As many Americans predicted, Barack Obama’s second term is taking an even more authoritarian turn than his first. No longer restricted by a need to be re-elected, he has made it abundantly clear that he intends to treat America as his monarchy for the remainder of his time in the White House.
In recent days, both Obama and White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer alluded to the president’s “pen” and “phone,” indicating his desire to bypass Congress in imposing his leftist policies onto an unsuspecting public.
Obama’s disdain for the legislative branch was on full display during a speech in North Carolina this week. After calling for yet another extension of unemployment benefits, he indicated that he won’t let lawmakers stand in the way of his radical agenda.
“Long-term, the challenge of making sure everybody who works hard can get ahead in today’s economy is so important that we can’t wait for Congress to solve it,” he told the crowd.
Of course, millions of Americans realize that the working class would advance naturally if Obama’s intrusive federal government would allow the free market to operate, well, freely. His stated goal, however, differs from his true mission of fundamentally transforming this once-great nation.
He has already presided over a marked decline in U.S. economic liberty. A recent report shows that America has, for the first time, dropped from the list of the world’s ten freest nations.
Obama wants to create a citizenry dependent on him, not themselves. Such coercion is the only assurance the leftists can continue to win elections. Though he has been frustratingly successful in implementing his plan thus far, his agenda is on track to gain even more speed with his absolute dismissal of lawmakers elected to keep him in check.
“Where I can act on my own without Congress,” he told the North Carolina crowd, “I’m going to do so.”
Outrageously, he has already signed multiple executive orders with little significant criticism of his fiat rule. This has apparently only emboldened him to declare outright his intention to carry out the remainder of his term as a monarch.
–B. Christopher Agee
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