The Ulsterman Report: Dictator Obama
With the Obama administration’s recent decision to not uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, it continues an increasingly troubling pattern of deciding for itself what laws are applicable to the American public, and those that are not.
America’s Founding Fathers put in place the now long standing system of separation of powers – divided branches of government that would act as checks and balances against each other in order to limit one branch from over-reaching its authority over the others, and thus, protect the American people as a whole.
President Barack Obama is proving decidedly opposed to such checks and balances, continuing to determine for himself what laws are to be applied, and what laws are to be ignored. Such a condition does not make Obama a president, but rather a dictator – a figure who now acts in the interests of his own administration and its supporters at the expense of the rule of law.
Far reaching you say? Unfair to President Obama perhaps? Oh really…
Today the Obama administration declared that the Defense of Marriage Act, a bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton, to be unconstitutional. No such decision took place in an actual court – the Obama Department of Justice has taken it upon itself to declare it so. The result is yet another example of the law of the land being willfully ignored by the Obama White House simply because it has decided it does not like the law. No decision by the Supreme Court overturning the law. No bill passed in Congress making it so. Simply the decision of the Executive Branch. America, meet Mubarak Obama – you elected him. Now enjoy. And for those readers who might attempt to limit this subject on simply being supportive of gay rights – or not, please understand this subject has nothing to do with gay rights or the lack thereof in America. It has everything to do with a President of the United States who is choosing to ignore some laws, while supporting others based not on the defined powers of office, but rather on political self-interest – and that readers, is a terribly troubling and potentially terminal condition against freedom in the United States of America.
What of the recent decision in Federal Court that the Obama moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf region as unconstitutional – a clear abuse of presidential authority? What has the Obama administration’s reaction to that court decision been? Why, to simply ignore it of course, as any dictator in a Banana Republic would do. President Obama has decimated an entire region with his moratorium, having done far more harm to that are and its people than the oil spill he used to justify his abusive drilling ban. And with Obama’s continued negligence of following the ruling of the federal judge to lift the moratorium, we have at this moment in our history, a President of the United States in contempt of court. Courts and their rulings are of little concern to dictators though, right?
Yet another example of Dictator Obama can be found with the other federal court rulings against Obamacare. Again the Obama administration ignores these rulings, continuing to implement Obamacare at the cost of billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. But what does a dictator care of jobs and debt?Obamacare has always been about Big Goverment Power, the primary concern of all dictators.
And let us not forget President Obama’s recent and strongly supportive comments (and substantial amounts of money) toward the striking union workers in Minnesota, and now other states in the country – workers who are in violation of their contracts, obtaining false physician notes, who have aggressively threatened Republican lawmakers, and are grinding the government of Wisconsin and other states to a halt at the cost of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. Obama’s support of such actions again emphasizes his now open preference toward lawlessness when that lawlessness involves his own political enablers.
Such are the actions not of a president, but a dictator.
I welcome the comments of those who would attempt to argue otherwise…