“Uncouth, Nasty, and Often Drunk”…70 Years Of Presidents (part 3)

“Uncouth, Nasty, and Often Drunk”…70 Years Of Presidents (part 3)

70 Years of Presidents

If George 1 and George 2 had two things in common, it was, first, their disregard for the domestic economy and, second, their utter single-minded protection of the security of the country and faith in the American military.

“For the First Time in My Adult Lifetime, I’m Really Proud of My Country.”  This comment came from an intelligent black woman, her great great grandfather a slave, who came from a relatively poor background on the south side of Chicago (her father a city water plant employee), and was able to attend Princeton University and Harvard Law School.  Somehow, I forgot to be able to do that, but then why am I so proud of my country?  I must tell you that I will never get over that demeaning and disrespectful and disdainful remark by a woman about to accompany her husband into the office of the presidency of the country who’s done more for the world, and yes, more for blacks, than any other nation on earth.  I think Martin Luther King, and every other Black who’s risen to success in this country, and the office of the presidency, was wounded and maimed by her hateful and insidious remark.

Barack Hussein Obama, our 44th president (2009-20??).  An African black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 (although there is continuing doubt due to his refusal or inability to produce a birth certificate).  He’s also fought long and hard in the courts, with the help of his appointee to the Supreme court, to keep his school records and manner of payment for his education out of view to the American people.  It’s my belief that he lied on those applications, saying he was a foreign student, and thus his refusal to allow them to be seen.

Simple questions, questions that should be asked of every American applying for any elective office, from school board member to president, were not asked of Obama, and if asked, were not answered.  It’s a travesty of our American system, and of respect for and compliance with the law of the land, the Constitution of the United States of America.

It is simply astounding to me that a man could be elected to the highest office in the land with so little disclosure and so little accomplishment.  True, he’s very young to occupy the office and consequently had less time for accomplishment, however, even after his rise to Senator from his adopted home state of Illinois, he did little, opting to sit out of any vote that might create controversy.

He attained office by lack of participation so as not to tarnish his record with any American voter, rather than by accomplishment.  He, like Martin Luther King, has great elocution, if mostly guided as to content by the prompting of electronic monitors.  And he is presentable, enough so that young liberal women swoon in his presence.  And he speaks to those, like his wife, who, even though they live in the land of opportunity, feel the country and those who work hard and pay by far the majority of the taxes to maintain the country, haven’t given them enough.  And he speaks to the growing ranks of public employees, who can’t help but prescribe to his method of governing…after all, the public sector income (wage) has grown 38% over the last ten years while private sector wages have grown only 10%.  What’s not to like about that, if you’re a public employee?  I could spend reams telling them what’s not to like about that, but that’s for another time and place.

Unions, particularly public unions, and one world advocates like George Soros contributed over two hundred million dollars to assure his election, and the brilliant use of the internet and his own television network to attract the youth of the country sealed our fate as having an Obama presidency.  I can’t help but believe that the relatively newfound ability of 18 year olds to vote may have been among the worst things to ever happen to this country, particularly at a time when it seems half the country’s youth is living at home with mama until they’re damn near thirty.  How can one gain experience in the real world while still peeking out from under mama’s wing?

As ye sow, so shall ye reap, and now each and every one of those young people—unfortunately along with each and every older person—now enjoys $45,000.00 (and growing) in national debt they’ll have to repay.  I would shout “I told you so,” from the highest ramparts, were it not for the fact that my children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, are among those now shouldering the weight of liberal disregard for simple economics, for the kind of budgeting that any housewife has to accomplish.

I can only ascribe Obama’s ascendance to office as a result of perfect timing.  The country was ready to proclaim its open-mindedness.  It’s adherence to the declaration of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal.”  Maybe it was time to stand on our collective soapboxes and shout to the world that we still had faith in the American dream, and both that document and the Constitution.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…

For that, if that were the motivation of American voters, if convincing the world that that is the true belief of every American, at least the majority of American voters, I salute them.

My wife and I were in Prague just after our new president arrived there and spoke, and were proudly led to the exact spot where Obama gave a speech to the Czech people, and from our guide, and from every other Prague citizen we spoke to, we heard praise not only of Obama, but of America for his election.

That, to date, is the greatest single accomplishment of the Obama administration, demonstrating America’s belief in her own Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

From there on it goes rapidly downhill.

If Obama’s 2011 budget were put into effect as proposed, the U.S. federal government would add an estimated $9.8 trillion to the already horrendous $14 trillion dollar federal debt, over the next decade.  Of that amount, $5.6 trillion will be interest alone.  And while the Republicans make a feeble effort to reduce, not the budget but merely the increase in the budget, the Democrats go on in a wild Alice in Wonderland down-the-rabbit-hole plunge into total bankruptcy; they go on with a belief that so long as America has paper and ink and printing presses to spit out worthless dollars, they can not only survive but thrive.  Already the dollar is being disdained as the reserve currency of the world, and we’re on a mad rush to convince the world they are on the right track.

Foreign respect in America’s open mindedness aside, he’s been a terrible thing for America.

Enough on Obama, as I could continue infinitum.

With all of the above said, you’d believe I believe that the downfall of America as a world power is inevitable.  That’s not true.  I do believe we’re on a mad rush to make it true, and rush that has to be not only curtailed but also reversed.  And to do so, every American is going to have to take a hit, have his or her ox gored.  We overindulged in this country, allowing not only the public sector but each and everyone of us, who worked hard and tried to get ahead, to prosper from a wanton disregard to a growing debt, from overindulgence in spending almost to the point of avarice in regard to those who’ll follow us into our economy, our children and grandchildren.  We fiddled-faddled and enjoyed life while Rome, in this case, America, burned.  And it’s time to not only slow the fires of conspicuous consumption but to squelch them and go on a diet of fiscal responsibility, no matter how much it hurts.

No matter what a man’s sexual appetites, no matter his greedy nature, no matter his propensity to use language we don’t admire, a candidate should rise above those impulses when he aspires to higher public office.  It’s an expectation that every American should enjoy, that we can look up to the country’s leader, to the leader of the free world, to the leader of what’s still the most successful experiment in running a country ever foisted on an uncertain and unsafe world.

If you run for president, friend, be prepared to become something you might not normally be, at least for as much as eight years.  Be prepared, in my opinion, to rise above your carnal impulses, for you lead the land, and in leading should be sitting the example for each and every young person who aspires to do the right thing in life.

Far to many of our leaders haven’t done so.

It’s your fault, and mine, and the fault of every American voter that we’re in this dire situation, for in America, the buck stops with the American voter.  We should know for whom we vote, and why, and that “whom” better be someone who’ll put the country back on an economic track that will solve our economic crisis.  And that can’t be done without a man of courage, a man who’ll lead us, hand in hand, to fiscal responsibility.

God bless America, self-reliance, and the free enterprise system.

70 Years of Presidents

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