Treason from those who have sworn to “protect and defend” the Constitution.
When the mask slips and we can see the grotesque visage beneath, the tyrants’ foul hatred of this Republic glowers at us.
Of course it made Drudge. The headline in newsobserver.com already had tried to walk back the slipped mask. [North Carolina Governor Beverly] “Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years.”
Here is the full statement, it sure doesn’t sound like a joke:
“You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It’s a little bit more contentious now but it’s not impossible to try to do what’s right in this state. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
These were not the rambling words of a South American Marxist dictator, or a street tough Chicago ward heeler, or an ivory tower Social Culture and Humanities professor, but the Democratic Governor of one of the original 13 colonies. Actually Governor Perdue, most Americans really want their elected representatives to constantly worry about the next election and the decisions they are making on behalf of their constituents. To think otherwise is some twisted dictatorial fantasy.
During the Civil War elections were not suspended. During the worst of the “Long Depression” (the Panic of 1873 until 1879) no elections were suspended. And during the Great Depression, (1929 to 1939) no elections were suspended. Why now? What event has occurred that even warrants such obscene speculation? ObamaCare. The far left cannot have a new, and hopefully more conservative, Congress (House and Senate) repeal ObamaCare, as it is their not-so stealthy vehicle on which the far-left bases its hopes of destroying our Constitutional Republic.
Perdue’s remarks were not a joke, this was not a mistake, and the mask was purposefully and deliberately allowed to slip. This is classic Alinsky; the forbidden idea enters the public discussion, the liberal experts and analysts seriously debate the horror as if it were a reasonable, the public becomes increasingly insensitive to the outrageous nature of the idea, more experts add their weight to the idea, and suddenly a horror becomes cutting edge, an acceptable option for the elites to foist on the masses.
What can you do about this? Call your Democratic Congressman and Senators and give them holy heck about even floating such an unconstitutional and perhaps treasonous plan. And treason it may be because suspending elections gives Aid and Comfort to the internal enemies of our nation who do not wish us to be a Constitutional Republic. Overreaction? No not at all: we are in a long war with malevolent forces in our land that want the destruction of our Constitutional Republic and want your silence and acquiescence. Call, write and blog about this outrage, let the networks, talk shows and local newspapers know that this is an attempt to cross a line that may not be crossed. We must demand their attention, so they will think hard about trying such a stunt again.
In World War II, American soldiers voted during the hellish fighting in the Pacific and while fighting on the European continent with Nazi panzers hiding a few hundred yards away on the other side of some forsaken frozen field. We must honor their lives and sacrifices by telling the current powers that be that such ideas are far beyond the bounds of our Constitution.
Update: Powerline and Drudge both link to an article by Peter Orszag, Obama’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, stating we need less democracy.
…we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.
Of course, the left only takes this position when the public is rejecting it and its policies.