One of the revolutionary concepts that Hannah Arendt put forth in her ground breaking study of the first half of the 20th century, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” was the use of governmental institutions in their most banal form to control the population and to suppress opposition.
As many of you who read my blog know, I have long promulgated that Obama has nothing so much as the expansion of his own power as his goal and that he accomplishes this from the right and the left.
Events of this week are prime examples of that fact. The Health Care Bill being discussed in the Senate contains as many as 114 new commissions that will directly supervise your life. You have heard discussions of the Federal Government taking over 1/6th of the US economy; however it is this fact, the direct supervision of your health care decisions, which is most frightening.
The next thing that happened, was an official EPA ruling that declared CO2 emissions as an “endangerment” to humans. This is an official term and the net result of this fact is that it gives authority to the executive, i.e. Obama, to control ANY, I repeat, ANY company, organizations or other entity that emits CO2.
As you may or may not know, for example, this includes farms, since it has been shown that cattle produce more CO2 emissions than automobiles!
What is particularly frightening is the use of this same definition, open ended authority of this man to take control, which was used before congress to justify the takeover of the auto industry and of the banking and insurance industries, as well as the definition used in court to justify the expansion of the arrest without warrant program.
More of this will be occurring next week in the Copenhagen meeting on global warming. Understand, I do not subscribe to the conspiracy yelled about by the global warming deniers. I believe that we should do anything possible to “go green”, mainly for national security reasons.
However, what will be happening there, is the expansion of what I have termed the “Koh-inization” of America. Obama’s appointment of the former Dean of Yale Law School, Harold Koh, who believes that the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution does not pertain to international agreements, flying in the face of the last 150 years of American history.