by Michael Oberndorf
If I recall correctly – which I do – the federal oath of office binds employees thus: “I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I would like to take a look at that word “domestic” as it applies to what has and is occurring in America.
As most of you are aware, the fascist and Marxist Left has, over the years, infiltrated and virtually taken over middle and upper management of our government agencies. Land and environmental management agencies, especially, have been infested with radicals and extremists. The way the Democrat-run inner cities keeps them infested with rats, cockroaches, and criminals.
As early as 1946, the Left began a strategy to use people’s concern for the environment to impose government control over land use. They tricked people into accepting laws that on the surface appeared designed to protect some aspect of the environment, but vague or ambiguous language in hidden clauses gave government the power to regulate and control our property, our businesses, and our lives. Today, we see this manifest in the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the totally misnamed Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA, wielding these laws like battle axes aimed at our heads, has been unleashed by the Obama-Soetoro administration with orders to attack our last source of affordable power. This should surprise no one. On November 2, 2008, he told the nation that he intended to bankrupt the coal industry and the coal-fired producers of electricity. In fact, he told us we couldn’t keep using air conditioning and heat. The insane reporting requirements for “greenhouse gas emissions,” which will cost consumers tens of millions of dollars, are just the beginning. What the American people stopped by defeating cap-and-trade, the Democrats are now trying to impose through administrative rules and executive orders.
Obama-Soetoro and his environmentalist henchmen seem determined to lower Americans to the same level as the president’s brother, George, living in mud huts with no electricity or running water.
What concerns me just as much as this socialist onslaught is the lack of response from the supposed opposition. Where are the outraged calls for Congress to take back its usurped authority? Where are the demands to abolish the unconstitutional, rogue EPA? Where are the voices insisting that genuine, unequivocal scientific proof be required for each and every claim of harm to the environment? Where are the patriots in government standing up to the domestic enemies of America? Our misleaders are ominously silent.
Over and over, the eco-fascists on the environmental Left have been shown to be deceptive revolutionaries whose only aim is the destruction of capitalism and the United States. Yet the Ministry of Propaganda (the “mainstream” media) remains complicit in this, eagerly publishing or parroting every press release of every conceivable Green group as if it were a message sent directly from God.
And now, without proof or provocation, the radical zealots at the EPA are moving to destroy our ability to produce the electricity we need to survive as anything other than a Third World nation.
We the People need to stop worrying about being so polite, so tactful. The moronic Marxist minions of the Democratic Party have no problem telling us to go to Hell, calling us racists and terrorists, and threatening us with bodily harm. We need to stop using euphemisms. These people are totalitarians, fascists, and Marxists, out to enrich themselves and their cronies while they destroy our country. They need to be stopped cold, removed from office, and jailed where appropriate.
We are under attack, from within. Let’s fight back.