Blogged by Charles Butler October 1, 2013
Here we are October 1, 2013 and the beginning of a new era for America, and the decline into a mediocre nation like the rest of the world. Mr. Obama’s strategy is to grin and continue an agenda of American Unexceptionalism, regardless what he states publicly.
President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama should be at the head of the line signing up for the Affordable Healthcare Act, showing America how to sign up for Obamacare, which is supposed to be his legacy program. Excuse me but…! Did I miss the White House or Washington, D.C. neighborhood photo op? Where are the Obamas getting their healthcare insurance online in the Oval Office or the Residence Quarters?
Mr. Obama and his family should set an example by showing America the way on national television in front of laptop computer. I think it would be a great example and photo op, the first family should be the first participants in this new landmark healthcare program this designated for all Americans except those exempted by the president and his fundraising cronies. We know President Obama exempted his family, himself and the federal government out of his signature program. Presdient Obama considers himself and other above us as the “political elite.”
The American public should be outraged at United States Congress and President Obama for imposing such a draconian and authoritarian law called the Affordable Healthcare Act on the citizenry. The Congress and President Obama excluded themselves and the federal government without any conscience from this poor form of health care and coverage. If Obamacare is good enough for the American people, that it should be good enough for all the people, including the first family, the U.S. Congress, big business, and labor unions.
The American people are outraged and our government and its leaders about the implementation of a health care plan that has proved a failure in the United Kingdom, and Canada. We are working with an administration under Mr. Obama that wants to see American democracy reduced to the social Democratic government of the European Union.
What the American people have never understood about Barack Obama is that he is truly does not possess an American mentality. His mentality is that of a foreigner that you United States as an imperial power and he acknowledges that indoctrination during his formative years. he didn’t play baseball as boy, or American football, he grew up as an Indoesian Muslim, stepson of Lolo Soetoro.
When I see video clips of Mr. Obama making the statement “we have just five days until we began to transform America,” I’ve often wondered aloud “why would you want to transform America!” Yesterday we watch President Obama take the podium and share incorrect information with the people about the Affordable Healthcare Act. At this stage of the game, Mr. Obama clearly knows the facts from fiction about his program. Therefore, I would have to conclude that President Obama is misleading The People intentionally. I guess what upsets me most is that he totally ignores the wishes of The People.
Personally, I do not want to see America transformed from what she is, we are the greatest nation ever to have graced this earth. As I travel around the country, I hear citizens often quoting Thomas Jefferson’s reference to rebellion against the government in a letter to his good friend William Smith “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
This is an interesting quote from Jefferson who used it numerous times in letters to his friends such as James Madison and others to communicate clearly that he believed rebellion, and armed rebellion, as being necessary to “warn its rulers from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance” to “preserve its liberties.” In addition, in the letter to Smith Jefferson writes with regard to armed and violent Shays’ Rebellion: “and can history produce an instance of rebellion so honorably conducted?” Howard furthermore it should be noted that, Mr. Jefferson believed the Shays Rebellion was because the people were uninformed about the facts.
Upon hearing, numerous Americans refer to Thomas Jefferson’s letter to William Smith, and his other references about rebellion by the people I can think of no better circumstances that fit this situation. I went to several libraries to research and read about Mr. Jefferson meaning of the statement in the context of which was written.
The only other time in recent history I can remember American people being so upset with its government, were street portests to end the meaningless war in a faraway country called Vietnam in the late 1960’s. We saw several years of protests that became bloody, violent, and deadly with the university shooting of student protesters. Ironically, one of the most violent rebels was a Barack Obama mentor Bill Ayers, former Weatherman, spared prison like his contemporaries because his father was the Chairman of ComED in Illinois. Was Vietnam, a war that first was a Civil War that we made into an international conflict pitting Buddhists against Catholics, communist against democracy, the United States against the Soviets and Chinese, and the profiteering by corporations at the expense of American youth, will be debated for decades to come? IT was an eye-opening period for The People in that we learned we could not trust information or explanations coming from the United States government.
Many of these things can be felt today as we look at the implementation of Obamacare, ongoing wars, and profiteering in Afghanistan and Iraq. The various scandals surrounding the Obama administration, fast and furious, the IRS targeting tea party 501(c)(3)’s, the NSA spying on citizens and our allies, the debacle of the Syrian chemical weapons issue, the elevating of Russia and Vladimir Putin to a super power status all again by an amateur.
This scenario sums up the enactment of Obamacare for me : At the Republican National Convention last summer, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice invoked the phrase as well, noting that “we are the most successful economic and political experiment in human history. That is the true basis of American exceptionalism. You see, the essence of America, what really unites us, is not nationality or ethnicity or religion. It is an idea.”
Historians say it was Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville who first used the word “exceptional” to describe the new nation in the early 19th century.
I am sorry. Mr. Obama is clearly an amateur at leading by example or governing from the executive branch.
When will Mr. Obama and Mrs. Obama and his family sign up for the Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as Obamacare.