Alan Keyes has a shiny new conspiracy theory to play with. The first premise is the absurd notion that the Iran deal, which is an incredibly good one, is going to help them get nuclear weapons rather than hinder them. Then he tacks on the conclusion that Obama will use this to declare martial law to stay in office after 2016.
We have no certainty about that. Just as we have no certainty that Obama is in contact with aliens who are plotting to attack the earth as part of his fiendish plot to destroy not only America but the entire human species (except him, of course). And we have no certainty that Alan Keyes isn’t really a lizard person or secretly a Scientologist. Isn’t it fun when you play the “we can’t be certain this ridiculous hypothetical isn’t true” game?
What if Obama isn’t looking to his “legacy”? What if the threat of nuclear devastation he helps to arm with this agreement (an America-hating Iran with nuclear bombs) is to be brandished, along with a related threat from ongoing terrorist uprisings on U.S. soil, to create the exigent circumstances needed to justify imposing martial law throughout the United States and a plausible excuse for demanding that Obama remain in office until the emergency passes?
There it is. The unthinkable scenario predicated upon the thought that Barack Obama and those who lifted him to power are precisely what they appear to be – the enemies of America’s power, its prosperity, its constitutional liberty, its moral strength, indeed of everything about America except their own boundless ambition. Why is it at all inconceivable that people willing to collude with and arm our boldest enemies may be doing so for the sake of their own power? Why should we be unwilling to ponder the possibility that the Obama faction has agreed to help Iran achieve hegemony in the Middle East in order to help themselves to dictatorial control over the United States? What certainty do we have that, in some secret, back-channel codicil, this agreement is not already in place?