The State of the Disunion
Top stories in world news last week:
According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen exclusively by SPIEGEL, they are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.
- The New Congress, Businesses, and Individual Americans struggle to come to grips with the fatally flawed Affordable Care Act as many of its provisions come into effect in 2015. The Supreme Court is expected to again rule on whether the law’s language is to be read as written, or plain English re-written, e.g., “Mandate” really means “Tax.” Do exchanges “established by a State” actually mean “federal exchanges”?
Meanwhile, Mr. Obama’s top concerns of the week:
- Obama Proposes “Free” Community College for All
With the federal K-12 educational system a fraud perpetrated on students, and community college now primarily remedial education for the resulting uneducated, President Obama offers the usual response to government failure: tax and spend more.
- President Obama Proposes Paid Sick Leave for All
With labor force participation at historic lows, is it a great idea to make employment even more expensive?
Not exactly an agenda that screams “greatness.”
Adhering to the methodology of our Recarving Rushmore, I of course agree that the sole legitimate role of the Presidency is defined by the Constitution, and the sole metric for greatness is the level of peace, prosperity, and liberty afforded Americans under any given administration.
It’s thus high time for disunion: Having abandoned any pretense of protecting Americans’ liberties, and exercising increasing tyranny over every aspect of our lives, the presidency must be returned to strict constraints.
Let’s just say No, keep saying No, and tell our friends to say No.