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Living under the Tyranny of Executive Orders

What to do if you are the President of the United States and you can’t get Congress to make the laws you want?

You carry out an executive order to achieve the desired result.

Case in point:  According to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal a new executive order will demand that any company that wants a federal government contract has to disclose any political donations above $5,000 to any candidate or any independent group.

The objective here is to increase your chances of re-election by restricting political speech to its pre-Citizens United status. The first attempt failed – Congress did not pass the Disclose Act.

Lots of money went to independent groups opposing Barack Obama’s political ideas during the midterm elections. The result manifested the urgency of action – a repeat during the presidential election is deemed intolerable.

And therefore here it comes – the executive order. It’s currently being drafted and will descend upon us soon like a deus ex machina.

The order will ensure that government contractors do not donate significant amounts of money to independent groups opposed to the worldview of President Barack Obama.

Obviously, the true reason for the executive order must be disguised by declaring the opposite of what the order is meant to achieve. In this case the pretense is to make sure the federal contracting system is not influenced by “political activity or political favoritism.”

With the new executive order in place the federal government is sure to grant federal contracts solely to firms that support organizations backing the President or to firms that give insignificant amounts of money to his adversaries or do not donate any money to any independent organization. The order will therefore reward firms that will refrain from donating more than $5,000 to organizations opposing the President. And it will reduce the profits of firms that continue to give significant amounts of money to the wrong organizations – thereby decreasing the amount of money they can afford to give. Brilliant.

Where there is a will there is a way. With the right mindset it is child’s play to dismantle the institutions of a democracy. Even in America.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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