Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address last night. It sounded pretty much like the last few except this was more like a state of his reelection effort speech.
Obama made it clear that Congress had failed to act (in reality, the Democrat controlled Senate has failed to act) and that if it does not act then Obama will take matters into his own hands.
What he basically said is, you guys need to do things and you need to do them the way I want or I will bypass you like I did with my appointments while the Senate was in session. I will ignore the Constitution and do what I want. So get busy.
Obama also said he wanted to push further toward being a dictator when he asked Congress for consolidated power.
The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people. The Blaze
Given that Obama told Congress that if they did not act he would take matters into his own hands it is not unrealistic to assume that if Congress fails to give him the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy (consolidate power at the Executive, ie: Obama) then he will just do so on his own.
Since Obama has already bypassed Congress a number of times via Executive Order and through his agencies making rules because Congress did not act, not to mention making recess appointments while the Senate was not in recess, he has effectively rendered that body irrelevant. He wants their blessing to consolidate power and become a dictator but that is a mere formality.
King Hussein will do as he wishes regardless.
Paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Independence reads, in part:
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. [emphasis mine]
They no longer have my consent. I do not wish to be governed by them and their disregard for the Constitution. If they don’t like that perhaps they should remember another part of from paragraph 2:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
It is our duty to throw off such a government and that we shall. We can start at the ballot box and if that does not work then we can go Founder on them.
Either way, I choose freedom.
Or to repeat another famous phrase (attributed to Patrick Henry):
Give me liberty, or give me death.
Never surrender, never submit.