While it is almost inconceivable that the United States of America, a constitutional representative republic, could undergo its own Arab Spring in the form of an armed insurrection against the government, it does not seem that unlikely when we find President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats preparing for that very option – purchasing mass quantities of ammunition, engaging in terrorism exercises, and providing military-grade weaponry to local police departments.

Driving the United States to the brink appears to be conditioned on the continued usurpation of congressional power by the executive branch of the government and the President’s belief that he can alter existing laws and congressional legislation unilaterally at will. Putting forth socialist wealth redistribution legislation harmful to tens of millions of Americans with a swipe of his pen.

Hear for yourself what an expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has to say about the necessity to adhere to the Constitution and existing law …


Michael Cannon, Cato Institute's Director of Health Policy Studies, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws of the United States … 

"There is one last thing to which the people can resort if the government does not respect the restraints that the constitution places on the government.”

"Abraham Lincoln talked about our right to alter our government or our revolutionary right to overthrow it."

"And that is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate."

"If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws then they will conclude that neither are they."

"That is a very dangerous sort of thing for the president to do, to wantonly ignore the laws, to try to impose obligation upon people that the legislature did not approve."

For those wishing to read Michael Cannon’s prepared testimony …

The President’s Duty to Execute Faithfully the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- Testimony of Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, before the
Committee on the Judiciary United States House of Representatives. December 3, 2013. For those wishing to read the Chairman’s remarks and the other testimony, it can be found on the House Judiciary site.

The concerns I share with you today are not borne of partisanship. Though I have worked for Republicans, I am not a Republican, for reasons that Democrats on this committee can readily appreciate. I am acutely aware of the last Republican president’s failures to execute the laws faithfully. In 2008, though I did not support him, I preferred the Democratic presidential candidate to the Republican candidate in part because he promised to curb such abuses by the executive. I have praised President Obama for doing more than even many libertarians to celebrate the gains in equality and freedom our nation has secured for women, for African-Americans, for gays, and for lesbians.”

This president’s failure – or any president’s failure – to honor his constitutional duty to execute the laws faithfully is not a partisan issue. The fact that presidents from both parties violate this duty is cause not for solace. It is cause for even greater alarm, because it guarantees that presidents from both parties will replicate and even surpass the abuses of their predecessors as payback for past injustices. The result is that democracy and freedom will suffer no matter who occupies the Oval Office.”

Bottom line …

It is unlikely that the United States will face an armed insurrection. But, it is becoming increasingly likely that the Congress will take action to limit the actions of a rogue president acting out an un-American socialist scenario. And, it is likely that the upcoming 2014 congressional election will provide a referendum on presidential powers, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the limits of presidential misconduct that will be tolerated by “We the People.”

My recommendation is to simply throw the progressive socialist democrats out of office in 2014 and repudiate and repeal any legislation that was passed in 2000+ page bills in the middle of the night when nobody read or understood what they were voting for. If President Obama fails to go along with the plan, a super-majority of Congress, both chambers, can override a presidential veto. And. thus America proves that its form of government is superior to the banana republic envisioned by Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats.

The real question is will the Congress of the United States, corrupt and partisan as it currently is, take action before 2014 … or will they kick the can down the road as they have done so many times before?

-- steve

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