From Investors.com writers Ernest S. Christian and Gary A. Robbins comes the question "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?" The writers suggest that to "prune" government we must start with "the imperial presidency."
Christian and Robbins opine that Bill Clinton lowered the morality bar, which in turn lowered the "tone" and "strength of the nation." That opinion is also my long-held belief.
Once a State head could be kept cooling his heels in the White House Rose Garden while Monica Lewinsky tended to the President's urges, the image of the Oval Office was forever tainted. Even if the leader was Palestinian Yasser Arafat, who shouldn't have been invited to the White House anyway, Clinton's behavior was atrocious.
Knowing that Lewinsky described how she walked down a hallway with Clinton watching, lifted her jacket and flipped her thong undies, we no longer had illusions that voter's revered the esteemed nature of the office of the President of the United States. We had the goods on Clinton's marriage-straying ways before he was elected, but as with Barack Obama, people tend to vote for charming guys with charmless wives. Perhaps Democrats live vicariously through their pitiful leaders.
From Christian and Robbins - one of the best legitimate diatribes to date on Barack Obama.
Veteran Democrat Sen. Max Baucus blurted out that Obama is engineering the biggest government-forced "redistribution of income" in history.
Fear and uncertainty stalk the land. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says America's financial future is "unusually uncertain."
A Wall Street "fear gauge" based on predicted market volatility is flashing long-term panic. New data on the federal budget confirm that record-setting deficits in the $1.4 trillion range are now endemic.
Obama is building an imperium of public debt and crushing taxes, contrary to George Washington's wise farewell admonition: "cherish public credit ... use it as sparingly as possible ... avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt ... bear in mind, that towards the payment of debts there must be Revenue, that to have Revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not ... inconvenient and unpleasant ... ."There is much more in this Investors.com article. I'll leave it to you to read, but will add more quote:
A wounded rampaging president can do much damage - and, like Caesar, the evil he does will live long after leaves office, whenever that may be.This article begs the question: when and how does a modern day American Revolution get underway? Thanks to Weazel Zippers for pointing the way.