No jokes now, folks. It’s zero flak time.
Trouble’s brewing. Can you see it yet?
Let’s start with health care. Obama’s health care bill could very well have a mandate in it to buy health insurance. This is whether you can afford it or not, enforceable as a misdemeanor and by the IRS. Legal Insurrection can give you some more information, but this is hardly the whole of it.
Disagreeing with the government has suddenly become very, very wrong. Oh, it was wonderful when the other side was doing it, but now that they’re in power the silliness has to stop. We’re all wee wee’d up and such.
People who protest Obama and oppose hsi policies aren’t just on the receiving end of generic flak anymore. We’re domestic terrorists and racists just waiting for the opportunity to do something vicious and nasty. I tend to agree with Legal Insurrection that sparking some real violence to justify governmental nastiness may just be the intent.
How about some other signs of impending authoritarianism, soft though it may currently be?
- Mass czar appointments to bypass congressional oversight and representative government.
- Parliamentary tricks by the Democrats in Congress to completely bypass opposition, such as it exists in the Republican Party.
- Payoffs to special interests friendly to Democrats, especially the unions, regardless of the consequences to the nation. Think GM, Chrysler, and the upcoming Employee Free Choice Act.
All this, and we’re not even done with Obama’s first year yet. Is this the hope and change you want?
It may be great for Obama’s supporters now, because they still think they’re winning. If he gets everything he wants though, even they won’t be immune from the nanny state and soft tyranny. Sooner or later, the reality of trying to live in that will hammer its way through their blinders, and by then reversing this mess will be a monumental effort, if it can happen at all.
If Obama wins, everyone loses. The only hope and change you’ll get is hoping against hope that we can change it all back.