Now that everyone other than Jay Carney and Alan Colmes realizes that Barack Obama has no intention of upholding the Constitution or enforcing laws with which he does not agree, while at the same time ignoring Congress and the Supreme Court and inventing his own laws, the T word — treason — is being whispered behind closed doors.
Nevertheless, treason is a harsh word that most politicos are skittish about using. Treason has numerous definitions, but the one that comes most often to mind is “an attempt to overthrow the government.” No doubt about it, overthrowing the government is an extreme act.
But let us not forget that the Founding Fathers were guilty of treason when they overthrew the British government that ruled them at the time. Thus, if we are to be intellectually honest, those of us who believe in freedom would have to concede that treason can be either justified or unjustified.
The key is whether it is based on an attempt to overthrow tyranny or freedom — or, the corollary, whether it is based on an attempt to achieve tyranny or freedom. From whence comes the adage, one man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot.
Thus, it would have been justifiable treason had black slaves, on their own, taken up arms against the federal government in an effort to achieve their freedom. Ironically, however, the treason committed by the Southern states in violating their allegiance to the federal government was also justified, for two reasons.
First, the Southern states felt as though they were being treated as second-class citizens, with the federal government favoring the North on numerous economic issues.
Second, the federal government does not have a natural right to force any of its creators — i.e., the states — to remain a part of its union. If a state and its inhabitants are chained in perpetuity to the federal government, they are not free.
Which brings us to Barack Obama. His own words during his campaign — the desire to “fundamentally transform America” — make it clear that it has, from the beginning, been his goal to overthrow the United States’ current system of government. Further, long before he ran for president, he lamented about the fact that the Constitution did not make allowance for “redistributive change.”
But none of Obama’s words would have mattered had he not acted on them. In a rapidly accelerating fashion, he has ignored the Constitution that he took an oath to uphold. And the America we have today is clearly not the America we had when he came into office — though, no question about it, it was pretty far down the road toward socialism even before Barack Obama appeared on the scene.
It is Obama’s actions — not his words — that would appear to rise to the level of unjustifiable treason, because they lessen individual freedom. In fact, when you use the term “social justice” as an excuse for your actions, you are guaranteeing that you are going to infringe on the natural rights of a segment of the population.
As things continue to unfold over the next four months — with illegal immigration, the indiscriminate use of executive privilege, the Fast and Furious scandal, undeclared wars, and, one way or another, universal health-care shenanigans, it will be interesting to see if the country’s number-one outlaw, Barack Hussein Obama, moves ever more boldly toward actions that are brazenly and unjustifiably treasonous.
It is clear that Son of Saul remembers well one of his guiding light’s most important messages: When you run into pushback, never retreat. Instead, push back twice as hard.
Foul and Furious Obama may have been a joke as a community organizer and a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago, but give the man credit where credit is due. No far-left zealot — not even the would-be queen of one-world government, Hillary, has had the nerve to push the constitutional envelope not just to the edge of the table, but over the edge.
None of us has ever witnessed the kind of dictatorial actions Barack Obama will be taking over the next four months, actions so bold that they will even scare of some of his most loyal hopey-changey goons. But don’t despair. After all, none other than MittMush has assured us that the presidential pretender is “a nice guy.” Whew! What a relief.
Just what Obama needed — another cheerleader.
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