Beware of Obama’s ‘Crisis’ Government by Emergency

How could this administration be so lame on what it takes to create jobs? Maybe it’s because they want another crisis. Maybe this is a planned crisis. The latest economic news is bad. The stock market is down two percent. No jobs were created in August, the first time since 1945 that the economy added exactly zero net jobs! Zero . . . Zip . . . Nada . . . None.

Rahm Emanuel, Obama operative and now mayor of Chicago, let the cat out of bag when he said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Sure enough, a “crisis” was averted when nearly a trillion dollars was selectively pumped into the economy to ensure political support from Wall Street and the unions. Everything is a crisis. A mild earthquake rocks DC, and liberals call for more spending. The same is true for Hurricane Irene. Even a mini crisis will lead to the claim that more taxes and more spending are the solution, and only the president can make the crisis go away, even if he has to do it without the consent of Congress

Obama’s address to Congress is going to include the word “crisis” or enough synonyms to put America into fear mode so they will concede that something extraordinary needs to be done. Maybe the president should exercise independent powers like he did with Egypt and Libya. Of course, he’s not the first president to uses a crisis to expand the reach of government, but he seems to be the first president to do it with the encouragement of the press. Here’s what Bruce Ackerman, a professor of law and political science at Yale, wrote:

In taking the country into a war with Libya, Barack Obama’s administration is breaking new ground in its construction of an imperial presidency — an executive who increasingly acts independently of Congress at home and abroad. Obtaining a U.N. Security Council resolution has legitimated U.S. bombing raids under international law. But the U.N. Charter is not a substitute for the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress, not the president, the power ‘to declare war.

He and his fellow liberals might claim that the failing economy is like fighting a war, it may be time to implement the War Powers Act to “fight” this invisible but real enemy.

People do desperate things in desperate times. Who would have thought that Germany would embrace a Hitler? “It can’t happen here” is an often-heard refrain. It is happening here. We elected a socialist president who is wrecking the greatest economy in the world. To rub salt in our wounds, he is about to destroy the greatest military power on the world. Homosexuals will be permitted to serve opening in the military. OutServe Magazine, a homosexual oriented military publication will appear on shelves at Army and Air Force bases on September 20, the day the Pentagon will end enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell.”