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BHO: President Woodrow Wilson Reborn

Ellis Washington, J.D. - 1/30/2013

The President is at liberty, both in law and conscience, to be as big a man as he can. His capacity will set the limit and if Congress be overborne by him, it will be no fault of the makers of the Constitution, – it will be from no lack of constitutional powers on its part, but only because the President has the nation behind him, and the Congress has not.

― Woodrow Wilson, Constitutional Government in the United States (1908)

Never allow a good crisis to go to waste. To the demagogue, the opportunist and the fascist politician the slaughter of the innocent in Newtown, Conn. was made to order to exploit this tragedy… and this is just the beginning.

Wednesday’s big headline atop of the DrudgeReport from the Washington Times— “Obama using gun issue to advance health law,” unmistakably proclaimed President Obama’s intent using 23 Executive Orders to not only take away America’s guns, but he is deputizing all doctors to snitch on all gun owners. Obama’s progressive plan is systematic — First by registration, second by regulation, third by confiscation and finally by mass extermination.

I can hear my leftist friends say, “Wow, Ellis, this is really over the top!” Yet don’t we have a president hellbent on eradicating the Second Amendment? a president whose abortion policy which has led to the wanton murder of millions of innocent babies on the 40th anniversary year of Roe v. Wade. Learn your history. Read my recent article on the Nazi roots of U.S. gun control laws. History repeatedly shows us it’s always the same Holocaust again and again —Hatred of liberty + Government fascism + Disarmed Civilians = Genocide.

Nevertheless, through the fog of political history I could see the triumphant corpse of President Woodrow Wilson arise, like musty, moldy apparition from hell to plague this generation with the curse of progressivism ... To herald the death of the Constitution and its arcane separation of powers doctrine rooted in natural rights, Natural Law and the original intent of the constitutional framers.

Enough! 100 years ago Woodrow Wilson proclaimed his Darwinian evolutionary decree—The President is at liberty, both in law and conscience, to be as big a man as he can. His capacity will set the limit… Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practice. Was Wilson and other founding fathers of the progressive revolution really trying to systematically implement a Darwinian evolutionary atheistic worldview into every conceivable aspect of American law, history, politics, philosophy, culture and society and deconstruct America’s original Judeo-Christian worldview? Wilson’s answer was clear and unmistakable: “Living political constitutions must be Darwinian in structure and in practice. Society is a living organism and must obey the laws of life, not of mechanics; it must develop.”

As I said in part one of this column from last week, historically, I believe Obama to be Woodrow Wilson reborn.

While Obama may not know history very well, his Braintrust (David Axelrod, Rahm Emmanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Larry Summers, George Soros, et. al.,) certainly does and have mastered the Saul Alinsky tactics of Fabian socialism—achieving one’s tyrannous political goals slowly, over time, never retreating and always demonizing your political enemies. Repeat these tactics over and over and over again until your political enemies are either destroyed or neutralized. In other words Obama’s mentor and father of community organizing, Saul Alinsky famously said in his book, “Rule for Radicals,” Rule 12— Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Quoting from Woodrow Wilson’s 1908 book, Constitutional Government in the United States, radio host Mark Levin read on his Dec. 19, 2012 show:

The old theory of the sovereignty of the States, which used so to engage our passions, has lost its vitality. The war between the States established at least this principle, that the federal government is, through its courts, the final judge of its own powers... We are impatient of state legislatures because they seem to us less representative of the thoughtful opinion of the country than Congress is. We know that our legislatures do not think alike, but we are not sure that our people do not think alike...

In response to this passage, Levin said, “Tenth Amendment, gone! There would be no Constitution… but for the emphasis on state sovereignty.”

Wilson further wrote, "Undoubtedly the powers of the federal government have grown, have even grown enormously, since the creation of the government; and they have grown for the most part without amendment of the Constitution. But they have grown in almost every instance by a process which must be regarded as perfectly normal and legitimate. The Constitution cannot be regarded as a mere legal document, to be read as a will or a contract would be. It must, of the necessity of the case, be a vehicle of life. As the life of the nation changes so must the interpretation of the document which contains it change, by a nice adjustment, determined, not by the original intention of those who drew the paper, but by the exigencies and the new aspects of life itself.

Levin attacked the progressive, ahistorical living constitutional doctrine directly saying, “Do you think that the Founders and framers of the Constitution were not aware that life changes? Do you think that they were not aware that new technologies [were] developed? Do you think that they were not aware that nation’s faced new problems in the future and that they can’t predict every technology, every problem, every issue that’s going to come up 100, 200 years from now? Of course the Framers understood that! They were far more intelligent than Woodrow Wilson…”

“Here is the crucial point ladies and gentlemen: We are not talking about a living and breathing government. We are not talking about a living and breathing society… society made up of human beings,” Levin said. “You, the individual; the declaration says it. Unalienable rights, ‘the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ You evolve, you change, you learn from experience, you learn from your successes and your failures; this is what we do as human beings, but government must be limited, it must be stable,” Levin continued.

Levin, then concluded his monologue with a brilliant soliloquy on the nature and purpose of government in a free and civil society based on the paradigm of John Locke: “Government exists not to be nurtured by the people; Government exists not to be fed, supported by the people. Government exists to preserve the civil society so that individuals, groups of individuals, so that We the People can pursue Life and Liberty and Happiness; not the government. And this has been my point for all these years behind the microphone and in all the writings I’ve done; that conflation between government and the people; the conflation between government and the society.”

Levin concludes, “When Barack Obama stands there and he says we cannot tolerate this anymore we need to do something about this, what he is says is that you the people; We the People… you are a problem… And I, the President, have to control you. I have to control what you drive. My wife has to control what your children eat. I have to control your medical care, what kind of insurance you can have, what specialist you can go to, what kind of drugs you can have. I have to come between you and your doctor. I have to come between you and your car dealer. I have to come between you and your toilet. I, the President of the United States get to make all of these decisions.”

The history of what was is always the harbinger of what will be. Although the left hates it when I connect the pseudo-scientific, atheistic theories of Darwin’s evolution directly to the classical age of twentieth century nationalist tyrants and mass murders—the Ottoman Turks, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Ayatollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, etc.,—over 260,000,000 people murdered in the twentieth century alone not counting over 40 million war death toll!—yet the connection exists between the words, books and ideas of three especially reprehensible nineteenth century philosophers who gave scientific and intellectual legitimacy to this litany of genocidal maniacs.

These three men were Charles Darwin (evolution, natural selection, survival of the fittest), Karl Marx (communism, socialism) and Friedrich Nietzsche (God is dead movement, Will to Power, Aristocracy Paradigm). My point—don’t forget that President Woodrow Wilson and what I call the Progressive Revolution (c. 1900-today) systematically integrated the wicked ideas of these three men into U.S. law, politics, economics, education, religion and public policy which has 100 years later led America directly to the neo-fascist policies of President Barack Hussein Obama, whom I consider Woodrow Wilson reborn.


Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute. He is a professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Contracts at the National Paralegal College, a counselor at the American College of Education, and a founding board member of Salt and Light Global. Washington is a co-host of "Joshua's Trial," a radio show of Christian conservative thought. A graduate of John Marshall Law School and post-grad work at Harvard Law School, his latest law review article is titled, "Social Darwinism in Nazi Family and Inheritance Law." Washington’s latest book is a 2-volume collection of essays and Socratic dialogues – "The Progressive Revolution" (University Press of America, 2013). Visit his law/political blog, EllisWashingtonReport.com.



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