By: Marilyn Assenheim
Last Friday, FOX News aired a story about another Executive Order. There has been a media blackout since then. The story concerns yet another abduction of control by The Lyin’ King; this time he is involving a takeover of United States “climate change” policy.
This particular usurpation of power is largely on folk’s back-burner. Its significance, however, is farther reaching than most. What has gone unnoticed and unremarked is that this Constitutional larceny not only evades legislative branch oversight, it is an undisguised imposition of federal will on state and local communities. FOX News reported the purpose as being intended “to elevate and take control of climate change policies…” FOX News further reported the alleged purpose of such a stroke: “The task force will look at federal money spent on roads, bridges, flood control and other projects. It ultimately will recommend how structures can be made more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and warming temperatures.” Bingo.
The federal government will now take control of how and where money is spent for their pet, revolving-failure projects (like green energy). The federal government will control all of the purse strings. They will make certain that they get their piece of the pie; grabbing more taxes and funds to apply where and to whomever they please. They will use all of the buzzwords platitudes necessary to lull their acolytes while lining their pockets and those of their cronies. All the while creating a nation devoid of states’ rights. Sounds a lot like Obamacare and the Common Core Curriculum, among other things, doesn’t it?
The EPA is, not surprisingly, all in favor. EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy was quoted as saying “To meet our mission of protecting public health and the environment, EPA must help communities adapt to a changing climate. These Implementation Plans offer a roadmap for … carrying out President Obama’s goal of preparing the country for climate-related challenges.” The flaws in this Obamaspeak gibberish were exposed by FOX News, who itemized some of the dangers of this order:
• Holding back money to communities unless they meet new standards on various items and agendas set by the federal government.
• A possible mandate to bring sweeping new changes to land use and resource policies.
• More control and refocus of climate change data and use of it to push a new agenda into every priority of the federal government.
• Create the need for a new internal organization for coordination efforts during a government sequestration and possible future shutdowns.
One can add that climate change critics can now be more readily silenced. In short, more money and more power.
Why, one might ask, in the face of so many other atrocities committed by the Imperial president is one more Executive Order important? Such a question provides part of the answer. America has become desensitized by the deliberate frequency of Executive Orders. Americans are increasingly habituated to the breadth of the outrages being committed against them. This encourages greater incursions by The Lyin’ King’s executive branch. Each Executive Order is more extreme than the last. Even if one could respond, where to begin? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Most who criticize The Lyin’ King are satisfied to label him a Socialist stooge. That’s not the whole of it. He is, primarily, a Chicago, thug. Every Executive order has been proof of that.
The danger to America is that every unilateral action opens the door, ever wider, to more theft of our liberty. Money is power and The Lyin’ King is amassing more and more of both.