‘They are willfully, determinately, civilly disobeying the law of the land,’
So says E. M. Swift in an essay for Boston’s National Public Radio. It thrills me to know the truckers are going to DC to protest and the Vets March will be there at the same time. They are asking us not to purchase anything from the 11-13 of this month in support of their endeavors.
Government has become a huge financial burden for the “world that works” according to Professor Glenn Reynolds in a USA Today column;
The problem is that the bigger Washington gets, the less room is left for the world that works. As more and more of American life is taken over by the world of politics — in which wealth is not generated, but taken from one’s opponents and distributed to one’s supporters — a smaller share is left for the world that works.
Politicians don’t care about that; like two-year-olds in an ice cream parlor, all they want is more. But the rest of us should think long and hard about how many resources we should allow politicians to control, given their track record lately. Because Washington is clearly a world that doesn’t work.
Big White ‘messaging’ ….what message?…… hate filled and ugly….
But, as a sample of his recent words used to attack Republicans proves, he hasn’t followed his own advice:
• “Putting a gun to the American people’s head.”
• “One party in Congress might blow the whole thing up if they don’t get their way.”
• “Demand ransom.”
• “Burn down your house.”
• “Hold people hostage or engage in ransom-taking to get a hundred percent of your way.”
• “Reckless Republican shutdown.”
• “Little kids … have been sent home from the safe places where they learn and grow every single day.”
• “Making it more difficult for us to respond to potential natural disasters” (during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday).
• “Say to your boss … unless I get a raise right now and more vacation pay … I’m going to break the equipment.”
• “Burn down the plant or your office if you don’t get your way.”
On CNN last week, moreover, senior Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer called Republicans “people with a bomb strapped to their chest.” Yet at the Tuesday press conference, Obama actually quipped that “what the American people, I think, expect is just civility.”
Maybe it should start with you, Mr. President.
Remember Obama’s idea for a Civilian National Security Force? Seems to be alive and well in the DC bureaucracy. Federal workers (NPS, IRS, EPA) are filling that niche quite nicely. How Federal Workers Became Obama’s Private Army
it’s part of a disturbing pattern emerging in the second term of Barack Obama. When law enforcement and tax enforcement become rankly political, Americans can no longer trust in their federal government, even when it’s not shut down – and that won’t stop after Obama leaves office, either. We are getting a clear lesson on the risks of larger government and regulatory overreach, and those risks go far beyond incompetence. Let’s hope this serves as a wake-up call.
If that doesn’t serve as a wake-up call, this surely will…. we really do hate this government…really we do
NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress That’s a good start!
weekend open thread……
- Americans use 1st Amendment to break Park Service barriers during shutdown (washingtontimes.com)
- Obama as Chaos (pjmedia.com)
- Obama Calls Republicans Kidnappers In His Weekly Address, Says He Won’t ‘Pay Any Ransom’ (gopthedailydose.com)
- ObamaCare: the settled law of the land… except it isn’t (breitbart.com)
- Defying government shutdown, national park visitors play ‘catch me if you can’ (csmonitor.com)
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