Robert Knight

He would alienate European allies like Poland by yanking away a missile defense system after they had already committed to it and risked the wrath of neighboring Russia.

He would send his secretary of state around the world to promote abortion, homosexuality and anti-blasphemy dictums that stifle criticism of Sharia.

He would use the Justice Department to undermine the rule of law. Here are some ways he could do that:

--Attempt to close down the Guantanamo Bay military prison and bring terrorist suspects into U.S. civil courts where they can claim constitutional immunities.

--Reignite racial animosity by dropping voter intimidation charges against radicals such as the New Black Panther Party thugs outside a Philadelphia polling place.

--Order his attorney general to flout the Constitution’s requirement to “take care that the Laws be faithfully executed” by announcing that the administration will no longer defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act. While doing this, he would play coy with the media about his “evolving” views on same-sex “marriage” and facilitate homosexual activists’ other key goals, such as a federal hate crimes law.

--Have the civil rights enforcement staff ignore voter fraud allegations by citizens who happen to be white.

--Ignore blatant violations by “sanctuary cities” while suing Arizona and threatening other states that dare to enforce federal laws against illegal immigration.

--Threaten states that tighten laws against voter fraud, such as requiring a photo ID. Without evidence, accuse them of trying to “suppress” the minority vote.

-Ship hundreds of taxpayer-purchased firearms to Mexican drug gangs in order to frame law- abiding gun sellers in Texas. When the “Fast and Furious” weapons are used to kill U.S. and Mexican lawmen, the attorney general will pretend he didn’t know about the program until very recently and is shocked, shocked! The attorney general will claim that critics of this criminally insane policy are motivated by racial animus against him and the president. After all, this worked when anyone questioned why the president’s college and medical records were sealed, or why he attended a Marxist reverend’s church for 20 years and hung out with known terrorists.

He would appoint Supreme Court justices who believe in a “living Constitution,” which means they can ignore its plain meaning when it interferes with their ideological agenda.

He would stack the National Labor Relations Board with union hacks who will do unspeakable things such as order a major company (Boeing) not to open a new factory in a right-to-work state (South Carolina) in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression. If he got away with that, he would go ahead and strengthen a crony socialist system reminiscent of Mussolini’s fascist Italy or Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela that subsidizes “winners” such as Solyndra.

Finally, throughout his tenure, he would employ the Marxist rhetoric of class warfare, blame “the wealthy” and make more Americans dependent on government checks. He would sucker Republican leaders into secret meetings and emerge to accuse them of wanting to raise taxes on all but the rich.

As I began to flesh out this novel, I decided it was a waste of time. Good fiction has to ring true to life, and the hamster part just won’t wash.


Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.