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Obama Is Not King

rk58 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:18 PM
Nope.. a dictator doesn't have a court system to overrule him. And uses terror/fear to impose his will.. generally using a police force reporting just to him to make sure folks are doing as their told. We do NOT have: 1) a co-opted justice system; 2) a terror oriented secret police; We still have: freedom to criticize the government either verbally or in print. Until all these things are otherwise, we do NOT have a dictator. I understand your frustration.. I really do.. but lets keep some perspective here.
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...