Crowning King Obama

Posted on July 24, 2011 by


I haven’t posted very much on the debt shenanigans currently occupying the news because I believe it to be an irrelevant farce. But I have found one particular aspect of the debate interesting: the growing powers of the Executive.

From Business Insider:

The calls are getting louder for Obama to ignore Congress and unilaterally raise the debt ceiling.

In a NYT op-ed, Eric Posner and Adrian Vermeule liken a unilateral hike in the debt ceiling by Obama to Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of Habeus Corpus during the Civil War — a unilateral move done for the good of the country.

Paul Krugman loved Obama’s fiery press conference yesterday, and said the 14th Amendment route was the likely step forward: “Let the GOP go ahead and try to impeach: the whole world knows who’s intransigent here.”

Apparently, just as the Israelites spurned their Judges and demanded a King, the Americans are spurning their Representatives and demanding a King. We need a Big Man to solve our Big Problems. He brings hope, he brings change, and with his divine intervention…

…I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

Amen, Brother! Er… Amen, Your Majesty.