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Biden's imperial presidency is rising up to crush us under its boot
Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. wrote The Imperial Presidency in 1973 to call to attention President Richard Nixon’s vast abuses of executive authority to circumvent constitutional limitations of the office.
Democrats have since described a number of Republican presidents, including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as being imperial presidents. But as Joe Biden continues to push the limits of presidential power over COVID mandates, gun grabs, bank account reporting and eviction moratoriums, those who have traditionally rallied against the onset of presidential imperialism are noticeably silent.
Having just shed the shackles of monarchy, the Founding Fathers were loath to establish a government with an all-powerful chief executive. To prevent it, they created a government divided into three equal branches. Their idea was that each branch would check the other in order to limit the government’s growth.
In a 2004 re-issue of The Imperial Presidency, Schlesinger added more recent abuses of presidential power, including the vast expansion of power laid out in the Patriot Act and Bush’s unconstitutional wars. Schlesinger died in 2007 before the onset of the Obama administration and now, Obama 2.0. But even though Schlesinger was a lifelong Democrat, most historians would probably argue that the Biden presidency neatly fits into his definition of the imperial president as did Obama before him.
But the anti-Federalist Cato, thought to be New York Governor George Clinton, warned in Letter V to the citizens of New York that the compact under consideration did not provide strong enough checks and balances. He wrote:
“Before the existence of express political compacts it was reasonably implied that the magistrate should govern with wisdom and Justice, but mere implication was too feeble to restrain the unbridled ambition of a bad man, or afford security against negligence, cruelty, or any other defect of mind.
“It is alledged that the opinions and manners of the people of America, are capable to resist and prevent an extension of prerogative or oppression; but you must recollect that opinion and manners are mutable, and may not always be a permanent obstruction against the encroachments of government; that the progress of a commercial society begets luxury, the parent of inequality, the foe to virtue, and the enemy to restraint; and that ambition and voluptuousness aided by flattery, will teach magistrates, where limits are not explicitly fixed to have separate and distinct interests from the people, besides it will not be denied that government assimilates the manners and opinions of the community to it.
“Therefore, a general presumption that rulers will govern well is not a sufficient security. You are then under a sacred obligation to provide for the safety of your posterity, and would you now basely desert their interests, when by a small share of prudence you may transmit to them a beautiful political patrimony, that will prevent the necessity of their travelling through seas of blood to obtain that, which your wisdom might have secured: It is a duty you owe likewise to your own reputation, for you have a great name to lose; you are characterised as cautious, prudent and jealous in politics; whence is it therefore, that you are about to precipitate yourselves into a sea of uncertainty, and adopt a system so vague, and which has discarded so many of your valuable rights.
“Is it because you do not believe that an American can be a tyrant? If this be the case you rest on a weak basis; Americans are like other men in similar situations, when the manners and opinions of the community are changed by the causes I mentioned before, and your political compact inexplicit, your posterity will find that great power connected with ambition, luxury, and flattery, will as readily produce a Caesar, Caligula, Nero, and Domitian in America, as the same causes did in the Roman empire.
Sadly, it turns out he was correct. Congress has abdicated its responsibility, the Federal judiciary has become the oligarchy Thomas Jefferson warned about, and the result is we now have an imperial presidency.
The imperial presidency has its roots in 1861 and Abraham Lincoln, who had no regard for the Constitution and the rule of law.
The Southern States had every right to secede under the Constitution. In his inaugural address, President Thomas Jefferson said, “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.”
As Judge Andrew P. Napolitano states in his book The Constitution in Exile, in a later speech Jefferson, discussing the possibility of States seceding, said, “God bless them both and keep them in the union if it be for their good, but separate them if it be better.”
“Lincoln’s act of sending troops to Virginia triggered the armed conflict that became the Civil War,” Napolitano writes. “He did so under the premise that war was necessary to preserve the union. But the truth is that Lincoln had several other options to exhaust before resorting to warfare — and that’s only after we observe that the Southern states had the right to secede from the Union if they wished to do so.”
Checks and balances?
The three branches, envisioned by the Founders as a set of checks against one another, became partners in crime. They consolidated their power over those they governed and set about entrenching themselves and enriching themselves, their political parties and their cronies.
Following the events of 9/11, Congress granted President George W. Bush sweeping powers to make war on terrorists and imprison Americans without trial. Like Lincoln, Bush suspended habeas corpus. Biden wrote and Congress passed the liberty-crushing USA Patriot Act that gave law enforcement agencies broad powers to eavesdrop, search and surveil Americans.
Sadly, not only does Congress not care, it is working posthaste to make it easier for the president to avoid Congress altogether. Recall that years ago, the Senator supposedly fighting the Democrats on the debt ceiling, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), himself floated the harebrained notion to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own.
So it’s not enough that the president just ignores Congress, Congress has decided it wants to give the president carte blanche to ignore it even further.
Meanwhile, Biden morphs into more of a Third World-style dictator every day. Recognizing that the Federal government was abdicating its responsibility to control the border (do illegal immigrants need COVID jabs as they are allowed to flood into the country?) and guarantee every State a republican form of government, States have passed sovereignty laws on issues from medical marijuana to funding abortions to intrastate ammunition and gun sales — oops, there’s the fallout from the first tyrant president’s actions — to freedom-stealing COVID laws. All of these have faced cutoffs of funding, lawsuits and intimidation at the hands of the Mafia-style Federal government.
Ignoring the rule of law, Biden and his cronies lie with impunity, disregard the Constitution, ignore the laws he doesn’t agree with, do what he wishes, and is trying to further centralize a government that was created to be decidedly decentralized.
And Congress? Save for a few lone voices they stand by and pledge
fealty to the imperial presidency.
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®
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I’ve purchased a couple of power banks to add to my bug out bags. Do they lose power over time? How often should I check or recharge them?
-From Chris D.
Answer: A quality power bank can hold a charge for up to 6 months.
The thing is, most power banks will slowly lose charge over time depending on the temperature the power bank is stored at.
In addition, lithium-ion, and lithium-polymer batteries used in power banks eventually lose their capacity (typically between 200 up to 1000 cycles depending on the battery cell quality.)
The bigger the battery is, the less cycles you will need to charge it and the longer it will last. But, I would check them every 6 months if I were you.
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