My guest post this past Saturday was by Pat Slattery of the Free Market Project. The title of Pat’s article was Deception in Pursuit of Power, this is an excellent read, which I highly recommend if you missed it. For now I want to focus on the title that Pat chose _ Deception in Pursuit of Power. I can’t think of a more apt description of the Obama presidency.
We are told incessantly by the Democrat leaders, by avowed left-wing liberals and, by the biased media that Preside Obama is a moderate. A moderate? Mr. Obama may play the part of a moderate on TV; but, in reality, he is just very adept in the art of deception in pursuit of power.
While Obama plays the part of a moderate on the presidential stage, he has packed the executive branch with agency heads and czars who are very much left-wing liberals with an agenda. These bureaucrats are using their regulatory powers to circumvent the Congress, the courts, and the constitution.
We have seen the hidden agenda of our “moderate” president at work on many fronts, all of which are designed to increase the power of our central government and reduce the power of the people. Here are just a few examples to remind us of the accelerated pace at which this administration is grabbing more and more power over our lives:
- Intentionally driving up energy cost in America in spite of our abundent resources of oil, gas and coal. We have seen mandates placed on utility companies to include more and more high cost electricity from renewable resources (wind and solar). The failed Cap and Trade bill is being implemented by placing new unachievable air quality standards on coal-fired power plants. Our government has done everything possible to impede oil and gas development on federal lans, while they have thrown hundreds of billions of dollars at not ready for prime time green energy projects. Should we believe that this is all being done out of true concern for man-made global warming or is it more likely that they see the United Nations’ AGW and Agenda 21 as useful means to the end of obtaining more and more power over our daily lives?
- Proving that the federal government has the right to mandate what private citizens and private companies must do. The Affordable Healthcare Act was pushed through Congress without anyone knowing what was in it. The Act is based on the government being able to force its citizens to buy health insurance. More recently we find the government telling religious organization that they must include contraception as part of the health benefits they provide their employees; but, when this was met by great protest, our “moderate” president decided to be accommodating and decided to mandate that the insurance companies provide contraceptives for free. So, I have to wonder if the Affordable Healthcare Act was promoted out of a deep concern for the health of all Americans or was it a means to demonstrate the right of government to dictate to private citizens and private companies.
- Congress is a nuisance to the Obama administration. Obama has circumvented the constitutional powers of Congress many times in many ways. The EPA, the NLRB, the Department of Energy, The FCC and the FDA have been very useful in helping him get around Congress. Now he is going to get the SEC in the act as well. Fox News .Com ran a very disturbing story the other day, which I hope you will take the time to read. Apparently the SEC is considering altering regulation on how stockholder proposals and question get included in the corporations proxy statements. This would activist groups like union and environmentalist to use pension funds and NGO funds to advance their social agendas by way of the corporate boardrooms instead of the cumbersome process of getting bills proposed and passed by Congress. This, my friends, could change the whole nature of our capitalist system and would put us on a very slippery slope.
So, you tell me. Does the Obama shadow government use deception in pursuit of power?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?