"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
Guess who wrote this? HINT: It was not written by a Reactionary Rightwinger.
This was written by Ayn Rand and she was neither a Progressive Socialist Democrat or a Republican. What she wrote back in the 1930's still stands today as an indictment against the Progressive Socialists of that era and is even a stronger indictment against the Obama Administration regardless of what they want to call themselves, Communists, Marxists, or Progressive Socialists.