Will Washington’s Failures Lead To Second American Revolution? — By Ernest S. Christian and Gary A. Robbins

You say you want a revolution?

Well, just recently the following article appeared in Investors Business Daily. I reproduce it here in full because America is currently under the thumb of people like this:



From Investors Business Daily:

The Internet is a large-scale version of the “Committees of Correspondence” that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington’s failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.

People are asking, “Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?”

Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency.

Too many overreaching laws give the president too much discretion to make too many open-ended rules controlling too many aspects of our lives. There’s no end to the harm an out-of-control president can do.

Bill Clinton lowered the culture, moral tone and strength of the nation — and left America vulnerable to attack. When it came, George W. Bush stood up for America, albeit sometimes clumsily.

Barack Obama, however, has pulled off the ultimate switcheroo: He’s diminishing America from within — so far, successfully.

He may soon bankrupt us and replace our big merit-based capitalist economy with a small government-directed one of his own design.

He is undermining our constitutional traditions: The rule of law and our Anglo-Saxon concepts of private property hang in the balance. Obama may be the most “consequential” president ever.

The Wall Street Journal’s steadfast Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote that Barack Obama is “an alien in the White House.”

His bullying and offenses against the economy and job creation are so outrageous that CEOs in the Business Roundtable finally mustered the courage to call him “anti-business.” Veteran Democrat Sen. Max Baucus blurted out that Obama is engineering the biggest government-forced “redistribution of income” in history.

Fear and uncertainty stalk the land. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says America’s financial future is “unusually uncertain.”

A Wall Street “fear gauge” based on predicted market volatility is flashing long-term panic. New data on the federal budget confirm that record-setting deficits in the $1.4 trillion range are now endemic.

Obama is building an imperium of public debt and crushing taxes, contrary to George Washington’s wise farewell admonition: “cherish public credit … use it as sparingly as possible … avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt … bear in mind, that towards the payment of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not … inconvenient and unpleasant … .”

Opinion polls suggest that in the November mid-term elections, voters will replace the present Democratic majority in Congress with opposition Republicans — but that will not necessarily stop Obama.

A President Obama intent on achieving his transformative goals despite the disagreement of the American people has powerful weapons within reach. In one hand, he will have a veto pen to stop a new Republican Congress from repealing ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank takeover of banks.

In the other, he will have a fistful of executive orders, regulations and Obama-made fiats that have the force of law.

Under ObamaCare, he can issue new rules and regulations so insidiously powerful in their effect that higher-priced, lower-quality and rationed health care will quickly become ingrained, leaving a permanent stain.

Under Dodd-Frank, he and his agents will control all credit and financial transactions, rewarding friends and punishing opponents, discriminating on the basis of race, gender and political affiliation. Credit and liquidity may be choked by bureaucracy and politics — and the economy will suffer.

He and the EPA may try to impose by “regulatory” fiats many parts of the cap-and-trade and other climate legislation that failed in the Congress.

And by executive orders and the in terrorem effect of an industrywide “boot on the neck” policy, he can continue to diminish energy production in the United States.

By the trick of letting current-law tax rates “expire,” he can impose a $3.5 trillion 10-year tax increase that damages job-creating capital investment in an economy struggling to recover. And by failing to enforce the law and leaving America’s borders open, he can continue to repopulate America with unfortunate illegals whose skill and education levels are low and whose political attitudes are often not congenial to American-style democracy.

A wounded rampaging president can do much damage — and, like Caesar, the evil he does will live long after he leaves office, whenever that may be.

The overgrown, un-pruned power of the presidency to reward, punish and intimidate may now be so overwhelming that his re-election in 2012 is already assured — Chicago-style.

• Christian, an attorney, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Ford administration.

• Robbins, an economist, served at the Treasury Department in the Reagan administration.

Please remember: the revolution will not be televised, but it will be broadcast live right here. Stay tuned.

21 Comments

  • Redmond

    August 2, 2010

    That video was amazing!!
    You should have also posted the one from the congressman who claimed that the us border was “secure”…
    Classic
    How have these people become so out of touch?

  • Ronbo

    August 3, 2010

    I am hearing more and more people say, “Bring the revolution on!”

    People are sick of working and carrying the parasites of society.

    They’re sick of union thugs being shown favoritism.

    They’re sick of of all the immoral crap being rammed down our throats.

    They’re sick of the federal government telling us we’re now going to be paying for abortions.

    They’re sick of all the political correctness.

    They’re sick of our government being robbed.

    They’re sick of future generations being robbed.

    They’re sick of the government waste.

    They’re sick of idiots running and ruining this nation.

    WE ARE SICK OF THE OBAMA REGIME AND THE RULE OF THE DEMOCOMMIE PARTY!

    “BRING THE REVOLUTION ON! SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!”

  • Thomas Paine

    August 3, 2010

    libraries, roads, fire departments, police and all the other infrastructures that have made america a great nation do not come for free, tea-bagger hypocrites.

  • Nick

    August 3, 2010

    Look, I love making fun of tea baggers as much as the next guy, but I’m pretty sure that lady in the audience was talking about health care, not roads and fire departments. I’m not even necessarily against the new health care plan, but I have to admit Pete’s answer to the woman’s question was pathetic.

  • Marshep

    August 3, 2010

    Wow. Ronbo lays on a red-meat rant, which Nick ignores, and instead scoffs at the politician. Isn’t that a bit out of character?

  • Ronbo

    August 5, 2010

    “red-meat rant?”

    Just telling it like it is – Middle America is busy stocking guns and ammunition, drawing up lists of traitors and reading Army FM 101, “The Land Battle.”

    The decades long time of talking and attempting to reason with the Left is ending.

    The time of bloody revolution is about to begin.

    “To arms, Citizens! Form your battalions! Let’s March!”

    SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS – DEATH TO TRAITORS!

  • Nick

    August 5, 2010

    Fuck yeah! Count me in!

    ###

    Nick’s Official List of Traitors Who Will Be on the Receiving End of My Stockpiled Guns and Ammunition During the First Annual TEOTWAWKI Party, Sponsored by Ronbo, Inc. (“Time’s up, you immoral democommie fags!”)

    1. Bob Saget
    2. Dora the Explorer
    3. Dick Butkus
    4. Stephen Hawking
    5. Anyone with a pulse

    TUAM MATREM FECI!

  • Marshep

    August 5, 2010

    I like a good steak and bottle of red as much as the next guy. Tell away. No offense, I was just striving for brevity.
    Nick wins “Over the Top” award for August so far, LOL!

  • Ronbo

    August 6, 2010

    http://blogsforvictory.com/2010/07/31/hey-this-obama-guy-might-force-a-second-american-revolution/

    As my alter ego RAMBO would say, “The Leftards drew First Blood.”

  • Ronbo

    August 6, 2010

    A Patriot proscription list – if one really existed – would have Comrade Mayor Bloomberg The Idiot near the top and not a bunch of late night Leftard comedians.

    http://ronbosoldier.blogspot.com/2010/08/mayor-bloombergs-name-added-to-patriot.html

    Come to think of it – a list of traitors eligible for summary revolutionary justice if they plunge the country into civil war/revolution might defuse the current situation that is becoming increasingly more violent thanks to the actions of Comrade Obama and Company. After all, if one’s own head is one the chopping block it concentrates the mind wonderfully well to a survival mode.

    Also, don’t screw with the Eagle.

  • Ronbo

    August 6, 2010

    “After all, if one’s own head is one the chopping block it concentrates the mind wonderfully well to a survival mode.”

    Correction:

    “After all, if one’s own head is on the chopping block it concentrates the mind wonderfully well to a survival mode that includes not messing with the Eagle.”

  • Nick

    August 6, 2010

    Lots of talk, but I’m not seeing a lot of freedom fighting coming from you, Ronbo. Audie Murphy didn’t talk those bucketheads to death, you know.

    But kudos to you for butchering Samuel Johnson!

  • Marshep

    August 6, 2010

    I didn’t screw with any eagles, don’t know which Eagle you would capitalize, and Nick is out there with a video clip just barely related. Odd, I’d think Nick would be more inclined to twist Ronbo’s tail.
    Ray has stated that, in effect, the system has failed, and that the only solution is a second American Revolution.
    I find it interesting that what I stated last year is becoming mainstream – or at least in non-liberal circles – thought. In particular, this is in reference to the “ruling class” or “aristocracy” as I dubbed it. I see many more people are coming around to that conclusion, too.

  • Ronbo

    August 6, 2010

    “Lots of talk, but I’m not seeing a lot of freedom fighting coming from you, Ronbo. Audie Murphy didn’t talk those bucketheads to death, you know.

    But kudos to you for butchering Samuel Johnson!”

    FUCK YOU…YOU LOUSY LEFTARD SCUM OF THE EARTH!!!

    YOU MOTHERFUCKERS WORTHLESS PARASITES STARTED THIS CIVIL WAR – AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO STICK YOUR VIOLENCE UP YOUR ASS AND PULL THE TRIGGER!

    YOU ARE NOT AN AMERICAN…YOU ARE A FUCKING TRAITOR!

  • Nick

    August 6, 2010

    ARGLE BARGLE HAMHOCK DIPTSTICK KIMCHI DIM SUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU ARE NOT A BLOGGER!!!!!!!! YOU ARE A FUCKING HALFWIT WITH A TRS-80 WITH A BROKEN CAPS LOCK!!!!! YOU ARE NOT A FREEDOM FIGHTER!!!!!!!(@#%#@$*%&*^ YOU ARE A FUCKING COWARD AND A PUSSY!!!!!!##$!!!!!

    And in conclusion…

    FUCKING HALFWIT DIPSHIT WO ONLY WISHES HE ACTUALLY SERVED VALIANTLY IN THE ARMED SERVICES WROTE: “stick your violence up your ass and pull the trigger!”

    To which I can only reply: “…until it goes ‘click.”

    (Seriously, is there NOTHING that cannot be tied back to this movie?)

  • Marshep

    August 7, 2010

    I see Nick can still piss off the locals.

  • Nick

    August 7, 2010

    We’re just having a spirited discussion.

  • Marshep

    August 8, 2010

    Team America, Fuck Yeah!

  • Ross Wolf

    August 10, 2010

    Americans Talk Revolution, State Secession, Anything To Get Away From Obama Government.

    Americans’ anger builds daily against Obama and his Czar appointed Government intent on forcing down the throats of Americans a hybrid form of Marxist/Socialism. America already has reached pre-revolution level. Unless Obama’s relentless attacks on the Constitution and Freedom of Americans are abated, it is foreseeable something might happen to set off millions of Patriot Americans. Obama’s leftist supporters should read history to get a historical perspective how fast a population (Americans) might unite to come together against a perceived enemy.

    If Obama wasn’t concerned about Americans revolting, his administration would not be relentless to pass laws and regulations to cripple bloggers and other alternative media communicating real news that Citizens, grass-roots organizations and others depend on to make informed decisions.

    Obama and his NeoMarxists intend to drown out, shut up the Voice of Patriot Americans. Obama’s support of the DISCLOSE Act confirmed what many Americans believed; that Obama intends to strangle the flow of information and replace it with his leftist propaganda. When communists have attempted or taken over a country, their first step was to control the media and all forms of public communications to control Civilian populations. The Obama administration is using its government power to censor, shut up its critics.
    Marxist governments have made communism work by murdering civilian populations considered not critical until populations are reduced to a level an unproductive communist government can support; and by cannibalizing assets communists stole from arrested and killed Citizens.
    Obama supporters state, they want to destroy capitalism, free enterprise: that would delete millions of U.S. jobs, creating millions of non-critical Americans a RED U.S. Government would not want to support. In other countries where members of a political party or ideological extremists attempted or succeeded in forced censorship, took over the means of production, Citizens have revolted, jailing despots for treason.
    Obama Top CZAR Cass Sunstein prepared in 2008 a paper that proposed spying on Americans, infiltrating groups and organizations to obstruct Free Speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government. See:
    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=121884

    Perhaps Obama intends to jail lawful Patriots. Obama gave a speech in May 2010 asking Congress to pass legislation to give the President power, to detain any person in the U.S. that government deemed a “combatant” or likely to engage in a violent act in the future. President Obama wants the power to incarcerate U.S. Citizens not on evidence, but for what they might do. Hear Obama’s own words at:
    http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/630.html

    Last week Obama proposed that the FBI have the power to obtain without warrants, Citizens’ “electronic communication transactional records” including email addresses they used to send communications. If the FBI’s request for warrant-less Internet surveillance is granted, Americans to avoid federal conspiracy charges and or being set up by provocateur emails, may have to report to police (every email) they receive that might allude to anything illegal. Private information the FBI derives from warrant-less searches of emails and Internet Activity—could potentially be used by a corrupt Obama Government to blackmail, target anyone though government harassment, prosecution or civil asset forfeiture because someone dared disagree with the government. Police too easily can take an innocent person’s hastily written email, fax, phone call or web activity out of context to allege a crime or violation was committed to cause an arrest or confiscation of someone’s property.

    Alarmingly the Obama Government recently employed a vendor to search Internet social networking sites to collect information about Americans that could potentially be used by this government to injure Americans, for example, if you apply for a federal job, your name might be crossed referenced by the Obama Government with comments you made at Websites against Obama; or if you make application at a bank for a loan the Government has control since the financial crisis, could your Internet comment(s) prevent you getting that loan? Obama’s monitoring of the Internet sites can too easily be used by Government to intimidate, coerce Americans from speaking out.

    If FBI warrant-less Internet Spying is approved, it is problematic the FBI will share its spying with law enforcement, government contractors and private individuals that have security clearances to facilitate the arrest and forfeiture of Americans’ property—-to keep part of the bounty. There are over 200 U.S. laws and violations mentioned in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 and the Patriot Act that can subject property to civil asset forfeiture. Under federal civil asset forfeiture laws, a person or business need not be charged with a crime for government to forfeit their property.

  • Ross Wolf

    August 11, 2010

    Damn! Obama Won’t Stop Spending, Borrowing and Printing Money

    The Democrats just summoned back the House to push through $26 Billion to pay State and Local Employees—“to save their jobs.” That was nice, millions of Americans increasing face the prospect of unemployment, homeless and soup-lines.

    53% of Federal, State and Local Employees are unionized. Many paid twice the amount of Americans working in similar positions for the private sector. In part due to union influence, the Obama government is moving in the direction that collapsed the USSR—creating unaffordable bureaucracies, imploding numbers of government employees.

    Obama like most socialists has no understanding of economics. Obama’s only solution to the economic crisis is spend more, borrow more; print more money. It is clear Obama will have to strip Americans of their assets, taxing anything and anybody to pay for his spending and public programs. No matter who is elected, Congress will have to hugely raise taxes to pay interests on government debt; pay for Obama’s public programs. Obama’s taxes will confiscate Citizens’ discretionary income before it can be spent on goods and services, causing greater unemployment, further shrinking the economy. Government can’t indefinitely extend unemployment benefits, how does Obama intend to deal with millions of unemployed Americans walking the streets?

    A turn around in the economy will not happen with Obama in the White House. The Obama government like foreign socialists governments is unfriendly to business and does not care their polices are drowning businesses with taxes, regulations and controls that will inhibit economic growth and employment for years. Obama has made Americans afraid to invest, reluctant to spend money on goods and services, every month causing more Americans to lose jobs.

    At the rate Obama’s is pushing America toward bankruptcy, it is obvious the U.S. will soon not have enough money to pay for a sufficient military defense to compete with China’s expanding military capability. For example, when Bill Clinton was President he helped China secure from the United States Cray supercomputers. It was foreseeable China would immediately put the superior computing power to work for their military, particularly in nuclear and other missiles; the Chinese did. Now every U.S. navel carrier is defenseless against Chinese missile attacks. It was recently reported China could destroy any U.S. naval carrier within 900 miles off its coastline. Someone might ask former President Clinton why he subordinated the security of America helping China get the Cray supercomputers. In any event, if Obama financially cripples/bankrupts America, the U.S. will not be able to afford the costs of deterring its current and future enemies.

  • Flupillurowly

    August 23, 2010

    Mr. Hermann considers the home, called the Beaker Pavilion, his “opus.”

    When he builds in the Hollywood Hills or Beverly Hills, Mr. Herman says he is restricted to a nugatory lot.

    This loads measures damn near three-and-a-half acres and gave him the space he needed to begin a accessible featuring walls of glass.

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