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Clouds Over Obama's Second Term

Mike4166 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:32 PM
First off, we do not live in a "Democracy." The founding father's feared democracy more than autocracy. As was ably demonstrated by the French Revolution, Democracy is nothing more than mob rule of the worst kind. Second, the Constitution was written in the manner it was, because at that time, we were a nation of judeo-christian morals and ethics, and the behaviour that comes with it. As a result, it was expected that the governed and the governing would live within the realm of God's laws. When we left that, as a society, the Constitution loses all meaning, and it becomes FDR's "living document."
Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates.

FDR's began with an attempt to pack the Supreme Court by adding new justices and a second Depression of 1937. He was rescued only by the war in Europe in 1939 and the GOP's nomination of "the barefoot boy from Wall Street," Wendell Willkie.

What can be called Harry Truman's second term was a disaster.

In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atom bomb and China fell to Mao. In 1950, the Rosenbergs were convicted as atomic spies for Stalin and North Korea invaded the South,...