Tomorrow we will once again celebrate July 4th marking the day thirteen colonies told the most powerful man on Earth, King George III, to take a hike.
Like most Fourth of July celebrations, I’m sure there will be picnics, parades, and fireworks. While we could all use a good party now and again, I personally will be taking tomorrow to reflect exactly where we are as a country.
As everyone knows, the Fourth of July is the day we celebrate declaring our independence from the British monarchy. By nature, we’re a very independent bunch, and we don’t like being told what to do without at least having our say in advance. The big issue back in those days (and still is) was taxation without representation. King George dealt with that issue in a tyrannical manner. We let him know we wouldn’t stand tyrants and fought and won our independence.
History has a funny way of repeating itself.
Today, we’re witnessing a leader of our country behaving in a very similar tyrannical manner. The big difference is that this time it’s not a British king who thinks he can run all over us but instead it’s the President of the United States himself.
Yesterday, a poll of Americans found that a majority of them believe that Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. I’ve been saying this for a long time. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one noticing. The only difference between my opinion and that reflected in the poll is that I think you could go back and look even prior to the Second World War and come up with the same result.
It’s not only the list of “gates” and policy disasters that Obama has collected during his tenure (ObamaCare, Benghazi, NSA, IRS scandal, Syrian red line, Ukraine mess, early exit from Iraq, and the swap of the deserter for the Taliban 5 to name a few) but it’s also the arrogant kinglike manner in which he carries out all these activities.
Just yesterday Emperor Obama announced to everyone that if Congress won’t do what he wants he’ll just do it himself. Evidently, as far as he’s concerned Congress and the Supreme Court are just some sort of ceremonial window dressing he has to deal with on occasion. He’s probably particularly perturbed with the Supreme Court which finished its term this time out by putting him in his place on every issue confronting them.
Clearly someone who thinks he’s as powerful as he obviously does isn’t going to take that kind of slap in the face lying down. Forget those silly checks and balances. No this old boy threw a temper tantrum in the form of a press conference to let everyone know that the stupid Supreme Court and ridiculous Congress couldn’t tell him what to do. He beat his chest and raised his scepter to declare for all who would listen that he thinks he’s completely in charge and he’s going to prove it.
In my opinion, he’s now crossing a line.
I intend to take this weekend to think about how we go about taking back this great country and making it work the way the Founders intended. I love my country and will do everything in my power to get the word out that if the worst president in our history continues to blatantly break the law then impeachment should strongly be considered. In the meantime, I’ll urge my fellow citizens to do everything in their power to take steps necessary to insure that the nation functions as the Founders intended. That starts with electing a Republican majority to the United States Senate.
Let’s celebrate the greatest country in the world this weekend in the usual way, and if the worst president continues to thwart the law let’s exercise the lawful right we hold in these circumstances—impeachment.