President’s decisions troubling [UPDATED]Published 9:50am Friday, June 28, 2013 Updated 12:00pm Friday, June 28, 2013
President Obama has made some decisions, using the power of his unique position as the USA’s Chief Executive Officer, that are very troublesome to many tax-paying citizens of this, the greatest nation on the earth.
Many of his programs, departments, and committees were never acknowledged, debated, or approved by Congress. Some Senators and Representatives, by silent assent, have agreed with his decisions.
Other Senators and Representatives have chosen not to rock the boat, and have kept their objections to themselves, although a few courageous Legislators have dared to point out the obvious and endless flaws in many of those decisions.
Of every dollar spent to pay for those high-priced decisions, and the federal entities required to carry out those executive decisions, nearly forty cents was borrowed, often from China.
There is a thread running through those decisions a thread that threatens the very foundation of our country — a thread that will negate all the good for which the USA has stood. That threat is one word —control.
Our current federal administration has demonstrated repeatedly its voracious appetite to control —from bedrooms to banks, from cars to colas, from pills to pop.
That desire to dominate, to regulate, and to captivate is counter to the American traits of liberty, accountability, and self-sufficiency.
The longer that that control flourishes, with its increasing devastation, and its inevitably destructive consequences, the longer it will take to get back to an America that has known world-wide leadership, economic prosperity (free of an unheard of national debt), and “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Sir Edmund Burke’s oft-quoted truism is applicable today — “All that’s necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.” America needs a few good men, full of wisdom and courage, who will refuse to do nothing.