We see increasingly a form of tyranny where the government takes large amounts of money from its citizens, then offers to give that money back unless the citizens and organizations do not do what the government wants.
By this means, the president can, using the bureaucracy he controls, issue a whim for the schools and they must either obey or lose “federal funding”. I put the words federal funding in quotations, because it is really money stolen from the citizens. The constitution laid out the powers of congress, and taxation for the purpose of whatever the government deems fit was simply not one of them.
By this means, the president can, using the bureaucracy he controls, issue a whim for hospitals, and they must either obey or lose “federal funding”.
We sometimes attach fines to laws. Doing so will compel people to obey.
But this money that is simply withheld for failure to comply is generally enormous compared to fines given out for breaking laws.
Interestingly, withdrawing federal funding is like a super-fine. It is almost certainly far more than a fine for breaking an actual law. And thereby, the president has the full power of government.
This takes separation of powers and dashes it to pieces. It replaces the constitution with tyranny.
And it is being used specifically to circumvent the bill of rights, dashing freedom of religion according to the dictates of our conscience in a way that would have been difficult to pass through congress because it so completely violates the constitution. We are being dictated to about sexual perversions like homosexuality and its variant perversions, and we are being dictated to about moral abominations like abortion.
This past friday the Obama administration threatened to withdraw “federal” funding from any school that doesn’t allow people to use whatever gender bathroom and locker room they “identify with” and to withdraw federal funding from any hospital that doesn’t perform abortions.
The amounts of money involved are probably quite significant. This is no different than simply levying huge fines against schools and hospitals that won’t bow the knee and kiss the fingers of our perverse and amoral leaders, except the fines are levied in advance in the form of excessive taxes, and then generously redistributed to those who will heed our corrupt heads of state.