posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 07:40 PM
Apologies to all for my not commenting sooner. But my real life got a bit hectic today and the only chance I had to sit down and post was earlier...
and that one chance ended with my post timing out and not posting.
To clarify. It is not my intention to excuse away my earlier support for the President or seek to backpedal at all. The decision I made this past
November was informed and one of conscience. I sincerely felt that the last thing this nation needs, right now, is sweeping cuts in social programs.
The time will come for those things to be looked at, scaled back, streamlined, and fixed. There is no denying it. But to do so in this economic
climate, I feel, would be devastating and profoundly irresponsible.
This is why I cast my vote as I did. The sole issue was my conscience as informed by the world that I see, around me, on a day to day basis. A world
that is ever increasingly desperate for those upon the margins.
Thus this OP was not meant in condemnation. It was meant as provocation. A challenge for a man - and he is a man, when it is all said and done, a
human being just like the rest of us - to stand up and make a difference in spite of influence and gravitas pulling him in other directions.
Is he capable of meeting such a challenge? I honestly cannot say. What I do know is that, barring any unforeseen tragedy, he has four more years to do
whatever it is that he is compelled to. Berating men is no way to motivate them. Marginalizing them is also not adequate. Men must be challenged and
provoked in a noble and honorable way for it to have any chance at a possible result. That is with the caveat that I have no delusions that the
President will ever know what I wrote here. But if enough people read this and write their own, personal versions of it, maybe the seed of what I've
said here... the base idea... might make it to his ears.
An above poster asked me why I felt compelled to quote the Constitution to the President - and then asked me to explain my motives for doing so. In a
Domestic drones, cyberspying, extraordinary rendition, illegal search and seizure, ignoring habeas corpus, ignoring posse comitatus, painting with
broad brush strokes the term "domestic terrorist", and a laundry list of other trespasses that he has allowed to continue under his regime. Bush was
a failed businessman, I can only understand him not understanding the principles held within the Constitution. But a Doctorate in law from Harvard who
taught Constitutional law???
Inexcusable IMO. He knows better.
And yes, the policies began before he came to power. And, yes, they will likely continue after he leaves it behind. But that does not imply that I
must remain silent about it. Voicing concerns about government is the very reason the First Amendment exists.
Our leaders have become coddled I think... they have become so insulated from the public that they have forgotten the sound of our voice - even
collectively. We have a legal system that is now as corrupt as the Church's plenary indulgences were during the end years of the dark ages. Those, by
the way, caused a schism in the Church that still resounds in our modern world quite loudly..
I hate to imagine that the same will have to happen to this nation before the madness stops.