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An Imperial Presidency Threatens the Liberty of Every Citizen.

January 29, 2014

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I don’t like to talk about BHO here at my new blog.  But when the State of the Union propaganda circus happens, I feel that I must write and expose it.

Did you watch BHO’s boring speech last night?  My husband and I tried to.  But he got up and left the room after just 5 minutes of BHO’s blathering.  I sat on my computer reading email and looking at blog posts while enduring the background noise of BHO’s voice on TV.  But then, the dogs needed to go out.  It was a welcome relief to leave the room for a while.

Fox News had great follow-up; especially when Frank Luntz shared what his focus group of Dems and Republicans had to say about the liar-in-chief.  Also, when the dials were shown of Republicans, Independents and Democrats, they ALL WENT DOWN to  the low 30’s level when BHO finally brought up [40 minutes into speech] his horrid BHOscare Hellcare!  This revealed that even ordinary American Democrats hate this awful legislation!!  It’s too bad that they didn’t research how bad it would be before the last election.  The mid-term elections will be here in November.  I think that it will be a tsunami wipe-out of Dems who voted for the crappy bill!

I had to chuckle when I read Matt Walsh’s blog headline this morning:

The Matt Walsh Blog

For the love of God, can we just abolish the State of the Union Address  already?

It’s only in recent times that the State of the Union has become this sickening pageant of Washingtonian self-worship.

If you aren’t offended by it, you aren’t paying attention.

I’ve felt this way for a while, but never have my feelings been more pronounced than tonight. President Obama — after a year chock full o’ scandals, corruption, ineptitude, and failure — made his WWE-style entrance into the House chamber. He shook hands with the sycophants crowding the aisle, and soaked in the glow of a thunderous, fantastically undeserved applause.

Then he stood before them and lied, and they applauded. And he cited dozens of clichéd and fabricated anecdotes, and they applauded. And he repeated promises he’s already broken 5 times (example: “this needs to be the year we… close Guantanamo Bay!”), and they applauded. And he made plainly absurd statements about imaginary “gender wage gaps,” and they applauded. And he constructed fallacious straw men, and they applauded.

The State of the Union Address was indistinguishable from something you’d hear at a DNC convention. It was a political pep rally, which is all it’s been for many years. Only at this pep rally he has uniformed military on hand as stage props, and the entire body of Congress sitting by with their tongues wagging, ready to jump and bark like trained dogs.

It’s all really quite disgusting.

There’s nothing worthwhile  about any of it. At best, it’s an irrelevant and superficial exercise in talking point recitation. At worst, it’s a monarchical demonstration of arrogance and elitism. [click on link above to read it all.]

I like how Greg Gutfeld of Fox News’ “The Five” show described the people who would be lining up on either side of the entry route. He called them “poodles” – you know – the lapdog sycophant photo-op Dems from the House and Senate who shake hands with the liar of the year as he walks towards the podium. I didn’t check yet, but I doubt that the Dem Congressmen/women or Senators who are up for re-election in red states appeared in the tail-wagging poodle line-up. In fact, there have been news reports that when BHO is going to be in their specific states campaigning (which seems to be the ONLY thing he knows how to do!) and bloviating about some non-accomplishment; such [bad] law-makers beat feet out of there so that they don’t have to appear with their former buddy who has been exposed as a big liar –  and who continues to ruin health care for millions of Americans.

Another great article today was found over at The Last Refuge blog:

The Last Refuge

Ted Cruz Op-Ed “The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama”
Copy of post and excerpt of article:
In the nation’s history, there is simply no precedent for an American president so wantonly ignoring federal law…

TED CRUZ – Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president’s persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat. On Monday, Mr. Obama acted unilaterally to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contracts, the first of many executive actions the White House promised would be a theme of his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

The president’s taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology. The great 18th-century political philosopher Montesquieu observed: “There can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistrates.” America’s Founding Fathers took this warning to heart, and we should too.

Rule of law doesn’t simply mean that society has laws; dictatorships are often characterized by an abundance of laws. Rather, rule of law means that we are a nation ruled by laws, not men. That no one—and especially not the president—is above the law. For that reason, the U.S. Constitution imposes on every president the express duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Yet rather than honor this duty, President Obama has openly defied it by repeatedly suspending, delaying and waiving portions of the laws he is charged to enforce. When Mr. Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws. He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

On many of those policy issues, reasonable minds can disagree. Mr. Obama may be right that some of those laws should be changed. But the typical way to voice that policy disagreement, for the preceding 43 presidents, has been to work with Congress to change the law. If the president cannot persuade Congress, then the next step is to take the case to the American people. As President Reagan put it: “If you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat” of electoral accountability.

President Obama has a different approach. As he said recently, describing his executive powers: “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone.” Under the Constitution, that is not the way federal law is supposed to work.

The Obama administration has been so brazen in its attempts to expand federal power that the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the Justice Department’s efforts to expand federal power nine times since January 2012. […]

That would be wrong—and it is the Obama precedent that is opening the door for future lawlessness. As Montesquieu knew, an imperial presidency threatens the liberty of every citizen. Because when a president can pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore, he is no longer a president. (continue reading)

The only good thing that happened last night was the thundering and long applause for Army Ranger Cory Remsburg!

However, it is unfortunate that those who lost their lives and were injured at the Fort Hood terrorist massacre were not given such honor as well. In fact, one of the survivors who was shot 7 times and lived (but one bullet remains inside him) appeared on Fox News and stated his dismay that Nidal Hassan’s murderous rampage wasn’t given the proper description of TERRORIST ATTACK. Lunatic Eric Holder unbelievably labeled it as “workplace violence.” That still makes my blood boil with contempt towards the worst AG in American history! The long list of grievances against him might challenge the long list of BHO’s crimes!

When I get angry about all the harm being done to our nation and people because of this horrible administration, I pick up my Bible and read.

Pro 29:2

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Pro 21:7

The violence of the wicked will destroy them, [fn]
Because they refuse to do justice.

Pro 24:25

But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
And a good blessing will come upon them.

Psa 1:5

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psa 1:6

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Isa 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Who are the righteous?

Rom 10:3

For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Rom 10:4

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Rom 10:8

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” [fn] (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

Rom 10:9

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Rom 10:10

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Rom 10:11

For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” [fn]

Jhn 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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