Let me just say this, the democrat/communist party is openly carrying out a coup d’état right in front of us. I have written on many occasions how many of the provisions of ObamaCare are nothing more than a complete and total usurpation of the Constitution that will forever destroy states’ rights, and severely restrict individual rights in this country.
ObamaCare is completely and totally unconstitutional. This is pointed out, yet again, in the Wall Street Journal op-ed co-written by Orrin Hatch, Ken Blackwell, and Kenneth Klukowski:
Why the Health-Care Bills Are Unconstitutional
If the government can mandate the purchase of insurance, it can do anything.
President Obama’s health-care bill is now moving toward final passage. The policy issues may be coming to an end, but the legal issues are certain to continue because key provisions of this dangerous legislation are unconstitutional. Legally speaking, this legislation creates a target-rich environment. We will focus on three of its more glaring constitutional defects.
First, the Constitution does not give Congress the power to require that Americans purchase health insurance. Congress must be able to point to at least one of its powers listed in the Constitution as the basis of any legislation it passes. None of those powers justifies the individual insurance mandate. Congress’s powers to tax and spend do not apply because the mandate neither taxes nor spends. The only other option is Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce.
Congress has many times stretched this power to the breaking point, exceeding even the expanded version of the commerce power established by the Supreme Court since the Great Depression. It is one thing, however, for Congress to regulate economic activity in which individuals choose to engage; it is another to require that individuals engage in such activity. That is not a difference in degree, but instead a difference in kind. It is a line that Congress has never crossed and the courts have never sanctioned.
In fact, the Supreme Court in United States v. Lopez (1995) rejected a version of the commerce power so expansive that it would leave virtually no activities by individuals that Congress could not regulate. By requiring Americans to use their own money to purchase a particular good or service, Congress would be doing exactly what the court said it could not do.
Some have argued that Congress may pass any legislation that it believes will serve the “general welfare.” Those words appear in Article I of the Constitution, but they do not create a free-floating power for Congress simply to go forth and legislate well. Rather, the general welfare clause identifies the purpose for which Congress may spend money. The individual mandate tells Americans how they must spend the money Congress has not taken from them and has nothing to do with congressional spending.
A second constitutional defect of the Reid bill passed in the Senate involves the deals he cut to secure the votes of individual senators. Some of those deals do involve spending programs because they waive certain states’ obligation to contribute to the Medicaid program. This selective spending targeted at certain states runs afoul of the general welfare clause. The welfare it serves is instead very specific and has been dubbed “cash for cloture” because it secured the 60 votes the majority needed to end debate and pass this legislation.
A third constitutional defect in this ObamaCare legislation is its command that states establish such things as benefit exchanges, which will require state legislation and regulations. This is not a condition for receiving federal funds, which would still leave some kind of choice to the states. No, this legislation requires states to establish these exchanges or says that the Secretary of Health and Human Services will step in and do it for them. It renders states little more than subdivisions of the federal government.
This violates the letter, the spirit, and the interpretation of our federal-state form of government. Some may have come to consider federalism an archaic annoyance, perhaps an amusing topic for law-school seminars but certainly not a substantive rule for structuring government. But in New York v. United States (1992) and Printz v. United States (1997), the Supreme Court struck down two laws on the grounds that the Constitution forbids the federal government from commandeering any branch of state government to administer a federal program. That is, by drafting and by deliberate design, exactly what this legislation would do.
The federal government may exercise only the powers granted to it or denied to the states. The states may do everything else. This is why, for example, states may have authority to require individuals to purchase health insurance but the federal government does not. It is also the reason states may require that individuals purchase car insurance before choosing to drive a car, but the federal government may not require all individuals to purchase health insurance.
This hardly exhausts the list of constitutional problems with this legislation, which would take the federal government into uncharted political and legal territory. Analysts, scholars and litigators are just beginning to examine the issues we have raised and other issues that may well lead to future litigation.
America’s founders intended the federal government to have limited powers and that the states have an independent sovereign place in our system of government. The Obama/Reid/Pelosi legislation to take control of the American health-care system is the most sweeping and intrusive federal program ever devised. If the federal government can do this, then it can do anything, and the limits on government power that our liberty requires will be more myth than reality.
*Mr. Hatch, a Republican senator from Utah, is a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Mr. Blackwell is a senior fellow with the Family Research Council and a professor at Liberty University School of Law. Mr. Klukowski is a fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union.
This piece hits on all cylinders. Never in our nation’s 233 year history has the federal government attempted to mandate that a United States citizen purchase a product or service, whether that product or service is welcomed by the citizen, or it is forced on them against their will.
And if you look at any poll out there, 70 to 80 percent of the citizenry do not want the current health care schemes that the most corrupt president in the nation’s history and the most corrupt Congress in history plan to forcibly impose on them.
Now I know, the democrat/communists use the excuse that states require that owners of automobiles are required to maintain liability insurance, under the penalty of law to justify this.
But this argument is fatally flawed in several ways, and shows a willful ignorance of how this nation is fundamentally structured.
The automobile insurance example they use is laughable on it’s face value. Driving an automobile is a privilege not a right. You must earn a license in order to drive.
Also, driving a car is a matter of choice. There are millions of Americans who live their entire lives having never driven a car. The insurance you are required to maintain as an owner of an automobile is not to protect you, but to protect others from you, should you have an accident.
You may chose to buy insurance to also take care of repairs or medical issues that effect you in an accident, and if you are financing a car, your bank will require this. But every step of way, all of this is based on the fact that you voluntarily chose to drive a car.
Congress intends to force you to buy health insurance simply because you are alive.
First and foremost, the United States is a Representative Republic, and as the very name of our nation implies, we are united STATES. The entire United States Constitution is centered around the fact that the founders, in their wisdom, planned America as a loose confederation of separate sovereign states that are joined together for mutual benefit. While you certainly find the mention of the duties of the federal, or central government, the Constitution places more effort in protecting the rights of the several states, as they are called. In fact, the 10th Amendment was written solely to protect both the American people, AND the several states from an overreaching central government:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
The 10th Amendment is so important to the concept of America it is the final right included in the Bill of Rights that were ratified by the several states in 1791.
To put this another way, the United States is 50 separate sovereign entities, independent from each other in most matters. This was a genius move by our founders, as it allows maximum local control by the people, the citizens who make up these states, and ultimately make up this great nation.
Now, for practical purposes, the states are united for a common cause, and with good reason. The founders saw the need to pool resources for things like national security. The also saw a need for uniform trade laws between the several states. It was quite common before the nation was founded, and even when the nation was in it’s infancy, to see trade wars between states. Obviously, a uniform system of trading, and a common currency, were of benefit to all parties involved.
Now over the years, especially since the “progressive era” that began with Teddy Roosevelt, and went into overdrive with FDR, we have seen many usurpations of states’ rights “for the greater good.” Now, not all federal law….law that binds all states, and all citizens to a uniform rule or regulation is bad. But each and every one of these laws erode precious rights of our citizenry and must be strongly considered before becoming law. We’ll go into just how much of this has hurt the nation and the negative impact it has on American citizens in future writings, but for now, let’s stay focused on what is going on right here.
The democrat/communist party does not agree with any of the concepts of our Constitution, or the path our founders laid out for us. A path, by the way, that has made America the nation with the most durable civilization, the most stable, mankind has ever known.
The democrat/communists have been openly saying for generations now that our Constitution is “obsolete” or, better yet, that it is a “living document.” I guess they think that sounds better when they ignore it, which is something they do daily, and have since FDR. Not that “progressive” Republicans haven’t done their fair share, as the trend really first took hold under the Republican Roosevelt, Teddy. Many transgressions there.
The bottom line is this: The democrat/communists simply do not trust the citizenry to “do as they are told.” Americans, by their very nature, and birthright, are an independent people. We don’t need or want anyone to tell us what to do, or how to live our lives. We are a people that feel we should be able to do anything we wish, so long as it doesn’t harm someone else, and we feel that government should not only not be seen, but not be heard!
For the most part, other than providing for a strong national defense, and protecting us, we see little or no need for a federal government. At best, the federal government should be a referee of sorts in case of disputes between the several states, period.
Yes, I know that’s sort of idealized, but it is in line with the vision our founders had.
The rest of governing, of setting rules and regulations are to be left up to each of the several states, which in turn, should be weaker than the local, city governments, in most cases, only creating statewide rules for uniformity and fair practices, or setting minimum standards for things like education, law enforcement, and the like.
We also need state government, along with local government to plan and build major infrastructure, like roads, bridges, and water and sewer systems.
Again, the democrat/communists see government in an entirely different light. They see government as the end all, be all of civil society. All other nations of the world are set up the way the American democrat/communist wish to see America, though what the democrat/communists offer is a more harsh, more severe lifestyle that will rival that of the most brutal dictatorship, and will severely limit, or completely eliminate most of the basic natural rights, God given rights that all of mankind possess. (Though most governments take away)
You see, this is the real problem these evil people have. What most Americans do not realize, and that’s by design as they no longer teach this in government controlled schools, is this: Unlike any other governing document in the world, the United States Constitution assumes the people have unlimited rights, natural rights, rights given to them by their creator. Our Constitution is designed to protect those rights, and the people, from a tyrannical government.
To the democrat/communist, this is a serious impairment to their cause, to their goals. Barack Obama was the first though to just come out and say what all of these corrupt people have been thinking for decades.
Obama has called the Constitution a set of “negative rights” because it limits what the government can do to you and doesn’t say what it must do for you!
Of course, this is the point!
Obama, like pretty much every democrat/communist, especially the Ivy Leaguers, is educated well above the level of his actual intelligence. Like the old saying goes: “Just smart enough to be dangerous!”
BTW, this applies to the Ivy League “progressive” Republicans, as well.
In short, the Constitution seeks to limit government, not people. As a person, you are assumed to have no limits on your rights. Now obviously, to hold civil society together, there are any number of common sense laws that we all must abide by. Some are rules of conduct, like those that restrict driving to only those who have been granted permission, or set building standards. And of course we have laws against stealing, or murder, and so on.
But in the end, the Constitution is all about protecting the citizen from government, and limiting the federal government severely. This is what frustrates the “progressives, ” the democrat/communists to no end.
Of course, they can’t just come out and say that they want to do away with the form of government that is the envy of the world! So, slowly but surely, for about 100 years, they have methodically, and deliberately, undermined the Constitution.
We are now at a tipping point in history though. The democrat/communists have become incredibly unpopular as America has finally awaken to the fact that these people are truly the enemy within, and we will see the next several election cycles completely and totally remove most, if not all of those currently in office. And they know it. In fact, many of the most evil, the most corrupt, are already announcing retirements. Dozens will no longer seek office.
As you will read, they are seeking ways to forever prevent this from happening though.
Of course, having the worst of the worst go away is a tactic as well, as they believe if they bail out, and move on to jobs promised to them by democrat/communist leadership, outside of government, the people will vote for whatever democrat/communist decides to run in their place.
Oh, one thing you must know, all of these “retirees” are leaving seats that have been safe and reliable democrat/communist strongholds, and all of them are losing in the polls to Conservatives. This is why they believe by tactically stepping down, they will once again fool the people with a little bait and switch. Somehow I don’t think that will work, but only time will tell.
All in all, the democrat/communist is an over educated, arrogant, elite, who think it knows best for everyone else. These people also have an insatiable lust for power and unlimited greed.
The American republican system of federal government simply does not allow them to exert the control over mankind they lust for. This almost maniacal, psychopathic desire to exert dominance and control over others “for their own good” is the hallmark of the “progressive” movement. And while it is not exclusive to the democrat/communists, there more than a few “progressive” Republicans, this disease is more dangerous when combined with the democrat/communist ideology.
But for all of this to work, America as we know it, must be destroyed, forever.
One more thing I have talked about at length is the so-called environmental movement, and most importantly Big Global Warming. Just like they are using health care, I mean who isn’t for giving people health care, under the guise of “saving the planet” the democrat/communist “progressives” seek to gain total dominance over all of mankind by guilting you into “being a good steward of the earth.”
This is an even easier sale than health care, because there actually is pollution, and real environmental issues, just not global warming. No one, and I mean no one wants a dirty environment, and everyone is on board for common sense methods of preserving nature. It’s a real no brainer to be on that bandwagon.
However, you can’t develop a system that will control mass populations, and line your pocketbooks, by just taking good care of the planet. So the global warming “crisis” was born. The greatest lie ever told was cooked up in order to give “progressives” an excuse to create Big Global Warming, and of course grow Big Government.
Look at the trillions of dollars that have been thrown away chasing this mess. Crooks like Al Gore, the Bernie Madoff of the climate change crowd, has made $100’s of millions of dollars off of this scam, and as we know, the proposed cap and trade schemes will make Gore, and others billionaires as they trade “carbon credits” like stocks, in carbon credit trading exchanges.
This hoax also allows Big Global Warming to team up with Big Government and create regulations that absolutely touch every single facet of a person’s life. Literally no activity, will be left unaffected. A quick search through my past works will show you that population control, forced sterilizations and abortions are very much part of their overall plans. Some real radicals even call for the outright extermination of mass sections of populations. And these are so-called mainstream people. .
In other words, using the “for your own good” argument, the democrat/communists seek to permanently seize control of the United States government, and destroy the very concept of the United States. In it’s place they, in the words of Barack Obama, want to “fundamentally transform” the United States into a communist dictatorship. They seek to create a strong central command and control government. A government where ever decision, every rule, every regulation, comes not from your local city council, or state legislature, but anonymous, unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington.
Remember, democrat/communists are all about power. They lust for it, live for it. They are also incredibly greedy. Now all of them have nothing but contempt for capitalism, and openly discuss how horrible it is, but at the same time, they lust after great personal wealth, for themselves, and they make that wealth off the backs of the American tax payer.
To that end, and for the coup d’état to be complete, the democrat/communists must control elections, ALL elections. Now we have already come to realize that Barack Obama’s former employers, ACORN and their union thug wing, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are the gold standard when it comes to stealing elections. They wrote the book on voter fraud, and they are partially funded by the federal government, to the tune of billions of dollars for their trouble.
As long as there is a single democrat/communist in Congress, ACORN/SEIU will receive astronomical sums of tax payer money that they will use to continually research new ways to steal elections, as well as refine the old ways.
This is why Barack Obama announced, just days after taking office, that he was taking over the United States census activities, the mechanism we use to apportion delegates to Congress, as well as many other programs, and basically handing it over to ACORN/SEIU to perform. If one has any doubts there won’t be massive corruption in that process they need their heads examined!
Back to voting though. I came across this from the American Thinker’s James Simpson that spells out how the democrat/communists will destroy the republican form of government, the most successful one ever devised by man, and “fundamentally change” America into a central command and control communist dictatorship:
What the Dems Know: Universal Voter Registration
Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats with no apparent concern for their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago, “What do they know that we don’t?”
We may have found out. It’s called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at a David Horowitz Freedom Center forum. Watch the video here.
Fund describes the proposal as follows:
In January, Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. The feds will tell the states: ‘take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, take everyone on every list of unemployed you have, take everyone on every list of property owners, take everyone on every list of driver’s license holders and register them to vote regardless of whether they want to be …’
Fund anticipates that Congress will attempt to ram this legislation through, as with the health care bill. What a surprise! Fund covers the vote issue at greater length in his book, How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections.
Leftist groups are already arguing that universal voter registration will solve all the problems with our voting system. But the left created most of these problems. The radical leftist Nation Magazine, for example, absolutely loves the idea of universal voter registration. This is the same magazine, however, that advanced Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven’s Manufactured Crisis strategy. The Cloward/Piven strategy was designed to undermine government institutions by overwhelming them with impossible demands for services. Cloward and Piven focused on welfare, housing, and voting as the main targets of this strategy, and the radical group ACORN was specifically created for the purpose of executing it.
The Nation article enthusiastically lists Cloward/Piven-inspired organizations like Project Vote, the ACORN group where President Obama cut his teeth. It also discusses the left’s efforts to push enforcement of the Motor Voter law and explains how universal voter registration could assist in these efforts. Cloward and Piven were the ones who crafted Motor Voter legislation in the early 1980s and pushed for its enactment until 1993, when President Clinton signed it into law.
Cloward and Piven considered Motor Voter to be their crowning, lifetime achievement. The picture, from White House photo archives, shows Cloward (light gray suit) and Piven (green coat and navy dress) standin g directly behind Clinton at the Motor Voter signing ceremony.
The left has predictably launched vicious smear attacks against John Fund for bringing universal voter registration to our attention. A Google search of the issue brings up any number of nasty ad hominem attacks. Most notable is Media Matters, the leftist group whose sole purpose seems to be to smear Republicans and defend the left’s indefensible policies. They put up this gem: “Right-Wing Ass Weasel John Fund Doesn’t Like Universal Voter Registration because of ACORN.”
The problems with universal voter registration are numerous and obvious. Many states’ lists include vast numbers of illegals, including some states which allow illegals to obtain drivers licenses; because many homeowners have more than one home, there will be duplicates; because so many people are on so many separate federal and state government agency lists, there will be duplicates; and because so many lists exist with little or no cross-checking capability, all of these duplicates are likely to go uncorrected. Add to this the fact that Dems hope to extend voting rights to felons, and the whole thing begins to look like a nationwide Democrat voter registration drive facilitated by taxpayers.
Universal voter registration will create massive vulnerabilities to systemic voter fraud nationwide, and if Democrats have proven anything in recent years, it is that they can win elections that way. The George-Soros-funded Secretary of State project (SOS) was designed to take advantage of such vulnerabilities and may have been developed in anticipation of the universal voter registration plan. Al Franken’s stolen election in Minnesota was a trial run for the SOS project. Longtime ACORN friend Mark Ritchie was elected Minnesota Secretary of State in 2006 with Soros’s SOS and ACORN money, and what followed in Norm Coleman’s Senate runoff election was a frightening demonstration of just how far Democrats will go to win. Franken won the runoff, and the Democrats got their filibuster-proof sixty-vote Senate majority.
The Motor Voter law was correctly identified as a facilitator of vote fraud. One of the few legal issues Barack Obama actually participated in as a lawyer was a 1995 suit against the State of Illinois, which he brought on behalf of ACORN. Then-Republican Governor Jim Edgars saw the newly passed Motor Voter act as creating the potential for massive vote fraud and refused to implement it. With the assistance of the Clinton Justice Department, Obama’s legal team won that suit. Obama himself actually participated very little, a strategy that seems to have served him well in life. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, after identifying himself in court proceedings, Obama sat back and let “the heavy-hitters at the Justice Department make the arguments.”
It is not surprising that the Democrats are now choosing to push this new initiative, for universal voter registration will be Motor Voter on turbochargers. And who better to sign it into law than the president from ACORN?
Simpson includes an incredible amount of links in his piece. This information will shock some, and simply blow your mind. So with that said, I strongly encourage all readers to visit the website and further investigate this for yourselves. You can do so by following the link here.
Unfortunately, many Americans are ignorant of how our system actually works. I contend this is on purpose, as the “progressives” have purposely removed, or downplayed, a lot of this from school curriculums nationwide.
So a quick refresher course:
America does not have “national” elections. Never has. Ever election is local, even for the President of the United States. Each and every sovereign state has it’s own set of rules, regulations, and practices designed to suit local populations. Past that, counties and parishes, have their own election boards who actually carry out the elections, in accordance with state rules.
The only real input the federal government has in elections is to enforce rules that have to do with civil rights and discrimination. Past that, it’s all local rule.
Of course, with Obama’s regime, we understand civil rights mean nothing, as Obama’s terrorist friendly Attorney General recently set aside a guilty verdict against members of the New Black Panther Party who were convicted, in absentia, for voter intimidation during the 2008 Presidential elections.
The New Black Panthers, are a domestic terror organization that are a redeaux of the original group that had ties to Obama friend and mentor William Ayers’ Weather Underground terror organization. Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, was part of the failed Brinks armored car robbery that left security guards and a policeman dead that was planned and carried out by the Black Panthers.
In 2008 the Panthers showed up at a Philadelphia polling place, dressed in full para-military regalia, and carrying deadly weapons.
The men were arrested, tried, and convicted of voter intimidation by the United States Department of Justice, which is headed by Obama’s attorney General, Eric Holder, who promptly ordered the felon convictions set aside.
The New Black Panthers are basically the black version of the Klu Klux Klan, another “progressive” organization that we have written extensively about. Now unlike the Klan, which was founded by the democrat party in the wake of the Civil War, this group was founded purely as a terror organization, and has no real civic efforts. You can visit their website here.
You need to contemplate this a minute before you read further, and remember these were armed men, in military looking garb, standing at the front door of the polling place.
You also need to remember, that even after being receiving felon convictions in federal court, all was forgiven by America’s chief law enforcement officer, Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder. And this is with the Republican Party still in place. And saying nothing.
I also want readers to contemplate this for a minute: Every modern day tyrant, every murderous dictator in our lifetimes, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Castro, Saddam Hussein, and Hugo Chavez, were all legally elected by the popular vote of the people.
The one thing they all have in common is that once elected, they worked with their legislative bodies, and networks of street thugs, labor unions, and so on, to gain complete control of government, and retain power until removed by war and/or death.
What this seemingly innocent “universal voter registration” will cause to happen, besides opening up the voter rolls to felons, illegal aliens, and others not legally allowed to vote, is to wrest control of the voting process from the local, state, county, and parish officials, and give command and control of all elections to the all powerful federal government.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that a nation that already tolerates groups like ACORN/SEIU who openly steal elections, with impunity, and a nation that doesn’t raise holy hell when an ultra-racist domestic terrorist group shows up at a polling place armed and with an attitude, is ripe for destruction.
Throw in a compliant media that is more than happy to not only shill for the democrat/communist party, and actively smear anyone from any other party, but cover up anything to do with stories about group likes ACORN/SEIU and the Black Panther Party, and it’s over!
We are in real trouble in this nation. We are literally one or two little pieces of the puzzle falling into place before there in no more United States. Only a few more things need to happen: ObamaCare needs to pass, and it seems that in some form it will, and cap and trade laws need to be in place. Obama, through the EPA, will force Congress to pass them, as the EPA now has the authority to impose draconian regulation on all of America, if they don’t.
This “universal voter registration” scheme will be the final step needed to end the United States forever. Now I’m not saying Obama will be a dictator, per se, as he is a truly incompetent man, but he may remain a figurehead, “duly elected by the people.”
Here’s the problem: With ACORN/SEIU left unchecked to get itself involved in every state, local, and federal election, with terror groups like The New Black Panther Party allowed to carry out voter intimidation, knowing that even felony convictions will be thrown out, and a complicit and corrupt media looking the other way, the democrat/communist party will become the only party. No other party will be able to win another election.
We already see how these people operate. Look at health care. Between 70 and 80 percent of the country are against this deal, and yet, we are going to get it “for our own good.” Republicans have been totally shut out of the process, they are not even allowed to participate. Their only contribution to the American people is to use parliamentary procedures to at least delay this thing. It’s all they can do.
The same efforts will be used with cap and trade.
We also know that Obama has no problem with Chicago style thug tactics, as he sent out union thugs from the SEIU during the summer, implored by him to “punch back twice as hard.” at those who opposed his health care plan. This lead to many attacks by SEIU members on peaceful American citizens, like Kenneth Gladney, who was beaten so badly he ended up in a wheel chair, and called a “nigger” by the purple shirted SEIU thugs, many black themselves, all because he was selling patriotic goods at a town hall rally. These are the tactics were used by Hitler’s brown shirts, by the way.
Anyone who doesn’t think the power mad, maniacal leaders of the democrat/communist party won’t do whatever it takes to pull off this coup d’état is simply naive. They have thirsted for the sort of power they now enjoy for 100 years, and they now have the mechanisms in place to see that they will forever remain in power.
This power will allow them to finally do away with the uniquely American republican form of representative government. To forever destroy the concept of states’ rights, and state sovereignty, and the concept of personal liberty and freedom.
This power will allow them to swiftly set up an all powerful central command and control government that will rule over every single facet of your lives.
You now have a choice. Will you get actively involved and do absolutely everything humanly possible to stop this evil, and stop it now, or will you, like many populations in history, simply abdicate all of your freedom and liberty for a life of tyranny and oppression, because doing something about all of this will be just too hard?
It is a time for choosing.