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Monday, March 30, 2009

Obama To GM CEO Rick Wagoner: You're Fired!

Like a scene out of The Apprentice, Obama takes down the Chief Executive Office of the nation's leading auto manufacturer. Hardly a peep is heard from the old media as seventy days into his Administration, Barack Obama continues to amaze politicos and the chattering classes with his latest in a series of brazen moves to consolidate industry and commerce under government control. In previous times, it was inconceivable that the President of the United States would fire the chief executive of a private enterprise and have it stick. The world watched today in stunned silence the summary dismissal of a once powerful industrial titan, carried out as though he were but an errant schooboy. Those who observed today's events unfold can only wonder; who's next?

As we Tivo into the Twighlight Zone, we watch President Obama announce in his auto bailout message that as of now, the full faith and credit of the United States Government will stand behind General Motors or Chrysler Corporation auto warranties! How far into the realms of Science Fiction this administration will go as it takes charge of industries and financial institutions is unknown. Will the nation's chief executive now act as the centerpiece for government and private enterprise?

Just as the First Ammendment, Second Ammendment, Fifth Ammendment are all under attack, so too is the Tenth Ammendment of the United States Constitution in this latest bold faced overreach sponsored by the Democrats. Mr. Obama, who taught Constitutional Law should know that the Tenth Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution plainly states, The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The proper role and business of the United States government is not in running a private enterprise like General Motors or any other private enterprise for that matter. As Mark Levin points out, liberals and statists talk of a 'living, breathing, growing' Constitution and are fond of quoting foreign laws because the Constitution stands in the way of their ambitions for a centralized society. Statists see the Constitution as an archaic and flawed document, a throw-back to a simpler time. Nonetheless, the purpose and gaurantee of the Constitution as written by the founders was to protect citizens against abuse of government power and preserve the property and God-given rights of private citizens from the incursion by the state.

Note candidate Obama's comment in context to this NPR radio host:



Do the Republicans have anything to say in all of this? Why are they so quiet? Are they as stunned as are we?

The Ayn Rand Institue Comments On Obamanomics versus GM & Chrysler and The Proper Role of Government in this video.

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