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Obama Is Not King

Grant43 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:08 PM
Having grown up in Europe, I can only say that I wish President Obama were king. Royalty today are little more than officious eye candy (much of it stale) with few powers. The President, unfortunately, has very real powers that he chooses to exercise around his co-equal branches.
Realist4U Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 4:03 PM
Which makes the other two branches powerless and obsolete.
pow1000 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:53 PM
Lets call him what he is: a Dictator!
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...