Biden: Obama Might Use Executive Order to Deal With Guns

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Gosh, what are those words I’m trying to think of? They’re right on the tip of my tongue…. Oh, yeah! Now I remember!

“Tyranny” and “usurpation.”

“The president is going to act,” said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

Biden said that this is a moral issue and that “it’s critically important that we act.”

Biden talked also about taking responsible action. “As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.”

There’s a problem, it must be solved, and we’re going to do something, danggit, even if it solves nothing and takes the Bill of Rights outside to be shot. (1) When a “pragmatic reformer” sees a need (even if it’s only a figment of his imagination, or a flat lie), he’s not going to let hoary old intellectualisms like natural rights and hard to understand pieces of paper get in his way. So what if they were crucial to the founding of this nation and its reason for existence? That was a long time ago, and times change!

And only a racist, mouth-breathing gun-fetishist would disagree.

Seriously, if Obama and Knucklehead Smiff Biden wanted to set off the alarms in the homes of every gun-owner and genuine liberal in America, they couldn’t have done a better job. No chance of getting tighter federal gun laws through Congress? No problem! Our Munificent Sun King (2) The president will just issue an executive order. So let it be written, so let it be done!

Two observations I’ll make about this. First, this is the result of the Congress ceding too much regulatory power to the presidency and bureaucratic agencies. From creating reasonable regulations needed to implement laws, it evolves into anti-democratic, anti-constitutional rule-by-decree. And inevitably there will come a president who does not respect the traditional boundaries and separation of powers that make an largely informal system based on mutual understandings, such as ours, work.

And when that happens, you get “I won” and decrees from the throne.

The second is –and I bet this leapt to to the mind of everyone reading this– the deep, bitter irony of an administration demanding gun control NOW!!!, when that same (mis)administration supplied thousands of weapons to drug cartels in Mexico, weapons that have killed hundreds — including school-age children. The administration is right, the United States does have a gun problem: it’s called Operation Fast and Furious.

Finally, while this may be another of Biden’s idiocies, or some trial balloon soon to be withdrawn, don’t rule out the possibility that this is a deliberate ploy by Obama to keep the pot stirred with yet another crisis, something else he can use to bash Republicans and polarize people in advance of the 2014 elections. That’s how an Alinskyite community organizer works: get everyone angry, bind your side tightly to you in that anger, and then use them to intimidate and browbeat the other side into submission. It worked in Chicago and it’s working in D.C.

And Obama is showing he’s learned his lessons well.

Footnote:
(1) With government-approved, government-owned firearms, of course.
(2) Thanks to Jim Geraghty for the apt description.

LINKS: More at Hot Air and from Aaron Worthing.

via The Tatler

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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    1. ST says:

      This administration becomes more frightening by the day.

    2. This type of maneuver is as counterprouctive as it gets. Uniting the voting public under a common bond of fear will neutralize trying to parlay this debate to a political advantage come 2014.

    3. Sefton says:

      Drew – I hope you’re right. But my fear is that the number of lemmings outnumber the critical thinkers in this country.
      Couple that with Obama being in his lame/vacationing term and who knows what this commie rat fink president will do.

    4. Carlos says:

      “…But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general…”

      Boy, THAT makes me feel 100% better, knowing that AG Mr. My People is on the case and is there to make sure no constitutional provisions are trampled…

      When was the last time any suggested “solution” to a problem from a prog worked? 1817? 1693? Ever? One would be hard-pressed to find an answer to that.

    5. Polly says:

      <em>”Biden talked also about taking responsible action. “As the president said, if you’re actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.

      And yet the low life president himself, while wanting to disarm a nation to save one life, is killing hundreds including American citizens with his toy drones. He must think he is in a video game.

    6. Tex says:

      What’s next? Black and white “El Duce” style posters of Obama plastered on the sides of every building and wall in America?

    7. Phineas says:

      Tex:

      What’s next? Black and white “El Duce” style posters of Obama plastered on the sides of every building and wall in America?

      Oh, they’ve been there, done that:

      Hertzberg goes on to say that unlike Michael Ledeen and yours truly — supposedly major luminaries with posh billets on the right — “the lefties [of yesteryear] who cried ‘fascism’ were marginal cranks, without the slightest influence in the Democratic Party or any Democratic Administration.”

      So would that include Hugh Johnson, the man who ran FDR’s National Recovery Administration and was hailed as Time’s Man of the Year in 1934? (Roosevelt himself was Man of the Year in 1933). This would be the same Hugh Johnson who distributed a memo at the Democratic Convention proposing that FDR becoming a Mussolini-like dictator? The same Hugh Johnson who handed out copies of The Corporate State — an Italian fascist propaganda pamphlet — to fellow members of FDR’s cabinet? The same Hugh Johnson who hung a portrait of Mussolini on his office wall as head of the NRA?

      Progressivism,Fascism… Just different points along the same Statist highway.