The American Thinker has an article up today by Robert Eugene Simmons, Jr entitled The Soft Dictatorship that expresses what I have been arguing for some time. First, that there is no basis to allow Congress to delegate its power to enact laws to a third party, much less to the branch of government that has the responsibility to enforce those laws. Thus, the regulations imposed by, for example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that affect what any party outside the agency does, are Unconstitutional, and thus illegal "laws." Unfortunately, the courts have for so long gone along with this fiction, that we are unlikely to put the genie back in the bottle.
Now, along comes Obama, and the creation not just of illegal "regulations" but illegal "Executive Orders." This is no different in either scope or kind, from a classic dictatorship. Obama wants something done. Obama goes to Congress, but Congress balks. No problem, Obama just writes and Executive Order and it is done. Simmons characterizes this as "scary." "Scary is not nearly strong enough. Scary is when you go to an especially well made horror movie in which you don't know until the climatic scene who done it. No, this goes beyond "scary." No one of the 300 million people living in this country is safe or secure in their homes, their papers and possessions, their liberty, or their life. As we have seen with the revelations of Operation Fast and Furious, there is no law either U. S. law, or treaty, or international, that Obama will not violate, if it suits him. As with Libya, if someone calls him on it, he changes names but continues along, and nobody stops him.
We are about to meet hard history. Are you prepared?
Update: On the same topic, Alan Korwin has an article up at Ammoland. Hat tip to Keepandbeararms.com.