Letter: Congress needs to stand up to Obama’s bullying
Since being given the second chance he did not earn, the president has behaved as the neighborhood bully that tells everyone else, "If you don’t play by my rules, I’ll leave and take the bats with me."
This might be understood among young children, but as the example of America’s presidential ability, it stinks. At age 74, I believed I had seen the best and the worst in our presidents, but I was wrong.
He ignores the Constitution as often as he can get away with it and plays dangerous games with the laws and values that built our country, and with the help of tainted media who either ignore the wrong decisions or cover for him, the "news" reports fail when it comes to unbiased facts, aka truth. How has this nation, with what we believed was a free and independent press, fallen to such a low? Somehow his plans to dismantle America and reshape it to suit his personal beliefs must be stopped.
Congress, in my opinion, needs to stand up to his bullying and know that there are enough citizens left who are willing to stand with them. The president does not run America. We, the representatives we send to speak for us, make the laws, and even a president is supposed to respect and follow these laws.
I would gladly take cuts in benefits if it will help decrease the painful deficit. And if the government will stop using our benefits as their slush fund (this began under Democrat control), we can make our nation strong again, not weak as those nations steeped in socialism.
There are many who think government is supposed to take care of them, but this includes only our defense and maintaining law and order. It does not mean buying our diapers and burying us. We took care of ourselves in the beginning and then later helped others to do the same. Dear God, how we have changed.
It isn’t too late to make us strong again, but only if we have the backbone to do it.