On slippery slope to tyranny? Sowell answers…

Thomas Sowell, one of America’s national treasures, writes a piece on IBD asking the question of the hour: Is America now on a slippery slope towards tyranny? Along with Mark Levin, Sowell answers in the affirmative. If they are worried, we should be terrified…

In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.

The president’s poll numbers are going down because increasing numbers of people disagree with particular policies of his, but the damage being done to the fundamental structure of this nation goes far beyond particular counterproductive policies.

Just where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that a president has the authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation? Nowhere.

And yet that is precisely what is happening with a $20 billion fund to be provided by BP to compensate people harmed by their oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Many among the public and in the media may think that the issue is simply whether BP’s oil spill has damaged many people, who ought to be compensated.

But our government is supposed to be “a government of laws and not of men.”

10 thoughts on “On slippery slope to tyranny? Sowell answers…”

  1. When he was elected, I wasn’t worried. But when January 20th came and he jumped out of the box with so many dangerous proposals I knew we were in trouble. We are all in trouble.

    And what is going on that Rubio appears to be far behind Crist in the polls? Is Florida that off the wall?

  2. It is scary all around. Methinks the American people, having never lived under a dictatorship, is pretty clueless (with some exceptions) about the dangers of a social-marxist idealogue like obama; they still had faith in their institutions back in ’08, so they wanted to do something historic — finally get rid of all the white guilt and “feel good” about doing it. So they went for an empty suit and looked the other way whenever a skeleton came out of his closet. It’s what I call the American Idol syndrome; it looks good, it sounds good, let’s give ’em a chance. The people have given the most precious thing they had to a deplorably incompetent radical surrounded by political thugs. It’s the perfect example of emotional masses overruning the rational few among them.

    But no one is fainting anymore — except those who are foreclosing their homes and trekking to bankruptcy court.

    My only and greatest fear is that the electorate won’t have learned anything for this, should they decide to keep these people in office; if they re-elect this band of goons, my opinion is that it will be a point of no return. After all, look at the riff-raff that keeps getting elected: Reid, Baxter, Peolosi, Frank, Dodd. Whose fault is it that these menaces are in power? If the voters send them back, then let’s be honest for a change, we got what we asked for — and millions of innocent people suffer the consequences. That’s all the more reason for getting involved in the political process this year, we can’t afford any of it anymore.

  3. Well said Gigi. I have been telling people that the 2010 midterms will dictate the future of this country. If they do not vote for a change you better either plan yoyr participation in a revolution or start checking Google maps for your next country of residence.

  4. gigi,
    I sent your comment to my few conservative friends.
    Tonight I am going to a social where I will meet Pat Toomey. I go to tea parties. I argue when I have a willing listener. Mercy, I hope Toomey and Rubio win. And Angle.

  5. We used to have a legal process and a court system (trial by jury) to adjudicate claims against law-breaking companies and individuals – now it is the government who has become PROSECUTOR-JURY-JUDGE!

  6. In times of financial crisis the “masses” will usually voluntarilly give up their freedom to a charismatic strong man who promises a “new day” (see 1930’s Germany – and Adolph was elected as well).

    What is scary is that 45 % of the American public will support Obama in WHATEVER HE DOES. If Obama announced tomorrow that he was going to intern all tea partiers, I bet he’d still have 35 % public support.

  7. I was terrified when he got elected, because I know what this commie SOB is, and they are all predictable. I’m still terrified, especially since so many of my fellow Americans seem blind to the threat. It wasn’t that long ago we here at Babalu and other blogs were warning the Venezuelans, “it couldn’t happen there.” Well it has, and guess what USA, it is happening here. Wake the fuck up!

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