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Obama and the Art of the Artificial, Contrived and Transparent Crisis

Pistol Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 2:14 AM
Exactly right, glenn183. The power of the purse, and the power of impeachment were placed in the constitution precisely to put a "check and balance" on executive gov't by fiat. Andrew Jackson famously remarked, "They passed the law, let us see them enforce it". Refusal to enforce a law passed by Congress puts a check and balance on bad law. These confrontations bring the workings of gov't to the attention of the voters, and the winner is ultimately decided by the voters as they re-elect those of whose stands they approve. Bad law and bad executive action become the rule when these checks are not exercised. And it has become a big happy insidethebeltway club, with no one willing to expose the rot and corruption for fear of losing their share if they rock the boat. The solution, as always, is throw the rascals out. 2 or 3 elections in which the re-election rate is 50 % instead of 90 % plus, would restore gov't of the people, by the people, etc. We have exactly the gov't we have chosen.
Bernard83 Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 8:42 AM
But pistol. wouldn't you vote to keep in president, the guy that is giving you free health care, free food, free phones, and a debit card you can use as you please.
I don't have the gov't I chose. I have the gov't the recipients of those benefits chose. It was not a good choice but then those folks rarely make good decisions.
Uber Dave Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 3:44 AM
Liberalism 101 Lesson 140:

Statist/Stalinist/Collectivists just adore history, most especially American history. Yet our inherent dishonesty allows us to convolute American history to suit our needs. This is why we love history so much; it paves the way to a Stalinist/Leninist Amerika.

In this way we can present history in a selective way, such as ignoring the fact that the Liberal/Progressive party supported slavery in the Great Civil War or that they created “Jim Crow” laws in order to limit the number of elected officials in the obstructionist/reactionary party and sic’d dogs and water cannon on “freedom marcher’s”. Adding to that, just as deftly, we get to invent the fact that all of those evil racists magically jumped ship to the party of the obstructionist/reactionaries.

Alternately Liberal/Statist/Progressives can concoct history such as the claim that the American military purposefully gave blankets to Native American’s infected with small pox in a day and time when nobody even knew what caused small pox.

History is the friend of Liberal/Marxist/Socialists as long as we can manipulate it so as to create a believable myth that America is an evil, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, theocratic necrophobic country that requires the Hope and Fundamental Change to a Socialist Utopia in order to right its course.
Mr_Green_Jeans Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 3:40 AM
Andrew Jackson?
Trail of Tears?

Shame on you Pistol
In 1830 the Congress of the United States passed the "Indian Removal Act." Although many Americans were against the act, most notably Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett, it passed anyway.

President Andrew Jackson quickly signed the bill into law.