The coup at the University of California rolls along

 

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In the larger scheme of things, the coup attempt at the University of California seems small. No big deal. But it is just another example of power politics over constitutional governance. It’s Janet Napolitano,  a former cabinet secretary in the Obama Administration. This is a manifestation of Obama’s style of governance. He did not begin it, but he sure took it several notches higher.

This style is, “I’m going to do it, and even if it is clearly wrong or illegal, so what? What are you going to do about it?

Who is going to stop them? Think of Comey and Lynch not indicting Hillary. Think of the open border, Iran nuclear deal, Benghazi, releasing criminal illegal aliens, appointing members to the Fed Communications Commission and on and on.

There is no respect for constitutional legalities any more. Governance has devolved into pure power moves thinly disguised as legal. The Constitution always needed moral actor to work. Now, there are no more moral actors. There are a lot of people and institutions to blame.

I blame Congress and the Democrats for this. Reid and Pelosi typify the ruthless anti-constitutional approach as seen with the way Obama care was passed and the way Reid pocketed and ignored anything the Republican House would send him and his failure to make or approve a budget when he was in charge.

I blame the Supreme Court. The Roberts led Court has twisted the law, especially with the Obama care ruling twisting what was clearly a mandated fee into a tax and turning legal rulings into legislation. I blame the blatant partisanship on the court. The left-right split which clearly shows that the court is not ruling on legal process, but on partisan outcome. Ginsburg’s tweets against Trump show how much even the justices don’t seem to understand how destructive these policies are.

I also blame the Repubs for going along, for whatever reason. I blame the Repubs for lying to us, for running as conservatives only to vote as Democrats and increase the size and power of government and the size of the deficits. They sold out to the Dems and called it compromise. I blame them for being gutless and scared of the media and the Dems. I blame them for being tone deaf to their constituents. They ignored the warning signs and even insulted them. Cantor’s loss should have been a wakeup call. It was ignored instead.

I blame Bush. He never vetoed a Republican spending bill and increased the federal budget faster than even Obama did. I blame the RINO Congress under him. Those fools thought they could behave like drunken Democrats and spend their way to happiness. The Congress under Bush was corrupt and opened themselves up to partisan attack and rather than cleaning up their own, that allowed the fake morality of the Dems to do it for them, paving the way for a self-righteous unknown to take over and make conditions even worse.

The key word here is establishment. They belong to both parties. They value their privileges more than running the country on constitutional lines and listening to their constituents.

This period in American history is over. We need to end crony capitalism and the unnecessary and corrupt funding of people, projects and entities. We need to get back to smaller government, balance budgets, and governance by constitutional means.

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