In the latest example of Obama revealing his true character, he revealed today he thinks all Americans should be compelled by the government to vote. Legal experts have panned the idea as wishful thinking meant to be humorous.
However, when dealing with Obama, when can you tell it is humor and when it is serious?
Obama was as serious as a broken leg when he pushed for and succeeded in passing a law that for the first time in U.S. history compels all Americans to purchase something (Obamacare). He said if you liked your insurance plan, you could keep it. Obama was serious when he said if Congress didn’t
get rid of the border with Mexico reform immigration, he would act alone. He was serious when he said Al Qaeda was “on the run” and the only guys left were the “j.v. team.” Obama also said he would have the most transparent presidential administration in history. I could go on ad nauseam with every example of Obama using a sly, rhetorical comment to hide his true intentions. Mostly, he loves to blame Congress for not doing whatever he wants. It is alarming how blatantly Obama acts with contempt for the Separation of Powers in the Constitution.
The simple truth here is that Obama was not raised in the United States. He does not believe in American Exceptionalism or in the concepts of freedom or individual liberty. Instead, Obama believes in a top down, micromanaged society where an elite few order you to follow rules for your own good. He believes the only freedom you should have is whatever the government specifically allows you to do. He doesn’t believe government derives its authority from the consent of the governed. He believes government exists unto itself and has the power to do as it pleases. He does not believe men have unalienable rights endowed by their Creator. To admit these things would be to admit his view of government is immoral and his actions tyrannical.
Obama has no patience for our political system because he does not care for its wisdom. His ego cannot handle waiting for others to agree before he acts. I cannot help but think of Anakin Skywalker of the Star Wars genre and his warped view of peace obtained by subjecting all to the authority of an all powerful figure.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Scene 5…
Anakin Skywalker: I don’t think the system works.
Padmé: How would you have it work?
Anakin Skywalker: We need a system where the politicians sit down
and discuss the problem… agree what’s in the best interest of all people… and then do it.
Padmé: That’s exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don’t always agree.
Anakin Skywalker: Well, then they should be made to.
Padmé: By whom? Who’s going to make them?
Anakin Skywalker: I don’t know. Someone.
Anakin Skywalker: Of course not me.
Padmé: But someone.
Anakin Skywalker: Someone wise.
Padmé: Sounds an awful lot like a dictatorship to me.
Anakin Skywalker: Well, if it works.
Later in the story, the Galactic Senate votes to give “emergency powers” to Senator Palpatine. Palpatine, who later reveals himself as a dark lord bent on ruling the galaxy alone, promises to give back the power when he doesn’t need it anymore: “It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling. I love democracy. I love the Republic. Once this crisis has abated, I will lay down the powers you have given me!”
This all worked about beautifully.
“If this is a polling ship, then where are the voters?!!?”