"And in year one he is well within schedule !"
There are very good reasons why the United States of America is still worthy of being referred to as the greatest country is the world. This Nation's very existence is a tribute to the unflagging spirit of innovation, courage and self-determination.
But most importantly, America provides an exemplary model for what the concept of freedom is supposed to look like in real time, which other countries seek to emulate. That is not the myopic and pretentious declaration of a naive urbanite -- it is a demonstrable truth. Try living overseas for a little while and you will see what I mean.
This spirit of freedom which built our country is presently in jeopardy. It is being stealthily undermined by the peculiar form of government which the Obama administration is determined to institutionalize;
a government with a lust for control that is more expansive in scope than many seem to realize;
and one which tries to arrogate
- contrary to the principles of the Founding Fathers
- far more power than it was originally intended to wield.
Amongst the primary objectives the Obama administration has set out to accomplish are:
a complete restructuring of our economy in accordance with the President's socialist construct;
the establishment of a federally run Health Care System;
the reshaping of our military prowess into an obsolete commodity;
a gradual consolidation under the Executive Branch of authority commonly delegated to the Judicial and the Legislative Branches;
and finally, the legal prohibition of aired dissent from any assembly or media outlet which happens to disagree with the president or seeks to divulge the potentially deleterious effects of his policies.
A key element of this strategy is to create a narrative which questions the plausibility of a majority elected government in a free society like ours,
entertaining and eventually actualizing such illiberal aspirations, and portrays the Obama administration as one that is not engaged in clandestine operations as has been unfairly alleged;
and that any evidences to the contrary are merely the unintended consequences of nobler initiatives which have been skewed by the media, or most likely part of a smear conspiracy from his right wing detractors.
But since the Obama administration has indeed shown that it does entertain such aspirations, and that it plans to make good on them, let us then briefly examine every one of these rather ambitious objectives in terms of their respective strategies, if for no other reason than to offer some kind of preparatory grounds for resistance.
1. The complete restructuring of our economy in accordance with Obama's socialist construct.
What has hereto been recognized as one of the most robust, leading economies in the world, has been pillaged by this administration's pork-laden spending initiatives, which boast of having yielded only imaginary booms in nonexistent districts. This novel approach to spurring economic growth has not only infected an already swollen National debt, it has internationally devalued our own currency, and inspired the wholesale federalization of major, privately run financial institutions.
Moreover, a growing reluctance of these new, federally owned entities in assisting private entrepreneurial ventures, compounded by a sustained increase in unemployment, has resulted in a prevailing mood of despondency and a loss of faith in our financial strength, forcing consumers back into the vicious cycle of reliance in a government that is more than willing to conditionally rescue them from their dire predicament, relieving them of any fiscal accountability and further eroding their personal liberties.
2. The establishment of a federally run Health Care System
The current administration insists on highlighting this country's presumed moral obligation to support the contentious alternative of a Public Option contained in the President's Health Care bill, since it believes that -- except for the unborn -- optimum health is the inalienable right of every person. What they do not admit to is that this Option will be subsidized in large measure by taxing private businesses and other Insurance providers, who will then defray these rising costs by charging consumers with higher premiums and deductions. Of course the latter will have no recourse, but to "choose" this Public Option, rather than be penalized by a Government that is more than equal to the task of spawning notoriously inefficient bureaucracies, and whose idea of fairness is to tax the competition out of existence.
3. The reshaping of our military prowess into an obsolete commodity.
President Obama continues to posture himself against the informed judgment of seasoned military personnel on the ground. He gratuitously procrastinates when called upon to provide the reinforcements needed to bring a resolution to the two major conflicts we are presently engaged in; and his progressive impulses compel him to view the military culture as one that should epitomize the cardinal liberal virtues of "diversity" and "tolerance".
Yet in spite of the injurious effect of his constant dithering on the morale of our Armed Forces, Obama goes one step further toward rendering our military optional, by taking the unprecedented initiative of bowing down before foreign despots, armed with the profoundly naïve expectation that such gestures will eventually incur their favor and prevent future aggression.
Sadly, these gestures have only helped to create an image of America as a weak, decadent, and self-effacing Nation en route to becoming the next fallen empire.