An Election to Decide the Imminent Destiny of the United States

True to form, this is a president who has eschewed the gestures that testify to patriotism -- the flag pin, hand over heart -- small epiphanies that augur large consequences. This is a president who has sued the state of Arizona for seeking to defend its borders against illegal refugees and drug cartel violence, and who has not scrupled to designate some of his fellow citizens as “enemies.”

Like most professional revolutionaries and social agitators, his harangues against the amassing of wealth do not pertain to himself. After all, this is a man who has the effrontery to inform his public that “at a certain point, you’ve made enough money,” yet whose personal earnings in 2009 exceeded $5 million. This is a commander-in-chief, as Bob Woodward reveals in his new book, Obama’s Wars, who believes that America “can absorb a terrorist attack” and who is more worried about losing the Democratic Party than losing the war in Afghanistan. Worse, as David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin write, with compelling evidence, this is a president who “has transformed a nation that had been the world’s bulwark of democracy and freedom into an enabler of the very forces that are intent on destroying them.”

To add to the destructive absurdity of this administration, Team Obama is teeming with polished liars and fiscal imbeciles -- if, that is, they are not following, as many have come to suspect, the notorious Cloward-Piven agenda of intentionally breaking the system in order to replace it with a socialist Frankenstate. As Tom Blumer points out in a PJM article, the operational deficit in 2010 increased by 19% from the previous year to $1.435 trillion, and the national debt has spiked by more than $3 trillion since Obama took office -- a hyperbloat that has nothing to do with the fiscal policies of the previous administration. In effect, the country is being spent into oblivion.

These sums are practically unimaginable, which may be why there has been no outbreak of civil disobedience or tax revolt and why a, let’s say, Clowardly president and his party can still rely on a considerable number of supporters, not counting those who have been fabricated. Nevertheless, money is being printed like there’s no tomorrow, which there may well not be. The value of the dollar has plunged 12% since June of this year. Obama’s appointee to the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, has tried to assure investors by coining the term “deficit accommodating,” which everyone knows is only a synonym for “debt accumulating.” Similarly, the flood of fiat dollars which he calls “quantitative easing” really signifies “qualitative hardship.” And Americans will demonstrably feel more of it the longer they wait to issue a new Emancipation Proclamation ending the reign of the ideologically driven left.

Time, like the United States treasury, is running out. Unless the sense of internal sobriety and external vigilance is renewed -- and soon -- one hesitates to think what the future holds.