Barack Obama’s Fundamental Transformation: Those who will settle and and Those Who Won’t by Joe Hakos

Transformation Complete?

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”  This is what Barack Obama stated on February 19, 2008.  And I suppose the most obvious question to ask is….Is the transformation complete?

Have we as a Nation come to accept this “transformation”?

Have we come to accept the Executive Branch that unilaterally exerts power not giving to it by the Constitution?

Have we come to accept that the Legislative Branch of our Government is woefully inept and does not do even the most basic of its legislative duties?  But what it does do is consistently and regularly promote rulings that they themselves are exempt and by force of law make the very people to whom they are supposed to represent bear the endless weight of the yoke of legislation that they, the Political Class, have created.

The following is just some examples of what has become all too common-place and quite frankly goes unnoticed even among those who are paying close attention to their surroundings.

This Executive branch has delayed the Employer Mandate to Obamacare, illegally.  The Legislative branch makes law…the Executive Branch, well…executes or carries out these laws.  The Obama administration has decided to delay the implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate—the requirement that all firms with 50 or more employees offer health coverage, or pay steep fines—until 2015.  Now we can all speculate as to why Obama is delaying this part of Obamacare, but in reality it is all for political reasons and gain.  It is not be the betterment of the American People at large.

Obama Administration unilaterally changed the mandatory minimum sentences for Pot offenses.  The Justice Department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday, noting the nation is “coldly efficient in jailing criminals” but that it “cannot prosecute or incarcerate” its way to becoming safer.  “Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” Holder told the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates in San Francisco. Because the top law enforcement official in the United States thinks breaking certain laws are to the detriment of “good law enforcement reasoning”. So there is a message to tell the children of America.  If you do something wrong…as long as its not that bad you can get away with it….soooo go ahead and try it and see what happens. Brilliant!  So all laws will now be scofflaws until deemed otherwise by the DOJ.  Maybe even Obamacare.

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Established after Congress said no…Obama deems the”mini Dream-act” allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S.  The Obama administration said today that it would stop deporting, and start granting work permits to, immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. 15 June 2012  After all its just part of the “broken immigration process” that not to be used.  Oh and its another…law.   Go figure.  Just accept it…right?

Obama Institutes 4 federal appointments without the oversight and consent of Congress by deeming Congress was in recess at the time…but a Federal Appeals court proved otherwise.  A federal appeals court ruled Friday(25 Jan 2013) that Barack Obama violated the Constitution in filling labor board vacancies, a decision that could reshape a long-standing practice by U.S. presidents to make recess appointments.  Oh my, Obama broke the law.  Yep just accept it…Right?

Obamacare employer mandate waivers for big businesses. Now that great if you are a big business.  Otherwise just accept it…Right?

Funding to Egypt’s military even after it was shown that terrorists were receiving the weapons.  The U.S. State Department spokesperson repeated time and again that the US was not backing one side or the other.  But they (the U.S.) are funding one side – there are plans to give the military aid worth $1.3 Billion.  Ahem…Accept it?

23 separate Executive orders against the Second Amendment to appease gun control advocates…completely by passing the Congress.  During the past two years as his frustration with a “dysfunctional” Congress has grown, President Barack Obama has resorted to bypassing the legislative branch as he did on Wednesday to implement tighter gun control laws. Acting in response to the shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama announced 23 executive actions Wednesday designed to ensure guns don’t get into the wrong hands.  As we have seen before the Constitution is just an obstacle put in place to deter Obama to do HIS will. So…Just accept this too…Right?

Direct funding to the Palestinian Authority again bypassing Congress. President Obama on Friday(July 26, 2013) afternoon ordered another waiver of congressional restrictions on direct funding of the Palestinian Authority, clearing the way for more U.S. aid.  In the one-page order, Mr. Obama said he was taking the action due to the “national security interests” of the U.S.  So who needs that pesky Congress.  Now Obama took the money and ran with it, but Congress did ABSOLUTELY nothing about it.  So we just accept this too…Right?

Choosing to openly not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act well before the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. A debate in the White House broke out. Some of his political advisers thought it made no sense to apply an invalid law. But his lawyers told Mr. Obama he had a constitutional duty to comply until the Supreme Court ruled otherwise.

Executive overreach by issuing waivers with No Child Left Behind.  After the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2011, better known as the No Child Left Behind Act, President Barack Obama incorporated statewide education waivers as a promise in his reelection campaign.  Again re-writes legislation think he is ALL the Government and bypasses Congress.  Looks like we just accepted it…Right?

NSA not only spies on foreigners but on American citizens. The National Security Agency has long justified its spying powers by arguing that its charter allows surveillance on those outside of the United States, while avoiding intrusions into the private communications of American citizens. But the latest revelation of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance shows that it has focused specifically on Americans, to the degree that its data collection has in at least one major spying incident explicitly excluded those outside the United States.  What?  I didn’t say anything….but do we just accept this too?  Well DO WE!  Right….

The IRS intimidates and harasses the Obama Administration’s political opponents.  Does the IRS scandal pose an appearance of corruption? A government agency with a long history of being used by incumbent administrations to attack their political opponents admits harassing the opponents of the Obama administration. And they are found to be doing that just at the periods such harassment could make a difference, prior to the 2010 and 2012 elections.  And Nixon was forced to resign for much less and yet we just accept this as the norm….Right?

Obama Administration obstructs oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.  Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and re-instituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.  “Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.  Well apparently we have just accepted this too…Right?

EPA rules against fracking have cost jobs throughout America.  Chesapeake Energy Corp has agreed to release more than 13,000 acres of land leased for oil and gas drilling in New York state as a ban on fracking extends into its sixth year, a statement from lawyers involved in the case confirmed on Monday. Also, Two energy companies are pulling out of northeastern Pennsylvania, where a three-year moratorium on gas drilling has infuriated landowners who say it’s now cost them a windfall of more than $187 million.  Hess Corp. and Newfield Exploration Co. sent a letter to landowners that notified them their leases are no longer in effect, according to the Northern Wayne Property Owners Alliance, which negotiated a master lease on behalf of more than 1,300 families and businesses. So not only does the EPA act as judge and jury for all things dealing with energy production, but the States have gotten in on the act of creating an environment so horrible to Energy companies that they see it more profitable to give up production concerns rather than produce American energy. So we just accept the job loss and energy independence….Right?

Obama’s war on coal.  Not a new item by any means.  “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”  Barack Obama January 17, 2008

Obama, however, has taken the path of the most extreme environmental radicals and declared war on coal. Since he has not been able to get Congress to enact legislation to destroy the coal industry, he is unconstitutionally using the EPA to regulate coal into extinction.  So the self appointed Czar of American energy DEPENDENCE is battling against the coal industry, and he is winning.  How about them apples United Coal Workers….you’re going to just accept that…Right?

Obama removes the requirement to obtain work as part of gaining welfare.  The Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the reform law. The Obama directive bludgeons the letter and intent of the actual reform legislation.  So Obama’s plan to have ALL Americans dependent on the Government is out in the open for all to see.  And again he flaunts his disregard for the rule of law…and Americans will just have to accept it….Right?

There has not been a Federal Budget in 3 years.  It is to the point where Congress does NOT even attempt to submit an annual budget.  For some reason it has become easier to submit proposals that extend a Continuing Resolution (CR) that was established in FY 2010.  Now we have members on both houses of Congress who pontificate on spending…the same record-setting spending that began in October of 2009. So when Congress doesn’t take their responsibilities seriously then why should Obama?  So what did Obama do?  Well he signed the fiscal cliff agreement with an autopen. The bill was back in Washington, D.C., while Obama was in Hawaii on vacation.  Well then… after all the harangue that proceeded the most recent fiscal cliff negotiations were not important enough to bring or more to the point keep the Obama in D.C. so he could sign the agreement like an actual Executive.

America’s NASA space program has been reduced to advocating the scientific advances brought to the World by muslims.  “When I became the NASA administrator, [Obama] charged me with three things,” NASA head Charles Bolden said in a recent interview with the Middle Eastern news network al-Jazeera. “One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.” From moon landings to promoting self-esteem for muslims.

And then The Russian President criticizes America for American Exceptionalism calling it dangerous.  Well why not. This Nation put men on the Moon…. Yeah the friggin MOON and now we are reduced to advocating for muslims, who want everyone to live in the 6th century and we as a Nation are being lectured by a Russian KGB operative about our Nation’s exceptionalism.  Well Putin next time you look up in the sky on a Moon filled night remember this…. Americans landed there and beat your Russian ass doing it.  Or do we want to go the Obama route and apologize for the greatness that is America….you’re going to accept that…Right?

Obama uses executive privilege to shield his Attorney General from prosecution in a federal gun running scandal.  So we just accept that somebody is hiding something and we go along with it…Right?

The Obama administration lies to the American people about the impetus for the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Obama made clear that the United States had nothing to do with the anti-Muslim video that his administration says was the impetus to the attacks in Libya earlier this month.  And we know now, really anyone with half a functioning brain knew then, that this was a falsehood designed only to assist Obama in his re-election bid for the White House.  And apparently we accepted this as well….Right?

The Obama Administration sues states for actions that the federal government refuses to do and leaves the Southern border unsecured.

The Obama Administration falsely obtains wire taps to spy on journalists calling them terrorists to get judicial warrants.  The government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

The labor participation rate is the lowest in 35 years so the numbers seem to be better than they actually are. And yet Obama is out still blaming Bush and touting a mythical economic recovery.

With spending levels still at record highs, because of no federal budget for 3 years, the Federal Deficit has grown $5 trillion under the Obama Administration and is ever growing.

After spending millions to help push Obamacare through the Democratically controlled Congress, Big Labor goes behind closed doors of the Obama administration to seek exceptions to its membership from the very law they championed.

Government sponsored ventures into “Green Jobs” that has cost $ millions.  None of which have panned out at great expense to the American taxpayer.

Yes this is the America we have grown to accept… Lie Cheat and steal.  No matter who it might be no matter how large or small situational ethics rules the day.  And this is the America that we are going to accept?  Is this how we became the most prosperous Nation in the World?  And do we have to apologize for American blood sweat and toil that gave free people everywhere the tools of liberty and freedom?  I think not.  Has this Nation had enough of putting up with a Government that disregards not only it’s people but the very laws that it’s people established to live by?

It is well past the time to raise up your voice and tell the Political Class in the Nation, no matter where is resides, that the price for freedom and liberty has NOT been fully paid for and you are willing to stand up to those who flaunt their distain towards honest, hard-working, freedom loving and now NOT so silent Americans.  Is America tired of being played a fool by the Political Class?  I think that we just may well be ready.

This Nation was founded by settlers, but we shan’t settle for the Nation that is being laid before us now.  If this truly the People’s nations then let us not settle for a lesser Nation just because the rest of the World can’t keep up.

So you think you can accept that notion?   Settle for nothing less. And let you voice be heard!

We’re Americans we NEVER settle.

Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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