(UPDATE: It has come to our attention that a previous version of this article was factually inaccurate, attributing to President Obama some EO’s that were written by previous Presidents. The information has been corrected. W are indeed sorry for the mistake.)
A Farewell to Kings: Exposing Obama’s Path to Kingship
“Cities full of hatred, fear, and lies / Withered hearts and cruel tormented eyes / Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise / Beating down the multitude and scoffing at the wise” —Lyrics by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, & Neil Elwood Peart
The Man Who Would Be King
President Obama has promised to change our country fundamentally. The most fundamental change Obama could make is the undoing of the US Constitution. Obama is setting so many anti-Constitutional precedents that, eventually, he hopes, the Democrats could argue that these precedents have lasted long enough to be accepted above what is written in the Constitution.
In other words, Obama believes that, for Democrats to rid themselves of Constitutional constraints, all they must do is to undermine it enough, rather than formally repeal it. And many rights, such as your right to defend yourself, will be redefined as privileges that can be easily canceled.
President Obama has made 71 changes to Obamacare alone, without any okay from the people. In January of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone,” and promised to use them to legislate without Congress. During Obama’s State of the Union Address, on January 28, 2014, the president said, “So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” This utterance seems harmless, but when the words begin to take on the meaning of new laws, or new changes to old laws, without Congressional approval, then that is the president declaring himself king! Obama takes from the people their natural right to make law, as enshrined in the Constitution.
Perhaps the scariest aspect of the 2014 State of the Union was the fact that half of the government stood and applauded Obama’s assertion that he can govern by executive fiat. The House Democrats all rose and clapped, as did every Senate Democrat and the four liberal Justices of the Supreme Court. The Republicans who were present in the chamber refused to rise, let alone clap, for the death-knell to our democratic republic that was being actively proposed by the man who would be king!
Death of a Thousand Cuts
Indeed, Obama has been actively putting plans into place that would allow the Chief Executive to take American freedom away from us, consolidating all political power, bit by bit, in the Executive. Here is a list of some of Obama’s Executive Orders:
Executive Order 13524 (which amends Executive Order 12425) gives INTERPOL full authority to conduct law enforcement activities inside the United States with full immunity from US laws and with complete independence from American oversight. This means INTERPOL can enforce international law on US soil without any check on its activities by US authorities who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Executive Order 13618 allows the Chief Executive to take over every means of communication, including radio, television, and internet, given an emergency situation, such as a war or a threat of war. This would mean that only the Chief Executive would have free speech or free press.
Executive Order 13672 amends the equal employment opportunity in the federal government providing extra protection based upon an individual’s “sexual orientation.”
And while President Obama hasn’t written more Executive Orders than any other President… they are certainly more egregious than his predecessors in their tyranny.
Sobering Thoughts & a Call to Action
The implementation of Obama’s oppressive state apparatus has intensified since the beginning of his second term. It is now time for all patriots who love freedom to begin arguing for it, lest American freedom be lost to manipulations and orchestrations from the liberal left. Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on. . . .” We can carry this process forward now, educating our fellow citizens about just what is in the mind of our Chief Executive, by exposing to everyone exactly what he has written in his Executive Orders.
COMMENT BY THE AUTHOR:
Many people have been correct in pointing out that many of these Executive Orders were originally issued under other presidents. The sentence before listing the orders should have read as follows: “Here is a list of some of the Executive Orders that have been newly issued, or reaffirmed, by President Obama (some were first issued under other US presidents)” before the colon and the list was given. The lack of clarity, therefore, is my fault. The word is that President Obama has had all of these EOs collected together for easy reference, and that his own EOs that relate to the same issue–dictatorial control–have been added to these. Therefore, he does own the outlook being represented here, although my article was, perhaps, oversimplified for the sharp-minded readership that follows Eagle Rising daily. I apologize to anyone who feels he or she has been misled. I shall take more care in the future editing of my writing. I owe everyone who wrote commentary to my article along these lines a debt of gratitude for having read so closely and for having encouraged a clarifying response from me.
Blessings to one and all,
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