Dan Popp
And now... more of the same
By Dan Popp
November 10, 2014

[The purpose of a written constitution is] to bind up the several branches of government by certain laws, which, when they transgress, their acts shall become nullities; to render unnecessary an appeal to the people, or in other words a rebellion, on every infraction of their rights, on the peril that their acquiescence shall be construed into an intention to surrender those rights. – Thomas Jefferson

After the exhilarating November 4th electoral victory over Barack Obama, I hate to pour cold water on things, raining on your parade like a giant wet blanket, bursting your bubble, generally being a party-pooper and contaminating both your corn flakes and your punchbowl.


If Americans have cried, "Stop Obama!" then why won't those we elected do whatever is necessary to stop him?

It's hard to see how milquetoast majorities in both houses of Congress will counter a man with no shame, no fear of God and no scruples. Lawlessness feeds on itself. The only thing that stops lawlessness is lawful force; and the Republicans have told us that they will by no means give up their own lawlessness and oathbreaking in order to quash Obama's.

The President will continue to do whatever he wants for the same reason Putin will move forward with his agenda and Iran will continue to pursue its demonic aims: All Options Are Not on the Table.

Because the House will not impeach Mr. Obama and the Senate will not try him and remove him from office, America's prospects for the future remain exactly as they were on November 3rd. Threats to "cut off funding" for his various & nefarious schemes will do exactly what? What if Congress were to expressly forbid and defund the President's proposed illegal legalization of illegals? Won't he tell the Treasury to pay the bills anyway? What is Congress going to do – stamp its feet and write an Even More Sternly Worded Letter scolding His Majesty?

Oh, at that point they might really impeach him, you say. After failing to impeach him for the deadly Fast and Furious crime and coverup; the Benghazi betrayal, lies and coverup; the IRS attacks and coverup; the Obamacare lies and continued lies; and open refusal to enforce laws he doesn't like? Republicans will do their sworn duty to protect the Constitution only after their own power is threatened by a flood of new, non-citizen voters – but not while the American people are being plowed under?

OK, maybe. I'm not holding my breath.

In contrast to the Republicans' pre-capitulation, what has the President taken off the table? Granting mass amnesty with a wave of his magical pen? Imposing martial law? Opening of the jailhouse doors? Releasing terrorists? Importing deadly diseases? Arraying federal forces against States or individuals? Forcing conversion to the religion of leftism, complete with obeisance to child-killer Molech and sodomite Baal? Indoctrinating children? Confiscating private property? Taking over entire industries? Governing by fiat? No, most of those things have already been done. None is beyond imagination.

The worst may be yet to come from our Compassionator-in-Chief. And what then? If the Congress does not remove this man from office, at some point won't the States or the people try to take a stand against the perceived source of their misery and oppression? In the provision for impeachment, the Founders gave us a relatively polite and painless alternative to insurrection and civil war – what Jefferson called "an appeal to the people." Of course we don't know the future. But what if our representatives could prevent the necessity of extreme measures later by using this moderate measure now? To fail to do that would be unspeakably cowardly.

But the buck still stops with us. Our failure to take our rights seriously, to see government as a small but essential protector rather than an all-bountiful provider, to consider the life of the republic rather than our own temporary benefit, to demand righteousness rather than expediency, is the misshapen ancestor of the invertebrates now infesting Washington.

Whether conquered by Islamo-Nazism or by Liberal Fascism, most Americans will realize too late that the world is ruled not by the most capable or the most "caring," but by those who have the greatest will. If you're not willing to put all options on the table, the game is over. The masters have become the slaves because we couldn't be roused to care.

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. – Abraham Lincoln

© Dan Popp


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