August 10, 2014
Americans are increasingly worried about the direction that President Barack Obama is taking the country with his independent action implemented through executive orders without regard to the will of the people or their elected representatives in Congress.
Granted, the will of the people is sometimes elusive and difficult to know for certain, but when a clear majority stand for increasing deportations, for example, and the president’s response is to threaten an expansion of his de facto amnesty programs, there’s an obvious disconnect.
Or when 70 percent of American citizens support voter identification laws but the president’s attorney general sues states to overturn them, something just isn’t right.
When the people’s government fails to respond to the people, Rick Perry says he has the answer, according to Townhall.
“Jefferson was right when he said a little rebellion now and then is a good thing,” the Texas Republican said recently to a RedState Gathering of conservatives in Texas.
America once again faces “another power-hungry oppressive ruler,” as it did over 200 years ago in King George III. In the 18th century, “we rebelled against it. And it was a good thing,” he said. Therefore, once again, “it’s time for us to start a little rebellion.”
It’s past time for Americans to stand up against a president who has violated–or sought to, before begin struck down by the courts–virtually every freedom guaranteed to American citizens by the Bill of Rights.
Whether by continued mass demonstrations, a Convention of the States, impeachment, or merely landslide conservative victories in the next two elections, the United States does, indeed, need to inject a little rebellion into its politics.
And it will be a good thing.