American citizens must always be vigilant of growing state power.
When the state abuses its power, people need to shine a light on the constitutional violations.
But Barack Obama’s Deep State is quietly doing something that’s very concerning.
English historian Lord Acton famously said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Though America’s Founding Fathers predated Lord Acton, they shared his beliefs on state power, so much so they created three branches of government.
The Founding Fathers believed that self-interested members of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches would check each other and make one branch didn’t seize too much power.
They intended for the legislature to be the strongest branch of government, but Congress has abdicated its responsibilities to the other executive and to the courts.
Progressives like Woodrow Wilson believe the president—the chief executive—should have as much power as possible, which is not only scary, but un-American.
Today, the executive branch has expanded far beyond its initial purview, and that’s resulted in many bureaus becoming militarized.
The practice accelerated greatly under Barack Obama.
Deep State bureaucrats, who were never elected, only answer to the president—unless they orchestrate a soft coup, which has been the case under Donald Trump.
Under Obama, suddenly agencies like EPA, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Education, the FDA, and the Bureau of Land Management conducted SWAT-like raids.
In a particularly ugly incident, the Department of Education raided the home of Kenneth Wright early in the morning in search of his wife, who was accused of misusing federal student aid.
Wright’s three adolescent kids were detained in police cars while the Department of Education learned that their intended target was estranged from Wright and didn’t even live at the address.
Even departments like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Public Debt and Small Business Administration, and the Smithsonian invested in firearms, body armor, bulletproof vests, and ammunition.
And due to a Supreme Court case that resulted in “Chevron deference,” many agencies are allowed to write their own regulations and police themselves.
This type of militarization of the executive branch is concerning on its own, but it’s even more concerning when leftists are constantly pushing for gun control.
Leftists want to limit citizens’ ability to defend themselves.
The Second Amendment was intended to be a safeguard against government tyranny.
Progressives—whose “new” ideas all come from 1848 via The Communist Manifesto—want to grow the state, and know it will be significantly easier if the public can’t defend itself.
These rabid leftists aren’t shy about what they’d do with absolute power.
If that horrific day ever comes, it’s best to be prepared.
Their collectivist ideas spurred the madness of the French Revolution, which ended with even the movement’s originators getting beheaded by the mob.
Every socialist movement has seen similar chaos and carnage.
State power is the number one threat to human liberty.
It’s imperative to make sure it doesn’t grow out of control.
The more people shine a light on what these agencies are doing, the less these deep state bureaucrats can get away with.