The Silent, Stealth Coup
It has taken place and The Constitution has, in fact, been gutted, as Jeff Goldstein [and Mark Levin] explains:
…as Mark Levin points out in the second hour of his Monday broadcast, the truly sinister part of these legislative usurpations of the separation of powers doctrine — which Levin joins me in calling a “constitutional coup” — is that the filibuster-proof Democrat Congress, quickly defeated by the TEA Party movement in 2010, transferred legislative authority over to both the Executive and to bureaucratic commissions, and then built in constraints that either disallow (or make impracticable) the ability of future Congresses to repeal that transfer of authority, effectively removing voters from the legislative equation by moving power out of the legislature and granting it to permanent, untouchable, and self-funding bureaus and committees. What’s worse, laws like ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank specifically constrain citizens from any legal recourse to challenge the authority and dictates of the controlling committees and bureaus.
This is, of course, unconstitutional on its face: the legislature is not permitted to cede its law-making function to other branches of the government, and more specifically, to an administrative state that is unanswerable to voters and so falls conspicuously outside of the “consent of the governed.”
And yet — though there are suits pending against these massive power grabs by the left (who, as Harry Reid has spent the last 4 years demonstrating, doesn’t much care about the separation of powers doctrine, the end goal being to consolidate a centralized authority, which may require, per the New Left’s admiration for authoritarian dictatorships, a tacit surrendering of the legislative branch to the Executive and his bureaucratic appointments and new administrative agencies) — we’ve already seen supposedly conservative courts uphold the legislation that contain such power grabs merely by redefining certain terms of legal art.
The New Left is using the rough outlines of our government to deconstruct it and rebuild it in their image.
…We are subjects pretending to be citizens. The coup has already taken place, quietly, in secret, and wearing the camouflaged rhetoric of free market republicanism.
The key now is to notice it, to rebuke it, and to rally forces to reverse the takeover, be it politically or legally. Or, if that fails, through logistical reshuffling, federalism, and principled civil disobedience.
Those wanting to wield power, be they Leftists or people like Karl Rove, are so entrenched in Washington and have so reshaped things in their favor that it is a waste or precious time and effort to try and take back control of the national government. Some things just can’t be rescued.
We need to concentrate our efforts in the Several States [at all
levels of government], ignore the national government as much as possible, resist said government by acts of disobedience, and be prepared to answer the call of the Minutemen if and when the Feds try to enforce their tyrannical mandates.
Rubber, meet the road.
We have to be mentally prepared to do without much in this effort. The day of American luxury is past. We have to be willing and ready to sacrifice all our amenities and, of course, our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.
Resistentiam Tyrannis nunc.
Resistentiam Tyrannis saecula.
[Resistance to Tyranny now.
Resistance to Tyranny forever.