Obama and his leftist minions approach the relationship between the federal and state governments of America like Hitler and his Nazi goons viewed the relationship between the German federal government and the states of Germany. Hitler’s screams to the masses for “Ein Reich!” had a very specific meaning: one national German government, and no Saxony or Bavaria or Holstein.
As Weimar Germany slid to Nazi Germany, another disturbing trend was the reduction of the national legislature to irrelevance. In the last years of Weimar Germany, President Hindenburg began ruling Germany by emergency decree. On the pretext that the Reichstag could not operate, the executive branch of Weimar Germany simply began acting without legislative consent.
This is eerily close to what the president of Weimar Amerika, Barack Obama, is doing openly today. Because Congress is not doing what Obama wants, he is amending or suspending statutory and regulatory provisions by something akin to Weimar presidential emergency orders. Because he does not like some of the provisions of his signature law, ObamaCare, the president is blatantly ignoring his duty to faithfully executive the laws of our nation.
In both of these cases — turning state government into bureaus of the federal government and the use of presidential orders to govern instead of legislative action — the left’s goal is to gut the power of those parts of a constitutional system intended to operate as checks on rogue federal executives, and to destroy the system of checks and balance within that constitutional system.