Obama: American Robespierre

Obama: American Robespierre

[Ed. – Madame Guillotine coming for you?]

At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions — the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values.

A quite different French version sought equality of result. French firebrands saw laws less as absolute, but instead as useful to the degree that they contributed to supposed social justice and coerced redistribution. They ended up not with a Bill of Rights and separation of powers, but instead with mass executions and Napoleonic tyranny.

Unfortunately, the Obama administration is following more the French model than the American.

Suddenly, once-nonpartisan federal bureaucracies have become catalysts for fundamentally transforming America. Often-ideological bureaucrats have forgotten their original mission. …

Intelligence directors vie with one another to please superiors with fatuous but politically correct analysis. …

The IRS has lost its nonpartisan reputation by hounding perceived ideological enemies. …

What has happened to the Secret Service?

An intruder bounded onto the White House grounds, entered the White House, and bowled over a Secret Service agent. …

Once-nonpartisan federal agencies are now in service to the goal of changing America from cherishing an equality of opportunity to championing an equality of enforced result.

Our revolutionary inspirations are now Georges Danton, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien de Robespierre, not the Founding Founders.

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