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Obama Is Not King

Earle8 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:01 AM
Day after day we have all these TH commentors, myself included, wringing their hands and detailing what wrong with "his highness" and Congress. When in the h--- are we going to get a leader, or leaders, to start doing something about the mess.
Beverly143 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:19 AM
Well short of flying to DC and getting some face time in the chambers of congress to tell them all they are worthless POSs, I do what I can. I write my congressmen on a steady basis and let them know what I think about what is going on. I suggest you do the same. Hold their feet to the fire until they are crispy and then throw them out and start with a new piece of meat. We so badly need term limits - our genius founding fathers never intended for professional politicians.
renny4 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:04 AM
And the phone is 202-224/5-3121.
Mary559 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:06 AM
I agree that TERM LIMITS for all politicians is the only way to start fixing our government, city, county, state, and most of all DC.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:16 AM
Unfortunately, the GOP is well aware that no matter how awful the candidates are that they offer up to us, we will continue to vote for them. You know from raising your own children, that if actions have no consequences, a change in behavior is unlikely.
Watching President Obama's inaugural, I was confused. It looked like a new king was being crowned. Thousands cheered, like subjects worshipping nobility. At a time when America faces unsustainable debt and terrible economic troubles, why such pomp?

Maybe it's because so many people tell themselves presidents can solve any problem, like fairy-tale kings -- or gods.

Before America's first inauguration, John Adams suggested George Washington be called "His Most Benign Highness." Fortunately, Congress insisted on the more modest title, "President."

At his inaugural, President Obama himself said, "The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the...