If it is true conservatives (i.e. patriots) must unify to defeat Obot forces arrayed to destroy America, then the governor of New Jersey is a sellout at best, a traitor more likely. Defenders of liberty, which depends upon America’s founding principles, ought to be outraged.
Gov. Chris Christie, the latest Democrat in Lincoln clothing, yesterday called Sen. Rand Paul’s thinking on national security and civil rights “dangerous.” He condemned Paul and others for engaging in “esoteric, intellectual debates” critical of government surveillance and the war on ‘human caused disasters.’
In doing so, Christie continues his tradition of holding hands with Obama and schmoozing for position in view of 2016. If debating security versus liberty and working to strike the appropriate balance is a heady discussion confined to a small group with special knowledge (the definition of “esoteric,”) then Christie must believe most Americans are too dumb and too uninformed to participate, and Sen. Paul’s efforts to enlighten The People amounts to a misguided and dangerous endeavor. This makes Christie an arrogant elitist. No wonder he finds Obama kindred.
Strange to learn the governor sides with Obama against efforts to preserve liberty and in favor of policies that shred the Constitution, as if The People are accessories. Why? Christie makes the age-old mistake: he trusts human nature. He believes if government is given enormous power it will use that power to protect us, not turn on us. History contradicts this illusion time and again, and the Founders made it clear. This is precisely why the core of Americanism is limited government: a central government restrained by the rule of law, the consent of the governed and three co-equal branches checking and balancing the power of each branch. Sen. Paul understands human nature and the core of Americanism.
Sen. Paul took to the floor of the Senate not long ago filibustering for 13 hours, challenging Obama on the use of drones, forcing the president to issue a statement promising not to kill Americans with drones on American soil. Killing Americans overseas Obama reserves as a presidential prerogative. Indeed, Obama has been responsible for killing civilians overseas using drones, many hundreds, perhaps thousands of men, women and children. But you’ll never hear about that on MSNBC or from the press office of the New Jersey governor.
Sen. Paul has also challenged the Obama/Christie idea the federal government has a right to spy on citizens. He has simply called for review and appropriate adjustments to accomplish the dual purposes of protecting American liberty and providing for national defense. Overreach by the NSA and other agencies under the control of a man like Obama are sufficient reasons for alarm, and significant majorities agree with Sen. Paul and others who work to strike the right balance.