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Obama´s Increasingly Tyrannical Proclivities
American Thinker, by Richard Winchester

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Posted By:magnante, 8/26/2013 7:14:00 AM

In The Federalist #47, James Madison penned the following: "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self[-]appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." Can anything be done to thwart the efforts by Barack Obama and his minions to concentrate all power in his Administration? Article I, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution begins thusly: "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/26/2013 7:25:26 AM     (No. 9491487)

The real story here is not that Obama is amassing executive power, but that Congress appears to be onboard with it. In the past, the tension between Congress and the President was always high, and even congresspeople of the president´s own party would never agree to relinquish their constitutional role. Sadly, not enough of the voting public are aware or care enough about this issue to affect either the presidency or the congress.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/26/2013 7:28:28 AM     (No. 9491494)

Sadly, poster #1 seems to be correct.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/26/2013 7:33:21 AM     (No. 9491501)

"Increasingly Tyrannical Proclivities" ? It would be much easier and productive to use the word " Impeachable".


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 8/26/2013 7:43:03 AM     (No. 9491509)

Many Americans, ignorant of history and their own government and the well-documented difficulties of human governance, actually desire a tyrant(in the ancient Greek sense) to rule them. Obama is not the problem. The American people are the problem. It is truly said that people get the type of government they deserve - which is not always the type of government they want. Tyrants are celebrated and encouraged by the demos as long as they, the tyrants, flatter and favor the people. The other, darker side of tyranny only shows itself later, when the tyrant is firmly ensconced, when it is too late.

But I think Obama is a tyrant from ignorance and not from design. He is just another naive campus Leftist without experience or understanding of the real world, someone whose personal political fantasies are the indisputable truth for him. He is literally unable to comprehend why everyone does not agree with him and assigns evil motives or ignorance to those who do not. He really does not understand American history, values or the American system of government. And of course he associates with and picks people who are like himself. All of these people might as well have come from a galaxy far, far away, for all they know and care about America and American ideals.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lilo, 8/26/2013 8:20:52 AM     (No. 9491555)

Increasingly? It´s been evident from the day he proclaimed to congress "I won".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/26/2013 8:24:28 AM     (No. 9491561)

A military action is needed. A brutal one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LAW428, 8/26/2013 8:49:11 AM     (No. 9491605)

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation."
President James Madison (1751-1836) speech, Virginia Convention, 1788

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government."
Thomas Paine

"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants."
Albert Camus

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Reply 8 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 8/26/2013 11:32:04 AM     (No. 9491889)

The tyranny of law we live under is worse by the year. With every session of Congress th burden becomes more. I would prefer a human tyrant. We can kill them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bugboy, 8/26/2013 11:43:41 AM     (No. 9491915)

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Therein and of itself is the problem. We have a royal Congress that is more interested in what their respective parties think and how to get reelected. That passes laws they neither have the proclivity to obey nor care how it affects their constituents or the population as a whole.

If this Congress is not replaced this republic will sink into anarchy. If that were not the case why is the ´government´ preparing for it?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 8/26/2013 11:47:48 AM     (No. 9491926)

For many months he has needed to be addressed as Dictator in public by citizens and as many media types with enough ´nads to do it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: veritas, 8/26/2013 11:49:20 AM     (No. 9491928)

Not a "proclivity," but Obama´s bone-deep identity.

#7: Well done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/26/2013 1:18:14 PM     (No. 9492135)

The only remedy appears to be the SCOTUS or we wait until he´s gone, then put him and cronies in jail for Treason!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/26/2013 5:38:14 PM     (No. 9492555)

I will never forgive the GOP "leaders" in Congress that have been complicit in this also. Why haven´t they sounded like broken records, calling him out over and over on his tyrannical actions? Why have they been silent? Cowards all.

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