President Obama today signed emergency legislation, exceeding his powers granted under the Constitution, to expand federal influence over rural Utah and ingender an intensified dependency on the federal government by helpless Utahns who would rather do for themselves but are being forced to take the aid at the point of strongly worded urging by absolutely noone that I know of.
The Utah Legislature, which has several measure before it to reject this sort of blatant power grab, strangely did nothing to stop it. This left the bewildered residents of the state helpless at the claws of federal power, their growing dependence on federal “nanny-state” programs an evil black curtain over their guilt-ridden souls.
Or maybe they’re just typical westerners letting Uncle Sugar bail them out after floods again. After 150 years of federal grazing fees, crop supports and water projects, how could they think anything else? This is the very spirit of dependence that conservatives in Utah warned us about.
Rather than re-build on their own, because of federal programs to force them to be dependent, they went crying to the federal government for help. Obama signed an emergency declaration to get them federal aid because he’s a socialist weenie who, according to some presidential aspirants, is too weak to tell Utahns to get off their lazy butts and rebuild on their own.
Interesting that the same area getting all this help is a hard-core tea party part of the state. Probably they’ll use their rebuilt infrastructure and homes to better coordinate their efforts to get the federal government out of their lives.