Americans don’t seem very concerned about President Obama’s announced dictatorship. They seem to think it’s a reasonable strategy. It’s the strategy of totalitarianism and it’s now a formidable presence in the United States government.
On Friday, at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama reiterated his plan to continue rule by dictatorship which he has labeled euphemistically a pen and phone strategy. His totalitarian methods have been greeted with applause by many. The American people seem to think it’s a good idea, possibly because they don’t like congress.
Americans’ dislike of Congress is something Mr. Obama capitalizes on to push his agenda, a clearly unconstitutional agenda.
At about 01:26 on this clip, President Obama says that he wants to keep working with congress where he can but will continue to act on his own where he must. He was talking about raising the minimum wage and adding construction jobs for union workers at the time. The goals are irrelevant. It’s about the unlawful methods he plans to apply.
He has now made Americans believe that his ongoing constitutional violations are out of necessity because congress refuses to act when in fact Republicans don’t agree with his ideas and don’t want to follow in lockstep.
The media had no problem with this direct violation of the separation of powers.
Before his first cabinet meeting in January of this year, President Obama announced that his 2014 strategy would be to rule by fiat or, as he delicately puts it, by pen and phone:
“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating,” the president said.
“I’ve got a phone that allows me to convene Americans from every walk of life, nonprofits, businesses, the private sector, universities to try to bring more and more Americans together around what I think is a unifying theme: making sure that this is a country where, if you work hard, you can make it,” he added.
President Obama will not limit himself with that pesky constitution and apparently Americans are okay with it.
When Obama gave his State of the Union speech, he again declared his intentions to violate the constitution’s separation of powers:
“America does not stand still – and neither will I,” Obama warned in his address, aimed at kick-starting a faltering second term beset by problems over the budget crisis and the botched roll-out of the Obamacare website.
“So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do,” he said.
Our congressmen gave that announcement a standing ovation and wide acceptance afterwards.
Democrats after the State of the Union speech
The men we elected to congress cheered the president for violating the constitution and ignoring half the country. They’ve been cheering him since he came to office for doing exactly that:
Democratic congressmen have demanded Obama use his pen and phone to stop deportations, legalize marijuana, limit free speech, appoint far-left judges without restrictions, apply cap & trade, pay for Planned Parenthood abortions, ban voter IDs where possible, inflict unreasonable gun laws while calling them common sense gun laws, and so on.
Some Americans are getting what they want so they are willing to forego the constitution. They won’t like it when they realize they too will one day be victims of totalitarianism, but for now, it’s all good.
With this unlimited pen and phone power, the federal government can do anything they want. For example, Obama now wants to charge tolls on federal roads. Hardworking Americans who can barely afford to get from paycheck to paycheck will have to pay to travel on all roads.
A new bill being pushed by Obama will end the tradition of free federal highways just as Obamacare ended the tradition of employer health insurance and health insurance as a retirement benefit.
Highways were considered a basic service but as the government wastes more and more money, they will use their new totalitarian powers to rob us of our resources.
This principle of unlimited government was enshrined by the Obamacare law which basically states that congress can tax us for anything and make us buy anything they want us to buy.
The government no longer works for us, we work for it. By allowing Mr. Obama unfettered powers, we have given a handful of people the power over all the people and their finances.
The National Security State under Obama is alive and well. With the help of Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein, Obama has stripped a basic provision that requires the government to reveal the number of people killed with drones each year. James Clapper, director of national intelligence, demanded that basic information be kept secret, and Barack Obama the transparent, quickly made it happen. The press has been silent.
The government can tax us to death, spy on us wherever and whenever it wants, fine us, take money from our bank accounts, target us, lie to us about anything (Benghazi, keeping your doctor and insurance, not a smidgeon of corruption et al), waste money, build an entitlement state, and brainwash our children through Common Core. They can “nudge” us on the Internet, fill the airways with propaganda, infringe on states’ rights, and take anyone’s land if they want it for “open air” or to turn it over to a private developer.
This is what a pen and phone dictatorship looks like.
It’s all groovy man, just light up another reefer: