Citizens’ Mandate: Stop the Fundamental Transformation of America

By: James Simpson
American Thinker

The pundits puzzle and debate reasons for the sweeping nationwide GOP victories in November, while Democrats en masse engage in an epidemic of unhinged denial. But for the rest of us, the reason is crystal clear: this president and the Democratic Party are ruining our country. November was not a victory for Republicans, but rather an historic, nationwide, sweeping repudiation of Obama’s leadership and policies. Nonetheless, the GOP did get a mandate:

Stop Obama in his tracks! NOW!

To make this unerringly clear, a veritable who’s who of the conservative movement have issued a Citizen’s Mandate to the GOP. It demands that Republicans:

  • Stop the President’s “Fundamental Transformation” of the country;
  • End Executive branch overreach;
  • Restore Constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government;
  • Bring an end to the perennially unpopular Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare;
  • Stop the President’s Executive Amnesty;
  • Hold the Executive branch accountable for its myriad abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic;
  • Insist Obama put the interests of the United States of America first among nations.

The Mandate states:

The November election was a repudiation of President Obama’s dramatic expansion of government power both through legislative and executive actions. The voters demanded that Congress stop this President’s fundamental transformation of America using every power at their disposal, restoring Constitutional balance of power, and ending the Executive Branch abuses against both the citizenry and the foundational concept that individual rights are derived from God, not government.

The GOP had a sterling opportunity to begin this process during the lame duck session immediately following November’s elections. Congress needed to pass some kind of spending measure to keep the government open past December 11. They could have simply enacted a short term continuing resolution (CR), keeping the government open until the new GOP majority Congress was seated. Democrats, including the president, indicated they would not oppose such a move.

Instead the GOP House leadership, in collusion with House Democrats and the Senate, put together a massive omnibus spending package for the entire federal government.  Dubbed “CROmnibus,” the bill included full-year funding for the entire federal government except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which received a short-term CR funding the agency until February 28, 2015.

Incredibly, it gave Obama a green light for virtually all of his most onerous agendas. Obamacare is fully funded for all of fiscal year 2015, none of the EPA’s outrageous “greenhouse gas” regulations were even challenged and the EPA got a boost in funding to boot!

Obama hailed the measure, saying:

We are better positioned than we have been in a very long time. A new future is ready to be written. We’ve set the stage for this American moment. And I’m going to spend every minute of my last two years making sure that we seize it…

When Obama celebrates a Republican-sponsored spending bill from the House of Representatives, we should be horrified. When the GOP hands him his agenda on a silver platter immediately following an election repudiating same, it is time to panic.

GOP leaders promised to confront Obama’s executive amnesty, once the new Congress was seated, by denying funding for it in the DHS budget. They came through on Wednesday, passing amendments to the DHS appropriations bill that halt much of Obama’s amnesty through DHS This includes the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which motivated the mass migration from Central America over the past three years, Obama’s November “executive amnesty” for about 5 million illegals, and other actions – five amendments in all.

But there are two problems: 1. some or all of these measures could be stripped from companion Senate DHS funding legislation, thereby providing DHS full funding without any restrictions; and 2. at least some of the executive amnesty is implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unaccompanied Alien Children program, and other agencies. HHS and the others were all fully funded in the CROmnibus.

Obama has promised to veto this legislation if it passes the Senate, and while it is theoretically possible that some Democrats may support these proposals, it is doubtful they would risk defeating the president given his reputation for vindictiveness. Furthermore, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has already said Republicans will not risk shutting down government if they can’t get their way on immigration. So Obama is likely to win on this one too.

The Citizen’s Mandate says this cannot stand. Enough is enough! It is an articulate counterpoint to GOP cowardice.  It clearly and succinctly demands Members of Congress honor their oaths of office and their responsibility to the citizens who elected them:

Our Message to Congress:

Now is the time to use every power at the disposal of the legislative branch to fight for basic Constitutional freedoms and stop the expansion of the federal government…

It was the President’s agenda that was on the ballot, and the voters delivered a landslide mandate to fight and stop it

Failure to fight Obama’s transformation using each and every means at Congress’ disposal is a betrayal of that mandate, and in a broader context, a betrayal of your oath of office to support and defend the U.S. Constitution.

The Mandate also lays out critical specific policy issues that must be addressed immediately. These are existential threats that must be addressed, all resulting from Obama’s disastrous leadership. For example:

  • Halt the National Labor Relations Board’s overreach and abuse of power
  • Define our enemy – no more “workplace violence”
  • Cease Guantanamo Bay releases – stop “repopulating the Global Jihad’s leadership”
  • Stop Iran from getting the Bomb
  • Support our military – the military has been crippled by constant deployments, drastic budget cuts, radical social engineering, purging leaders and lack of modernization, training and readiness.

The Mandate demands serious hearings to hold Obama, Holder and other administration officials responsible for their reckless, destructive and illegal actions. It also demands Congress return to regular order – i.e. no more thousand page bills passed in the middle of the night with no time for review. There is a legislative process that has been successful for 200 years that gives Congress and the people adequate time to consider legislation. We need to restore that process. Finally, the federal government needs to reduce its signature, drawing back to limits set by the Constitution.

The Citizens’ Mandate boldly speaks our concerns. Now we need to flood Congress with calls and letters to support it. You know what you have to do.

James Simpson is an economist, former White House budget analyst, businessman and investigative journalist. His regular column is DC Independent Examiner. Follow Jim on Twitter & Facebook.


Betrayal from Both Sides of the Aisle?

By: Sher Zieve
Gulag Bound

Despite the fact that We-the-People gave the Republicans a mandate to stop Obama’s unconstitutional and country-destroying dictates, policies, and programs with a landslide victory in November, the current establishment majority–still in charge of the Marxist Democrat-Lite Party (aka Republicans)–still insists upon supporting Obama.


Message to the Congressional Republican Marxists: Your cover has been blown! You can no longer effectively use the excuse of, the media will be mean to us if we don’t support the first black president!

First of all, we-the-voters are well aware of media bias in favor of the Left. It has been that way for hundreds, if not thousands, of years dating back to–probably–even ancient Babylon. There, where diversity of opposition to God and tolerance for everything caused segregation of different cultural groups that entered the huge city-state and brought with them different languages and different gods. It’s likely the “liberal” scribes of the time–human nature hasn’t really changed over millennia–thought this was just wonderful and wrote about it. As Babylon became more impressed with itself, it built huge structures to glorify its work. And, then the kings began allowing more and more non-citizens (aka “illegals?”) who brought beliefs that were counter to the survival of the once Hebraic Babylon to enter and set up shop. And Babylon did not survive.

So, yes Republicans. Any of us who was born when real history was being taught in US schools knows why we are being destroyed and that the leftist media is helping. They will always be bitter towards anyone and anything that encroaches upon their Luciferian lust for power over humans. Their nature hasn’t changed. either. It is greed, corruption and all of the other accouterments that accompany an unquenchable thirst for power and money…our money.

Obama-constrainedAgain, Republicans, get rid of the, they won’t like us if we try to save the country and its people excuse. Not only did Republicans and Independents vote for you but, a large number of Democrats did too. Republicans who ran for the Senate won fully 40 % of the Hispanic vote, so you rationally can’t use the, Hispanics won’t like us excuse anymore either. That is, unless you’re referring to the illegal ones coming into our country via Obama’s now fully-open southern border. The Hispanic voters told you in Congress that they don’t want illegals in the country. However, too many of you have decided to supplant our loud and clear message of “STOP Obama!” with, the voters are telling us we have to work together to push through Obama’s anti-American messages and policies. Are you people insane or just too drunk with your new-found power to care what we want?

Or–on a more sinister note–have you been Democrat Marxist and Fascists all along—aka RINOs?

If you don’t start working for us and the reestablishment of our country–as founded–recall petitions to remove you from your newly-won offices will begin in all states that allow them; for Republicans as well as Democrats. Note: Very unfortunately, Ohio–which again placed Obama-lackey John Boehner into office–doesn’t have a recall process for federal offices. But, we plan to put pressure on all of our Senators to replace Obama’s Boehner as Speaker of the House.

Obama, Eric Holder and Valerie Jarrett have used their operatives to foment one riot after another in order to begin a race war. And they have been successful in their early ventures into California, New York, and–of course–Missouri. They are also bringing at least many thousands of gang members, Islamists, Africans, Muslims in general, as well as the Hispanic poor into our country illegally. This, as we know, is being done to replace the current legal American white majority with illegals. They are continuing to decimate our country and we elected you to stoop them. What about, stop the dictator in our White House who is destroying our country, is still unclear to you in Congress?

Obama-followers-and-truthThere is little doubt–if one truly observes what’s going on in the United States of America under Obama’s increasingly iron-fisted rule–that the USA is being “transformed” into something it was never intended to be…a non-country composed of multi-cultured, non-English speaking, un-or-under educated and America-hating miscreants from anti-USA countries around the world. These are “Obama’s people” and we Americans are being pushed out of our own country by the Obama syndicate’s dark and dystopian vision for us.

My own ancestors were here in the 1500s and fought in the American Revolution for the establishment of the United States of America. These great human beings vowed their wealth and all of their holdings to establish a country that was free for its citizens to own their own property, have the liberty and freedom to pursue their own dreams, and to worship God. Now, that country is being turned into a cesspool…by purposeful design brought about from a group of people bent upon destroying said freedom and liberty and raising their own flag of oppression and forced obedience to it. I predict that if this is allowed to continue, the Islamic flag will soon fly over the White House…establishing the personal prophecy Obama has set for himself. Obama was not born to build but, to destroy.

Short of a shooting civil war, we have tried everything else to rein in this despotic government. For too long, way too many of us paid little to no attention to what Obama really meant by his definition of the word “transform.“ We sat back and shook our heads while the Obama government was buying up thousands and thousands of assault rifles and billions of rounds of ammo–hollow point–to arm multiple branches of what was once our government. Against whom do you think they plan to use them? Is it time for us to move to the next level? Better think and answer quickly…we’re just about finished as a country and a people.

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
– Daniel 7:25

Republicans make inroads with Latino voters in midterm elections:
at latino.foxnews.com

UNREAL: Obama Wants to FLY Illegals Straight to US… So They Don’t Have to Cross Border:
at conservativetribune.com

Obama Invites 80,000 Muslim Immigrants Into the United States – Promises 100,000/Per Year for Next 5 Years:
at shariaunveiled.wordpress.com

Obama to bring thousands of Syrian Refugees into the U.S., permanently:
at facingislam.blogspot.com

Feds Buy 2 Billion Rounds of Ammunition:
at breitbart.com

Obama DHS To Buy 7,000 “Assault Weapons” “Personal Defense Weapons”:
at freedomoutpost.com