Leader Obama is ABOVE the laws of America.
According to Leader Obama.
What do you say?
With studied and methodical precision, Obama has shuttered and ruined the Chrysler dealerships operated by individuals with a history of funding Republican candidates.
Imagine for a moment if you will that Obama is running health care.
The US Constitution specifically precluded* the Federal Government from operating business; it must have seemed extravagant or pedantic to add “health business” to the activities reserved to the states or to the people. Unfortunately, “auto manufacturing” was not anticipated or spelled out as a precluded activity, either. But if it were, Obama, an expert in constitutional law, would have ignored any and all of this, anyway.
*”precluded” is in the past tense; and so is the US Constitution, courtesy of Obama and judges who write laws instead of applying them.
Here is the ugly story of how the Obama government operates business. Every opportunity is a political opportunity (to paraphrase Obama’s mentor Saul Alinsky).
This work builds upon the research done by numerous parties, most notably Joey Smith. It is a follow-up to my original post, entitled “Did anti-Obama campaign contributions dictate which Chrysler dealers were shuttered?” The odds that these closings occurred without partisan bias are roughly equivalent to the odds that Jean Claude Van-Damme will grab a Best Supporting Actor Oscar next year for a remake of Terms of Endearment.
How did the U.S. government’s “car czar” decide which Chrysler dealers to close and which would remain open? No one appears to know, not even the President of Chrysler:
…Lawyer Leonard Bellavia, of Bellavia Gentile & Associates, who represents some of the terminated dealers, said he deposed Chrysler President Jim Press on Tuesday and came away with the impression that Press did not support the plan… “It became clear to us that Chrysler does not see the wisdom of terminating 25 percent of its dealers,” Bellavia said. “It really wasn’t Chrysler’s decision. They are under enormous pressure from the President’s automotive task force.”
Follow the evidence trail, below, and judge for yourself.
Dealers on the closing list donated millions to Republicans, $200 for Obama
The initial pass at the list of shuttered dealers showed they had donated, in the aggregate, millions to Republican candidates and PACs and a total of $200 to Barack Obama.
In fact, I have thus far found only a single Obama donor ($200 from Jeffrey Hunter of Waco, Texas) on the closing list.
Now, and this is important, Chrysler claimed that its formula for determining whether a dealership should close or not included “sales volume, customer service scores, local market share and average household income in the immediate area.”
The odds of this actually being the case can best be illustrated by RLJ.
The odds are infinitesimal that Obama would let such a magnificent crisis go to waste.
Read much more, from Doug Ross @ Journal, here.
Obama uses every crisis, and every federal dollar he can divert by any means whatever, to his own political advantage. Otherwise, it would be wasted.
In a good decade, America could not afford this vast waste. Today, ruination is Obama’s perpetual crisis machine.
Obama has spoken:
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Did you help Obama set some mysterious, cryptic “national security objectives?” I know I didn’t. Maybe Obama still has Bill Ayers and Rashid Kahlidi in his pocket.
Obama, March 2009:
America must balance and integrate all elements of our national power. We can not continue to push the burden onto our military alone, or leave dormant any aspect of the arsenal of American capability.
Doug Ross @ Journal has the story: RED ALERT: Thousands of youths training as Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force”
Today, for the very first time, thousands of armed “civilian” teenagers are training for paramilitary functions INSIDE the United States, including home invasions.
Mike Rosen observes, WHOA, Obama is SERIOUS:
MANDATORY SERVICE FOR UP TO TWO YEARS
At a campaign rally in Colorado Springs last July, that former community organizer, Barack Obama, grandly told an enraptured audience: “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded” as the U.S. military. Now, understand, he wasn’t talking about a “security” force in the sense of an armed militia. He was talking about a network of social service workers. When I first heard that, I wrote it off as a politician’s extravagant, feel-good campaign rhetoric. After all, the Department of Defense includes about 3 million men and women — active duty, reserves and civilians — and will spend an estimated $675 billion in 2009.
Little did I know he was serious. The first step was the passage of HR 1388, “The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,” originally titled the GIVE (Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education) Act before the Senate renamed it as a tribute to the “Lion of Liberalism.” It triples AmeriCorps from 75,000 to 250,000. The second step is HR 1444, not yet passed, which would establish a Congressional Commission on Civic Service. The commission would “address and analyze” the effects on the nation and on those who serve “if all individuals in the United States … were required to perform a certain amount of national service” and “whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all young people could be developed.”
Obama, with extensive community organizing (and ACORN instructor) business acumen and mettle filling his sails, has judged it time to send the greedy capitalist GM CEO Rick Wagoner packing; news of just this afternoon.
Rumor has it that Obama likes Franklin Raines, an industrial-strength manager without greed or capitalism, and significant demonstrated management skills from FNMA, to fill the key government/business slot. Raines was greedless enough to rig the books at FNMA to enhance management bonuses, which also qualified him as Obama’s campaign economic adviser. The only better CEO article would be a tax cheat; but those have all been snatched up. Jim Johnson, with sparkling credentials from FMAC loan manipulation, and manufacturing credit default swaps, is also in the running. Johnson starred as Obama campaign lead in the selection of
idiot embarrassment non-greedy non-capitalist Joe Biden.
Obama is also jotting down sketches for the design of the new Suburban model for next year. Hint: the trailier hitch is on the front of this one.
Thank goodness for such a versatile president; a trueTeleprompter For All Seasons. The only thing we might ever need greedy capitalists for is to tax them.
Story here: Change! Obama Fires GM CEO Rick Wagoner
The inevitable result of “spreading the wealth around” (by governmental force, or by force of ACORN) is anarchy – economic and civil. Money is a useful tool enabling civilized, equitable exchange within a free enterprise system. Outside such a system, money is a waste of paper. The real value and importance of society is human productivity and invention, which cannot be transferred, or allocated by force. No government can replace free enterprise, although many have tried. Obama’s “change” is only another costly failure by the ignorant of history.
H/T: Ace of Spades Quote of the Weekend (Vinnie)
Capitalism Magazine Francisco’s Money Speech
(Ayn Rand, 1957: “Atlas Shrugged”)
“. . . Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard–the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money–the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law–men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims–then money becomes its creators’ avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they’ve passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.
“Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.
“Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked, ‘Account overdrawn.’
“When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, ‘Who is destroying the world? You are.
“You stand in the midst of the greatest achievements of the greatest productive civilization and you wonder why it’s crumbling around you, while you’re damning its life-blood–money. You look upon money as the savages did before you, and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities. Throughout men’s history, money was always seized by looters of one brand or another, whose names changed, but whose method remained the same: to seize wealth by force and to keep the producers bound, demeaned, defamed, deprived of honor. That phrase about the evil of money, which you mouth with such righteous recklessness, comes from a time when wealth was produced by the labor of slaves–slaves who repeated the motions once discovered by somebody’s mind and left unimproved for centuries. So long as production was ruled by force, and wealth was obtained by conquest, there was little to conquer, Yet through all the centuries of stagnation and starvation, men exalted the looters, as aristocrats of the sword, as aristocrats of birth, as aristocrats of the bureau, and despised the producers, as slaves, as traders, as shopkeepers–as industrialists.
Article continues here.
Obama first made absolutely certain the AIG bonuses – which were known to all Democrats including Geithner – got paid for sure.
Then Obama stoked a vast public outrage against the hated capitalists/bankers.
Never let a crisis pass without taking advantage of it – includes “never ignore an opportunity to cause a good crisis.”
This is precisely the Alinskian method of seizing political control; and Obama is the master.
The end of destroying capitalism and free markets in favor of government, political and bureaucratic control of all components of the economy, justifies any means.
Gibbs knows the real story and is rendered a stuttering fool by it, same as all his Obama press conferences.
The language to bar the AIG bonuses was in the bill; upon due consideration (and quickly reviewing Rules for Radicals) they took it out!
H/T: Moonbattery Democrat Grandstanding Roundly Denounced
Smarter Than the Constitution!
Phenomenal Genius of Constitutional Law Obama has found another blind spot in the failed philosophy of the founders of the United States. Obama takes particular issue with Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3:
Definition: A legislative act that singles out an individual or group for punishment without a trial.
The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 provides that: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.”
“The Bill of Attainder Clause was intended not as a narrow, technical (and therefore soon to be outmoded) prohibition, but rather as an implementation of the separation of powers, a general safeguard against legislative exercise of the judicial function or more simply – trial by legislature.” U.S. v. Brown, 381 U.S. 437, 440 (1965).
“These clauses of the Constitution are not of the broad, general nature of the Due Process Clause, but refer to rather precise legal terms which had a meaning under English law at the time the Constitution was adopted. A bill of attainder was a legislative act that singled out one or more persons and imposed punishment on them, without benefit of trial. Such actions were regarded as odious by the framers of the Constitution because it was the traditional role of a court, judging an individual case, to impose punishment.” William H. Rehnquist, The Supreme Court, page 166.
“Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws, and laws impairing the obligations of contracts, are contrary to the first principles of the social compact, and to every principle of sound legislation. … The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils. They have seen with regret and indignation that sudden changes and legislative interferences, in cases affecting personal rights, become jobs in the hands of enterprising and influential speculators, and snares to the more-industrious and less-informed part of the community.” James Madison, Federalist Number 44, 1788.
Supreme Court cases construing the Bill of Attainder clause include:
- Ex Parte Garland, 4 Wallace 333 (1866).
- Cummings v. Missouri, 4 Wallace 277 (1866).
- U.S. v. Brown, 381 U.S. 437 (1965).
- Nixon v. Administrator of General Services, 433 U.S.425 (1977).
- Selective Service Administration v. Minnesota PIRG, 468 U.S. 841 (1984).
See also, SBC v. FCC.
With phenomenal constitutional law genius Obama as phoney president, we no longer need a constitution; Obama can function deftly as both president and supreme court.
Obama’s backers Journalism will instantly recognize that the framers of the Constitution of the United States failed to anticipate the birth (probably in Kenya) of a constitutional mind so omniscient that the entire constitution is rendered moot and not law.
This guy is smart; no affirmative action constitutional lawyer/community organizer is Obama. Targeting a tax law at AIG executives receiving bonuses, or all executives receiving bonuses, clearly amounts to determining guilt without a trial.
The next person to be punished without a trial will be you, Joe the Plumber.
For good measure, Obama, Wiser Than The Constitution’s new law is also an ex-post facto law.
It is also a law impairing the obligation of a contract.
It is also stupid to run a company by government-fanned popular opinion (politics).
Where exactly did Obama study constitutional law? Where are his records from that school? Where did he learn about business? Update 29/03/09; where was Obama born? Who knows?
There is some very profound (if true) news on the internet.
Obama’s gargantuan spending throwaway plan of course will require vast loans from the originators of Obama’s economic philosophy, the Red Chinese. But the Chinese are smarter by far than Obama, and have Obama firmly by the bum. They require security for the loan! America’s debt is no longer prime paper, with so much of it going out. What a surprise. Obama has handed over to the Chinese a mortgage on America. If the dollar value of the Chinese loans devalues too much, the Chinese will have the power to exercise eminent domain in America, foreclosing on their loans to Obama.
Obama forgot to mention his credentials during the campaign. He is a past master at the mortgage game. In 1995, Obama sued Citibank in Chicago to write more bad subprime mortgages; the settlement by Citibank was a landmark affecting the mortgage industry across America. Today, Obama finished the job at Citibank, (now Citigroup) and also finished off Citigroup, seizing controlling interest in the ex-free market banking concern. Obama is moving now to replace the board of directors of Citigroup so the bank will write more bad loans. Capitalism, the source of America’s cultural and economic success, has been crushed under Obama’s heel. But that is only the start . . .
Red China now can foreclose inside America as security for its loans to Obama for his incredible, impossible spending programs. All it takes is the value of the dollar to slip. Apparently Obama doesn’t think you should have property; because he is working overtime, in parallel, to ruin the dollar. Your mortgage banker is Red China, and the high-commission broker none other than Obama himself. The cash? Look in Obama’s re-election lock box!
The story is everywhere, but Moonbattery is an excellent place to start.
The United States of America has tendered to China a written agreement which grants to the People’s Republic of China, an option to exercise Eminent Domain within the USA, as collateral for China’s continued purchase of US Treasury Notes and existing US Currency reserves!
On February 11, Bloomberg Business News reported that China was seeking “guarantees” for its US Government debt (Story Here), and it now appears they got it. Well placed senior sources at the US Embassy in Beijing CONFIRM the formal written agreement was delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her recent trip to China.
This means that in the event the US Government defaults on its financial obligations to China, the Communist Government of China would be permitted to physically take — inside the USA — land, buildings, factories, perhaps even entire cities — to satisfy the financial obligations of the US government.
Put simply, the feds have actually mortgaged the physical land and property of all citizens and businesses in the United States. They have given to a foreign power, their Constitutional power to “take” all of our property, as actual collateral for continued Chinese funding of US deficit spending and the continued carrying of US national debt.