Every war has its obvious horrors from direct devastation. Additionally, however, the art of war allows for the planting of booby traps, land mines, roadside bombs, time bombs, and any number of creative devices to harass or continue the raining of destruction upon the enemy over time. These weapons are not only designed to destroy the adversary directly, but to cause psychological damage and break the will of the enemy to fight. By inducing prolonged fear and feelings of despair and hopelessness in their adversary, they often provide long-term residual effects after the direct conflict. It’s all part of the sordid, time-honored proficiency of war.
Almost like war, politics is not simply about the devastation from the direct initial attack by lawmakers, but also the residual and long-term devastation by delayed lethal devices. In politics, most of the destruction comes from “time bombs of tyranny” purposely implanted by politicians in legislation. Some justify and dismiss the damage done by politicians by calling it “unintended consequences,” even though most is deliberate and intended to strip at least some Americans of liberty or wealth.
To carry their oppression from one regime to another, and to ensure consistent and continuous control, American politicians devised a scheme by which they appoint bureaucratic panels, boards, or commissions to establish controlling mechanisms in legislation to enforce their dictatorial will. The full impact of these destructive assemblages is not always readily apparent, and politicians design them to reconstitute and continue their power in perpetuity.
They embed these delayed time bombs and booby traps in the majority of all law-making. Since the federal government cannot, at present, use more direct and vicious attacks, these are among their weapons of choice in their war to control the American people.
This system allows unethical, dangerous politicians like Obama to pick up any of these explosive, bureaucratic devices and move to a time and place of his choosing where he can do the most damage to his enemies. He’s extremely adept at using agencies from previous legislation as weapons to further his outrageous, unconstitutional attacks. He is also unrivaled in his ability to plant his own time bombs to destroy freedom and steal money.
The Environmental Protection Agency is a powerful, smoldering, weapon of mass destruction created by politicians. Congress built in explosive power intended for systematic release, and then left it carelessly lying about. It was a catastrophe waiting to happen. For a corrupt, unethical, wannabe dictator like this President, the temptation to seize the EPA and use it against his political and ideological enemies was just too compelling. Barack Obama’s war on coal, and indeed on all carbon-based energy, is possible only because Congress created this monstrous, lethal, bureaucracy.
His use of the EPA as a destructive device and his own unconstitutional restrictions on oil explorations and drilling are, in themselves, “time bombs of tyranny” that will explode repeatedly over the years. Americans will find the price of gasoline and all products made from petroleum, steadily climbing. The price of electricity will also “necessarily skyrocket” just as Barack Obama planned.
Obama and the liberals enacted Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank legislation in the name of protecting and strengthening the American people. In reality, however, liberals purposefully devised them to restrict freedom, interrupt commerce, and steal income and wealth from American citizens. It’s part of the left’s plan for redistributing wealth and controlling the American people and their trade. The progressive diagram is intentionally planned to do its mischief gradually. Once set in the legislative framework, the oppressive charges activate to continue the oppression.
As does the EPA, both Dodd-Frank and Obamacare, command the systematic appointment of unelected bureaucrats. The acts confer upon them unlimited power to regulate and control Americans’ medical care and finances. As preset deadlines arrive, liberty vanishes in bursts of political and bureaucratic domestic terrorism.
Open borders and Illegal immigration are, likewise, deadlier traps being laid by the Obama administration that will attack suddenly with unimaginable force over the next several years. In this case though, the misdeeds come from our lawmakers’ and Presidents’ steadfast refusal to enforce the law. The billions of taxpayers’ dollars spent on crime, welfare, healthcare, and education for the invaders’ spiral out of control, yet, the President bestows his lawless blessings on them by piecemeal amnesty. Illegal border crossings will exponentially increase with each new official pardon.
We pay now for past failures to enforce the law, but the cost for today’s failures will forever devastate our country. Terrorists freely cross our borders and will most assuredly hurl another deadly attack on unsuspecting Americans. Politicians will, once again, absolve themselves of any blame; just one more time-released, governmental conspiracy.
Americans suffer from the psychological toll of incessantly fighting a merciless and unrelenting government, and never knowing from where the next attack will come. Invariably, it results in people losing the will to fight and lessens their strength to resist. Politicians count on it for their survival.
Barack Obama’s socialist domestic policies and laws are not the only time bombs he unleashes upon the country. The paralyzing weakness and ineptitude of his foreign policy and his deference to Islamic terrorist nations at the expense of America’s friends, places our homeland in dire peril. Our national security will suffer for years and possibly decades to come when Obama’s torch of incompetence begins igniting world hot spots.
By far, the greatest threats to our Republic, however, are from the feeding frenzy of the welfare state, and from the long-time cultivation of the powerful public union establishment. Obama dramatically increased the size and power of both.
This President has a spending psychosis that has positioned the United States as the biggest debtor in world history. The debt has increased more under Obama than under all previous presidents combined. On the day Obama took office the debt stood at 10.6 trillion dollars. Obama’s radical agenda will, by the end of his term, add over 6 trillion dollars to the debt piled upon our youth. It’s led to massive national debt and left the country kneeling for handouts from not only our friends, but from our biggest enemy, Communist China. This irresponsibility alone renders Obama uniquely unqualified to lead the country.
His catastrophic booby traps and time released fiscal tyranny wreaks havoc on every segment of American society, and will continue for as far as any sane mind can imagine. Moreover, he’s ensnaring the youth of our nation in a virtual debtor’s prison.
The most cataclysmic events will rip through our Republic when unwilling lenders suspend our credit or interest rates raise the payments beyond our ability to repay. Then, unable to sustain our untenable support of Obama’s Great Welfare Class and the demands from public unions, society will begin to fracture in every liberal enclave. As streets overflow with mobs of freeloaders, anarchists, union thugs, and collectivists, the country will find itself held hostage by these un-American mobs and their comrades, the corrupt Marxist politicians.
As we slog through the mine fields laid for us by politicians, we can expect violence, civil unrest, and revolution unseen in our history. Barack Obama and many others on the left – led by George Soros – work diligently to destroy traditional American Society, its capitalistic system, and constitutional government. It is their belief that the country will then accept their dictatorial reorganization. Our fate would be sealed, and we become just another European socialistic country or possibly a banana republic, coming apart at the constitutional seams.
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Jim Mullen is a Contributing Writer to The Bold Pursuit