With less than a thousand days of his presidency remaining, Barack Obama’s strategy to alter the nation is a consistently debated subject. One question that has been raised by many Americans since waking to the acts of the current Administration is “what’s next?” Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski answer this question and more in their new book The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency.
While Klukowski gives the legal perspective of Obama’s Agenda via his experience as legal analyst and Supreme Court watcher, Blackwell gives the more political view with his background as an elected official, having held positions such as being a former State Secretary of State and Treasurer of Ohio and Mayor of Cincinnati. With both carrying experience as contributors to many political media such as The Wall Street Journal, Foxnews.com and the American Spectator, the text reads at times like a large informational column.
The book begins with a history lesson showing that we as a nation were warned by the then-candidate Barack Obama of his detrimental plans for America. His record as the most liberal Senator showed he was in no way the post-partisan and post- radical president he promised to be. In fact, the “Change” promise would have been more honest if coming from his opponent, Senator John McCain.
The book presents Obama’s dangerous checklist; detailing and describing what is at risk, how Obama and his followers plan to damage it and why. For example, despite much international appeasement, the real domestic danger comes from Obama's plan to keep his power. His agenda is focused on the vote of undocumented workers.
However, it is not just the undocumented that Obama is focusing on. In hopes to strengthen his political agenda in the eyes of the public, Obama is also targeting freedom of speech both inside and outside the halls of legislature. Outside, he has begun attacks against conservative hosts from Glenn Beck to your local AM Radio Host. Obama's blueprint includes attempting to resurrect the Fairness Doctrine, a step which has been led by Obama’s "Diversity Czar" Mark Lloyd. Within the legislature, nobody is any safer. Legislators’ communication to the public has been halted and at times forcibly rewritten before sending by the current administration. In 2009 Congressman John Carter of Texas was told replace the phrase “Governmental run healthcare” with “public option”. While, as the authors state, re-election statements such as “Vote for Me” are uninvolved in the text of these citizen-paid mailings, re-wording objectives in this way shows Obama's attempt to control information given to the public by their own legislators.
Blackwell and Klukowski show how Obama has used his executive power to expand the extent, reach and consistency of the office of the President. This is what makes him dangerous. Obama undertakes actions such as pressuring the nation's legislators for a new climate deal in order to merely score political points on the international scene. His abuse of the office is heretofore unprecedented.
This book is needed for any Republican, independent, tea partier or even undeclared citizen who wants to know exactly what they are up against and who needs to be removed in 2012. Armed with examples, quotes and footnotes, The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency should make its way to number one on your political reading list.