known. Read more: Interview with a tea party leader
Open border policies will continue with eventual full amnesty under Obama – those are all Democratic voters.
In the end, the USA will be unrecognizable under four more years of President Obama.