From The Blaze.com - On Wednesday, reports started surfacing that Democratic North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue had made some curious statements about elections. Mainly, she said that she thought the country should suspend Congressional elections for two years in order to “help this country recover.”
This immediately strikes a visceral response from folks who firmly believe in constitutionally constrained government ... "Who do you think you are? You work for us! Now you want to cut us out?"
Media backlash was swift as well and world wide. A quick google search turns up hundreds of articles from various sources discussing how elected officials want to suspend elections.
Click here to see a google search on the topic.
Governor Purdue is now scrambling to retract those statements saying she meant it with/as sarcasm. The only problem ... She sounded like she was dead serious.
Transcript of her words ...
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that,” Perdue said. “You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
A Conspiracy In the Making
On the surface, the argument from Gov. Perdue is that things are not getting done (at least the right thing) in Washington because the elected officials are worried about getting re-elected. In some way this argument is true. You know the old saying that the first job of a politician is to get re-elected, everything else is minor. So Gov. Perdue's fix is to suspend elections so politicians can get to work. Really? Its that easy? Let me ask this question. Why would you ever give back my voting rights? or What if I didnt like what you were doing, how would I get rid of you and elect someone else to fix it? What about the fact that you get your powers from the electorate that is willing to give them to you, who can take them back at any time they wish. Do you mean you want a permanent seat as in the days of the Monarch's?
Don't dismiss this one incident as the rants of a conspiracy theorist. There are people in our government who would like nothing more than to cut "The People" out of the process.
This is how a country can turn from democratic to a fascist state, and once there, the people will never see the same liberties again.
We have too much Democracy
The reason why we are in this mess today is because we have too much democracy says a former democratic official from the White House.
Peter Orszag (a Bilderberg Conference Invitee and Attendee - Uh Oh) (See Peter' Bio Here) suggests that we have too much democracy, and if we just remove some we would all be better off.
See his article here ... Too Much of a Good Thing
Peter Orszag is an Obama Confidant as well as a former member of his Cabinet (Congressional Budget Office Director). Peter left in August in the wake of a terrible economy. To be fair, Peter has been in that role since 2007 during the Bush presidency, then again that doesn't surprise me. I can rant on a few liberty stealing laws that came from that regime as well, but that's another story.
Here is a quote from Orszag's article ...
"Facing the problem is crucially important because our current legislative gridlock is making it increasingly difficult for lawmakers to tackle the issues that are central to our country’s future—issues like climate change, the hard slog of recovering from a financial slump, and our long-term fiscal gap. It is clear to everyone that a failure to act will lead to undesirable outcomes in these areas. But polarization means that little action is possible. This is why I believe that we need to jettison the Civics 101 fairy tale about pure representative democracy and instead begin to build a new set of rules and institutions that would make legislative inertia less detrimental to our nation’s long-term health."
Obama Wants to Bypass Congress as Well
Obama, in a speech to La Raza (Is La Raza A Terrorist Organization? Click Here You Decide.) suggests he wants to bypass congress because he would like to do things on his own. (See video).
And though he notes that this is not how things work, notice the overwhelming support from the crowd on the idea. Scary.
Obama, however, has a long history of bypassing congress, when he can. See the following stories ...
Obama Urged by Democratic Congressman to Usurp Congress by using the 14th Amendment
Obama circumvents congress on education policy
Obama bypasses senate on Nominations
Obama threatening bypassing congress on Debt Limit
Obama uses regulations to bypass congress
The ramifications are clear ... Usurp power from the electorate to never allow the electorate to change things, Fascism. In 2008 the mass media and the electorate bought into the idea of change from the Obama campaign, and elected him based on the idea's of hope and change. Well we got change. Now as the tide shifts the opposite direction and buyers remorse sets in, the electorate appears to be saying we need to change this again, this is not what we signed up for, however the elected officials refuse to relinquish authority and appear to be looking for ways to consolidate it. This sounds a lot like Gerrymandering.
History and Thoughts
For a large part of our history we never had term limits on the President. It was unthinkable to run for more terms than 2 due in part to George Washingtons refusal to become anything more than elected for two terms as well as the idea of not creating anything that looked or felt like the British monarchy that we removed.
That changed with FDR, who ran and was elected to four terms. A situation that was quickly fixed by congress imposing term limits after he left office (died in that last term).
The idea that suspending elections for the good of our country removes "The People" from the process. The People are only ones who can actually fix government that goes astray. It is repugnant to the constitution, and by the way illegal in every way, and should be aggressively challenged.
Story from The Blaze about Suspending Elections
NC Democratic Governors Audio on Elections
Obama Discusses Bypassing Congress
Definition of Gerrymandering
Bilderberg Group Bio
Peter Orszag - Too Much of a Good Thing
La Raza - A Terrorist Organization?