Friday, June 18, 2010

Obama's latest body blow to liberty ~ By David Limbaugh

Many of us, along with David Limbaugh, did our best to inform and warn the voters before the election in 2008 about what we would be facing if this tyrant were to be elected. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. We had to compete with the mainstream media's love affair (you know, like Chris Matthews and the tingles running up his legs) with Barack Hussein Obama. And what we tried to tell people about Obama's radical friends, even if heard, was derided as being paranoid. And the sad thing is, many people still don't see or understand the obvious attacks - let alone those that are under the radar - on our freedom. Just sayin'...
There is no excuse – none – for any existing or prospective congressman to fail to comprehend the magnitude of the revolution that is now occurring inside our government. Any candidate who downplays or whitewashes the gravity of the ongoing assaults against our liberties must be defeated. Any congressman who suggests we can just tinker around at the edges of Obamacare and strip away its most noxious provisions – as opposed to "repeal and replace" – must be defeated.

In the meantime, in full view of the radar, Obama is now demanding another $80 billion stimulus plan, as well as $50 billion more in deficit spending to bail out state and local governments, $23 billion of which will be earmarked for government teachers' unions.

This is mind-boggling. Nothing will deter this man's thirst to radically change America, including controlling every aspect of our lives and redistributing money to his friends and preferred recipients.

By David Limbaugh

Posted: June 15, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

I cannot be the only one who feels as if every new day brings a new assault on this nation and its people by this administration. Indeed, many people I know say they can't even watch the news anymore because it's so depressing. And it is.

Some of these assaults occur under the radar, and others are right out in the open. As an example of the former, last week, President Obama issued an executive order "Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council," which will focus on "lifestyle behavior modification (including smoking cessation, proper nutrition, appropriate exercise, mental health, behavioral health, substance-use disorder and domestic-violence screenings)." It will even recommend changes in federal policy to reduce "sedentary behavior." (emphasis added by me)

The order also creates an advisory group within the Department of Health and Human Services that will answer to the surgeon general, who will serve as the chairwoman of the council.

In case you're wondering what authority the president launched this program under, he covers that in the first paragraph of the executive order: "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), it is hereby ordered ..."

In other words, "I am the president, and the Constitution and Obamacare let me do anything I want to."

The socialized-medicine nightmare is already beginning. Many of us warned that Obamacare would serve as an all-purpose justification for government intervention in every aspect of our lives. Have we become so far removed from our founding principles that we don't grasp the perniciousness of such government encroachments into our private lives and personal liberties?

You must read the executive order on the White House website. Then you'll understand that the council and "Advisory Group" it establishes will not be merely advisory. The provisions of this "order" underscore the disturbing extent to which Obama and his band of authoritarians intend to control our lives.

The "Advisory Group," in consultation with the council, must submit, by March 23, 2011, a "national strategy" to "set specific goals and objectives for improving the health of the United States through federally supported prevention, health promotion and public-health programs, consistent with ongoing goal-setting efforts conducted by specific agencies."

The council, among other things, will "develop, after obtaining input from relevant stakeholders," a strategy to promote health and prevent disease. Relevant stakeholders?

Under this administration – and every administration that follows, now that socialized medicine has enveloped our society – will everything be reduced to a calculation of dollars and cents? Will we tolerate any manner of government control over the most minute aspects of our lives under the rationale that we have to improve our lifestyles to get healthier so that health-care costs don't bankrupt us? Does liberty mean nothing to us anymore?


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