There used to be a time in this country, not that long ago, when, despite our religious, cultural and societal differences, there were at least a few basic tenets upon which we, as Americans, could all agree. We could locate our borders, we spoke a common language and shared a common understanding of our Founders and constitutionalism. There was no confusion over what constituted acts of heroism and patriotism. Conversely, we also understood and clearly recognized, evil, greed, treason and hypocrisy.
But, alas, the beloved country that was so united in my youth has become a cesspool of unabated and accelerating filth, selfishness, decadence and immorality. The scoundrels that supposedly represent us don’t even have the decency to tell us the truth, read the laws they use to enslave us or listen to our objections.
Some, including myself, have described what Obama and his Socialists are up to as as bloodless coup. But, after further evaluation of what’s really going on behind the scenes in Washington, I have come to an even more alarming conclusion: What they are doing is committing legislative jihad.
Socialists have declared jihad on our economic prosperity. The stinkulus was a failure: The jobs it did create came at astronomical cost or simply grew the bureaucracy. Government now controls major players in several sectors of the economy with no signs of easing that control. Government spending now comprises alarming percentages of our Gross Domestic Product. We’ve ran out of money, we’ve essentially accumulated over 100 trillion dollars in unfunded future entitlements, foreclosures have accelerated and we continue to bleed jobs. Add to the mix, health care, one sixth of the entire US economy, and it doesn’t take an economist to see where Democrats are taking us.
Socialists have declared jihad on the US dollar. They have printed or borrowed their way into such a deep hole, and have devalued our currency to such an extent, that other countries are now worried about our economic sustainability and have quietly called for oil to be traded in other currencies. Obama’s redistributionist policies increase the danger. The more dollars we simply pump into circulation out of thin air to give to the less fortunate in the form of subsidies, $250.00 stimulus checks, credits for homes, vehicles or appliances, the further our purchasing power erodes. And, the further they drive us into insolvency, the louder they carp for additional spending. If Barack Obama doesn’t stop spending, the dollars in your wallets, purses and bank accounts will be worth less than the ink used to print them.
Socialists have declared jihad on the Constitution and attack on several fronts: Barack Obama still fights the release of any personal information, despite increasing questions over a possible foreign birth and his media lackeys continue to bury the controversy and scrub references to it from websites. The TARP program was unconstitutional, as was directing TARP funds to auto companies, allowing both Congress and their union lapdogs to bail out their pension funds, while the Supreme Court took a nap. I also question the constitutionality of compulsory health care. This would be the first time in US history, that Americans would be forced to purchase something.
In a Nixonian twist, Socialists have declared jihad on the First Amendment rights of Fox News, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage and many other Americans in feeble attempts to silence them. They illegally collected the email addresses and illegally accessed the records of private citizens in an attempt to intimidate them. Like impudent little children, they’ve blurred the distinction between hard news and opinion. They refuse to engage skeptics on Fox, which only deepens resentment, wastes an opportunity and hurts their cause. Silencing the opposition is Stalinist. It is un-American. It won’t work, it could result in civil rights litigation and will only rally support for the opposition.
The Socialists have declared jihad on our sovereignty. They’ve declared their intent at Amnesty for a deluge of illegal aliens as soon as the other dozen or so manufactured crises ease a bit. Obama also narcissistically accepted what is now an irrelevant piece of European attic trash, the Nobel Peace Prize, despite his own admission he didn’t deserve it. Obama has also continued to denigrate us internationally, apologizing and capitulating to Russia, China, the UN and other European snobocracies. At the same time, he has openly snubbed some of our most steadfast allies, Canada, Israel, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
The Socialists have declared jihad on the CIA and continue to weaken, hamper and demoralize our clandestine services through power grabs, investigations and threats of public disclosure, which would actually put covert agents in danger.
The Socialists have declared jihad on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and state’s rights by trying to strip him of his power to enforce the law within his own jurisdiction because they don’t like his no nonsense style.
The Socialists have declared jihad on insurance companies. Despite the mountain of BS they’ve built over the practical effects of their “reforms”, an objective observer can only conclude that the private insurance market will be destroyed and government will then step in and take control. Claims of the Baucus’ Bill’s “deficit neutrality”, which used only one year’s worth of calculations, were complete lies, yet paved the way for a vote that ultimately advanced this garbage.
The Socialists have declared jihad on the Middle Class. Health care reform won’t cover “everyone”, deficit neutrality is a smokescreen and your premiums and taxes must skyrocket to pay for it. Why would government need to subsidize health care for those earning over $50,000.00 per annum? Because those people are going to need it. Cap and Trade is a tax on your very existence and will further kill jobs, raise taxes, destroy small businesses and hike the production costs of virtually everything in existence.
The Socialists have declared jihad on the truth. They’ve promised sunlight. They’ve promised ethics. They’ve promised transparency. They’ve promised to post legislative text and give us time to review it. They’ve delivered squat. Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin for allegedly getting too close to the truth and then his minions painted Walpin as senile. His lapdogs in government, media and academia bury everything negative, scrub websites of damaging info, put impostors in lab coats for press conferences, indoctrinate children and they’ve openly admitted they don’t even read the legislation they oppress us with. They draft 1,000 page bills they themselves can’t even understand. And, sadly, Barack Obama isn’t even man enough to take responsibility for his own actions, still blaming the previous administration for his job-killing agenda and every other problem he faces. Perhaps we should begin reversing every one of Obama’s Executive Orders, scrutinize his every decision and investigate his Attorney General and his three dozen Czars the moment he leaves office? That seems to be the precedent he wants to set with this chicanery.
The Socialists have declared jihad on the US. military. They tried but failed to force a premature withdrawal in Iraq and they’re attempting, and may succeed in doing the same thing in Afghanistan. While they dither, US combat forces continue to die in unacceptable numbers and treasonous snakes in Congress divert money meant for ammunition and spare parts to a library for one of the nation’s most divisive dead senators and other pet pork projects. Eventually, if allowed, Democrats will force open homosexuality on the military, affecting readiness, destroying unit cohesion and morale and causing a mass exodus.
The Socialists have declared jihad on race relations. Who can forget Obama’s ignorant, irresponsible and utterly wrong comments about the infamous Gates/Crowley affair? Criticizing this Socialist muckraker for anything, even policy, has now been equated to racism. Who, in their right mind, will ever vote for another black president, if even their policies are above criticism?
What I have presented above is a damning indictment of the tyrannical power power structure and Chicago mob-mentality that is destroying this nation from within. And, this only scratches the surface. What Obama and liberal Democrats are doing isn’t change. He doesn’t love this country and he isn’t interested in equal opportunity, only equal outcome. He is a closet Marxist who hates this country and must transform it into something else . If he was being honest and open about his beliefs, that would be one thing. But, he ran as a moderate. What he’s doing is dishonest. It’s hypocritical. It’s criminal. It’s treason. It’s sedition.
So, the question then becomes what do you do about it? Do you, as an American, roll over and allow them to destroy your country or do you stand and resist?
Every living veteran who served to preserve our way of life; all 26 million of you must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
Every active duty military officer, who objects to his social experimentation and battlefield indecision must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
Every single police officer ordered to profile domestic terror suspects based on possession of a political bumper sticker or concealed carry permit must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
Every single American asked to tank business deals or destroy someone’s livelihood through litigation, intimidation or invasions of privacy, like so many have done to Americans like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Carrie Prejean, Joe Wuzelbacher, Hannah Giles, must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
Every single God-Fearing Christian, tired of the attacks on your religion, tired of the suppression of your freedom to assemble, tired of the silencing of your prayers and destruction of your monuments must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
Every single politician and other government official throughout local, state, and federal governments, who believes that the constitution and the Rule of law trumps the Cult of Personality must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
Every single voter who puts their trust in this man and now feels betrayed, must resist Barack Obama’s agenda.
There is still time to save this great nation, but the clock is ticking. The pace of the socialist takeover is accelerating. The time for complacency and standing on the sidelines is gone. Richard Nixon resigned and Bill Clinton was impeached for far less.Jayme Evans, Editor of War of Wits, is a proud veteran of the United States Navy, military analyst, conservative columnist and an advocate and voice for disabled and other veterans. He is an active member of the Military Writers Society of America and a regular contributor to WebCommentary, Canada Free Press, Conservative Crusader and American Daily. He has also written guest editorials for Military Magazine and has been a frequent guest columnist on WorldNetDaily.