Saluting with misty eyes
Jaime- Although I am a full-blown, died-in-the-wool Conservative Republican who voted for the other guy, I started out wanting the new President to succeed. I knew that this country needed someone who would go above and beyond all expectations. Unfortunately, we have a President who is all hat and no cowboy. I honestly feel that history is going to throw him right in there with Gen. Grant and Herbert Hoover.
I do not agree, however, with the way in which you expressed your views.
On 15 December, 1791, the US Congress ratified a piece of legislation that stated:
Congress shall make no law...prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech...
With that in mind, I am sure that the Republican members of Congress will allow you to say such things without sending you to jail. I however, will, instead, refer you to a piece of legislation that was passed some 4000 years before that. It was worded thus:
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Exodus 20:16
You made several "witnesses" against the leader of this nation. The first of which was that he is a Communist.
Karl Marx has stated:
The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties... conquest of political power by the proletariat.
The Merrium-Webster Dictionary defines the Prolotariat as:
1: the laboring class ; especially : the class of industrial workers who lack their own means of production and hence sell their labor to live
2: the lowest social or economic class of a community
Well, according to what I have seen of the Obama Administration in the last 80 days (give or take) is that he is sincerely not in favor of the industrial workers conquoring the political power of this nation. He does not want my sore and tired body going to Washington at all, for ANY reason. He wants me to stay home and kiss his powerful backside, and allow him to remain in power as long as possible. It is for this reason that you are knowingly bearing false witness.
Heading back to my well weathered Merrium-Webster Dictionary, we finds that a tyrant is:
an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution
As he is still (theoretically) restrained by the Legislative Branch of the government-as defined in Articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution of the United States. With this in mind, it is also quite obvious that you have once again bourne false witness.
We move along to the term "Marxist". Marxism (as well as Christian-communism, and Anarcho-communism) very simply a form of communism. As we ahve used the works of Karl Marx to prove against his being Communist, then it holds true also that he is not a Marxist.
Jaime, my brother, you have hit strike three, and your turn at the plate has ended. Thank you for playing.
"Before he goes, Johhny, tell him what he's won."
Well, Bob, he's won more illumination into the wrong thinking and speech in his post."
It's just as well he didn't live long enough to see this
Well, (used in honor of my favorite President) had he lived long enough, he STILL wouldn't have seen it, as he had a very well publicized case of Alzheimer's and wouldn't have known what was happening in the world. His heart would not have cared.
...America reverting to the status of another filthy, backward, pre-industrial, stinking, decadent, dirt-poor third-world tyranny and fourth-rate power that use to think of itself the leader of the free world.
Are you suggesting that because of the current administration America is going to stop being an industrialized nation with no means of production of goods and services?
As for us thinking we used to be the leader of the free world. Again to the dictionary:
: a person who has commanding authority or influence
Well... as the world looks to the American people and government for innovations in technology and medicine, I would consider that we are, in fact, the leader of the free world. As the world also looks to us in times of crisis, I would say that we are, in fact, the leader of the free world. As the rest of the world looks to us first (even with our economy in the shape that it's in) for financial help, I would- again- say that we are, in fact, the leaders of the free world. We do not need to "think" of ourselves as the leader of the free world. It is, indeed, the facts of the case.
If you wish to make statements about how the Obama Administration is, in your opinion, a complete and total disaster that tripled the nation's debt with the stroke of a pen, and who has made the country weaker because of the statements he has made and the actions he has taken, and who screamed at the top of his lungs that he would bring all of the troops home in 16 months (only to announce that he would wait 18 months, and still leave 50,000 American troops there, and send the rest to Afghanistan)... then I will be right beside you holding the other side of your banner. As long as you continue to make inflammatory statements about our President (as you are still living here, he is your President, whether you voted for him or not), that have absolutely no basis in fact, and which are simply the same as the statements certain of the liberal Democratic members of this board made against President Bush, then I would respectfully request that you take your thoughts to another venue that might possibly listen. I do not feel anyone here will.
But this one goes to eleven... http://www.hubpages.com/profile/RingoShort