Readers know the Czar is most upset about the HHS letter; not for personal religious or political reasons, but because this is a brazen assault on our Constitution by a man sworn to defend it from exactly this type of obscenity. Were this 2009, and had we a Republican senate capable of trial, the Czar might dare say that the House could bring up an impeachment. Since this is an election year, and popular sympathy would affect the election, the Czar suggests other methods to right this wrong. Such as voting Republican.
But this is not the first such assault on our Constitution by a President.
John Adams had, of course, the embarrassment of three of the Alien and Sedition Acts: the Alien Act, the Alien Enemies Act, and the Sedition Act. The first allowed the government to deport anyone not deemed to be a citizen but considered dangerous; remember that in 1798, a large number of Americans were foreign-born. Second, any non-citizen could be arrested without legitimate cause in the interest of protecting the federal government. Finally, the last act effectively cancelled the free speech of Republicans. Thomas Jefferson was elected partially in response, and he immediately eliminated these laws and pardoned those affected.
Woodrow Wilson has a litany of anti-Constitutional crimes under his belt. He too had a Sedition Act of 1918 that suspended the First Amendment rights of the country; any criticism of the Great War effort was illegal. The DOJ was quite busy arresting thousands of private citizens on trumped up or imaginary charges.
Franklin Roosevelt had so many Supreme Court challenges that, as we know, he simply appointed additional judges loyal to him in order to outvote the justices. That didnt work, either.
And we all know about the ongoing enslavement of the Second Amendment.
The point is, Republicans of one stripe or another always seem to be the victim of these assaults on our liberty. Poor Republicans, right? But history has a more important lesson: those who abuse our Constitution usually wind up punished for it in one way or another.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.