Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Obama's Change--Revolution?

The “changes” being wrought by President Barack Obama will have a profound effect on the nation’s future.

Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency on the central theme of “change.” American voters bought into his message, but now, after over six months in office, Obama’s “change” has turned into more of a revolution.

It’s a revolution that is indeed changing America and will affect citizens for years to come. He is doing this with acts of executive privilege, suspending or changing rules of legislation in Congress and adding controls and regulations. He is taking control of private businesses and calling for legislation on energy, automobiles and many other facets of daily life in America. Our foreign policy is being changed. He and his congressional cronies have jammed through legislation calling for massive debt. They are telling businesses what they must pay their employees; they are forcing banks to accept federal bailout money, then telling them how to run their banks.

The “changes” go on and on, and Obama makes it clear he is just starting.

How long will the public allow Obama and his congressional henchmen to take away freedoms and exert greater control over America? At first, many of his defenders tried to soft-pedal his “changes,” but now, even some of his most ardent supporters are starting to urge him to slow down, with some saying they intend to start voting against some of his efforts.

Granted, there are those on Wall Street and elsewhere who have abused their positions and privileges, and, in some cases, they should be punished. But Obama’s manner of punishment is far too broad and deep, “punishing” millions who had nothing to do with the excesses and bad practices of a few.

What is to limit the president and his government from taking control of any business in the country if he judges it is too large to fail?

If he and the government have the power to take over a particular business, what is to keep him from taking over businesses and/or telling all kinds of businesses what they can pay employees? How about telling Americans how to set their thermostats or what color of car they can buy?

It’s reaching a dangerous stage that will change America for decades, in domestic matters as well as in America’s position and stature abroad.

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Dr. Dave said...

If he doesn't get health care, he's through. He won't get cap and trade, and immigration "reform" will be just as contentious, and ultimately a failure, as health care.

Nope...I think he's through.

Ron Russell said...

Yep, you are right Dr Dave---we know he won't get what he wants in a Health Care bill, but he may get something and declare victory> That's his only way out at this time.

Teresa said...

I think Obama's through, also. He has revealed his true colors and Americans are catching onto how much of a far leftist he is. People are reading the bill. I have a feeling that Obama and Dems didn't think that would happen since they don't make reading the bills a priority. It seems average Americans are much smarter than our congressman, and even our President.

Debbie said...

"What is to limit the president and his government from taking control of any business in the country if he judges it is too large to fail?" A few weeks ago I would have said nothing can stop him. But I'm encouraged with the town hall meetings and Americans standing up against the take over of health care. This is very good news. I cannot see how he can win another 4 years.

What is to limit the president and his government from taking control of any business in the country if he judges it is too large to fail?

Ron Russell said...

Debbie, I don't think Obama will go for all or nothing on the health care bill--in the end he will hedge his bet.

Timothy Butcher said...

As long as the Statists are in control of Congress, we should all be scared. Next November we can fire all the House and 1/3 of the Senate. Then maybe, just maybe they will listen.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

I agree that Obama could be all done, the people are catching on to him, and quickly. They didn't realize exactly how far left the man was, the signs were there but Obama kept them hidden during the campaign to those that didn't want to see them. He is hiding no more.