Just two weeks ago, Barack Obama spoke before the graduating class at Ohio State University. He told them not to pay any attention to the voices that, for years, have told them that tyranny awaits just around the corner. He went on the tell them that his “experiment” will make all things great for them as they go out into the world. Well, congratulations, Graduates!

The graduates are about to step into the real world. They are about to witness that, instead of the 7.6% unemployment the administration proclaims, the actual numbers are closer to 14% or higher. They will find that their eastern philosophy degree won’t quite go far enough to paying off their $100,000 student loan. In fact, since they probably won’t get hired for a job, they will probably find themselves around $100,000 short and residing with their parents. Butt, fear not; at least Mom and Dad can still claim them on their insurance for a while longer.

But, as far as Obama’s tyranny statement, It reminds  me of the scene in “The Wizard of Oz” where Toto is messing with the curtain and pulls it aside. The “Wizard” tells everyone, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”  Or, maybe, it’s more like “Star Wars” when Obiwan uses the Jedi Mind trick to convince the storm troopers that these aren’t the droids they are looking for. However, after the revelations of last week with regards to the IRS abuse of power or the trampling of the Constitution in the abuse of power by the Department of Justice (with Eric Holder at the helm, one wonders if perhaps it shouldn’t be called the Dept. of Injustice).

According to Duhaime’s Legal Dictionary, the definition of tyranny is as follows: A form of government other than a monarchy in which the formal written constitution is not adhered to and is broken by force of arms by a single person who then undertakes to rule as a monarch and primarily in his personal interests. This administration certainly regards the US Constitution as old-fashioned and “in their way” of progress. Don’t forget that last Sunday, White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer stated, before cameras, that “the law is irrelevant”. This doesn’t sound to me like a respect for existing law and especially not the US Constitution.  But, what about “by force of arms”? Can the intimidation of the Internal Revenue Service be included or do we have to wait until the newly purchased armored personnel carriers of the Department of Homeland Security takes to the street?

According to the Free Online Dictionary, tyranny is a government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power. Here again, this administration is awful close, if not already there. They have done everything possible to wrest the power from Congress and the Supreme Court and those institutions time after time let them.

Samuel Adams once said, “”The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received
them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”

After hearing that quote, how ironic do you find it that Obama is saying to ignore the voices that say tyranny is right around the corner? I can hear the kids in the back seat yelling, Are we there yet?”