The Problem With Barack

Discussion in 'Politics' started by LogikAndReazon, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. LogikAndReazon
    Offline

    LogikAndReazon Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    4,850
    Thanks Received:
    614
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Ratings:
    +1,285
    The problem with our inchoate president is not his policies. Throughout history, pseudo-centrist socialists, peddling feel-good, free-lunch crap, while millions of minions worship their messiah's brilliance...have often sought to dominate the discussion.

    Yet this man seriously seems to believe he is a king, free to pick and choose the laws and statutes he will obey or enforce, duly empowered to impel or forbid action by executive decree, without legislative approval.

    America is a republic. We elect representatives to do our bidding, to govern with the consent of the governed. We have a Constitution, which sets plainly the rules by which the branches of government interact and act on issues of importance, as well as the anomalies of the day.

    Barack Obama may be the executive -- in a federal system comprising three equal branches of government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial -- but he is not an emperor. He cannot make law. Or at least, he is not empowered by the Constitution to do so.

    Despite having once taught constitutional law, Obama seems not to understand this. Or perhaps he doesn't care, having fallen victim to a common problem often seen in athletes but also prevalent among those in power. They become convinced that they are bigger than the game -- that it's all about them. Hubris, solipsism, whatever it can be called -- the result is the same: a big man aspiring to big things.

    The beauty of the U.S. Constitution is that much like capitalism itself, it is an exercise in the adversarial pursuit of self-interest to accomplish goals. In the private sector, the goal is profit -- in government, the goal is supposed to be successful governance, but usually it degenerates into the accumulation of power.

    Capitalism is a system where the entirety of humanity is raised by individuals pursuing their best interests, creating opportunities and synergies that reverberate throughout society. Pursuit of profit actually creates a better world. Gordon Gekko was right: greed is good......

    Articles: The Problem with Barack
     
  2. Moonglow
    Offline

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,677
    Thanks Received:
    8,009
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,428
    The non interferrence by govy. got us, monoplies, child workers, low wages, poor food, drugstore cocaine for headaches, snake oil.

    Yet the introduction of FDR's progressive society allowed the US to become the greatest war machine, Clinton had the largest increase of the US economy in it's history.
    So I would say that the govt. has not done to bad under progressive policies. people earn a better wage, children go to school instead of working 16 hours a day and the living standard that is the envy of the world.
     
  3. LogikAndReazon
    Offline

    LogikAndReazon Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    4,850
    Thanks Received:
    614
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Ratings:
    +1,285
    Media has been codependent in this most extreme of hoaxes. They have accepted Barack Obama as their lord and savior, and they can't walk it back now. He is their man, and as such, whatever he does will be brilliant and transformational, even when he says stupid things like "you didn't build that" and "the private sector is doing fine." The story becomes about how he didn't mean what he said, and if people were just a little smarter, they would know that. He is, after all, all about nuance -- little people don't get nuance.

    To those still not smitten, in the end, the depredations, degradations, and depravities inherent in denying the primacy of the one, are better than the indignity our self-respect would suffer for pretending to believe in him. A false god is a false god, no matter his handicap or how well he reads from a teleprompter.

    In the end, the truth shines through. History will note that the greatest triumph of Barack Obama will always be that he once convinced a majority of people that he was real.



    Read more: Articles: The Problem with Barack
     

Share This Page