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Obama Versus Obama

Benjamin the Donkey Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 3:07 AM
I, personally, wish it were possible to reset our government. I fear we are on a course to have a dictatorship in the land of the free. If Obama is allowed to get away with this behavior he is just one of many who have push a wedge in the door to let a dictatorship arise in the USA. And it will be the fault of We The People for letting it happen.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 3:54 AM
Very true, Ben. A dictatorship always follows a failed Democracy!

Democracy is itself a failure of a republic as which we were founded. When Ben Franklin said, "A Republic if you can keep it" he was aware of the previous Democracies in history and how they were hijacked from Republics only to be taken over by the ideology of the electorate which can be so easily conned into elevating one Rock Star to Dictatorial power.
Many voters will be comparing Mitt Romney with Barack Obama between now and election day. But what might be even more revealing would be comparing Obama with Obama. There is a big contrast between Obama based on his rhetoric ("Obama 1") and Obama based on his record ("Obama 2").

For example, during the 2008 election campaign, Obama 1 spoke of "opening up and creating more transparency in government," so that government spending plans would be posted on the Internet for days before they passed into legislation. After he was elected president, Obama said, "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level...