Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt…
Here’s what scares me about Obama. On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in secret, and without legal counsel, of US Citizens. At the time, he expressed his concerns about the language but promised that his administration would never use it.
Then he (at the beginning of the month) started a campaign to discredit the Supreme Court, attacking them as “unelected people” who should never consider overturning a law (Obamacare) that the majority supports. (Set aside, for just a moment, the thought that he isn’t interested in protecting the minority from the tyranny of the Majority)
He is now running the campaign against Congress, working to do things without them passing laws first. This he is calling “We can’t wait.”
What do you call a President who is actively working to discredit two branches of government that are in place to control the excesses of the other two? A President who is actively working to undermine the “Checks and Balances” protections that our constitution so brilliantly enacted. A President who has convinced the “Law makers” to give him the authority to detain and even kill at will?
I hate to say it–but I think the word is “Dictator.”
N.B.: Now I hope my good friend over at A liberal Dose, and the other one at Pressing the Flesh may actually agree with me on this. We as a nation must band together. And honestly, at this point, I am beginning to think our only answer will be Ron Paul. And if you know me, you know I don’t really like that idea all that much. But at least he isn’t part of the corrupt system.