The Fates Of The Apocrypha: Exodus Into Liberty or Apocalypse Now
February 18th, 2011
By Barry Secrest
As Texas, along with much of the nation, digs out from another "global warming snowstorm," we dubiously noted the small glacier that had miraculously appeared atop Texas Stadium, no less. Unfortunately, the stately glacier chose to become a hazardous ice floe which predictably crashed down upon a number of unsuspecting workers injuring six, all of which will undoubtably be ascribed to "global warming."
This prompted us to note what Meteorologist Joe Bastardi exclaimed which leant a certain "gotcha" to the entire global warming crowd. Barstardi said, in essence, that no matter what happens in the world of weather the global warming crowd will own each of the available positions--for example:
Too many droughts? Global warming.
Too hot? Global warming.
Too cold? Global warming.
Too wet? Global warming.
No snow? Global warming.
To many floods? Global warming.
Too much snow? Global warming.
Very well...why not also:
Riots in Egypt? Global warming.
Earthquakes? Global warming.
Michael Jackson's death? Global warming.
Dog ate your child's homework? Global warming.
Erectile Dysfunction? Global warming.
In fact, the obvious scourge that is global warming appears to be responsible for virtually "everything under the sun." And it's all human civilization's fault according to the Left-eteorologists.
The START-ling Treaty
Meanwhile, a new set of Wikileaks was recently loosed which revealed the fact that the Obama Administration has become a partisan to allied nuclear snitchery on a vast and unheard of scale under the terms of the new SALT treaty. It seems that every Trident missile manufactured in the US, which is subsequently transferred to Great Britain, will now be reported to the Russians. Experts say this will severely undermine Great Britian's security. Ultimately, as a result of American Glasnost, the Russians will be privy to the exact number and types of weapons the UK holds, and yet we cannot help but point out that the new treaty was passed in a bi-partisan manner within the Senate--not just by the Democrats.
Appropriately enough, the Administration's attempts at halting the proliferation of nukes, a proliferation of prosperity, and the proliferation of domestic liberties has apparently now spread into the proliferation of US energy production as well.
It now appears that Texas, along with other parts of the nation, have been subject to a series of rolling blackouts due to higher energy demands than normal as the result of colder tmeperatures. Global warming, again? Not exactly, in fact it's more like Obama "warming up" as the draconian regulations having been placed by the Administration have effectively blocked new power plant construction to the point of the current electric grid being shamefully inadequate. Texas was actually forced to go begging to Mexico for additional energy help, such is the nature of our growingly energetic discontent. This, not to mention, a northern Mexico zoo's having suffered a mass animal-kill of over 30 critters due to abnormally freezing temperatures, no less...this is no joke, as strange as it may seem, so should these particular events indicate global warming or cooling?
The madness, however, didn't stop there, but rather it extended even unto the laps of our own. George W. Bush, who was adamant at sitting on the sidelines before, has apparently grown tired of that particular role. Bush indirectly harangued the Tea Party itself for its combined stance on illegal immigration as being a purveyor of "nativism, protectionism and other ism's"--global warming also to blame--no doubt. Interesting that Bush would choose to harangue many of his supporters while embracing the arguments of his detractors in yet another bold foray into bad strategery.
An Administration of Transparence
In other-wordly news, the White House has apparently snubbed the US House's oversight committee's request for politically blocking information requests to the Department of Homeland Security and in reference to Freedom Of Information Act applications. As one of the many checks and balances at work within US Government, the House Oversight Committee has full rights to whatever it requests and within a reasonable amount of time. The Administration has been, thus far, quite notorius in its selective snubbery in general of the rules and rights as required by the US Constitution. This increasing opacity that the Administration now showcases seems to speak to the larger issue of a rights vacuum consistently occurring in diverse places the world over even in our own country.
In fact, the lack of a meaningful protection of individual rights by way of an operating Constitution, coupled with despotism, has finally resulted in chaos erupting in Egypt and across the Middle East. These stunning events have virtually every eye around the world peering in both wonder and dismay at what might finally culminate from these revolts. Interestingly, the recent dirge of disdain leveled at our "prehistoric Constitution" by the usual suspects can now, rather easily, be connected to the events transpiring in the Mideast, not that this particular connection has an ice cube's chance in hell of ever being drawn by the media.
But the obvious lack of meaningful individual protections across the Arab world has momentarily obscured what could be seen as a momentous counterpoint to these revolts. Almost as a counterpoint, the US judiciary has just overruled, via Constitutional means, an historic overreaching of the US Constitution by the Leader of the Free World himself, who is one of the most powerful leaders of one of the most powerful nations on the planet.
Psss! Obamacare Is No Longer The Law Of The Land
The Federal Judge's decision in Florida, striking down Obamacare, was beyond momentous. Judge Roger Vinson, who presided over the case, struck down the entire law as being unconstitutional on the basis that the Federal Government does not have the Constitutional authority to force individuals to buy anything. The Judge wrote a profound decision, which encompassed over 70 pages, making a number of resounding points that pulled in both the intent of the Founders and even the intent of the President himself while on the Campaign trail. Interestingly, the legal points which the Judge made were, in large part, many of the same points which a large number of both Conservatives and Constitutional Scholars have made all along.
The Axis Press' reaction to the Judges decision? Deranged duress.
The Mainstream Media's response, while diffused by the chaos in the Middle East, was one of angst and finger pointing at best. Interestingly, it would seem that the President, the Democrats in Congress and the Senate, and a large number of would-be promotors of Obamacare are not the only ones that had a horse in the anti-race to superior medicine's destruction in the US. It was, indeed, the left-leaning media which went to great ends to defend and even encourage passage of the law for all manner of largely veiled reasons.
We have all seen the often ridiculous left-stream stories and articles of the past two years, which promoted only half of the elusive facts with at least half of those being wrong. But what was their actual take on all of this? Well, many have brought up the rather ludicrous point that two other Federal Judges upheld the new healthcare law and decided on behalf of Obamacare-- making the entire issue moot. In other words, to some members of the superfluously dense media, Obamacare has found itself in the Super Bowl of Jurispudence and the score is two-to-two--tie game!
Even worse is the now oft enumerated Democratic talking point, being pretty much, this:
"People keep calling this a Government takeover of healthcare--that's ridiculous, this is not a Government takeover of anything, private companies are still underwriting the coverage"
To this we can only exclaim "Oh Really?" If the Federal Government has not taken over healthcare, then why a 3,000 page bill from the Legislators speaking directly to the subject? Why are 27 states, at last count, suing the Federal Government? Why, indeed, will a non-government takeover require additional taxes and fees and a minimum of 16,000 new employees to enforce it with a charge approaching $ 1 trillion at minimum?
Further, when a Judge upholds any law, as in the two liberal decisions, thereby turning back a challenge, it simply means nothing has changed; in other words... ho-hum. The upheld decision, in essence, has no future bearing on the law, and, therefore fades out of the way--rarely to be considered again. Only when a law is struck down--which has now happened twice to Obamacare--has the effect of waking anyone with meaningful cognitive function up.
A Little Known Contempt Of Court Ruling Against The White House
But as with all rule of law decisions as it regards the White House, and despite being struck down twice, the Administration and the Department of Justice has continued along as if Obamacare is still set in stone. Yet it should be powerfully noted that when a law is overturned this would normally mean that any activity in support of said law should cease-- at least and until such time as the proper legal channels have been accessed to resume lawful enforcement. Not so with the White House, however. The Administration, in fact, has thus far turned a blind eye on the Judge's decision which is not, in and of itself, surprising in our ongoing observation of Obama-mis-adventures.
Here, yet again, the Media in its reporting regarding the relatively new phenomena of executive disdain to our judiciary, has also turned one of its two selectively blind eyes on a very recent ruling. (In our search for the relevent article speaking to the contempt ruling, we noted that only the new media blogs were showering attention on this fact, for the most part.) But, in a historically rare finding in US Presidential history, the Obama Administration is now being held in contempt by a Federal Judge in Louisiana for lawlessly bypassing Judge Martin Feldman's ruling concerning Obama's Oil drilling moratorium.
The Judge actually stated that the Administration acted with "determined disregard" by "lifting and reinstituting policy changes." The Judge, pounding the point home with a sledge hammer, did not stop there. He further wrote: "Each step the Government took following the Court's imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance." The Judge finally noted that the Administration's repeated actions provided the Court with "clear and convincing evidence of the Government's contempt."
Any Irony that we can find even here? Easy. According to Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, one will find the following:
In fact, it is the Executive Branch's reason for existence to enforce the laws of the land rather than to break and usurp them. Accordingly, it would appear that the President might need to refamiliarize both himself and his office-holders with the US Constitution in its entirety in order to, perhaps, avoid these sorts of embarrassments in the future.