The Reich Class: The USA’s Modern Bourbons by William L. Anderson: “A video by former Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has been making the rounds, as Reich (who now is teaching at the University of California-Berkeley) claims to have ‘solved’ our economic problems. What is the problem, according to Reich? Marginal taxes are not high enough.
Indeed, as we shall see, Reich represents a class of people who yearn for the 1950s, when a third of the workforce was unionized, people ‘believed in government,’ tax rates were high, industries such as banking, railroads, airlines, and trucking were tightly regulated, and Americans were fed the kind of news via Progressive newspapers and a regulated broadcast media that the ‘Reich Class’ believed they should have. If one can liken this group to any in history, it would be the Bourbon Dynasty, of which Tallyrand once said, ‘They learned nothing and they forgot nothing.’”
Posted by Gunny G at Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Congress passes laws which it does not read. A Federal judge rules that inaction is also a form of action. What all these have in common is that they are symptoms of a lawless society.
When most people hear “lawless society”, they picture anarchy, but that’s not actually the case. All societies have laws of some sort, but where a lawful society is governed by its laws, a lawless society is ruled by power. In a lawful society, the law applies to everyone.
In a lawless society it does not apply to those who are in power.Obama began his term in office by setting up an infrastructure of czars to implement policies without legislative oversight. It was an ominous move, and a predictable one. And it didn’t end there. In an ethical administration, the Attorney General serves as a watchmen.
In Obama’s Administration of 40 Thieves, he was bound to be the ringleader. The pick of Eric Holder, a key Clinton Administration Pardongate figure, meant that the attorney general would lead the cover up of any administration scandal.Additionally new offices were created with ill defined duties to reward supporters. These new office holders jockeyed for power with established cabinet members.
Corruptocracies are built like the leaning Tower of Pisa, a peak at the top and a shaky structure underneath. It wasn’t long before overlapping powers led to a convoluted chain of command, with infighting and scrambled signals. The lack of law in a corrupt system leads to chaos.
While the lack of law benefits the corruptocrats, it also impedes their effectiveness. A corrupt system is greedy, but ineffective. It uses law to control others, but it is not ruled by any law…………………….
The Founding Fathers of the U.S. believed in the Rule of Law. President Obama believes in the Rule of Relativism – moral relativism. He’s encouraged his Secretary of the Interior to ignore court orders on an illegal moratorium on offshore drilling, and the court has found Secretary Ken Salazar in contempt of court.
This week, no doubt also at Obama’s encouragement, Attorney General Eric Holder stated that he would no longer defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act DOMA, passed during the Clinton administration, with broad-bipartisan support, as he deemed it to be a trifle, not worthy of his time, which is apparently still spent trying to figure out ways to spring terrorists from GITMO and other important matters.
What we have here today in Washington is a presidential administration that has absolutely no regard for the law, and only regards its current ethical imperatives as sacrosanct.
We have a lawless administration, bent on imposing a weird, warped anti-social, anti-traditionalist worldview on the rest of us.As a Republican lawyer, and former professor of law, as well as a good friend of mine, Gregory A. Bedell, wrote to me, and some other friends, in an e-mail this week, this is profoundly troubling.”Our first clue to the Democrat Party’s level of respect for the rule of law should have been its derisive reaction to the reading of the Constitution at the beginning of the 112th Congress.
Describing this as a ‘Republican Stunt’ and scoffing that the Republicans treat the Constitution as ‘some sacred document’ which, in fact, it is the Party reaction reflected an utter lack of appreciation of the legal principles for which it stands,” wrote Bedell, sounding something like a latter-day Thomas Jefferson in his defense of the document which protects our liberties as Americans.But the problem with the party isn’t just in the administration. It’s also in the courts…………………….