To anyone who isn’t willfully blind (usually by only getting news from the mainstream media), it’s been clear that the United States has been moving towards an absolutist system of government, one in which your individual rights and liberties are irrelevant. This isn’t a partisan statement; it’s a truthful statement.
A recent article in The New American by Joe Wolverton points out that President Obama has issued 30 Presidential Policy Directives during his administration, 19 of which are secret and have not been released even to Congress. The Obama administration has not even released the subject of 11 of these directives.
What is scary about this is that these directives have the force of an executive order, essentially legislating whatever directive Obama wants without needing Congressional approval, but, unlike executive orders, these directives do not have to be published.
“The existence of these documents — along with the scores of executive orders and signing statements — represent a corpus of presidential fiats masquerading as laws. As demonstrated in the history of these directives, for generations, presidents have carried out a plan to consolidate all functions of government into the hands of one “unitary” executive, aggrandizing the office of the president and reducing Congress to mere plaintiffs in lawsuits challenging that all but unlimited authority.”
In plain language, these directives allow Obama to do what he wants without answering to anyone about it. If you were concerned about a hostile government takeover, these directives seem to indicate that we’re well on the way. Get your bug out bag ready.
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