Who needs the birthers when we have Barack Obama himself? His recent statement about the role of the U.S. Senate proves that he is a self-declared enemy of the United States Constitution and of its checks and balances on federal power.
Of course, Wyoming has the same Senate representation as California specifically to prevent individuals like Barack Obama, and his constituency of urban parasites, from imposing their will on the less populous states. This "Great Compromise" of 1787 was a condition of these states' willingness to join the United States in the first place.
At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.
This is also why each state gets no fewer than three electoral votes, regardless of population. Hillary Clinton dislikes this arrangement, because it gives her constituency less leverage in presidential elections.
Urban Parasites: the Core of the Democratic Party
Barack Obama added explicitly that his kind of Democrats congregate primarily in big cities. These cities are the sources of most of the country's problems, including attacks on the Second Amendment, attacks on the First Amendment via speech codes and zero tolerance policies in public schools, cap and trade mandates to enrich Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase, and pressure for ever-increasing taxation of the nation's productive elements. They are also centers for violent crime, drug distribution, and gang activity. Most of Wilkes-Barre's drug and gang trouble, for example, originates in Philadelphia, New York, and Newark.
The modern big city is, regardless of the work ethic of its productive residents, an economic parasite. Cities evolved for exactly two purposes, neither of which they serve today. These were defensibility and commerce. A city's walls could once stop swordsmen and spearmen almost indefinitely. But no walls on Earth can keep out high-angle artillery, aircraft, or missiles. The British proved this at Copenhagen in 1807, more than 100 years before the Paris Gun began to lob shells into Paris. Now, of course, cities are convenient high-value targets for nuclear-armed maniacs like Kim Jong-un.
Cities also once served as centers of commerce. If you wanted to buy or sell something you could not buy or sell in your village, you had to go to the city – and "a trip to the big city" was once a major and exciting event in people's lives. Now it involves fighting traffic, looking for a place to park, and paying grossly inflated prices to cover the city's inherently parasitic nature. The city is, therefore, a costly and outdated entity that Henry Ford identified as obsolete more than 90 years ago.
And finally, the overhead expense of living or doing business in the great cities is becoming so large as to be unbearable. It places so great a tax upon life that there is no surplus over to live on. The politicians have found it easy to borrow money and they have borrowed to the limit. Within the last decade [1910s] the expense of running every city in the country has tremendously increased.
This is not to say that many, if not most, people in cities do not work. The people who commute to jobs in Manhattan certainly work, but their salaries have to cover inflated rents of well over $2,000 a month, New York State and City taxes, and other costs of the dubious privilege of living in Mayor de Blasio's worker's paradise. Their employers have to pay rents 400 or more percent higher than those they would pay in, for example, northeast or central Pennsylvania.
A key element of supply chain value analysis is, in fact, the identification of waste in your supply chain. If your supplier is in Manhattan, you are paying Bill de Blasio's inflated taxes, and the city's inherently exorbitant rents and costs of living, as well as for the goods or, more likely, services you are actually receiving. When enough productive people and employers figure this out, the last worker to leave New York City will hopefully remember to turn out the lights, the way he did when he left Detroit.
The militarily and economically obsolete big city's parasitic nature, therefore, fosters an attitude of dependency, as opposed to self-reliance, among the inhabitants. This is also why there is a huge gap between Obama Democrats and centrist and conservative Democrats from places like Northeast Pennsylvania. The latter originated with industrious people like coal miners and factory workers, who were simply not getting a square deal from greedy and abusive employers (e.g., as depicted in The Molly Maguires). Urban Democrats are against the private ownership of firearms, while coal miners once needed guns for protection against the mine bosses' private armies.
The sons and daughters of coal miners and factory workers know that you have to work for a living, while Obama's urban parasites think they can simply vote themselves health care benefits, welfare payments, and anything else they think they need. Robert A. Heinlein warned of these others:
But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader – the barbarians enter Rome.
One of the roles of the Senate's "one state, two votes" arrangement is to stop the parasites from voting themselves bread and circuses. Barack Obama's own statements about the nature of the U.S. Senate, along with his confirmation that his kind of Democrat congregates in the nation's big cities, tell us everything we need to know about the upcoming House and Senate elections.
William A. Levinson, P.E. is the author of several books on business management including content on organizational psychology, as well as manufacturing productivity and quality.