Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Grand Inquisitor of the United State

In a previous post, I touched on how the United States is veering from the path of being a free country, toward being an oppressive, totalitarian nation - the few readers I have are an educated crowd, and, I'm sure, realized this long before I started to blog.

Specifically, though, in that post, I played with the name of my beloved country; how this nation is becoming "the United State". I ended by asking at what point our "thin blue line" became our Inquisition.

President Obama has a reputation for being a Constitutional scholar, though, when asked by a young boy what it took to be President, he certainly did not avail himself of the opportunity to demonstrate his knowledge of the Constitutional requirements of the job. (Link.)

Well, he has another chance.

Arizona now has a law, some provisions of which are unconstitutional infringements on the rights of US citizens.

This is in violation of the 14th Amendment (emphasis added):

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

When confronted with similar situations - for example, during the Civil Rights era - past Presidents sent in federal agents, sent in federal troops, federalized the local National Guard, and did other things to protect the privileges and immunities of US citizens from the enforcement of local laws that abridged them.

In recent decades, however, when federal agents and federal troops have been sent in, it has not been to protect the rights of citizens, but to trample upon them.

Obama could now show us that he really does stand for positive change that we can believe in. He could send in troops to secure our border, and to protect the rights of Americans from infringement by the state of Arizona.

But, he won't.

I saw Clinton coming. I knew what kind of President he was going to be, and I was right on the money.

After Clinton, I was so happy to have someone that I thought would restore honorable government to our country that I did not see Bush-43 coming. It took a couple of years before I got his number.

I saw both Obama and McCain coming, and knew pretty much what we would get with either. I was right on the money again.

I know, though, that many people who saw what Bush-43 did are still thinking about Obama the way I was thinking about Bush-43 in the wake of the Clinton Presidency.

If our Constitutional-scholar-President sends federal agents or troops to Arizona, it will not be to protect the people's rights; it will be to stomp on them.

In his support of failed policies from previous administrations (not just Bush's, but Clinton's and beyond), Obama has furthered the cause of a corrupt federal government that is radical and out of control, in violation of the supreme law of our land, and using lesser laws that conflict with this supreme law to oppress innocent Americans.

Continuing a trend started years ago, under Barack Obama, the office of President of the United States has become the office of the Grand Inquisitor of the United State.

1 comment:

  1. Being a "constitutional scholar" guarentees nothing; it especially doesn't guarentee Americans a leader that honors and holds sacred what our founding fathers established.

    IN the last 100 years the U.S. has not had a President that practiced and upheld the U.S. Constituiton; and Obama is no different; stating that he sees the U.S. Constitution as a burden...

    It's man's seathing lust for power, selfish greed and desire for world domination that has lead our country away from the potential of being TRUELY A GREAT LEADER- by humain and upright example - right to where we are today...violating the law of our own land. Because of this coruption we are bankrupt,in bed with other questionable governments,and getting away with, lies, illegal wars, torture, and murder. We are nothing but a bunch of flagwaving jingos (tea baggers) that hang on the words of demagogery and justify our "means" by the "ends", regardless of what those means are.

    Of course we can "see the future"...history spells it out; We have been moving faster and faster towards a BIG government, less liberty, less independence, less humainity and more and more towards collective socialism for nearly a century now. These last 20 years feel like were moving at hyper-space!

    False entitlements have diminished our expectations...At this point the U.S. is just another type of EMPIRE fulfilling a that started out with good intentions but soon became scarred of its own shadow and will eventually fall by its own weight (fear, ignorance, and selfishness). We are in a state of social decline and system decline.