There’s nothing more annoying than the dishonest spectacle that has become of our traditional State of the Union address. President Obama will address Congress, and with it, the nation, and he will lie unconditionally and remorselessly. He will tell us how we’re creating jobs, but that we can do more. He will talk about the gap increasing between the rich and the poor, never telling you that it is his policies that are expanding the gap, while adding many more people to the poverty category. He will almost certainly discuss green energy, but he will not mention how he has used crony capitalism in that field to rob the American people. What he probably will not mention is “Obama-care,” at least by that name. He may reference the Affordable Care Act and promise that things will get better for the disastrous program. Whatever he says, it is likely to be a lie, in part or in whole, because he can’t very well go before the Congress and the American people and speak the truth about either his aims or the true State of the Union. Let us speak the truth.
As we have witnessed, there are now fewer Americans working than at any time since the Carter administration, and there are more people receiving government subsidies than ever before. To the degree Wall Street has been doing well, it is only because the Federal Reserve has been pumping funny-money into the economy through Wall Street. Government debt is growing at a phenomenal rate, unsustainable by any rational measure, and none of his so-called “stimulus” has born any fruit for the general economy, no matter how much his cronies on Wall Street and K Street may have benefited.
Our defenses haven’t been in such sorry shape since Carter, and our foreign policy is a mess. Iran will have nuclear weapons, because Obama won’t do a thing to intervene. At virtually every opportunity, this president can be seen to support the enemies of the United States while often snubbing long-time allies. On the home-front, he continues to use the intelligence apparatus of the US against the American people. Indeed, he is turning the entirety of the Federal Government into his own political police force even as his purge of senior military officers continues unabated.
He is stripping us of our defenses in a violent world, while advancing the cause of despotism at home. If you happen to publish anything even vaguely disagreeable, you can expect some arm of the Federal Government to pay you a visit, or otherwise persecute and prosecute you on any trumped-up charge. Obama is converting the United States into a police-state, in which government has unlimited discretion but individuals have none.
“Vengeance is mine!” sayeth Obama. He is pursuing revenge against the free market, political enemies, the rights of citizens and anybody else he believes must be punished. Most of all, this means America as we have known it is under constant attack; the virtues that had begotten its prosperity are being stripped away. The larger body of the American people feel set-upon, and they are under the gun. Every virtue they had practiced in pursuit of their happiness is being punished.
Expect the President to tell us again that if Congress will not act, he has a phone and a pen, with which he will bring down further terror against the American people. Will you have health insurance within the span of another year? Wonder. Worry. Watch and see. Will you be able to keep any of your earnings by the time he is through? What will they be worth once he finishes inflating the money supply? Will you be permitted to speak your mind? Will you be permitted to keep (never mind ‘bear’) arms in your own defense? Will you be secure in your person against unreasonable searches and seizures? Will you be immune from indefinite imprisonment? What measure of your liberties will he leave unmolested?
Now we prepare to listen to the dictator lay down the law, as if that had been his constitutional function all along. His stooges and henchmen go out into the press and broadcast that now is the time for “action” and “direct action” and “real action.” When you hear or read this, what you’re really witnessing is leftist code for mob violence. Obama is losing his grip on the hearts of Americans charitable enough to have given him a chance. He has capitalized on this tendency of Americans, but their patience has worn thin in most quarters. His enchanting sing-song of 2008 no longer “plays in Peoria.” As things stand, he certainly won’t gain control of the House and could still lose the Senate in November, but he does not wish to be obstructed. Obama is carrying out a coup d’etat and the media won’t tell you much about it, because they’re largely complicit, if not directly assisting in bringing it to fruition.
Now is the time when the left will act to consolidate its power, and to cement the “fundamental transformation” of America they had promised, and this means making certain it can never be undone. Prepare yourselves, Americans, for the tyrant-king has set the stage, but up until now it’s been a warm-up act. He knew he couldn’t complete his mission in four years, but with a second term and three years remaining, now he can afford to take more dramatic steps. Do not be astonished by what you hear tonight, if watch this spectacle you must, but instead watch for the unspoken words behind the sentiments that will herald the beginning of the end of the republic.