When the delegates were departing the Constitutional Convention, a woman stopped Benjamin Franklin outside Independence Hall and asked Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Our Republic form of government is where the people elect Representatives to do their biddings in Congress that represents the wishes of the people in their district. But as time has evolved this concept has turned into a two class system, one for the political establishment and the other for the lower class serfs and pheasants and now we are seeing a multi class system to protect unelected high level bureaucrats.
When Obama said this he set the bar far and above any reasonable semblance of power in a representative government.
… “I punish my enemies and reward my friends.”…
These are the actions that only a dictator would do, let alone that he had the nerve to express them to the public in general. This is a man who thinks he is above the law, this is man who has violated the Rule of Law (The Constitution) Curtis Copeland, a retired Congressional Research Service staffer, examined how many rules issued since 2012 were not reported to Congress and the GAO. He found that out of about 4,000 rules, more than 1,800 were not properly reported.
And when he talked about rewarding his friends, he didn’t mean “Let them eat cake.”
Exhibit # 1: Lois Lerner was the director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service not only did she violate her Fifth Amendment rights to remain silent; she influenced a Presidential Election by holding up Tea Parties applications.
punishment did she receive, she got a six figure retirement package from the IRS; and to add insult to injury the Obama none-Justice Dept. of Justice has refused to prosecute her.
Exhibit # 2: The gunning running scandal aka “Fast and Furious” was a tactic of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and a border agent was shot and killed, and many others on the Mexican side also suffered death by these weapons.
As a result of a dispute over the release of Justice Department documents related to the scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012. Earlier that month, President Barack Obama had invoked executive privilege for the first time in his presidency over the same documents. Holder has never been held accountable for his actions and never will be because he is under the protection of our supreme leader.
Exhibit # 3:Senator Robert Menendez, a high ranking Democrat has been charged a 68-page bribery indictment. Whether he is guilty or not we will leave that to a court to decide.
Although this indictment is about bribery, it is not what is behind this. It is a signal to all Democrats that if you deify the supreme leader like Menendez has, who has been outspoken against Obama’s deal with Iran, you too can be indicted and by time you defend yourself in court, your political career will be over. This pure unadulterated intimidation coming from the White House.
These are three basic examples of how abuse of power by a sitting President can destroy a Republic and once it is gone it will be replaced by a dictatorship.
Do not expect Congress to stand up to the atrocities being committed by this President. They have constantly given into his wishes because they don’t have a stomach for a fight, and never will because they want to keep their positions in government.
So what’s it going to take? You will find the answer in the Constitution.
The Constitution CLEARLY states that WHEN or IF a Government becomes corrupted (or is taken over) to the point that it FAILS to protect the rights of the people…. we not only have the RIGHT, but we have the OBLIGATION, to CAST OFF this government and form a new one.
THIS is EXACTLY why we have the right to own and bear arms and NOT have that right INFRINGED upon.
“This government of the people, by the people and for the people, belongs to the people. If at some time the people grow weary of the government, they can exercise their constitutional right to amend it or their revolutionary right to overthrow it.” – Lincoln