I apologize in advance for the length of this essay but there’s just no shorter way of explaining the discovery of Obama’s latest “fundamental transformation of America”
ELDER PATRIOT – Our Founding Fathers risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor when they dared to separate from England in a great Revolutionary War. Their vision was the most honorable reason ever for war and is elucidated in the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be [sacred and undeniable] self evident, that all men are created equal and independent; that from that equal creation they derive in rights inherent and inalienables, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty and the pursuit of happiness…”
George Washington successfully organized the numerous militias of our colonies into a force that defeated the powerful British military.
After the war had been won, a government had to be instituted. Their first attempt was a failure. In the spring and summer of 1787 they convened a Constitutional Convention seeking to develop a document that would best protect the individual liberties for which they had risked so much.
Working long hours through the sweltering Philadelphia summer, they gave us our Constitution. It has proven to be a remarkable document because it provides for balancing the powers of the three legislative branches as well as the powers of the states. Still, it fell short of protecting the individual liberties that was the justification for the revolution.
Realizing the intrusions on liberty that had occurred in only four short years, the Bill of Rights was presented as the first twelve amendments to the Constitution. Ten were adopted with the intention of forever safeguarding the individual liberties that so many lives and so much of their fortunes were spent securing.
These honorable men were all successful in their own right. As successful men they knew that success did not come to everyone. Some were smarter than others and some worked harder than others to achieve it. And yes, some were luckier than others. But, they understood that national policy should not be built on luck.
By protecting the individual’s rights at birth, the Founders sought to provide the freedom for every person to determine his own outcome in life according to his own industriousness. This is what freedom under honorable men looks like.
There never was intent to equalize outcomes because it was understood that the freedoms of the more industrious would be infringed, and their ability to continue growing their personal fortunes would be diminished retarding the growth of the Nation in the process.
This system worked magnificently for almost 200 years, in the process catapulting the United States to a pre-eminent position in the world in that short time. It has now been threated by the Progressive Movement’s successful drive for power in determining your rights as a “member of society.”
How did this happen?
The balance of power provided by the Constitution has been compromised with the federal judiciary and the president usurping massive power from the congress and the states. For this power grab to be successful, those elected to congress, governorships, and state legislatures surrendered their fiduciary obligation to defend their powers for the protection of future generations.
While this transference of power has been occurring for over 75 years it has accelerated past the tipping point since the end of 2008. Until that time, it had been accomplished through acquiescence and compromise. With the election of a socialist/Marxist president and a compliant congress in 2008, the United States government has devolved into an autocracy with the rights of the individual being expunged in exchange for some imaginary “societal” benefits.
Obamacare, the president’s signature legislative achievement was ramrodded into law against the people’s approval. The result is already proving to be the loss of individual rights in choosing your physician and your treatment modalities. Worse, the treatment modality made available to you will be based on whatever factors the enormous national database programmed to balance the government’s ability to pay against your private personal factors are while, at the same time, weighing the personal private profile of every other individual requiring medical care. This is a chilling thought in light of past presidents’ use of the IRS against political opponents.
The next pillar of freedom to be destroyed will be accomplished with the completion of an incredibly complex and intense data bases that the Obama administration is building and that has been kept secret until now. The NY Post is reporting that these databases will be of massive proportions and will maintain every minute personal detail about you and everyone else. The plan is to be able to use this information to justify legislation and executive orders intended to achieve desired political outcomes.
For the Obama administration it will be used to justify the balancing of racial outcomes. Already, banks whose portfolios that don’t have enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks whether warranted or not; municipalities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds have had “disparate impact” cases brought against them.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing database will be used to racially balance every zip code by pressuring municipalities to comply with their edicts or face the loss of federal funding. The federal government intends to control local zoning laws by forcing section 8 housing into suburban areas and the relocation of inner city minorities to predominantly white areas. HUD’s social engineers plan on determining the differences in distance to various amenities – supermarkets, parks, good schools, etc. If they determine that a municipality is “discriminating” in this way a compliance plan will be developed that must be met or federal funds will be withheld.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has its own database. It will include, but not be limited to, the compilation of almost two decades of lending data broken down by race, personal credit scores and employment records. This data will include mortgages, car loans, credit card loans, student loans and virtually anything else tracked by credit bureaus. Your personal assets and debts, the square footage of your home and the lot size it sits on, as well as the interest rates you are paying are all part of this database that far exceeds that of the IRS.
The FHFA will supply this information to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB,) Obama’s personal initiative that aggressively investigates lenders for potential racial bias. Forcing lenders to make loans to minorities despite their financial qualifications was a major factor behind the 2008 economic meltdown.
The CFPB is also populating it’s own database monitoring every aspect of your credit card transactions. The Obama plan is to determine disparities in interest rates, charge-offs, and collections by racial designations. Wouldn’t this all be unnecessary if no one was permitted to ask for an applicant’s race?
The CFPB has yet another racially sensitive database that will supply reporting to the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion as a means for forcing further diversity on banks and Wall Street.
The Department of Education is building a database that will end home-rule of our school districts by turning them into federal compliance centers. Suspensions and expulsions are being tracked by race. Districts that have disparities by race will be forced to adopt reforms or be punished. This is already happening with classroom violence the result.
Programs designed to advance our smartest and brightest students quickly are being assessed for racial composition. Soon, your child’s acceptance in a gifted and talented, or an advanced placement class will mean little. Failure to comply will be referred to the Civil Rights Office. Lawyers are already lining up to bring lawsuits. At least to me this raises the question, if the education system is overwhelmingly populated by progressives how is it also racist?
This massive compilation of data is contrary to every concept of freedom that our Founders sacrificed so much to attain and worked so hard to pass on to us. Beyond its illegality it will be used by different administrations for different purposes as meets their political ends.
For this racially obsessed president it will be used to backdoor reparations against the will of the people and against the national interest.
The Constitution’s guarantee of our right to privacy is sacrosanct. It’s so absolute that the Supreme Court relied on it to underpin its decision to legalize abortion. The fact that Obama is sidestepping this most fundamental right in his convoluted advocacy of social justice should sicken everyone who believes in the right of privacy and the principle of owning the rewards of their hard work.
For Congress to borrow your children’s money fund this is unconscionable.
For all of you who voted for the fundamental transformation the United States of America, you have only yourself to blame. Not only have you voted for your tax dollars to fund programs that are against your self-interest, you have committed your children’s tax dollars to fund programs that will be against their self-interest. Congress may have abandoned their responsibility in this matter. I won’t. I ask my fellow constitutionalists to join me in never stopping reminding Obama voters what they have wrought on America.