President Obama has done his best to try and make sure that everyday Americans ‘feel the pain’ when it comes to sequester cuts. From closing the White House to public tours, to reducing FAA staff in control towers causing major delays, the President has been trying to demonstrate why you need Big Government.
Ironically, I believe his plan has back fired. Instead of proving to the American people how important it is that Big Government receives money from the tax payers, he has proven how dangerous it is for the Federal Government to have such a large amount of centralized control.
It is a sad testament to past generations of Americans that the Federal Government has grown to such a size that the President now has the power to try and hurt, or inconvenience, the American people just because they do not support his agenda. If past Americans had only understood the importance of local and state control, independent of Federal Government influence, then President Obama would not have the emperor like powers he does today.
While there were times in history where it was Constitutionally appropriate for the Federal Government to involve itself in state matters, the Federal Government should not be involved in everything. Because, as Obama has demonstrated with the sequester cuts, when centralized control becomes the norm, then Politicians in Washington, separated by distance and income from those whom they are supposed to represent, quickly begin to think of themselves as royalty.
For example, when Obama closed the White House to tours from the Public, but still held his party with celebrities the President demonstrated the huge disconnect between those who rule in D.C. and those of us who are ruled.
When Obama reduced FAA air traffic controllers all over the country, but spared the airport which services Politicians in Washington D.C., he reenforced the belief that there are two separate rules in this country; one for the royalty in Washington and one for us working class serfs.
Imagine if the Federal Government ran all of the schools (Common Core standards hint, hint), what kind of ‘cuts’ do you think President Obama would make so that all of us would ‘feel the pain’ in order to force us to support his agenda? Don’t think he would stoop that low? Pfft…Think again… he already cut funding to Meals on Wheels for the elderly while making sure that Federal Judges still received their pay raises. All in the name of his current temper tantrum over the sequester.
Those who believe in the Constitution, and that the states are indeed an important part in the checks and balances of our founding document, should begin to utilize the President’s selective sequester cuts as the perfect example as to why we should be dismantling the Goliath which the Federal Government has become and return to the states the powers which the Constitution says are reserved for them, before it’s too late.
I mean, that is unless you like having an Emperor for a President.. then by all means… just keep watching TV or playing with your I-Pad. I’m sure you will be fine, as long as you do what the Emperor.. and his minions tell you to do.
(P.S.– To all the Progressive Idiots who read this article and believe I am arguing for slavery, or segregation, or anything along that line, do me a favor and seek immediate professional help. Because Alinsky trained hate mongers like yourself are a danger to peaceful society.)