This is an apt beginning to the political coup the opponents of Obama have feared...the convening of an unelected Congress. It should be stopped, its actions are not valid, including anything it passes.
You’d think it’s pretty obvious that if we had a Congress that was unelected, people be outraged. We are a constitutional republic, and our legislators should be elected.
And yet, that is what we have right now.
This “lame duck Congress” is not our elected set of legislators. In fact, not only are they not the ones we elected, they are the ones we specifically un-elected.
And that is outrageous.
You there, in the back, who just yelled out “But it’s always been that way”…yes, I saw who you were. Don’t worry, dissent is imperative to learning the truth.
And the truth is that lame duck Congresses are rare, because they are so obviously bad.
A Congress that is unelected, with members whose ideas have already been voted against, rushing those evils through a back door to lock them into place.
We specifically elected DIFFERENT politicians. The guys passing bills they know we oppose right now are, in effect, usurpers.
And, although there have rarely been lame duck Congresses before, this may be the first one that is specifically intended to violate the will of the people. Up until now, lame duck sessions are usually held NOT to pass laws the People are known to have just disapproved, but for a unique emergency, like impeachment, or the McCarthy hearings ostensibly to root out Communists.
But this political coup…and it is a coup, same as if the Army showed up in Congress with tanks one day and “temporarily” ousted the government…is unusual, because it’s all about passing new expansions of government that could not possibly get through next session:
- A massive expansion of the FDA’s powers
- Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
- Gays in the Military
- An unpopular arms treaty
- A massive expansion in the already-overextended unemployment subsidy
All of these are important issues, that should be considered by our elected representatives, if by the Federal government at all.
Yet they’re being railroaded through by the corrupt Establishment on both sides. The Political Class have been carefully quiet about this, but we should not be. They think they can violate our will, for their own good…but it is intolerable.
As with the TEA Party backlash against the past three years of massive government expansion, we need to “rise up” and organize an objection to this coup, and stop it from continuing to seize power unconstitutionally.