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Emperor Obama and the Deafening Silence from GOP Leaders

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We’ve been listening for any sounds that might indicate that Capitol Hill’s GOP leaders really do see Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens via executive fiat as a constitutional crisis – but so far all we’ve heard from them since they left Washington, DC, last week is the click of golf club against golf ball.
 
This silence has ceded creation of the narrative about Obama’s actions entirely to the White House and its allies on the Left – especially the establishment media who have rushed to blanket the airwaves with heartrending tales of illegal aliens who would benefit from amnesty and a new media trope that the Pilgrims were “illegal immigrants” and that “Thanksgiving is about immigration.”
 
And as the immediate outrage regarding Obama’s bloodless coup has receded the Left’s narrative is beginning to take hold and it goes something like this: Obama’s actions were justified because Washington is in gridlock and Congress won’t act on his proposals – actually more like demands – for passage of his version of “comprehensive immigration reform.”
 
This reminds us of the reaction of Britain’s King Charles I who demanded that Parliament accede to his wishes on various matters; Parliament refused and the King tried to bypass Parliament with disastrous results for the country and the King’s head.
 
This is a lesson from history that the American Founders and the Framers of the Constitution knew well and went to great lengths to guard against.
 
Likewise, the Framers of the Constitution were well aware of the lessons about tyranny from classical times, taking well the wisdom of the Greek playwright Sophocles in Oedipus Tyrannus that hubris begats tyranny or as some scholars interpret the ancient text, tyranny grows from hubris.

And if there is an American political figure of our times who is more consumed by hubris than Barack Obama, please name the person.
 
James Madison would later memorialize that lesson from ancient Greece by saying, “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”
 
Guarding against tyranny became one of the major objects of the Framers of the Constitution, believing as Madison did that, “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
 
In Federalist 47 Madison wrote “that where the whole power of one department is exercised by the same hands which possess the whole power of another department, the fundamental principles of a free constitution are subverted. “
 
And later in that same argument for constitutional government, Madison quoted French political philosopher Montesquieu’s conclusion that "When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or body, there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may arise lest THE SAME monarch or senate should ENACT tyrannical laws to EXECUTE them in a tyrannical manner. '' Again: "Were the power of judging joined with the legislative, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control, for THE JUDGE would then be THE LEGISLATOR. Were it joined to the executive power, THE JUDGE might behave with all the violence of AN OPPRESSOR. ''
 
It would seem a simple thing for Republican leaders, particularly in the House, to have kept their members in DC for another 12 or 18 hours to map a plan for dealing with Obama’s tyrannical executive order on amnesty and to stay on the message that the President’s executive order is an unprecedented and unconstitutional power grab.
 
However, Capitol Hill’s GOP leaders are so unfamiliar with arguing their case from a constitutional perspective that they apparently missed one of Madison’s most important commentaries on government; “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
 
Whether Obama’s latest encroachment on constitutional government is silent or not rests with the national leaders of the Republican Party, but right now Obama’s footsteps are being covered by their inaction and the click of golf club against golf ball.

The only way to break the silence and stop Obama's latest and perhaps fatal encroachment on constitutional government is for grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives to demand clearly, loudly and often that Republican leaders do everything in their power to thwart Obama’s unprecedented and unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and SENATORS at 1-866-220-0044 (Capitol Switchboard) TODAY. TELL THEM TO STOP OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL POWER GRAB: #FightOrBeComplicit. And don't forget to sign and share our petition to stop Obama's executive amnesty.

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Emperor Obama

Emperor? More like court jester.