Obama – The New Face of Tyranny

By Alan Caruba

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Alan Caruba
Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- The history of civilization dating back some five millennia is one of unrelenting tyranny, rapaciousness, arrogance, and stupidity.

The players and the places changed, but the slaughter was unremitting, the suffering broken only by occasional brief periods of peace, good weather and crops. For most of the past, war, famine, and disease killed most people.

During the famous soliloquy of Hamlet, he contemplates taking his own life, saying;

“There’s the respect that makes calamity of so long life–for who would bear the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the pangs of despised love, the law’s delay, the insolence of office…”

This list of woes neatly sums up the times in which we live as Americans endure many of these same abuses from a President who seems to enjoy displaying his contempt for them. He has plunged the nation into the highest debt in its history, is using the government shutdown as a crisis to divert attention from recent failures, and is flirting with a national default that would create domestic and international havoc…all while blaming the Republicans, the real end game.

As an October 3rd 2013 Wall Street Journal editorial noted, however;

“House GOP leaders also insist they don’t want a default, and they’ve already passed a bill to prevent it—not that the media have paid any attention. First sponsored in 2011 by California Republican Tom McClintock and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, the Full Faith and Credit Act is essentially an insurance policy against miscalculation. Their bill certifies that U.S. sovereign debt will always be repaid, on time and in full.”

It is beginning to dawn on a lot of people that Barack Obama is the face of tryanny, a man for whom the Constitution, the democratic process and its need for compromise, exist only to be spurned.

Any President who is happy to preside over closing the White House to public tours, who authorizes placing barricades around Washington War Memorial that is normally open 24 hours a day as well as the Normandy, France D-Day cemetery where our soldiers are buried, is more than merely heartless, but represents a level of evil intent never before seen in anyone who has held that office.

The closing of the Normandy cemetery reminded me that history records that resistance to such tyrants has given rise to the rights of those they governed. The brother of England’s Richard the Lionhearted, John, had inherited the throne and through his incompetence in 1203 had lost Normandy, the last remaining possession in Western France the English had conquered.

The ill will that his barons felt, in part from the constant taxation John imposed, led them to renounce their allegiance to the crown of England. In 1215 they assembled at Runnymede, a water meadow on the Thames and presented John with the Magna Carta that spelled out their rights and those of all Englishmen, protecting them and their property against arbitrary arrest and confiscation without due process of law.

King John was actually fortunate. History records that rulers who acted ruthlessly were often assassinated or beheaded. It was commonplace.

The history of the United States records that the colonists, British subjects, had enjoyed self-rule for easily a century before the British crown, George III, seeking to replenish the treasury in lieu of having fought the French and Indian War in 1763 on behalf of the colonies, imposed the Stamp Act in 1765. It evoked such resistance that it was repealed and replaced a year later with the Townshend Acts that imposed taxes on paper, paint, glass and tea imported from England. They were followed by more resistance and led to an altercation on March 5, 1770 that killed a number of citizens and became known as the Boston Massacre.

For a list of what Americans had come to regard as usurpations of power by the king, one need only read the Declaration of Independence.

By then, the governing of the British empire had spawned a bureaucracy that was not only large, but “appallingly inefficient” noted historian Nathaniel Philbrick in his book, “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, a Revolution.” After the Boston Tea Party, the king sent a flotilla to seal off Boston Harbor and increased the army in America. By then, George III was in no mood to negotiate.

President Obama has said he, too, does not intend to negotiate with the House of Representatives, constitutionally the body of government empowered to authorize all expenditures for the maintenance of the government.

The House has sent any number of proposed measures to keep the entire government funded, but has also expressed its wish to defund or delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act which is widely unpopular. Against the protest of millions it was imposed solely by the Democratic Party when it controlled both houses of Congress.

Modern-day Americans have been enduring what many regard as acts of tyranny and have begun to regard the President as not merely incompetent, but bent on a course of action to destroy the nation.

This is the stuff of revolution.

c Alan Caruba

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Alan Caruba’s commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.

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Seanoamericano
Seanoamericano
7 years ago

Considering the alternative I would say the only logical choice is to stand and fight like rabid dogs. Show no mercy to those who violate their oaths. Instead of defending it is time to take the fight to them. Once they realize that they might not clock out after shift the whole system will collapse. No doubt there are still officers that will honor their oaths as will sheriffs and many in the military that will not obey and their equipment will be turned. There will be alot of casualties but in the end there will be alot of justice… Read more »

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

We are just one simple declared “National Emergency” flu, bomb, or whatever that triggers this president to declare that along with executive orders/FEMA and other federal elements that all privately held firearms and ammunition are to be turned in within ten days or if caught offenders will be interned under the terrorism (or executive order punishment during the emergency period) for the gun owner and his/her obviously compliant family and lose title to all their property and assets. Think not? In a declared national emergency, all normal citizens rights fall to the Executive Branch of government to decide in the… Read more »

VT Patriot
VT Patriot
7 years ago

Alan, very well put and your historical references are spot on. This country reminds me of a tour bus going down a steep mountain trail. The brakes are failing, the steepness is increasing, and it’s harder and harder to steer this out of control bus and keep it on the road. But the tour director, with microphone in hand is telling the passengers that all is OK, it’s just part of the tour. And the passengers are OK with that, except a few who are close enough to the driver to see that he is sweating, and pressing the break… Read more »

Carl Stevenson
7 years ago

The McClintock/Toomey bill is yet another government trap for the people, designed to benefit the globalists and destroy our economy and sovereignty. Our politicians conspire with the banksters, and our enemies such as the Arabs and Chinese, to sell our country out from under us and deliver us and our children into slavery. We are not incurring these debts. Our corrupt politicians are doing it at the bidding off their masters. This country has all of the resources we need to prosper, but we won’t in the future because our “leaders” will deliver them to their masters in payment of… Read more »

Fmccarty
Fmccarty
7 years ago

No sir all of them are the face of tryanny) sir do you have spellcheck or is the device you are using as antiquated as your thought pattern. Speaking of device it seems that your whole statement as well as all of your subjects are devicive. You are a step away from being the same as your accused. Nothing in government has made sense for 40 years that all who didn’t get to vote at 18 quite well remember whether we admit it or not. Government should be that ,government. It should start with being an entity that can be… Read more »

TSgt B
TSgt B
7 years ago

Yes, Alan, it IS. The question now is DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE THE WILL TO DO WHAT WILL BE NECESSARY TO RESTORE A CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT TO THIS NATION?