Sounds pretty stark, doesn't it? Well, folks, it is. We are approaching a position that this country has not faced since we installed a democratic republican form of government, not a democracy, and the fate of our form of government has never been challenged to this degree.
Since November 2008, President Obama has been working to "fundamentally change the United States of America." These are his words and they were first uttered five days before his first election. I shuddered when I heard them for I knew with his Far Left background they were ominous. Most American, however, just wanted to interpret his words as saying he would be a man of the people, so they blindly cheered and went ahead and elected him.
So now, five years later, we see our country on the brink of financial ruin under the leadership of a man who clearly has this in mind. And using the well-known Cloward and Pivin strategy, what is the best way to do this? Just spend the nation into implosion; at some point the dollar becomes worthless and foreign creditors will no longer float the debt. You can't print your way out of the predicament. Then Big Government just steps in to save the day and we become pawns under an unyielding system. Just look at government's behavior toward our honorable veterans protesting the closure of monuments this past week and you can easily surmise where this is headed if left unchecked.
Since assuming office, Obama has taken our cumulative deficit under the debt ceiling from approximately ten trillion in borrowing to nearly seventeen. This from a man who was going to cut our annual deficit half by the end of his first term while actually increasing it over one trillion dollars annually. And now, as a condition for opening the government, he wants more and more. This hasn't been a major problem for him with the Senate, where the RINOs always cave and give Harry Reid what he wants after a phony debate for show. There just aren't enough Conservatives in the Senate to win this battle, not withstanding the courageous stand by Senators Cruz, Lee and others. But the House is a different matter, and that is where the upcoming events become so critical.
The Constitution clearly gives the "power of the purse" to the House. It does so for a very important reason: it is a check and balance on an out-of-control President. Despite all of the hoopla and gnashing of the teeth by the left-leaning media, the current closure of a small portion of the government is the seventeenth such occasion when this has happened. It has never been a "killer" event before as all previous presidents have worked it out through a give-and-take negotiation. Ronald Reagan and even Bill Clinton successfully worked things out with the House, something Barack Obama is clearly unwilling to do. It appears he want to see chaos rule.
The House of Representatives has bent over backwards to try and come up with a compromise that will be acceptable to both the Senate and the President; frankly I think they have gone to far. But the President just sits there like a rock demanding more and more at a time when the country has no more to give. John Boehner knows this, and his large number of conservative and Tea Party members is being constantly harangued and belittled by a juvenile-acting press corps which has not the least understanding of what default is. Folks, we have plenty of money to handle debt servicing which only accounts for about ten percent of the monies the government collects. What we have is a spending problem, a hungry government that just wants more and more so that it can further entrench itself in every aspect of your life.
To make matters worse, the seventeen trillion is just the tip of the iceberg. The government has some seventy-five trillion, likely more, in unfunded liabilities on top of the book debt. For the unaware, there has never been a "lock box" for social security. The government just threw all of your contributions into the General Fund and spent the money, putting worthless paper bonds in their place in the so called "lock box". We can't keep on going like this.
So now all of the pressure to cave is on the House, which is being belittled and called "radical","whacko-birds" and other slurs by the President's true-believer minions as well as some of the cowardly Republican Senators and the press. Yet, if you look at the Constitution, the House is just trying to do what is called for: find a way to reach a compromise and keep the government running without running taking America into oblivion. They know the disaster that is waiting with Obamacare and many of the other policies of the ones who are truly the "radicals" and they want to try and stop it.
So folks, we are watching history. Are we going to retain our constitutional government or are we going to allow a far-reaching President to "gut" this wonderful document and make up the rules as he goes along? After all, that's what he has done with Obamacare, picking and choosing winners and losers while the middle class loses health coverage that is replaced by a worthless and much more costly system.
Mr. Boehner and the House: if Obama and his supporters don't want to give, don't give in. Close the doors and go home. The outcome will be tough, but if we do nothing it will be tougher and the Constitution will be shredded. Stand by the oath that you took to that document. Make our Founders proud. I have a feeling they are watching.
And God, protect us and help all Americans to see the light. Love for Thee and responsible living is the only way to have a future. Make us worthy and infect the souls of those who would do us harm so that they will also see the light. May God continue to bless the United States of America.