Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A Socialist President Shreds The Constitution
He took advantage of a financial crisis to install an army of program czars to implement a bevy of tax-draining socialist programs with costs in the tens of billions. He portrayed himself to the American people as their "savior". He demonized business and the economy fell further. He used deficit dollars to dole out money to his constituent interest groups.
He took control of the banks and regulated them so tightly that credit for economic expansion dried up completely and millions of businesses went belly up...or never got off the ground.
When Congress sent his budgets back to the Presidential desk, with little support from either Democrats or Republicans, he skirted around them, circumvented the Constitution, and issued Presidential "edicts" to force government agencies to bend to his will.
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled his Socialist programs unconstitutional he castigated them in print and public speeches. He even tried to "pack" the Supreme Court with justices who would support his Socialist agenda!*** He had such a huge ego that he believed he, and only he, had the answers, and he refused to listen to an opposing view!
Thanks to his cloying control over ever facet of the economy, and the financial drain from his wasteful and ineffective programs, America remained in an economic depression for eight long years!
No, the President was not Barack Obama. It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Roosevelt called his program The New Deal. That larger program was comprised of a hundred other sub-programs, all of which costs billions of dollars and still failed to revive the American economy. Not until Roosevelt shuffled the entire male work force into uniform in 1942 did the unemployment rate begin to approach normal levels. When you take half of all working age males out of the work force it's not hard to solve the "unemployment problem". Not until the war factories geared up did the economy take off. Yes, both the war, and preparations for war, added to the extreme deficits but at least Roosevelt got em working!
*** In 1937 Roosevelt sent Congress the now infamous Judicial Procedures Reform Bill. The bill, cloaked in bureaucratese, essentially requested Congress to allow Roosevelt to appoint up to ten additional Supreme Court Justices to add to the nine Constitutionally mandated judges. Roosevelt plead that the current judges were "overworked", but what he really wanted to do was to install ten more judges who would favor his socialist new deal programs. Roosevelt was livid that the Supreme Court kept ruling his programs unconstitutional. Congress was shocked at the President's arrogant effort to shred our nation's Constitution and let him know in no uncertain terms. Even his fellow Democrats were insulted.
Flash forward 72 years and you have another Socialist President declaring himself superior to Congress and to the Constitution. You have a President that castigates the U.S. Supreme Court in his State of the Union address. You have a Socialist President circumventing the authority of Congress to appoint czars, declare himself "emperor", issue edicts, enforce "executive orders" as if they were the law of the land, opt not to enforce laws that he doesn't agree with....and you have another economic disaster and another long suffering depression to endure.
It is said that the wise learn from the lessons of history. Let's see if we have enough wise folk come November. They will either choose to end our suffering....or we can prepare for another decade or so of economic decline, and sadly, perhaps the end of America, as we know it.