As each day passes in the Obama era, it more and more resembles a pizza dream. You know, one of those weird sleeping experiences you get after irresponsibly deciding to stuff your face at 11:45 pm while watching a movie like “Phantasm” or “Nightmare on Elm Street” as you doze off while lying on your over-humidified 1979 leather couch.
The important thing regarding my above analogy, however, is that you can actually wake up, take a couple of Tylenol and/or pop some Alka-Seltzer tablets into a cup, guzzle them down, and continue your day in a halfway normal fashion.
But in the strange and surreal World of Barry, it is as if I recognize I am undergoing a nightmare but, while trying to unsuccessfully pry my eyes open, have no way to escape. Even if I ignore the news for long periods of time, it is as if I am one of those guys on a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” who hangs out in an underground cavern to avoid the destruction and casualties of a war only to find that, after running out of supplies, there is a barren, charred wasteland staring him in the face when he emerges.
Barry Goldwater is looking awfully good right now. Heck, I’d take Barry Gibb, Barry Manilow or even Frankenberry at this point in time over the alternative – Barry O’ Bama.
For those of you who can still focus beyond your rolled eyes, let’s turn the mood to a more serious tone. Let’s talk about some of the things our President is doing “for us”. We can start with executive orders. This link will show you an immense list (I am particularly fond of E.O. 13524) that has been executed in the less than two years of Obama’s presidency. This is especially impressive considering that executive orders are entirely unconstitutional. Even though Paul Begala might think that the president’s ability to pass laws without the help of Congress is cool (see quote here), well…….it isn’t. But with this said, it appears that Congress have apparently lost their way as well.
For example, let’s take the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – aka “ObamaCare” (the most penetrating and malicious bill in our national history), consisting of more than 2,500 pages (squashed down to 905 pages via fine print), which gives us a monstrosity of privacy invasion beyond compare. If you don’t join ‘em, they’ll beat you in the form of mandates and fines for such things as an attempt to journey outside of our borders for medical care elsewhere. This has nothing to do with patient care, it has to do with control over the people. There is even a clause which endangers doctor/patient privacy.
However, don’t lose heart. Even amidst this excruciating setting.
There are already nullification proceedings in 20 states. The 10th Amendment of our beloved (and ever relevant) Constitution gives states this right. But nullification without repeal will not be enough. In either case, it appears that the opposition to this mad bill is picking up steam.
The things Alice witnessed as she descended down the rabbit hole pale in comparison to the Blunderland in which we reside. At least with ObamaCare we have a chance to erase Nancy Pelosi’s (et al) Cheshire Cat-like grin though, make no mistake, it will be a difficult journey. But one worth taking.
It is a good thing that the one-paged Constitution has more power and is still more clearly defined than the 905-paged ObamaCare bill. But we must stay alert and remain proactive if we are going to keep our freedoms from being perpetually eroded.
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We can all complain. But nothing replaces action and nothing replaces contacting the right people to get the job done.