Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Chicago Way: Eliminate ANY Opposition...

Eric @ has an excellent entry on the Obama Administration's adoption of the "Chicago Way" of political warfare. The WSJ was the news source that gives us the phrase "The Chicago Way"'s an indication that this administration has run amuck in ways that are anti-democratic and against all of our traditions.
A White House set on kneecapping its opponents isn't, of course, entirely new. (See: Nixon) What is a little novel is the public and bare-knuckle way in which the Obama team is waging these campaigns against the other side. In recent weeks the Windy City gang added a new name to their list of societal offenders: the Chamber of Commerce. For the cheek of disagreeing with Democrats on climate and financial regulation, it was reported the Oval Office will neuter the business lobby. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett slammed the outfit as "old school," and warned CEOs they'd be wise to seek better protection.
Jarret is a protege of one of the founders of the 70's terrorist group SDS (and Ayers friend) Marilyn Katz. Additionally, her father has a long time member of the CPUSA (Communist Party of the United States) Chicago organization.

What worries me is the growing size of the Obama Enemy List. First it was just the health insurance industry. Then, he added Fox it's also the US Chamber of Commerce. Where will it end? Eric worries that,
Bare knuckles Chicago-style politics is one thing. But to see it directed at the Chamber of Commerce, from leftist radicals in the White House, is quite another. I'm glad to see that so far they haven't caved to pressure. My worry is that the reason the Chamber of Commerce is being so viciously targeted might involve more than just playing the game by Chicago politics. I worry that the target is the free market system itself.

How many Obama voters thought they were voting for that?
This administration should begin to worry about a backlash...soon, because they are stirring up a hornets nest...who will they come for next?

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