The genius of our Constitution was that the people who worked out the details of our founding document and proposed it to a fledgling nation, not quite two decades old, realized that they were not perfect. The also realized that there would never be that perfect angel born, in whom we should place the entirety of our trust. They also gave us the ability to make changes to what they had done. To date, there have been 27 such changes officially enacted. With the powers of governing separated, and the three co-equal branches of government being given authority to act as a check and balance for the other two, Our founding fathers set up a system that was designed to limit the authority given to the government, that they would be forever bound by the consent of the people governed, and the minority protected against infringements by a majority upon their right to be secure in their lives, homes, effects, papers, and property.
Our founding law indeed is stronger than any one person who may win elective office, or even the takeover of an entire political party that would seek to replace that document with their own form of centralized control. We have seen previously in our history as a matter of fact, those who would try, and in the end the Constitution has survived, and the usurpations of would be tyrants have ended up occupying the ash heap of history. Fortunately, our founding fathers had the good sense to make those changes difficult to enact. Gridlock, ladies and gentlemen is a good thing indeed. Those people who proposed the Constitution to us realized that it has, for all of man kind’s history, been possible to whip up the emotions of people into temporarily making bad decisions on a collective scale. Crises create mobs, and mobs can be convinced of doing terrible things.
There is a reason why we have been flying from one crisis to another, non stop for the past four years. Given the opportunity to cool down, people would never go for the whole sale changes to our laws that are being foisted upon us. Obamacare would never have passed in Congress in 2009, were it not for the economic crisis, almost entirely manufactured by previous bad government policy by the way. Dodd Frank, Sarbanes Oxley, Tarp, Stimulus, Quantitative Easing, none of it would have happened without people being frightened into allowing the government to do basically anything that it wished to do.
No way the citizens of the United States allow our President to rule via executive fiat for those liberty encroaching dreams from his father, were they not distracted, and indeed frightened, constantly with the crisis du jour. Piece by piece, we have had our basic freedoms striped away, and indeed even had half of our numbers cheer it on, all under the guise of fairness and caring for the less capable, or my personal favorite, “it’s for the children.”
One of the problems with allowing huge swaths of unchecked power to any individual of course is the title question of this essay. What happens next? Let’s pretend for a moment that Barack Obama is everything that he has been advertised to be. Let us further pretend that the 22nd Amendment gets repealed, because darn it, we need this man to be our President for life. Do we give the same trust to our next President for life after Barack? There will always be a future. As much as you liberals love Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, You hated Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Are you in favor of entrusting the same levels of authority to future Presidents more in their mold, as you are giving to our current President?
There is however a silver lining in all of this. To date, these people have not managed a single Amendment to our Constitution. All of the current assaults upon or Constitution are temporary, and can be undone. It will not be easy, and in fact has never happened, but the possibility is there. The even better news is that it takes about 75% support of the American People in order to make any changes to our Constitution. That is something that our current Demagogue in Chief does not have, and more importantly is not anywhere close to having.
All of the laws enacted by the current group of Marxists can be voted out in the same manner in which they were voted in. The executive orders can be countermanded with the same single stroke of a pen with which they were put into place. On January 21, 2017, Barack Obama will no longer be our President, but the Constitution of the United States, with its current 27 Amendments, and no more, will still be the ultimate law of our Republic. Barack Obama’s attempt to destroy our nation will have failed, and history will begin its judgement of the Obama Presidency.
Today, Barack Obama surrounded himself with children and made the ultimate demagogic appeal in his announcement of 23 executive orders that he will unilaterally use to abridge our Second Amendment rights. At least two states have already enacted laws to incarcerate any federal officials who attempt to enforce those orders within the borders of their respective states. The legality of these measures, which bypassed the Legislative Branch, in direct contrast to the laws of our land will be argued probably all the way to the Supreme Court. Before the inevitable challenges make it that far however, the offending rules will probably be signed out of existence just as unilaterally.
America survived other dolts in the past, and our Constitution will survive Barack Obama as well. If one lesson has been taught to us in spades over the past four years, it is that elections have consequences. If you stayed home as a protest this November past, your share of the blame is twice as much as the dopes who voted this group in. Either way, this President and his damage will not last. History will judge him rather unkindly, and our Constitution will survive. Americans you see are capable of getting bored, and boredom with the current state of constant crisis is going to happen. When you boil down Obama’s rap, crisis utilization is really his only political tool.