This has been the kind of week that brings big ideas into focus. Big ideas about what sets the limited government and the expansive government world views at odds with each other.
Hard on the heels of the citizens of the United Kingdom voting to take back their sovereignty from the hands of remote and unaccountable technocrats, we mark the anniversaries of both the United States and Canada having similarly chosen their own paths.
Each of these, in their own manner, were repatriating the decision-making power of their citizens. Making their leaders less remote, and more accountable. Because we don’t want people in Ivory towers making decisions contrary to both the rule of law and will of the people that put them in power.
We want checks and balances on government because dishonest leaders could unleash enormous power against the very public for whom they were appointed to be servants. Remember Lois Lerner and the IRS singling out the administration’s political rivals for holding up their approvals?
What about the fact reports identified 41 different senior officials in Obama’s administration as tax cheats, [2011 numbers. Those could be higher now] despite Obama’s ongoing insistence that everyone pay their ‘fair share’ of taxes?
The Left has one set of rules for themselves and another for their rivals. The very government that is supposed to be “Of, By and For the People,” mocks those principles. Instead, its institutions become a political cudgel to beat on other American citizens.
Those paying attention saw another example of such abuses this week.
Just as it is an open secret that the media is essentially the Audiovisual Department of the Democratic Party (see: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, former Clinton White House Communications Director, and Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy), it is also no secret that the Democrats hate Fox News. It tilts further Right, and does not parrot the talking points of the Left’s Consensus Media.
Therefore, Fox News has been marked just as much the enemy in their eyes and any candidate or Tea Party movement. Should it surprise anyone that Fox is singled out by Obama’s proxies for punishment?
The Federal Election Commission tried to punish Fox News for their coverage of the Republican Debates. (Not the first time they’ve targeted Conservative Media.) But when CNN did the same thing? Hey, no problem. You’re CNN.
We have people in office with utter contempt for the rule of law. That they are above the law. And that they see themselves as far above the people as the stars are above the Earth.
Isn’t that why America rebelled against George? And why the UK #Brexited?
Now that we have an entire party playing the same tricks, will we finally learn our lesson? Or are we going to reward them with a third term in office?