posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:45 AM
Do I take issue with many of Obama's (and every other president in my lifetime's) policies and actions? Yes. Do I personally believe/feel (not know,
necessarily) that our elected representatives and leaders are, whether wittingly or unwittingly, heavily influenced and at times even manipulated by
special interests, lobbyists, and other groups or individuals in manners not consistent with the interests of we the people? Yes.
Do I believe that violent revolution, assassination, or a citizen coup of some sort are the only, the best, or even acceptable at all, means of
resolving any of the above issues? Absolutely not. Personally, I believe in nonviolent dissent only.
As for impeachment, specifically, impeachment prosecution and removal from office require substantial proof constituting high crimes and misdemeanors.
I personally felt (not knew) that such evidence existed in the case of Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr. Apparently the Justice Dpt.
and congress disagreed with me however, as only one of them had impeachment proceedings initiated against them, and he was acquitted. In particular,
it was my personal opinion and feeling that President Bush II's administration's policies, legal interpretations, potential abuses of power,
authorization of what amounts to torture in my opinion, and domestic invasions of privacy (again, in my opinion,) were greatly concerning, and may
have potentially risen to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors in certain cases. As I said, though, congress and the Justice Dpt. apparently
disagreed with me.
I do not yet feel (I don't KNOW though) that Obama's actions or inaction rise to that level. My general impression of the man (admittedly limited to
what the media allows us to see of him) is that, as with almost anyone, he believes what he is doing is right. Then again, so did both Bushes,
Clinton, and Reagan. I disagree with and find cause to be concerned in all these presidencies, including Obama's thus far.
That's a far cry from me wanting anything bad to happen to the man, though. I had nothing but vehement contempt for 99% of Bush II's policies, and I
still wouldn't wish ill on him. Call me crazy; I just don't believe in recriminations and vengeance, let alone violence.
I feel the same way about Obama.