I left “Soviet Russia” with my family at the first opportunity, for we felt that the creeping “half-dictatorship” under which we lived was a precursor of the full-blown, cruel dictatorship it used to be during Stalin’s times.
We lived through those horrific forebodings, and felt unbelievably lucky to have escaped from that hell into the paradise that was the United States.
|A protester carries a sign that reads, "The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" outside the Supreme Court.
But after living in this country for 40 years, we cannot escape the feeling that even in this unique democracy, President Obama’s dictatorial tendencies reveal themselves in a slow, step-by-step process of chipping away at people’s inalienable rights granted to them by the U.S. Constitution.
For example, Obama is out to abolish the right of American citizens to own guns. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
In Russia, before Vladimir Putin came to power a month ago, mass pro-democracy forces came out to protest against the government’s fraud favoring Putin’s party victory.
The prevailing criticism of the Russian people in the West was that the Russian protesters were weak, indecisive, disunited, and could not fight for their freedom. Others were saying that they now have enough freedom — they can travel all over the world, open up businesses, and trade with foreign countries.
More than that — they enjoy freedom of speech, can criticize the government, and can form political parties.
There was only one thing not mentioned. The Russian people are unarmed.
They have no right to bear arms — to defend themselves and fight for their democratic rights. How can they fight against Putin’s heavily armed militia and the army? With kitchen knives?
Even that would be considered a crime! Not a single Western country came to support their fight as they did in other countries.
I am saying this in connection with Obama’s latest unconstitutional move to take away the right of American citizens to own guns. That probably will be the first thing on his agenda — to institute gun control — if he gets re-elected. To disarm the country.
If he succeeds, will his dictatorial appetite be satisfied?
I doubt it. Obama once said he wouldn’t mind being a one-term president. Now, in a recent television interview, he said he desperately needs to be elected to a second term.
During his trip to South Korea, Obama found foreign support from Dmitri Medvedev, his new Russian “friend,” who promised to help Obama get re-elected in exchange for the American technology Russia needs.
Unable to suppress his ambitions, President Obama issued stern language to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding his healthcare law, expressing confidence that “Obamacare” would not be overturned by the nation’s highest court.
On Monday, April 2 at a White House press conference, Obama said: “I am confident this [law] will be upheld because it should be upheld,” (a familiar threat found in the erstwhile Soviet press). Obama went on to say that overturning the law that he had signed would be an “unprecedented and extraordinary step,” comparing the court’s possible rejection of his law to “judicial activism.”
President Obama reminded everyone that the Supreme Court justices were “unelected,” while the law was passed by a democratically elected Congress.
It remains to be seen how the Supreme Court will rule on the matter, but the ruling is bound to have a significant impact on Obama’s chances for re-election — and ultimately his dictatorial tendencies.
Lev Navrozov is a journalist, author, and columnist who is a winner of the Albert Einstein Prize for outstanding intellectual achievements. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more reports from Lev — Click Here Now.
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