The Founding Fathers fashioned a system of checks and balances where different parts of the government shared power, keeping it dispersed, unlike an absolute monarchy or dictatorship. History instructs us that when we followed this system, our Republic thrived; when we ignored the warnings of those wise men, we suffered for it.
This desire of the President to do whatever he pleases should not come as a surprise. It is a symptom of a larger problem. After all, this is the same man that demanded Fast Track Trade Authority, another unconstitutional centralization of power, that the GOP leaders in Congress gladly gave to him.
If Obama gets that authority, he will use it to foist another “free trade” deal on the United States. We have already suffered the blows of numerous “free trade” deals in recent years, and you can see the effects if you look at our economy. We have virtually no manufacturing to speak of and an unemployment rate of about 23%. We are also awash in a swelling tide of cheap imports, which make it impossible to compete here in America.
It is no mere coincidence that our economic deterioration began when it did: it was four decades ago that Fast Track was first invented and given to a U.S. President. Ever since we have suffered economic stagnation. When all that power was invested in the hands of one man, he was corrupted and used it to further the interests of rich campaign donors.
Just as the Founding Fathers would have predicted.
The time has come for America to wake up and oppose the power coalescing around the office of the Presidency. Call your Congresspersons and demand that they reassert Congressional control according to the Constitution, a document they swore an oath to uphold! Send this article to five of your friends, and have them do the same.