Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Friday before the three day weekend was another day for the news dump. That is what administrations do when they want to release news but don’t want any particular scrutiny of that news. If it is released on a Friday before a three day weekend it usually just goes away until it is too late to do anything about it. Obama did just that last Friday by asking the Congress for consolidation powers of several agencies of government to reduce the size of government.

Now who wouldn’t want a smaller government? This looks for all the world like a Republican move. Not so fast, Skippy. As usual the devil is in the details.

Consider this. Barak Obama has never actually had a real job. He has never met a payroll. He has never served in the military. And yet here he is, the President of the United States, Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military in history, presiding over the world’s largest economy. And by his own words and deeds has proven time after time that he is an enemy of free enterprise and capitalism. Now he wants to further consolidate his power over commerce and business in this country and he wants to have complete control of this new super agency? I don’t think so Tim. Frankly he is just not qualified. Let’s face it, most of these agencies need to be eliminated anyway, not consolidated.

In addition to his being unqualified, I suppose my biggest problem with this consolidation is that I just do not trust Obama. History is replete with incidents of individuals coming into office and then consolidating power to a point of dictatorship. We elected a President in the last election, we didn’t elect a dictator. You don’t have to think too hard to come up with other figures in history who were elected by the people and then altered their governments through consolidation and usurping to become supreme leader. There have been many and they now dwell in the trash heap of failed dictatorships.

This is what I would like from this president for his remaining time in office. Ride in parades, attend state funerals around the world, host one final Easter egg roll on the White House lawn, but don’t, under any circumstance, further screw up this economy. Leave it alone. To the Congress I have this bit of advice. Do not allow this unqualified community organizer any more opportunities to become a dictator. He has “czars” who were never vetted by Congress along with many recess appointments which go quite nicely with his numerous executive orders.  Enough already. Do your job and stop him in his tracks. If I wanted to live under a dictatorship, I would live in places like North Korea or Venezuela, not in America. Obama is not a manager and has zero experience in business. He is absolutely the last person who should be in a position of authority over anything to do with a for- profit business.

As students of world history you and I have seen countries destroyed by giving away too much power to individuals. Normally one would expect Congress to hold down these overly ambitious potential monarchs. I fear our Congress doesn’t have the stomach for this. It is up to the people to scream loud and long. Failing that, where is the press? Oh, I forgot. They are in the tank for the Democrats and will not even discuss this latest usurpation until it is too late. It is pretty much going to be up to the American people to end this latest power play.

We have a constitution. It has served us for over two hundred years. No need to change now.

Ron Scarbro January 18, 2012

1 comment:

sh said...

haven't seen your words of wisdom in awhile. as always it was spot on. Thanks

and thanks for that word at the bottom that I have to type, being readable. haha