Demise of the Rule of Law|
July 9, 2009
With Obama's ascension to the
highest office in the land, America is quickly turning into two separate and unequal
factions - the elites who decide the rules and the peons who are obliged to follow
Our political elites are currently crafting a drastic overhaul of a health care
system 77% of Americans say they are happy with. They have decreed that all Americans
will now be subject to the new health care rules. Those that don't will be subject
to $1,000 fines. Congress itself, however, will be exempt from the rules they
are demanding the rest of us follow. Congressional members have their own health
care plan, one that is not available to the rest of us peons.
Oh, and the unions, who have attained temporary elite status by virtue of their
campaign contributions, will be granted special rules
allowing them to be exempt
from the proposed taxes on health care that will be paid by the peons in flyover
country. (That's you and me)
Our politicians and the politically connected environmental elite are demanding
all Americans drive smaller cars, use different light bulbs and pretty much alter
their way of life to conform to the elite's stated, but misleading, attempt to 'save
the earth.' At the same time, these elites fly around in the same private jets they
demonize CEO's for using. To say nothing of the fleets of SUVs currently in use
by the very people who would deny them to the rest of us peons.
President Obama is lecturing Americans to tighten their economic belts while he
continues spending our tax dollars at an unsustainable rate. Quadrupling the deficit,
with no end in sight. Very clearly indicating that the rules imposed on us peons
don't extend to the elites.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced it is going to begin
going after bloggers
who make false claims about products and/or don't fully
disclose conflicts of interest. This crackdown does not extend to the elites, who
continue to make false claims, like Obama's patently false statement, "I'll be honest
there are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well". Apparently
the media elite won't be subject to this crackdown either, unless, of course, they
dare to challenge a liberal premise. (Sarah Palin comes to mind)
The elites in Congress will also be exempt from these new FTC dictates, as they
continue to shut down inquiries into false claims Nancy Pelosi made about the CIA.
Who continue to shut down amendments
to audit the Federal Reserve. A host of democrat
politicians and liberal advocacy groups also get a free pass to make false and misleading
claims about health care, cap and trade, global warming, etc. Once again, the elites
exempt themselves from the rules they impose on the rest of us peons.
The Obama administration is now actively involved in doubling the number of IRS
agents to better enforce tax regulation and enforcement on the peons who live in
flyover country and the capitalists who dare to make a, gasp, profit. The elites
entrusted to run the IRS, however, are exempt from these rules, garnering nothing
more than phony expressions of 'deep concern' when they're caught failing to pay
their own taxes. Ditto for the numerous Democrat appointees who have failed
to abide by the IRS rules the rest of us peons are forced to live by.
President Obama, as a Senator, actually sponsored legislation requiring 30 days
notice and a valid reason given before Inspector Generals could be fired. The very
rule he sponsored, however, doesn't apply to Obama, as he gave IG Gerald Walpin
one hour notice to quit or be fired when he started investigating a friend of Obama's.
President Obama has ruled that America has no right to meddle in Iran's affairs.
Apparently this rule doesn't apply to Israel, where Obama is actively meddling in
Israel's affairs in order to get them to halt settlements. Or to the coup in the
Honduras, which Obama was quick to label 'not-legal.'
We are now a nation with two sets of rules. One set for the elites, which is flexible
and arbitrary, and another set of rules for the rest of us peons. The rule of law
is now open to interpretation and discretionary enforcement, based on the transient
whims of the reigning elite. Translation: There is no more rule of law. We should all be very scared.
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for
She lives in South Carolina
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