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Our Liberty is Still Threatened in 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

To my fellow Conservatives, Republicans, Tea Party activists and right leaning Independents; Gird Your Loins*. True, on November 2nd, 2010, Republicans gained 63 seats in the House of Representatives to win back the majority and 5 seats in the Senate, but re-cork your champagne.

Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans will assuredly pass legislation to put the brakes on runaway spending, repealing ObamaCare, stopping Cap-and-Trade and shutting down illegal immigration. But that will only prove to be symbolic once this legislation reaches the Senate, where there are 51 Democrats and 2 left leaning Independents to the 47 Republicans.

"How do I make them think I'm a centrist?"

Even on close votes, it is those 6 RINO’s;  Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and George Voinovich (Ohio) who give Harry Reid the advantage. Combined with Barack Obama’s veto and the change we voted for is in jeopardy.

The real threat to the nation’s liberty is President Obama’s use of Executive Orders, Recess Appointments and Secretarial Orders to circumvent the law makers in Congress and rule by Presidential fiat.

On December 29th, Obama appointed James Cole to the position of deputy attorney general, despite the delays in his confirmation going back to June. Cole thinks 9/11 was a criminal act and not an act of war. This fits in perfectly with the extreme left philosophy of the terrorist loving Attorney General Eric Holder and our Commander in Chief.

Buried deep in hundreds of new Medicare rules is the controversial end-of-life counseling during annual “wellness” visits. The very “Death Panels” referred to by Sarah Palin, that she was ridiculed for suggesting.

On Dec. 23rd, the Interior Department issued Secretarial Order 3310 reversing a 2003 decision and giving itself the authority to designate public lands as “Wild Lands.” Charles Krauthammer described it as a “clever twofer: (1) a bureaucratic power grab – for seven years up through Dec. 22, wilderness designation had been the exclusive province of Congress, and (2) a leftward lurch – more land to be “protected” from such nefarious uses as domestic oil exploration in a country disastrously dependent on foreign sources.”

To save “Cap-and-Trade”, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will write carbon regulations on oil refineries and power plants.

This form of soft tyranny is exactly how Obama and his Administration operate – the Chicago way. When the President makes these kind of end runs in defying Congress and the people the only way to stop him is in court challenges and at the ballot box.

On December 13th, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli won a major victory when a federal judge in Richmond ruled ObamaCare’s individual mandate unconstitutional. Twenty other states, led by Florida, also have legal challenges to ObamaCare, and this issue is guaranteed to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last August Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s six-month deepwater-drilling moratorium, saying the federal government violated a law that requires consultation of affected states before imposing the ban.

These will all take time to play out but in the immediate is the pressure from the career Statists and hard left members of Obama’s White House. Just today, on ABC’s “This Week”, White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee warned that a congressional failure to raise the nation’s debt limit early this year would be “catastrophic.”

The current debt limit is $14.3 trillion, which Washington is expected to hit in February. A failure to raise the ceiling would prevent Congress from borrowing funds to pay the country’s obligations. The majority in this country want the spending to stop!

On Saturday, President Barack Obama had the hubris to vow to keep the US economy growing in 2011. “If we just remember what America is capable of, and live up to that legacy, then I’m confident that we are poised for a period of progress — one in which our economy is growing, our standing in the world is rising, and we do what it takes to make sure America remains in the 21st century what it was in the 20th: the greatest country in the world.”

Do you believe this phony? Over the last two years Barack Obama has done everything he could to tear this country down by weakening it’s economy and turning us into a clone of a failed Social-Democratic European nation, like Italy.

It is up to us to do better and to force Washington’s hand in taking this country back.

Posted: 2020PT

*In October 2008, Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden made this remark in Seattle at a Democratic Fundraiser, “Gird your loins,”  “We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task.”


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  1. Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:31 am

    When we finally prove him ineligible, he’s frakking done. All his tripe is done.

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