IT IS ABOUT THIS ELECTION

23 10 2014

Authored by William Robert Barber

The political trajectory of America is about to be reset or the status quo reaffirmed. The liberal progressives will retain the Harry Reid Senate and celebrate another electoral victory or Mitch McConnell (if he wins his election in Kentucky) will capture the leadership of the majority. This midterm election is the bellwether; the ideological basis of America’s governing future. If the Republican Party is defeated in its quest for Senate majority, Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States and conservatism as the political means to constitutional governance will be severely impaired.

There can be no doubt that the progressive movement is focused on controlling the governing destiny of America. The confederation of labor unions, leftist academia, teachers unions, federal employee unions, welfare beneficiaries, and the manifold of communalist of subtle socialist hues represent a challenge to any conservative politician.

The Jeffersonian concept of one-man-one-vote has prompted overpromising exaggerations and outright lies as a politician’s rhetorical standard. Interestingly the variable media distributors as well as the electorate have brushed away such practice as within the bounds of statutory acceptance. As a consequence President Obama and his administration have found the leeway to outright lie regarding ObamaCare and Benghazi.

I do believe it is evident that variable governments — particularly the central government — have by process and purposeful ambiguity distanced themselves from the average American. Our primary problem in this nation state of ours is not inequality of income or opportunity. It is not access to healthcare. It’s not racism nor running roughshod over the disenfranchised. The prevailing issue of concern is an ambivalent president presiding inequitably over a congress and a judicial system that has, over the span of many administrations, directly or indirectly, consciously or not, by means legal or extralegal, permitted those of economic and governmental influence to benefit the political elite.

In America the governing process is known and executed by a very few. Our laws are not simply ambiguous — they are subject to interpretation by the non-elected. Regulators decide what the law means and in time, usually a long time, maybe the judiciary decides whether the interpretation is constitutional or not. This is the result of a nation state that has forsaken the merits of individualism, liberty, and personal freedom and submitted its sovereignty to attorneys supported by a runaway legion of bureaucrats.

Well, maybe on November 4 the swell of progressivism in America will abate; possibly, a movement toward conservative values will firmly plant its flag in Washington…maybe.





BENIGN AND DISENGAGED

7 10 2014

Authored by William Robert Barber

To paraphrase President Obama’s position on the crisis in Iraq and Syria: “It wasn’t me… the intelligence community got it wrong — mistakenly they were surprised and astonished by the ISIS offense. It was Clapper. Jimmy just got it wrong besides slip-ups in judgments happen in the Intel gathering world. I had no idea that ISIS was heading to Iraq.” “No one told me,” emphasizes the president. “It’s not my fault” implies the leader of the free world. “I am not at fault for the violent deaths of thousands. I’m not responsible for the families of refuges left destitute in Jordan or Turkey. It was not me but ISIS that forced these people out of their homes for fear of those horrific and despicable Islamic philistines.”

President Obama is unwilling to accept responsibility for his own actions and incapable of correctly analyzing the world and its reality. He is an apparatchik of himself. Seemingly, respective of evidence, to the contrary the president is solidly congealed in his military strategy — despite the obvious hypocrisy of pledging “no boots on the ground” while boots are indeed on the ground he cannot be persuaded to tactically adapt to a constantly changing battlefield.

Amongst the chaos of this particular convoluted mess (better understood as Obama’s Middle East foreign policy) blood and treasure are being spilled. Thousands of innocent humans are at risk of annihilation or worse and the leader of the free world is stymied, unwilling to act. The president’s ideologically founded stubbornness is not a character appreciative; it is a behavioral dysfunction.

If one couples the fanaticism of these Islamic extremists with the ultimate weaponry, i.e. WMDs, who amongst us non-believers of Mohammed trusts that these evil ones would hesitate in their destructive deployment? Whether Shiite or Sunni, Iran, Libya, or one of many Islamic governments in Africa founded on their theocratic pronunciation, who doubts the uncompromising ferocity of their violent actions. Imagine if these Islamic fanatics controlled rockets with nuclear warheads!

President Obama (our neutered war-time commander-in-chief) and his political administers are risking the safety of our nation. He is caving in on Iranian sanctions, executing an ineffectual paddy-cake air campaign, and abandoning Israel to fend for itself. To the direct detriment of world order, this very dangerous professor of law is purposefully mitigating the effectualness of American power and influence.

His aids and assists are fellow liberal progressives who, as with the president, willfully forego America’s responsibility as leader of the free world so to install their brand of socialism, social-justice, and political-economic equalitarianism. As experienced by the last six years, these progressives disrespect the concept of law over man and confidently realize their superior intelligence supersedes the federal constitution.