Phyllis Schlafly
Although the polls show the presidential campaigns neck and neck, the facts continue to look negative for Barack Obama. Two-thirds of the American people say they believe the United States is going in the wrong direction, and changing the occupant of the White House is the only way to reverse course.

Unemployment remains the prime political issue, but the Democrats still allow a tsunami of legal and illegal immigrants to take jobs away from U.S. citizens. Obama's Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, is busy creating jobs in Communist China instead of the U.S.A.

Obama's wild spending is putting an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. Americans have enough personal debt, and they don't want their kids to assume the burden of paying for Obama's extravagances.

Obama's record makes clear that our future of constitutional government will be endangered if he has the opportunity to name the next two Supreme Court justices. He says prime qualifications for his judicial nominees will be (not devotion to the Constitution as written, but) their support of abortion rights and "empathy" for "poor or African Americans or gay or disabled."

Obama showed his contempt for our constitutional legislative process by issuing an executive order to implement the DREAM Act, which Congress had refused to pass. It looks like he wants to make Congress irrelevant and have the executive branch create and promulgate all legislation.

Another example of a dictatorial executive-branch act in bypassing Congress was deleting the work requirement in the Welfare Reform Act passed by Congress in 1996 and signed by President Clinton. By a stroke of the pen, Obama thus added thousands more to dependency on government handouts, which is one of his major tactics to break the private enterprise system.

Obama again showed his contempt for our constitutional legislative process by his effort to get rid of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). That is another example of his violation of the express obligation laid on the president by the U.S. Constitution to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

Despite the consistent opposition of the American people, Obama continues to push for implementation of Obamacare, a federal takeover of a fifth of the U.S. economy. He continues to demand that schools, colleges and hospitals that are built and maintained by Christian denominations pay for procedures and drugs they believe are immoral, or else pay exorbitant fines that spell speedy bankruptcy.

Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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