Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Obama's Private Unelected Government?

The Obama czars enjoy significant bureaucratic power which is doing an "end run" around Congress and are compensated six figure salaries and some are alleged to tilt so far to the left that some allege are socialist or bordering very close to communism.

They answer only to Obama and he (Obama) has appointed nearly 40 of them. To me this seems to be a government within a government. Here are a few just to give you the flavor of this: health reform czar, border czar, counter terrorism czar, urban czar, global warming czar, domestic violence czar, stimulus accountability czar, Eurasian energy czar, Great Lakes czar, safe schools czar. These czars have never been elected, nor confirmed by the Senate but still have immense over our government and each of us in our daily lives.

Where in the US Constitution are such positions authorized and the President authorized to create and endow these individuals with this power and responsibility without accountability to no one except Obama?

I am truly concerned about what President Obama's agenda is in creating a "government within a government".

What do you think? I would appreciate your insight.


Unknown said...

It comes as no surprise, Richard, that Obama has organized the community in the White House to replicate the worst of Chicago, Cook County and Illinois politics. But the lines are somewhat blurred. Democrats and Republicans. Lieberman, the Independent Democrat. Specter the turncoat Republican. Crist the sort of Republican who begs Rahm for help as he jumps ship. I will vote against every incumbent of either party this November. I will not throw my vote away, but I will vote for morality, ethics (remember, they used to teach this in schools), character and professionalism wherever I can find it. Every vote counts. We start here, in McHenry County, and we vote out every clown now in office and put in new people. If they turn out to be clowns and Slick Willies, we vote THEM out next time. You are spot on - it is up to us to reclaim our Constitutional Republic. One vote will make the difference. Let's vote.

Richard W Gorski, M.D. said...

Maybe the answer is to vote all the incumbents out in the fall and in 2012 and pass a Constitutional Amendment allowing congressmen to serve only a maximum of two terms in office and they are not allowed to return as lobyists ever.That I believe would go a long way in cleaning up the corruption and self interest in this country.