Thomas Sowell: Will Voters Choose ‘Issues’ Over America?

The message that the American experiment is under assault is no longer confined to right-wing blogs and radio show hosts. Someone with the conservative, philosophical pedigree of Thomas Sowell should carry great weight to all who will listen.

In an excellent post today at National Review Online, Sowell says the following:

There are some very serious issues at stake in this year’s election — so many that some people may not be able to see the forest for the trees. Individual issues are the trees, but the forest is the future of America as we have known it.

The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration as it tries to deal with particular issues.

For example, the merits or demerits of President Obama’s recent executive order, which suspends legal liability for young people who are here illegally (presumably as a result of being brought here as children by their parents), can be debated pro and con. But such a debate overlooks the much more fundamental undermining of the whole American system of constitutional government.

The separation of powers into legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government is at the heart of the Constitution of the United States — and the Constitution is at the heart of freedom for Americans.

You can read the entire post HERE and I strongly recommend it.