America's Path to Revolution

James H. Lilley

For months I've been quietly sitting back watching and listening to what has been going on across the country. Yet, what I am about to say is but a small segment of what is troubling our country. America has become a very angry nation and, thanks to Mr. Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and members of the Senate and House, America is growing angrier by the day.

Our government is hell-bent on taking control of the lives of every American citizen in this country, and it seems by force if necessary. The will and voice of the people is no longer regarded by those elected by the people. Only the will and voice of a government out of control is fast becoming the law of the land - which is opposed by the majority.

A disputed health care bill was passed by Senators and Congressmen, some of whom were threatened, bribed, or browbeaten into casting a favorable vote. Is that the will of the people? NO! An arrogant, grinning Nancy Pelosi faced the cameras and told everyone, if they wanted to know what was in the health care bill, they'd have to read it after it was passed.

This is nothing more than the wants of a power hungry band of thugs who call themselves the leaders of our country. From Obama to Pelosi, and Reid, it is all about what they want shoved down the throats of the American people. This with total disregard for costs, long term effects, and the Constitutional Rights of the people.

Michael Connelly, a retried Constitutional Law Instructor from Carrollton, Texas has read the entire text of the Health Care Choices Act of 2009. He has stated that after reading the document what he found was far worse than what he had heard or expected.

In part, Mr. Connelly said, "To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizen are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals.

"If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed. The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U. S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own."

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with. I defy anyone to read the text of the U. S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama Administration, of all of your personal health care information (direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution), your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician and hospital. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

Other areas impacted by the Health Care Bill: "The 9th Amendment provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

"For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the U. S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us."

But, Mr. Obama began stoking the anger of America on Inauguration Day when he snubbed the Medal of Honor Recipients. Then he set out on his apology tour, going to Europe and apologizing for American arrogance.

Just how arrogant were the Americans who sacrificed their lives to save the people of those countries Obama apologized to? He bows to the Muslims and boasts of his Muslims heritage, while saying America is no longer a Christian Nation. He called for Americans not to rush to judgment when Nidal Malik Hasan, a Major in the U. S. Army, opened fire on his fellow U. S. Soldiers at Fort Hood.

Yet, he rushed to say Sergeant James Crowley and his fellow law enforcement officers acted stupidly when they arrested Professor Henry Louis Gates. He, Pelosi, Reid, Clinton and others want blanket amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, while the American taxpayer is already paying the bills incurred by them.

He wants terrorist suspects, and those described as enemy combatants, afforded the same Constitutional Rights as those given to our own homegrown criminals. And the list goes on and on.

Another hot topic of debate is the right to keep and bear arms, provided by the Second Amendment of the U. S. Constitution. Looking into Obama's background it is no secret that he is anti-gun. But the following quote from the International Forecaster is sure to stoke the fires of America's outrage even more.

The Obama Administration took its first major step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States. The Obama Administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for U. S. Citizens through the signing of international treaties with foreign nations. By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama Administration can use the U. S. State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the U. S. Government signs these international treaties, all U. S. Citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments.

These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the United Nations and individuals such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to lead to the complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.

The Obama Administration is attempting to use tactics and methods of gun control that will inflict major damage to our Second Amendment before U. S. Citizens even understand what has happened.

Obama can appear before the public and tell them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation (in the United States) that will lead to new gun control laws, while cloaked in secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is committing the U. S. to international treaties and foreign gun control laws.

Does that mean Obama is telling the truth? What it means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votes in Congress. We will wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public.

We will wake up another morning and find that the U. S. has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning and find that the U. S. has signed a treaty that requires U. S. citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE, NOR A FALSE WARNING. As sure as government health care will be forced on us by the Obama Administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control. Read the article, U. S. reverses stance on treaty to regulate arms trade. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto. The decision, announced in a statement released by the U. S. State Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush's administration, which had opposed such a treaty on the grounds that national controls were better."

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This will be the proverbial last straw on the camel's back. If Obama and his administration think that sneaking gun legislation through the back door by treaty will disarm America, they had better think again. Laws governing a foreign nation should not, under any circumstance, be allowed to supersede the rights of American Citizens afforded to them by the United States Constitution. These rights were earned and paid for with the blood of our forefathers, not through treaties with foreign lands.

Obama's attempt to take away the rights of American Citizens to keep and bear arms will bring out the wrath of the over 85 million gun owners in this nation. How would he disarm those more than 85 million gun owners? Does he expect them to fall in line like bleating lambs, march down to the local police department, or this so called government collection and destruction center, and meekly hand over their guns to be destroyed?

That won't happen. Mr. Obama is going to find that what he thinks are whimpering puppies, who will obey his every command, are full grown, vicious junkyard dogs. In fact, 85 million pissed off junkyard dogs, with guns.

Who will enforce Obama's back door gun control treaty? Who will go out and confront the angry, junkyard dogs and disarm them? A cold hard fact here is, that Obama and his circle of supporters might discover they are in a very lonely position. I honestly don't believe that the majority of law enforcement officers, from the local, state and federal level would step up and enforce a mandate that violates one of the very principles upon which our nation was founded.

If I were still an active law enforcement supervisor, I would disobey any such order to disarm the citizens of my community. On the other side of the coin, I would order my squad to stand fast and disobey what, in truth, would be an unlawful order.

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gave the citizens of America the right to keep and bear arms for a reason. Certainly one of those reasons was to prevent people like Obama and his followers from seizing control of their lives, and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Furthermore, I don't believe Mr. Obama would have support from the majority of the United States Military. Members of the United States Armed Forces swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That would include defending the right of America's citizens to keep and bear arms. Commanding Officers and Line Officers, from General down to Lieutenant are aware that they also swore an oath to follow orders issued by the President of the United States.

However, if the President of the United States issues an order which is illegal, an officer following such an order would be acting at their own risk when obeying those orders, which they know to be illegal. If they elect to obey an illegal order, members of the U. S. Military are then accountable for their own actions, and can face criminal prosecution. This would also apply to members of the military within the enlisted ranks.

Certainly any order issued by the president, which is contrary to the rights afforded to America's citizens by the U. S. Constitution, is an illegal order and members of the United States Military are not obliged to obey such order. America's path to revolution is being paved by the smug arrogance of the Obama Administration. Mr. Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, along with Senators and Congressmen, and supported by SEIU and ACORN thugs, believe they can enact whatever laws they deem appropriate to achieve their own ends.

It is readily evident that they will use whatever means necessary, including bribery, threats and intimidation, to pass laws that best suit their agenda, not the needs of America and its people. What is the real end purpose of these laws they rush to pass, without whole and total review by those who vote upon them? Why are they trying so desperately to take away the rights of our citizens, which have been given by the Constitution of the United States?

If all of America's citizens would open their eyes and look closely, they will see the true agenda of the Obama Administration. That is to bring America to its knees by turning it into a Socialist State.

While Obama continues to proclaim his love for and loyalty to America, its principles and freedoms, keep this in mind. Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden share a common bond, friends that attacked the Pentagon. And, Obama's friend, William Ayers, told the New York Times in September 2001, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."

Will every citizen across this great Nation fall to their knees and allow the communists, socialists and Marxists within our current government to take away their rights and destroy America? NEVER! With each passing day, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their followers cement another brick firmly into place on America's Path to Revolution.

Posted May, 18, 2010