For anyone unclear about Barack Obama’s second term platform, he made no attempt to hide his agenda during his recent State of the Union address. He repeatedly asserted his intention to rule by fiat decree whenever Congress opposed him.
Obama and his supporters celebrate the executive order, a bypass around the legislative branch that this administration plans to use in ruling as a monarchy instead of a constitutional republic.
Perhaps even more disturbing than his imperial leadership, however, is the fact that radical partisans in the Democrat Party now feel justified in sending him their proposals with the expectation that he will unilaterally sign them into de facto law.
The most outrageous example of this so far came from far-left Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. As part of the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus, she said her “number one agenda” will be to “write up these executive orders … and ask the president to stand with us on full employment.”
In addition to her radical stance on gun control, Lee has expressed countless other fringe ideas. As part of the new caucus, made up entirely of Democrats, one can only expect more of the same partisan rhetoric. This time, however, she is advertising her direct line to Obama as the key to implementing her policies.
“We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” she said, recommending more government intervention and willfully ignoring the fact that leftist policies have already cost millions of jobs.
“I believe this caucus will put us on the right path,” she continued, “and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength.”
For millions of concerned Americans, it is bad enough Obama feels entitled to rule as a dictator, especially considering the radical leftist influences he cites as his closest advisors. Now, legislators who subscribe to his worldview are willing to cede their own power by circumventing the lawmaking process.
This development further proves too many – especially on the political left – view leadership as a game. With little regard for the Constitution or the people affected by their actions, Lee and other like-minded leaders apparently see furthering the progressive agenda as the only goal worth pursuing.
–B. Christopher Agee
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