My great friend, Ron Jenkins sent me what he coined as his “Ramblings”. I chose the title after reading this and with his permission I am proud to post it for as many as possible to read as possible. Ron is a retired Air Force officer living in San Antonio Texas. C Brewer
What follows is a distinctly partisan appeal. Be you a Democrat or Republican, I hope you take 60 seconds to read it.
It is not meant to offend; however, I trust that since it cites this person’s perception of a failed Presidency and Administration, the comments will not be received with acceptence or cordiality by some. You are free to delete it at this point.
If you are happy or satisfied with the way our country is being run, so be it. If you are dissatisfied, do something!
It’s incredible, to me, that almost 40% of Americans think our President, his Cabinet and staff Guru’s are doing a good job, despite the lack of economic recovery in the wake of billions of dollars in stimulus money having been misspent on green energy projects, bailing out unions, bailing out big business benefactors and cronies, despite repetitive scandals involving the Justice Department, the IRS, the State and Defense departments and most recently, dubious foreign policy decisions.
I can only surmise that at least two thirds the country has no clue regarding current geo-political events and the danger to our future security and freedom or are totally committed ideologues to the left and right of center.
Did you remember who President Obama threatened, when he wasn’t getting his way with Congress, on raising the national debt ceiling?
The President threatened to cut off funds to: Military Retirees – Social Security Retirees – Disability and Federal
Retirees. He closed down national cemeteries and war memorials, put barricades around open and free parks from Washington, DC. to Hawaii, in a spate of totally corrupt, mean spirited and premeditated decisions.
The President has begun to operate by “fiat”, issuing Executive orders, bypassing our elected representatives, when his desires are not accepted nor followed. He ordered changes to existing laws (Immigration and health care) without authority and the Congress has done nothing to stop him. He is threatening the constitutionally established and mandated balance between our three branches of government, our representative form of democracy, independence and freedom.
Now let this sink in really well; the President:
- did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens.
- did not threaten to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent prison inmates.
- did not offer to fire some of the thousands of newly hired federal employees at DHS and IRS.
- did not offer to cut down on his family vacations; over $30 Million already spent. (millions on his golf outings).
- did not threaten to withhold the pay to Senators and Representatives, or any of their staff.
- did not threaten to slow the rise in benefits for welfare recipients or to stop issuing free cell phones.
- did not threaten to tighten up the eligibility requirements for food stamp recipients.
- did not threaten to reduce payments of foreign aid to avowed, international adversaries and enemies.
- did not threaten to cut back on any of the “free stuff” that appeals to his electoral base and political following.
Why have we allowed one person to reduce the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world to just an average, non-exceptional country, that won’t be able to lead the world to peace and prosperity through benevolent Capitalism?
His fundamental changes are de-motivating our country. For example, to promote ObamaCare, he has said to America, if you have stayed in a job, just to receive health care benefits; that is no longer going to be necessary. You can now work less, a max of 30 hours per week, or, quit altogether, stay home with the kids or pursue your artistic desires and the government will subsidize your health insurance through the higher payments of other American’s, who can’t quit or work fewer hours and still provide for their families, their accustomed life style.
His socialist ideology and philosophy is intent on dragging us down to mediocrity. More central government control, less opportunity for individual achievement and success.
He is determined to make our military weak and less able to protect ourselves and those nations in the cross hairs of world Communism. Remember what has happened in Belarus (2008) and now in the Ukraine.
Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time 2014. Get out and Vote in the mid-term election.
Support the people in the House & Senate who are willing to cut taxes, spending and our ridiculous federal deficit.
Let’s make 2014 – the beginning of a turn-around.
Forget change. We want our taxes back, we want to take our country back, and, I’ve barely mentioned ObamaCare!
We can do this if we all vote!
Remember, had all registered Republicans voted in 2011, we would be bashing President Romney now!!
The basis for the arguments cited above are pretty much contained in the 4 short paragraphs below:
The Basic Principles of the American Government.
Although our country and the US Constitution has changed in many aspects, since it was first adopted, its basic principles remain the same now, as in 1789:
The three main branches of government are separate and distinct from one another. The powers given to each are delicately balanced by the powers of the other two. Each branch serves as a check on potential excesses of the others.
The Constitution, together with laws passed according to its provisions, and treaties entered into by the president and approved by the Senate, stands above all other laws, executive acts and regulations.
All persons are equal before the law and are equally entitled to its protection. All states are equal, and none can receive special treatment from the federal government. Within the limits of the Constitution, each state must recognize and respect the laws of the others. State governments, like the federal government, must be democratic in form, with final authority resting with the people.
The people have the right to change their form of national government by legal means defined in the Constitution itself, through their elected representatives. The nation is therefore a Republic, with a representative form of democracy.
Hope this is motivational!!
If you have comments I will approve them to be posted on the blog and give Ron a chance to answer your questions or comments. This is written from the heart from a true American who served most of his life in the Air Force. Ron enlisted as an E1-Airman at 17 and retired as a Colonel. CB