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Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:00 am

Earlier in March, Aretha Franklin was entertaining at the White House and Obama got up to praise her and mentioned her hit single “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” but after several tries couldn’t spell it and gave up. For a man who has no respect for the American people, this is no surprise.

This is also the man who thinks we have 57 states, believes that raising the debt limit doesn’t add one dollar to the deficit, that there is not a “smidgen” of corruption in the IRS, and the blatantly unconstitutional blanket warrant of the NSA is A-OK with him.

Now we have his new budget that has $1 trillion more in taxes, which is on top of the over $2 trillion more that was unleashed on the private business sector by our unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy on Jan. 1, 2014, with over 3,000 more regulations. Not only is this budget from socialism fantasyland, it breaks a law that was passed just 10 weeks ago — the Ryan-Murray Bill — that put a limit on discretionary spending. Barry’s budget goes over that limit by $56 billion. No problem, says Barry, just pass another bill that will allow this spending to go forward. Laws mean nothing to this president or his party.

As Thomas Sowell put it in his article in the Lodi News-Sentinel on March 6, “Freedom is not free; as long as millions of Americans vote on the basis of who gives them free stuff, look for their freedom — and all our freedom — to be eroded away, bit by bit.”

How do you feel to have voted for this disaster, putting yourselves before the security of the nation and the future of your children and your children’s children so you can have your freebies? Anyone with a conscience should at least have buyer’s remorse. What Thomas Jefferson warned us of so long ago is coming to pass: “Experience hath shown that, even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

Ron Portal

Lodi

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33 comments:

  • Brian Dockter posted at 11:36 am on Sun, Apr 13, 2014.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2830

    Ms. Bobbin stated:

    When the "PEOPLE" actually start writing the LAWS of this nation directly, or voting on them directly (aside from the obvious exceptions of "propositions," let me know.

    -Chuckle,

    The "People" put "People" in office who, in turn, write laws, and then vote on them.
    What part of that don't you understand, Ms. Bobbin?

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:21 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2830

    Steve,

    Please stop reminding us you don't take any Black Conservatives seriously.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 6:32 pm on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Who are our elected representatives elected to represent?

    Double DURP![sleeping][sleeping]

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:52 am on Thu, Apr 10, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    It's not a matter of being aware or not, it's a matter of due process and I think even Presidents are innocent until proven guilty. Now if anyone has any evidence that Barry has committed any high crimes or misdemeanors by all means impeach until then you just sound petty.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:10 pm on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    It's now confirmed - ROFLMAO and DURP are two of the most effective ways of belittling another commentor - and so mature to boot!!

    When the "PEOPLE" actually start writing the LAWS of this nation directly, or voting on them directly (aside from the obvious exceptions of "propositions," let me know.

    Until then - look up the definition of "representational government" and then tell me about "We the people."

    DURP!

    [lol]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:33 am on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    ROFLMAO! [lol]

    The first three words of our Constitution are WE THE PEOPLE!

    DURP! [sleeping]

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 4:31 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    Apparently YOUR boy Barry sure does.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 3:10 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    YOUR OPINION

    I think you can agree in that were it didn't fail was in actually still being around. After numerous attempts to repeal, defund and slander along with a dismal rollout here we are today reaching the number of enrollees the CBO said was necessary. Whether or not Obamacare is successful or not we will have to wait and see but what Obama did accomplish is finally giving healthcare to every man woman and child in this country and putting us well on our way to socialized medicine. That is a huge victory for the left.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:06 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "Do you really think the best use of the Constitution is to veto the will of the American people?"

    Oh, Horrors! If this country was ruled by "the will of the people" we'd be still stuck in the 19th century and slavery would still be our main source of labor.

    I think that Mr. Liebich has decided that our government should work in some other manner than abiding by the Constitution - a document of which he has little understanding judging by many of his comments.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:23 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    I don't but Obama clearly does...

    Obama took the Presidential Oath, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States but has unilaterally declared that certain provisions of Obamacare not be enforced. Barack Obama is making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution as are those who continue to support him.

    The U.S. Constitution says that the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed". So when Obama declares that he will not enforce certain provisions of Obamacare, he is directly violating the Constitution.

    If the U.S. Congress still had a shred of respect for the Constitution, they would immediately demand that Obama enforce the law as written. If Obama refused, they should IMMEDIATELY impeach him.

    We are a country that is run by the rule of law, and just because Obama’s new law completely screws up one-sixth of the economy does not mean that he can unilaterally change it. In our system, Congress makes the laws and the President enforces them. If we allow any president to unilaterally change laws whenever he does not like them, then that puts us dangerously close to having a dictator in the White House.

    Bottom line: Obama has broken his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Article II, Section 1.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:48 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    The American people elected Obama to a second term partially to protect Obamacare with the veto pen. The Constitution you're referring to establishes the veto authority of a sitting President and requires 2/3 majority vote to override. Do you have a problem with the rules of government in our Constitution?

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 5:59 am on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    EPIC FAIL.

     
  • Christina Welch posted at 4:16 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 368

    What's the point, really? It may have passed in the House, but it has no chance in the Democratically-controlled Senate.

     
  • Christina Welch posted at 4:13 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 368

    What's the point, really? It may have passed in the House, but it will never go anywhere in the Democratically-controlled Senate.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:36 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Do you really think the best use of the Constitution is to veto the will of the American people?

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:38 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    The fact that you are "not aware of any unconstitutional actions" nor aware of the impeachment charges that have been brought up is quite comical. Perhaps you should read the ENFORCE the Law Act rather than ignore it.
    [lol]

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 12:56 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    Get a veto proof majority and come back when you do.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 12:55 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    It only means nothing because nothing will come of it that's one reason the Constitution establishes three branches of government, so any one can't force it's agenda on the other two.

    I am not aware of any unconstitutional actions I would think if Obama had committed any he would be brought up on impeachment charges maybe the right doesn't charge him because the like him so much and not because they haven't taken place.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 12:46 pm on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    Thought I just mentioned one

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:55 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    It only means nothing to those who don't mind Obama’s unconstitutional actions.
    [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:51 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    The Constitution allows Congress to override a presidential veto.[sleeping]

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 10:12 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2380

    How can someone quote Thomas Sowell and expect to be taken seriously?

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 9:09 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    ERIC, the long list of successful libral programs are still MIA? Apparently you can't come up with any because none exists.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:24 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    No I thinks it is probably his ability to veto an law coming across his desk that repeals Obamacare.

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:22 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    So what the House has voted to defund Obamacare over 50 times, means nothing.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:48 pm on Sun, Apr 6, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    The ENFORCE the Law Act just passed the House of Representatives by a 233 to 81 vote, with 5 Democrats joining Republicans in protesting Obama’s unconstitutional actions.
    [sleeping]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:43 pm on Sun, Apr 6, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Wakey wakey Walter... there are currently 90 channels. [sleeping]

    http://tunein.com/radio/options/The-Alex-Jones-Show-p20008/

     
  • Joe Baxter posted at 4:48 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1846

    The Constitution? Apparently Barry Boy has already cut the origional, and all of the copies he can get his hands on, in 4-1/2" strips and has them wound around a roller hanging next to his personal toilet. It appears this is what he thinks is the best use for the American Constitution.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 4:08 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1117

    Infowars: 0 channels found

    [lol]

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 3:06 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1513

    Good Grief is Ron family or what maybe you could save him some time LNS and just reprint one letter from Ron over and over again, same thing. Hang in there Ronny Boy less than three years to go, personally I'm pulling for ya.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:06 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Interesting Thomas Jefferson quote - cherry-picked from the preamble of a bill Jefferson presented advocating for "liberal" and FREE education for all.

    Wonder how many votes Jefferson received for offering THAT FREEBIE?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:03 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    It seems that is becoming clear that President Obama's administration will certainly outlive Mr. Portal's letters to the editor - and he can't do a thing about it.

    With each succeeding weekly letter, his level of hate-speech, anger, outrage, and apoplectic rants certainly cannot be very healthy. Time to calm down, Mr. Portal.

    Apoplectic Definition: "Someone who is apoplectic is not just mad — they're so filled with rage, they can barely communicate."

    If President Obama leaves this country in anywhere NEAR the condition as did George Walker Bush and we survived the mess, I suppose we can do it again. But I doubt GWB's record can be topped.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:15 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Opologists are slowly waking up Mr. Portal. Meet my friend Carey.

    http://youtu.be/VIMnIh10po0

     

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