Sunday, February 23, 2014

Republic or Dictatorship

When I was growing up in the small village of Harmony I would watch many World War two movies where anarchy, lawlessness, and bad things happened when leaders like Hitler, Mussolini, and others ruled their countries with the attitude it was their way or the highway or you will do as I say. Now in our present day the word “lawlessness” seems to be applied to the actions of the President of the United States. It seems that he would like to be either King or a dictator. The facts are all there. I was always taught from my youth up that there were and still are three branches of government, Administrative, Legislative and Judicial. Both branches of our congress had to agree and then the president agreeing and signing the Bill.

It looks like our President (Obama) thinks that he has power over all three branches which would be the same totalitarianism. In other words a dictatorship

I never thought or assumed that I, or any other person in this country would ever be concerned or troubled about that problem in this country but we need only to look at the actions of Obama and how he has dealt with certain issues. When we stop and look what has happened and what is happening in this country today it is very plain to see that Obama is trying to be a dictator.

Obama reprimand the Supreme Court in his State of the Union speech for the whole world to hear over a decision the court made on campaign contributions as the Democrats stood and cheered. If a person would take time to look you will now see that only his appointees attend the speeches. Certain people of his own party are backing away from him.

He all but told them how they should vote on Obama Care before any decision was made. Unfortunately Justice Roberts, by ignoring the Commerce clause, decided it was a tax and supported the law, otherwise we would not be in the mess we are in on health care. And this Obama Care law is a mess. We have confusion, disorder, and just plain chaos with this law. Changes are being made just about on a daily bases.

It is the Senate’s responsibilities to approve the president’s appointees but he has appointed members of the Labor Relations Board who have made hundreds of decisions in union cases favoring the unions. While the Senate was in session during the time and the courts decided twice that the appointments were flawed and yet they are still there. Why is this? The President has tried to force them in by continuing their appointment, and his partner Harry Reid has allowed no vote on their approval. They are still there. Not by the choice of the American people, but by the dictatorship of Obama.

Obama and his Secretary of State have made an agreement with Iran that does not have the approval of the Senate, to lift sanctions on one of the most ruthless countries in the world. This is a country whose leaders are full of hate not only for Israel, bur for the United States also. Obama also agreed to pay eight billion dollars to Iran with the first payment of five hundred and fifty million already sent. How far would that money go to help America? Al this while Iran is most likely still making the nuclear bomb which they would used on America in a split second.

Obama has over and over again made changes to Obama Care that is financial and seriously affects the financial structure of the law (and this country) without going back to Congress and getting their approval. This awful piece of legislation has already cost millions of American people their health care. However Obama decides what he will delay and what will go ahead. This is called a dictator. Obama just does not think the law applies to him. Just look at this statement he made: “I have a pen and a telephone and will use it if the Congress does not do what I believe has to be done.”

Obama is now implementing attacks on this country’s coal industry (Which will cost this country thousands of jobs.), the trucking industry and commerce, setting up environmental laws, and he has created nearly nine hundred Executive Orders which are more than double all of the orders issued by the previous forty three presidents combined. That means all of them together. That smells like a want to be dictator to me! Time to wake up people!

Do you remember the many things that have happen since he has been in office? Like having the Internal Revenue Service attack certain segments of the other side, wiretapping the media and going after reporters’ parents for no reason? Obama ignored the death of an American ambassador because it might hurt his election campaign. Just look at the Attorney General, our law enforcement officer, lying to the Congress. We have to have an administration that will be honest with the American people. Not get that from Obama.

There is a trend of anarchy seen here in which Obama who is (or says he is) a constitutional law professor, who has completely disregarded the Constitution. America has existed for over 200 years because of the protection of the Constitution and its balance of power. Our country was designed that way by our fore fathers. The American people are being controlled and completely dominated by a man that lies to us, ignores the rule of law, attacks the Judiciary, ignores the Congress and believes that whatever he says is law. That may sound strong to some people but just stop and think. Many brave Americans have died to protect the Constitution, and we, as Americans, cannot let Obama or any other President try to ignore “The Rule of Law” that this country was founded on.

The question is simple. Do we want a Republic or a dictatorship? You decide.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Living On Obama’s Plantation

The Democrats, liberals, and progressives are right, when they say there are two Americas, but that is where it stops. There is an America that works and contributes by doing their part, and the America that doesn’t do anything, better known as the “What you going to give me”, crowd that does nothing. It’s not the case, as the Democrats would have you to believe, of the haves and the have nots, but the truth of what it really is, it is a case of the ones that do and the ones that don’t. Obama and the Democrats will tell you it is all about income inequality and discrimination of wages. What they need to know is not about income or how much money a person makes, it is about getting a job, supporting their self, it’s not about income, it’s about some people’s civic irresponsibility. 

Obama promised the rest of his term, as president to fighting “income inequality.” He said that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not fair or just. What is not just about it? What kind of rationale is that? It sounds like stealing to me. The other guy has it, you want it, and so Obama will take it from you. That is what you get when you vote Democrat. That is the attitude that is destroying America. The hard working people of this country are being betrayed by a party that seeks their own good rather than the good of our country.

The Democrats have not helped the people who voted them into office. What they have done is enslaved their followers in a society of dependence on the government and what they call entitlement. The Democrat party wants people to think they are victims instead of giving them hope

Obama’s argument is that you reduce income inequality by degrading the successful. That way of thinking denies the successful working Americans the consequences of their choices and spares the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. And we have a leader (Obama) and a political party (the Democrats) that believe in this system. Talking about living on a big plantation, we are headed that way fast!

Income will vary in any social order because of different choices that the people make. Those people that choose wisely have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure. Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purpose for their education. When people have children before getting married and keep on having children before marriage most of the time life will most likely take its course, When a couple have kids within a marriage life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.  We must have a standard in this country to live by.

Let me give you an example. I’m a licensed electrician. I worked as an apprentice in the trade, studied the electric code for months and went to a lot of classes before I was tested and past the government test to be licensed and to be in business and owner of my own company. The process took a lot of my time but I stuck with it and that is the reason I have made a good living for years. There are other people like me that do the same thing. They may be Doctors, lawyers, or some other profession or trade. The point is we all gave up some of our free time and freedom to get where we are at now. But now Obama and his party want to take away what I have made in my life time and give it to people who could care less about a better life style.

There are some people that do not have those same thoughts or work ethics when they get out of school. They will take a job anywhere, doing anything. The fact is they made a choice the same as I made a choice and our choices led us to different outcomes. Their decision pays a lot less than mine or a doctor, or a nurse, or a lawyer, does that mean I cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away part of my income? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes. It is not inequality or discrimination that Barack Obama wants to take away; it is our freedom to succeed, or the freedom to fail.  The point that I want to make here is if there is no true option for success then there is no true option for failure. We have a choice of how we want to live.

The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the disciplinary hand of government if your pursuit for a better life brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his butt and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of stupid and “I do not care” decisions. Obama and the Democrats preach and teach impartiality and fairness in the outcome of a person’s future as a right, while completely ignoring inequality and the effort of others that are productive.

The plain truth is this, “The harder you work, the more you get."  Obama wants to turn that upside down. Those who achieve in their life are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. In other words Obama wants to bring back the plantation where everybody has to depend on the boss man and that would be him.

Obama and the Democrat party talk of two Americas and their hold on power is based on using the votes of one to take away the effort of the other to better their self. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes; it is divided by the differences in our efforts.  It is a false idea or viewpoint to say one man’s success comes about as the result of another man’s unfair treatment.

What Obama offers is not a solution, but a separation. He has, during his term in office fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit.  That’s what socialists offer.

Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s statement: A house divided against itself cannot stand. This is what Obama came into office to do and he is doing a pretty good job of it.