We seem to have fallen close to the situation our founding fathers were in back in the beginning of our revolution.
Yet, we live in America, the place everyone wants to come. Out of all the countries people could choose to live, they want to come here:
• Where there is no caste system
• Where there is religious freedom
• Where we have a reasonably fair justice system
• Where we have a Constitution that takes would be Monarchs to task
• Where we have elections, not royalty
• Where you can put in as much effort as you want to get ahead or stay behind
• Where there are safety nets for disability and temporary bad luck
The last six years have been a blur of anti-American activity, ushered in by a group of activist Socialist/Communists, sponsored by our President and members of his cabinet. They were cheered on by radicals in the Democratic Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
On November 4, 2014, Obama's policies and associations were denounced by American voters. In reaction, a defiant and petulant President, in a move of grandiosity and rage, decided he will dictate amnesty to about five million illegals by refusing to execute laws already on the books.
Forget the fact that he and the Democrats could have done this anytime in his first two years. Forget the fact the President is on record almost as many times as Jonathan Gruber calling Americans stupid as to the illegality of him legislating from the Oval Office. As a result, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Independents are speculating on the possibility of anarchy and civil war.
What happened to elections having consequences as Obama has quoted Republican Congressmen as they approached the King to dare a negotiation? What happened to that smidgeon of respect that brought Presidents to recognize the will of American voters and make compromises with the opposition?
Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up.
Sixteen days ago the Democrat Party was squashed in a tidal wave win in the Senate, House and State governments. What Obama says he will do tonight is the exact reason American voters from all areas voted Dems out of office - with a flourish.
My interpretation of the victory: Voters reached a tipping point seemingly all at once. America doesn't want Republicans to cooperate with this administration. They want President Obama and the remaining Dems in Congress stopped.
Despite the advice from some pretty smart people like Britt Hume and Charles Krauthammer advising Republicans not to be blamed for shutting down the government; at some point Republicans will be forced to take a stand.
When Senator Ted Cruz filibustered in 2013 to defund Obamacare it was recognized as a shutdown of government by a herd of RINOS. The Dems hardly had to do a thing as they watched the RINOS gore their fellow Republicans.
I remember Senator John McCain taking out his ire on camera against me for writing in support of Senator Cruz and Lee's efforts to defund Obamacare. I wrote in the September 25, 2013 edition of JWR, "No matter what the result, Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and the House Republicans and the few Democrats who voted to defund the pending destruction of America should be applauded loudly and backed ferociously." The results of the '14 midterms have vindicated my argument.
Republicans, you were elected to stop this invasion. Either you do it or we'll find people with the cojones to do what's necessary.
It's up to you.