‘What Would Tyranny Look Like in America? Look Around’

GOP Congressman Goes Off on Obama for 1 Minute on House Floor:

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) took to the House floor on Friday and delivered his second memorable — and scathing — 1-minute critique of President Barack Obama this month. See his first one, here.

The rhetorical theme of his most recent remarks was: What would tyranny look like in the United States of America?

Rep. Jim Birdenstine Delivers Passionate 1 Minute Address on House Floor

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (YouTube)

“Mr. Speaker, the president decided to raise energy prices on all Americans, which adversely affects the poor the most and he didn’t ask Congress,” Bridenstine began.

“The president decided to unilaterally reduce our strategic nuclear deterrent when more countries than ever have nuclear weapons, no treaty that would require consent of the Senate,” he said. “The president has decided which health insurance plans the people are allowed to have. The president didn’t ask congress or the people for that matter. The list goes on.”

He added: “In America, we are either moving more towards liberty or more towards tyranny.”

Bridenstine then took aim at the Obama administration as a whole, criticizing each branch of the federal government.

“Well I think, we should ask ourselves what tyranny would look like in the United States of America,” he continued. “An executive branch that picks and chooses which laws it wants to enforce. A judicial branch that would allow to do so on grounds of the executive branch did not defend the laws in the court. The legislative branch would have very limited power because they turned it all over the president and the people would feel like they had no representation.”

He concluded by circling back to answer his own question. “The president told us he was going to fundamentally transform America, and I think that is exactly what he is doing. I yield back.”

Bridenstine later uploaded the video of his remarks to YouTube. The video is titled, “What would tyranny look like in America? Look around.”


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