Sixty-eight years ago this week, about 2,500 men died in what has been called the beginning of the end of WWII. Many of those who died in the invasion of Normandy were teenagers right out of high school. They never got married, many probably never fell in love. They never had children. They were denied the right to grow up because their nation called upon them to fight for freedom. Their lives were cut short in the pursuit of this goal.
Fast forward to today, where Chicago has unanimously passed a resolution against teens who wear their pants low and expose their underwear. Granted, it's a stupid look, but fads throughout the years have been stupid. Hip-hugger bellbottoms to name just one. But why on earth should a city council even get involved. Doesn't Chicago have bigger problems on its hands.
Then there's New York City where a short mayor with a Napoleon complex is seeking to impose the latest in his war on what people should be allowed to eat. He has now taken it upon himself to seek a ban on all sugary drinks in excess of 16 ounces. He believes that obesity is a national epidemic and, therefore, government has a duty to step in to curb it.
His actions are not about curbing obesity, they're about power. They're about getting his own way. He has an idea, and he wants to impose it on the people.
Americans are not only forced to give up their constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure just to get on an airplane, they also have to tolerate being sexually assaulted under color of law.
Right now, it is being reported that the EPA is using unmanned aerial drones over farmlands in several states to see what farmers are doing.
The federal government will not allow the citizens of Tombstone, Arizona, to restore a much-needed water line because of the danger it might present to the Mexican spotted owl. In California, the federal court allowed the water to be turned off to the San Joaquin Valley, the breadbasket of America, because of the alleged danger to the delta smelt. Since when are animals more important than people?
And, of course, there's Congress, the most freely-functioning criminal organization in the world, which routinely breaks everything it touches and then makes matters worse when it tries to "fix" what it broke in the first place. In the service of the greatest hoax of mankind, Congress has banned the incandescent light bulb, along with the jobs of all those who make them here in the United States. We are now told we have to buy compact fluorescent bulbs, which have a host of side effects, including mercury and spontaneous combustion.
Congress has wasted, and will continue to waste, billions of taxpayers dollars on alternative-energy boondoggles (Solyndra, etc.) because of the hoax of global warming.
As if that weren't enough, Congress has now decided it has the right to tell us not only do we have to buy a certain product, but that that product must contain what Congress says it must contain.
Regardless of what the liberals say, Obamacare is simply the first step down the slippery slope of government domination over every aspect of our lives. Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) is already on record as saying, "The federal government can, yes, do most anything in this country." Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) said, "Well, basically, we're not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it (Obamacare). Basically, the decision has been made by this Congress that American citizens are entitled to health care."
There you have it. America now has a Congress which believes that the Constitution is irrelevant to what it wants to do. Therefore, they simply ignored it. Unfortunately, we also have a president who feels the same way. "Now, whenever Congress refuses to act, Joe and I, we're going to act. In the months to come, wherever we have an opportunity, we're going to take steps on our own to keep this economy moving. With or without Congress, every day I'm going to be continuing to fight for them. I do hope Congress joins me." In other words, when he can't get Congress to do what he wants, Obama thinks he has the right to govern by fiat. That's not a constitutional republic, that's tyranny.
All that is saving us from a complete detachment from the Constitution is the Supreme Court, which is to hand down a decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare sometime this month. What will become of America when no branch of the government feels any duty to the Constitution?
It's supposed to be government of the people, by the people, for the people. Neither those young men of 68 years ago, nor those of 230 years ago, nor any who died in service to this country did so so that elected and unelected officials in Washington D.C. could
run roughshod over We the People.
"We need not fear those who do evil in the name of evil, but Heaven protect us from those who do evil in the name of good." Arthur C. Adams