The Obama Regime’s “Stalinist” Approach to Governing
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I still get chills up my spine when I hear stories of the way Obama’s henchmen are going about governing this nation. Why? It frightens me because I have seen it before. Actually I have seen it thrice before. I saw it in Germany and Italy, in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and in Russia from the Bolshevik Revolution in the early 1900’s until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Just the other day Thomas Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, asked this question: “Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many "czars" appointed by the president, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?
Did you think that another "czar" would be talking about restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers — that is, to create a situation where some newspapers' survival would depend on the government liking what they publish?
Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called "experts" deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?
Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?
Does any of this sound like America?” Read the entire article HERE.
THAT’S where we are in Obama’s America today. It resembles more and more, every day, Stalin’s Russia -- and I don’t like it at all.
I know it does no good to repeat the mantra “we told you so”, over and over again, but, we DID tell you this would happen and we were called racists and red necks, and idiots, and morans, and just about every negative epthet one can think of. And yet -- time has proven us correct.
In the Thomas Sowell article, at Deseret News, Mr. Sowell goes on. He says: “President Barack Obama has already floated the idea of a national police force, something we have done without for more than two centuries.
We already have local police forces all across the country and military forces for national defense, as well as the FBI for federal crimes and the National Guard for local emergencies. What would be the role of a national police force created by Obama, with all its leaders appointed by him?”
That is an extremely importan question. Ever hear of the Gestapo?
“The Gestapo was the official secret police of Nazi Germany.
The Gestapo had the authority to investigate treason, espionage and sabotage cases and cases of criminal attacks on the Nazi Party and Germany. The basic Gestapo law passed by the government in 1936 gave the Gestapo carte blanche to operate without judicial oversight. The Gestapo was specifically exempted from responsibility to administrative courts, where citizens normally could sue the state to conform to laws. The Gestapo also had the responsibility for setting up and administering concentration camps.” (Read the entire article HERE. )
It is a sad commentary on the Presidency to have to admit that Obama, the President of the United States, harbors great contempt for this country. “We have to understand that Obama looks at this country as an obstacle, … and as a country that was immoral and unjust before he was elected.” (SOURCE).
In an article, by AWR Hawkins, at Pajamas Media, we find this: “This belief in the “terrible things” America has done led to Obama’s international apology tour and his quasi-sycophantic Muslim outreach earlier this year. Both these things were direct outgrowths of Obama’s contempt for this country… …” SOURCE.
You see – we are getting a picture here of a man who, apparently, believes that, somehow, America has done some really bad things, committed some heinous evils on the peoples of the earth, uh, before HE became President, of course, and he is bound to see that America is never able to commit those evils again.
Does this explain why Obama seems to cozy up to tyrants? Is it true that Obama actually LIKES tyrants and dislikes America? (Hugo Chavez, Manuel Zelaya, and yes, Castro, all come to mind.) Is that evidence enough that the common man, and America, come in second to these tinhorn dictators in Obama’s mind?
Look, when American business becomes more concerned with pleasing the government than pleasing their customers, and consumers, and stockholders, then we, as a capitalist country, are in deep, deep, trouble. And THAT, dear reader is where we find ourselves today!
The path America will take over the next few months and years is as predictable as tomorrow’s sunrise. How can I say that? Because, dear reader, this ain’t my first rodeo! I have been around the block a few times and I have seen it all too many times before. To those of us for whom history did not begin the day we were born, this is all too familiar.
We Americans need, from time to time, to go back and read our founding documents. For instance, the famous preamble to the Declaration of Independence includes the ideas and ideals that were principles of the Declaration. It is also an assertion of what is known as the "right of revolution” that is, people have certain rights, and when a government violates these rights, the people have the right to "alter or abolish" that government. Read the words below from the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
We Americans have a right, and we have a duty, to rein in an out of control government. We must never allow a federal government to become so powerful that the people are compelled to serve it rather than it, the government, serving the people who created it. Americans seem to have forgotten the federal government was created by the states as an agent of the states, not the other way around. As a result, America is in deep trouble today.
America is STILL worth saving and we, as Americans, must make every effort to rescue her and set her aright. We owe it to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom and we owe it to the generations not yet born to preserve this wonderful nation for them and their posterity.
J. D. Longstreet