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.

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.

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.

Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, she is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, former Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Salvation Army of both San Francisco and Alameda County, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
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