Living In a Dictatorship
Spider Harlotte is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 16, 2015. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is here with me this morning. She is quite upset with the direction our nation has taken under the dubious leadership of President Obama. Harlotte has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. She prepared a delicious breakfast pizza for your enjoyment. We look forward to your arrival.
Not My America Any Longer
Thank you all for agreeing to share breakfast with me this morning. I was in a rather pensive mood last night and a disturbing thought popped into my head that I just can't let go of. This great nation of mine has grown unfamiliar. I am no longer comfortable and it all stared in earnest when Barack Obama came into office. Since his election, slowly but surely, our country has been transformed into a parody of representational government. I no longer have any representation. Yes, I have elected people who are supposed to look after my interests, but that is no longer occurring. We have a Constitution, but now it is in name only. Our president has no respect for it, and it is clear that he never did. He has assumed authority that was never his to assume, and he has expanded his role in very dangerous and unheard of ways. Although the Constitution clearly spells out what the president's role is, this president has re-written the playbook. He is not authorized to write laws. He is not authorized to change laws. That job belongs to Congress. Sadly, The Democrats are okay with the trashing of the Constitution, and the Republicans appear powerless to stop it. I live in a dictatorship now and I don't like the feeling..
Going, Going, Gone...
This is not my America any longer. President Obama has taken over all of our government agencies. Under his watch, the IRS has become an instrument of retribution. They have gone after groups that dared to criticize the president. The FCC is assuming control that it was never meant to have. The EPA is an arm of the White House, punishing anyone that gets in the way of an agenda manufactured by this administration. The Department of Homeland Security no longer answers to the people. Instead, it now has decided or been persuaded that it's job is to protect Muslims. Every agency under the sun has been "changed" and not for the better. President Obama has done it all with his trusty pen. He never so much as glanced at Congress, and in doing so, he never looked our way either. President Obama has usurped the power of the people by imposing regulation upon regulation that have served to undermine the functioning of our government. Our rights have been abridged by agencies that have assumed runaway powers they were never granted. I live in a dictatorship now, and I don't like the feeling.
The Wheels are Off
I don't appreciate a president who is proud to say he "will go it alone, if he has to." He should have said that he prefers to go it alone. From the moment he came into office he shut his opponents out of the game and disenfranchised millions of American voters. He continued to blame the Republicans for not cooperating, when the truth was that he never asked for their cooperation, their input, their ideas or their participation. The Democrats, forgetting that they live in a democratic nation, were happy to go along with the charade. The mainstream media, forgetting that they live in a democratic nation, were happy to distort the news, promote the lies and cheat the public out of vital information. We are six years into this nightmare and the rule of law has been eroded. We are six years into this nightmare and the damage that has been done is devastating. I live in a dictatorship now, and I don't like the feeling.
Stopping the Madness
I am trying to find a way to believe that we can make this right. I am trying, but I am failing. There are far too many people in this nation who do not find the trashing of the Constitution troubling. There are far too many people in this country who do not care if they are lied to. There are far too many people in this country who are not at all troubled by President Obama's unprecedented rule by executive action. To those who say other Presidents did it as well, you are right, but you are also incredibly wrong. Other Presidents did not use executive action to circumvent Congress and the American people. President Obama likes the idea of a one man show, and his friends in Congress, the media and the public like it too. I live in a dictatorship now, and I don't like the feeling.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive.