As President Obama offers his assessment of the State of the Union tonight, recall that it comes from a man who vowed to “fundamentally transform” America.So when he talks about redressing “income inequality,” that’s code for transforming what is left of our capitalist economy along the lines of state-directed redistribution of wealth. His defense of Obamacare will similarly mask his ambition to raise from its ashes government-run health care.
Perhaps most worrying will be his assertion that he will use his pen to do what Congress can’t, or won’t, do. That’s a formula for completing the transformation of our nation from a republic governed by the rule of law, to an autocracy in which the rule of man – or, more accurately, one man – operates.
That’s not our Union, Mr. President.