“It’s been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we’re not even halfway there yet. When I said ‘change we can believe in’ I didn’t say ‘change we can believe in tomorrow.’ Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we’ve got this big, messy, tough democracy,” President Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago
Our government is not a democracy. It is a Republic with three equal branches of government, or, at least, they were equal before 2008. The Executive Branch – Obama – is taking extraordinary power from Congress and from the hands of the people. At some point, it will be irreversible. He is doing it via agency regulations, executive orders, rules, and “diplomacy.”
Regulations.gov is the government’s website which lists all new regulations. You can comment on the site if you don’t like the regulations, but can you keep up with them? They are being written so quickly that it takes an army of people to just read them and understand the implications.
If you look at the site, you will see that in the last 90 days, an incredible 5,874 new regulations have been written. [and they call people on the right extremists?]
It was Podesta’s left wing organization, the Center for American Progress, that advised the president to step over Congress because Congress failed to act. It has proven to be a good excuse for all but abandoning one branch of government and trampling our Constitution.
Podesta’s Center for American Progress, in their definitive essay, “The Power of the President, Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change” outlines a blueprint for a U.S. Presidency that rules by fiat and ignores the laws of the nation. [He certainly has done that with immigration, DOMA, and numerous other laws. Whether you agree with him or not, does the end justify the means?]
Using obfuscating language, the essay encourages the President to use the powers they think he has to ignore Congress and the confines of the Constitution. It outlines a plan for an extremely powerful Executive Branch.
They advise the President to use his “constitutional powers:”
- Executive orders
- Agency management
- Convening and creating public-private partnerships [crony socialism]
- Commanding the armed forces [sequestration?]
- Diplomacy [lying?]
Obama likes to manufacture a crisis to help propagandize actions which would normally repulse the American public.