Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

February 6, 2014

Sidestepping Congress has become the norm

Sidestepping Congress becomes norm

Thursday’s Daily News raised my eyebrows.

The Associated Press reported, “[President] Obama vowed ...to sidestep Congress ‘whenever and wherever’ necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.”

Apparently Mr. Manus agrees with Obama’s overall approach and I quote: “I think Obama is trying to do what’s right,” and concluded by praising his efforts.

For those of us who have studied history independent of “state sponsored” schooling, it is very apparent that Obama’s hope and change message is a coded message for socialism. And his “Obamacare” insurance boondoggle is the first step for a “one provider” package. This has been the “modus operandi” before complete government control; e.g., Hitler’s Nazi takeover.

I agree with his statement: “I wish they’d quit bickering. Sometimes I wonder, are they in there for the best of the people, or are they in there to be reelected?”

Sadly, this has become prevalent for “career politicians,” especially with all the perks they have, even when leaving office.

This sidestepping of Congress become the “norm” for our current President.

This is more than all previous Presidents combined. Strange, in that Congress was set up to make the laws, with the executive branch’s duties only to ensure the administration of them.

Councilman Meyer has it right that by bypassing Congress, ‘it is not the way to run the presidency or foster cooperation’.

Considering the divisive nature of the Administration, it should be obvious to all citizens, “There are many screws loose in our political machine today.”

I fear for our country’s future if we continue on the present path. However, I remain optimistic, and I do so because of a certain vision given to General Washington on a cold winter day at Valley Forge: To quote in part: “Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and the Union.’”

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