New York Post, September 15, 2023
by James Bovard
Joe Biden is planning another victory lap as the savior of American democracy.
The president will do a high-profile speech on the “ongoing threats to democracy” in Arizona just after the next Republican presidential-candidate debate.
There is no chance Biden’s speech on that topic will be exhaustive, since he is guaranteed to omit any mention of how his own power is ravishing representative government.
The president and his media allies like to portray Biden as the incarnation of American democracy.
But the next “saving democracy” speech will be more heavily choreographed than an aging starlet’s photo shoot.
Biden’s handlers will choose a stage in Arizona where he doesn’t have to take many steps to the podium, since he tends to fall.
And there will be nothing on the stage for him to snag a foot on and tumble as if he got slugged by Mike Tyson, repeating his Air Force Academy debacle.
The teleprompter will be closely positioned so Biden is not staring at the screen like the last survivor in a zombie-apocalypse movie.
The speech text will continue Biden standards of barely a sixth-grade reading level — the lowest of any president on record.
After the speech concludes, there may be an emergency-response team in the wings ready to rush on stage to distract viewers in case the president wanders off aimlessly again.
There probably won’t be any opportunity for reporters in Arizona to ask questions since Biden’s recent impromptu comments have often been disastrous for the White House.
But his top aides will keep assuring their buddies in the media that Biden is much sharper behind closed doors.
Will Biden’s upcoming Arizona speech reprise his Philadelphia show a year ago, the first presidential speech in US history with a backdrop inspired by the movie “V for Vendetta”?
Shortly after denouncing Republicans for “semi-fascism,” Biden raged that night against “extremism.”
But anyone who vigorously opposes Biden’s decrees is an extremist nowadays.
Biden huffed to the audience that night: “Can you believe it? — FBI agents just doing their job as directed, facing threats.”
After Biden’s speech, multiple FBI offices across the nation may have secretly infiltrated church services to “identify the bad Catholics” (those who prefer traditional church services), according to FBI memos and whistleblowers.
An FBI analysis justifying targeting Catholics portrayed rosaries as extremist symbols that helped justify federal targeting.
And this is after Biden’s FBI got caught classifying parents as terrorists if they loudly complained at school-board meetings.
In his Philadelphia speech, Biden invoked the “rule of law” five times.
But eight days before that Philly spiel, Biden issued a decree canceling $400+ billion in federal student debt.
(That’s more money than Hunter Biden pocketed from both Burisma and China.)
His edict spurred young folks to vote Democratic in the midterm congressional election.
On June 30, the Supreme Court nullified Biden’s handout as an illegal power grab.
The Biden administration responded by rushing to launch other initiatives to forgive as many billions of dollars of student loans as possible, regardless of their legality.
In his Arizona speech, Biden will likely again portray Republicans as a deadly threat to the Constitution.
But Republicans have plenty of catching up before they can equal the damage that Biden is inflicting on Americans’ rights and liberties.
On Jan. 20, 2021, Biden swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
But Biden never lets the First Amendment impede his crusade to muzzle and blindfold American citizens.
On July 4, federal judge Terry Doughty condemned the Biden administration for potentially “the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history.”
Pervasive Biden abuses were confirmed last week by a federal appeals court ruling.
But Thursday, the Biden administration filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to cancel the injunction prohibiting the White House from continuing to massively censor Americans’ posts and comments on politics, health, foreign policy and other topics.
Does Biden believe that a president’s oath of office is automatically nullified for any candidate who claims to have received more than 80 million votes?
How else could Biden justify exploiting the Justice Department to seek to destroy his top political opponent while prosecutors sought to drop all criminal charges against his own son?
Biden is only the most recent president to act like an elective dictator.
How long has it been since a president made a good-faith effort to limit his power to the confines of the Constitution?
Unfortunately, the National Archives will probably refuse to disclose the answer to that question — as well as all those “Robin Ware” Biden pseudonym emails.
James Bovard is the author of 10 books and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors.