From Obama, What Next?

American Thinker

We  have witnessed President Barack Obama, and his administration, issue edicts,  work against and/or ignore the US Constitution and Congress, and be inconsistent  when it suits him.  The question now becomes, “What will Obama do  next?”

In  August, 2011, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued  a proposed regulation that would force all health care plans to cover  sterilizations and contraceptives, including those that cause abortion.  On  January 20, 2012, Sebelius announced that the final regulation would take effect  for individuals and business owners on August 1, 2012, and for Catholic  hospitals, universities and charities on August 1, 2013.

Also,  because Obamacare mandates that all Americans must purchase health insurance, the HHS regulation will require Catholics  to act against the teachings of their faith.  Obama is attacking the First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.  To try to ease the outcry the  HHS announcement caused, Obama, on Friday, February 10, 2012, he proposed a  “solution,” an “accommodation.”

So  since Obama and his administration think they can ignore the US Constitution,  particularly the first amendment, and mandate that Catholics go against their  faith, the question now is, “What next?”

Let’s  turn our attention to the Second Amendment. Obama’s most lasting impact on gun control is  through the appointment of Sonya Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, both gun control  advocates, to the Supreme Court.  While paying lip service to the second  amendment, he told Sarah Brady, “I just want you to know that we are working on  [gun control]. We have to go through a few processes, but under the  radar.”  What good will the second amendment be if/when all guns have been  “controlled” out of existence?

As  for the rest of the Bill of Rights (amendments 3 – 10), the National Defense Authorization  Act (NDAA) took care of that.  The NDAA is an act  that grants the US military the “legal” right to conduct secret kidnappings of  US citizens, followed by indefinite detention, interrogation, torture, and even  murder, and Obama signed it into law.

With  his “We can’t wait” campaign, Obama has declared that he will ignore the US  Constitution and Congress when they don’t let him have his way.  In  December, 2011, Obama appointed Richard Cordray to direct the Consumer Financial  Protection Bureau.   Also in December, 2011, he appointed three  members to the National Labor Relations Board. They were all “recess  appointments.”  The only problem was that Congress had not recessed.   This attempt to circumvent the legislative branch is a violation of Obama’s oath  of office to uphold and defend the US Constitution.

On  December 17, 2011, the Senate agreed to, as it can as outlined in Article I,  Section 5 of the US Constitution, an order instituting “pro forma”  sessions.  President Obama now claims that the Senate was actually  recessed.  But on December 23, 2011, President Obama signed a two-month  extension of the payroll tax cut.  If the Senate was actually on recess, as  Obama claimed, that day, it couldn’t have passed the bill, and Obama couldn’t  have signed it into law.  Ever inconsistent and looking for situations to  get his own way, Obama did not respect the Senate’s own view as to whether it  was in session or not.

In  a radio interview on November 6, 2011, Obama said that if Congress is not  willing to pass legislation he wants, he will do it himself in order to win  another term.

We  now have a clear picture of Obama’s behavior.  With that picture in mind,  we can now ask the question, “What will he do next?”  Obama ignores the US  Constitution and Congress when it suits his purposes.  He issues edicts  without regard to the US Constitution. He signs into law unconstitutional  acts.  He is blatantly inconsistent.

Senator  Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said, “If that [ObamaCare] is held constitutional — for them  [Obama and his administration] to be able to tell us we have to purchase health  insurance — then there is literally nothing that the federal government can’t  force us to do. Nothing.”

So  again, I ask the question, “What next?”  What other  edicts/mandates/surprises await us?   Since the government is the  major shareholder in General Motors, is  he, in an effort to reach his goal of having 1 million electric cars on US  highways by 2015, going next to tell us that we must purchase Chevy Volts?   Is a declaration of martial law coming?  Is he going to try to suspend ALL  civil rights?  Is he going to suspend elections and have himself declared  king?

Martin  Niemoller, a decorated U-boat captain in World War I, became a minister of  religion and an opponent of the Nazis in the 1930s.  He  said:

“When  the Nazis came for the communists, I said nothing; I was, of course, no  communist. When they locked up the Social Democrats, I said nothing; I was,  of course, no Social Democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I said  nothing; I was, of course, no trade unionist. When they came for me, there  was no one left who could protest.”

Was  he prophetic?

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8 thoughts on “From Obama, What Next?

  1. Kings don’t have enough power in this age of limited monarchy. He will have himself declared a Bush.

  2. This is not just one man gone crazy, this is a coup! For lack of better words a Communist coup waged against the people of America. They are at the top of a 50+ year battle to destroy American Capitalism and replace it with third world Communism where everyone is equally poor – spread the wealth around poor! America is on to their lies and tricks so they know full well that they have to push as many of their platforms through before We The People totally become awake and start the resistance. They know this is it! Now or never! It will take years, possibly a generation for their propaganda to again mislead a majority of Americans down that road to ruin we call Communism! They will use every lie, corrupt every man, woman, and organization to get their way. The mean to destroy all we hold dear. The time to rise up together is now before it is too late! Make your voices loud, and scream it from the rooftops! WE ARE FREE MEN AND WOMEN! We will be no ones slave! Our politicians work for US! We have NO KING!

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  4. One angry REPOST.

  5. It’s going to come to a head- very soon now.

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