By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
The American people, the working people of this country, the 9-5ers with a wife and kid are scared. Business owners just scraping by are demonized by the administration for being too rich and not paying their employees enough. The economy has spent time in a ditch yet Barack keeps telling us everything is fine.
The Obama administration is unique, being the first in American history to at once dismiss our culture, the Christian religion and the moral principles upon which the nation was founded. The majority of Americans do not condone Barack Obama bowing and scraping before those whose mores are completely foreign to this country. Our institutions are scorned, our veterans treated like pond scum and the well-being of Americans endangered by a Regime which happily ignores the threat posed by Islamic terrorists.
Wealth is confiscated from those who earn it for the purpose of providing ever increasing handouts to the incompetent, the inferior and the non-producers. This country is not a socialist, European state and was never meant to be. The success of the U.S. is based upon working for what you get and keeping what you work for.
To make a habit of ignoring the expressed will of the American people is more than problematic, it is downright dangerous. Refusal by the Obama Administration to uphold the law has already proven detrimental to the country. Riots continue to take place as professional agitators move from city to city, causing a level of unrest not seen since the 60’s. The American people expect the law to be enforced yet watch helplessly as groups favored for political reasons wreak havoc without consequence across the nation. For years, both state and local law enforcement officials have had their hands tied by the federal government.
Obama recently declared that the country is better off than it was six years ago. Based on what? I walk down the streets in my hometown and see businesses boarded up and people out of work, many of them living with parents. Is Obama concerned? Of course not. Living a thoroughly insulated lifestyle, none of it affects him. After all, his moral authority is based upon shouting down, ignoring or intimidating those who disagree with him or make mention of his failed policies.
No one can believe that a government which kicks down doors and expects subjects to cower in its presence has our best interests at heart. And Republicans are complicit in each federal abuse of constitutional guarantees by helping make possible the ills which affect the nation.
By providing the Republican Party with landslide wins in 2014, the American people made it clear they expected Congress to take a strong stand against the agenda of the Obama Regime. And what happened? Portions of that agenda have been preserved or passed into law thanks to the fecklessness and cowardice of Republican politicians. The Party establishment has simply rolled over, allowing Obama to do as he wishes.
What can be done to combat corruption and abuse of power by the federal government? State legislatures need to nullify the effects of legislation passed down from Washington D.C. and take back the powers given states by the Constitution. If the federal government attempts to extort acceptable behavior by withholding funds owed the states, those states must respond by withholding tax dollars owed the federal government. I am firmly convinced that my local government knows better than the federal government how to spend that money. Federal elites have spent decades ruling from on high. It is past time the American people begin to push back.
Nothing will change until the true owners of the nation say no; no to unconstitutional legislation, no to corruption from the Supreme Court and no to power hungry, agenda driven bureaucrats. Those in charge of the federal government understand nothing but force. If enough force is brought to bear by the states and the American people, the federal government will have no option but to fold.