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The Growing Tyranny
of the Political Elite

American Thinker, by Jeffrey Folks

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Posted By:magnante, 2/27/2013 9:07:30 AM

Recently, the White House released a photo of the president shooting skeet. But where´s the snap of him fishing for bass? Apparently the White House felt compelled to portray Obama as a marksman in light of the widespread pushback over the administration´s gun control agenda but felt no urgency to defend the prospect of the EPA´s potential regulation of lead in fishing weights. Yet the agency seriously entertained just such a ban last year. What´s next? The lead in barbells?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/27/2013 9:11:51 AM     (No. 9198641)

It´s time for a Constitutional Convention to be called to neuter the Federal government.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubby, 2/27/2013 9:20:49 AM     (No. 9198663)

#1 I´m not in favor of that because the leftists would take over that convention and would make all the changes they would like and the Republicans would once again just roll over. How about we just enforce the Constitution as it currently exists? I would like to see a balanced budget amendment and an amendment that would require all legislation passed by Congress be applicable to members of Congress. No more special treatment for retirement or healthcare or anything else they get what they give us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/27/2013 9:27:52 AM     (No. 9198678)

Although correct, Mr. Folks is too optimistic. Our Ship of Fools has sailed. Ah, all free (prosperous) people turn lazy and end up preferring "safety" to freedom.....and getting tyranny.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 2/27/2013 10:58:35 AM     (No. 9198887)

I do not know what a political elite is.
There has been no evidence that an elite (the best of the best) exists in politics. There are nothing other than hacks governing in the government. At the very least a true elite in government would be trained in the principles
of ruling from childhood. There is no such person in the U.S.A.
At least not in government.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/27/2013 11:18:17 AM     (No. 9198955)

The ´Let them eat cake´ crowd will face the same fate as the French Elites...wait for it...wait for it.............

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/27/2013 11:23:30 AM     (No. 9198976)

It will backfire on them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 2/27/2013 1:51:09 PM     (No. 9199279)

#4 I think thats a good question. I suspect that the real answer is kept in confusion because once its determined who or what actually directs the power that overrules an otherwise egalitarian society, they will become the targets for reprisal or retirement. Is Pelosi part of that elite? Are Hollywood starlets? Is it the mainstream media? Defining what makes the elite who or what they are will be very useful.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/27/2013 2:25:13 PM     (No. 9199344)

#5, why would you want someone "trained in the principles of ruling since childhood"? Ruling is what kings do, and they are in fact trained from childhood to rule. But this isn´t supposed to be a monarchy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/27/2013 2:42:11 PM     (No. 9199370)

"elite" should not be confused with "privileged" or ´rulers´, etc.

To me an "Elite" would be someone, in or out of government, who has personal influence or access to politicians and authorities.

As such the "Elite" might not win every time but he/she has an excellent chance to avoid any serious setbacks.

The Kennedys would be my example. They seem to have escaped consequences for dozens of nasty acts.

The key is influence. You might not win but you have a much better chance. Much, much better.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: goose, 2/28/2013 4:27:57 PM     (No. 9201436)

Last night on "Triggers" there was an episode about combat shotguns. I must have watched more than 100 rounds fired. And, gee whiz, not one of them made a muzzle blast like the one in the photo of Obama "skeet shooting." Imagine that!

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