ELDER PATRIOT – That the Obama Administration has spent the past six years focused on fundamentally changing the United States of America to suit the president’s Marxist agenda is obvious to everyone with even a modicum of brain activity.  Even Democrats are running from the Obama-Marxist machine.  That the Republicans are shirking their Constitutionally mandated obligation of oversight and enforcement is reprehensible.

During the economic crisis of 2008 Rahm Emanuel bluntly stated the methodology by which the Left has made its most significant advances: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  More explicitly, crises present opportunities to pass legislation that people would otherwise deem unacceptable during times of more measured debate.  If a crisis doesn’t exist, manufacturing one is always an alternative for Marxists who understand that freedoms are seldom ceded peacefully.

Leftists on both sides of the aisle used the events of 9/11 to the pass the Patriot Act and later the National Defense Authorization Act.  Both have laid the foundation for an unprecedented challenge to our civil liberties.  Those liberties now threatened include the right to protest, the right to free speech, the implementation of martial law, and the right to be protected from government search and seizure without due cause and a warrant issued by a judge.   We are yet to see government enforcement of any of these new laws against average Americans in a material way but a scenario is unfolding that is quite unsettling to contemplate.

If no crisis exists, would this administration be above manufacturing one in order to advance objectives that otherwise might be rejected by the people who elected it?

It begins with the Fast and Furious gun-running operation that then Department of Justice Secretary Eric Holder implemented in what is most charitably described as a reckless attempt to trace the weapons to drug cartels.  Now that at least one of these guns has been traced to an Islamist terrorist shooter in Garland, Texas the administration’s motives for Fast and Furious may need to be re-evaluated.

Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were the terrorists who opened fire at a “draw Muhammad” event.  Fortunately, a quick-acting policeman put an end to the attack shooting both miscreants to death before they were able to harm anyone.  But what if they had been successful and killed a number of the event’s participants?

Would the outrage that would’ve followed been sufficient to have spawned an eruption of civil disobedience?  Is this part of the president’s plan?  Is the president courting, even fomenting, civil unrest so that he can institute martial law in an effort to finally silence his critics and finish the implementation of his agenda?  His cleansing of the military’s top generals does nothing to dispel this theory.  Many worry that the new military leadership is more beholden to Obama than to the people they have sworn to defend.

The president’s consistent thumb-in-the-eye policies directed at inciting the core conservative American whose numbers dwarf his black and Hispanic constituencies have been ceaseless and are accelerating, raising the question why?  Why would such a large constituency rooted in our Constitution’s principles represent an enemy to man sworn to serving the people and defending that Constitution? Whether through race-baiting, terror threats, or any other means available to him, his actions suggest he is prepared to endure significant unrest if need be to bring about the final transformation he has planned for us.

The silence from the current crop of Washington Republican, worse their acquiescence makes them complicit in Obama’s plans.  Republicans in Congress have been entrusted with the responsibility of oversight of the president by the voters who elected them.  With this comes the power and responsibility of impeachment.  They have shunned their sworn obligation to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  They should all be reviled for their time in Washington and given their pink slips by the voters as soon as possible.