Depressingly, the most common reaction to the Boehner’s litigation has been incredulity. “I don’t quite understand,” Politico’s Ben White tweeted, “GOP hates employer mandate and is suing Obama over not enforcing it?” Picking up this line of inquiry, ThinkProgress sardonically noted that “House Republicans will sue Obama because he’s not implementing Obamacare fast enough.” Markos Moulitsas got in on the action, too, tweeting, “If Boehner is successful in lawsuit against Obama, he will . . . force FASTER implementation of Obamacare. Genuis! [sic]” As one would expect, Vox was thoroughly perplexed. “It’s as if Pat Riley was suing LeBron James to force him to begin playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers sooner,” wrote Ezra Klein.
Why, it’s almost as if somebody writes these scripts for them, and these journalistic secretaries take the dictation and repeat it, parrot-like, at the top of their lungs.
The larger issue is, of course, why these sorts of arguments have any traction in the face of Obama’s extremely clear, even brazen, violation of the constitutional restraints placed on his office.
The answer is straightforward: For more than half a century, the progressive goal in education has been to produce politically and historically illiterate cogs for the vast machinery of serfdom they are pledged to construct for our own good, and their own benefit. An integral part of such an education must be the discrediting, in any and every way possible, the Constitution which they hate, for two reasons: First, because it is the clearest expression of American exceptionalism in existence, and, second, because it stands in the way of them accomplishing their goals.
So the actual details of the Constitution – like separation of enumerated powers – are not taught, and what little mention the document does receive is only to discredit it as outdated, fatally flawed, and irrelevant to modern life.
This is why programs such as Hillsdale College Online Constitutuinal Courses are so important. Americans have been raised and taught to be ignorant of the heritage of liberty for which their ancestors fought and died. And until we somehow find a way to reverse that ignorance in a critical mass of The People, we will continue to fall prey to the long progressive assault on those liberties.