Using the regulators is next!
It’s the usual ploy of a politician to sign something or do something while the media is concentrating on something else. The lame stream media was covering mostly the arrival of President Hu and few even mentioned Obama’s latest executive order. Obama extended the regulatory powers of Clinton’s Executive Order 12866 from 1993 to expand their reach into our lives. I think every American should be extremely worried about how this administration will now use the regulatory agencies to continue their agenda. They have lost the house so nothing the progressives including Obama can pass no more of the agenda they had planned. So its time for the back door approach once again, to use people who aren’t elected to set policy for America. Do you think our Founding Fathers would have approved of this approach to governing the people of the United States? They would find this appalling for taking the power from the people who were elected and the people.
We have already seen this begin with the FCC and the takeover of controlling the internet, to control speech. This isn’t a stretch or even a reach that what they want is control over what and how you use your free speech. This is how the liberals/progressives fight the voice of conservatives and others who disagree with them. They use the sound bites about honest debate, toning done the rhetoric and so on while trying to silence those who oppose them. Political debate is very important, we need passion, we need heated debate for not everybody is right which would include myself. The words crosshairs, job killing, target and many others have been used for a long time in political rhetoric.
We have also seen this from the FDA talking about what foods we should eat and what your children should be eating. The arrogance of anybody from Government telling you what you do with your life or your children’s life. These same people who believe that you have the right to kill an unborn child would give you advice on raising yours. If you believe in choice for abortion, than you should leave all our personal choices to ourselves for your values don’t represent mine. The Government was meant to be limited but we allowed the expansion to reach deep into our daily lives. Jefferson understood this well for he knew already about a big Government who didn’t listen to the people
The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best, that the states are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to everything respecting foreign nations. Let the general government be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which the merchants will manage the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves, and our general government may be reduced to a very simple organization, and a very inexpensive one; a few plain duties to be performed by a few servants.
Does anybody believe anymore that we are following what the founders envisioned for our central government? We need to call our representatives to stop these takeover regulations from happening. I don’t believe any of us would agree on every bill coming from congress but I want those elected passing the laws.