THE CASE FOR TERM LIMITS

A Washington Post article by Jonathan Zimmerman titled “End presidential term limits” includes his own arguments against the ending of presidential term limits. I doubt that the Obama worshiping progressive liberal even recognizes how wrong he is as he argues and even more effectively counter-argues his own point.

He quotes Democratic Senator Harley Kilgore from 1947, “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired, as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again”. He then compares the quote to President Obama’s rapid and drastic drop in popularity as Democrats distance themselves from the president and his disaster known as Obamacare.

He obviously believes that all Democrats, despite the radical ideology of any party head, must not only follow but also promote, their Demander-in-Chief, right or wrong, without objection. Zimmerman explains that Democratic lawmakers need not face the wrath of a president who cannot be reelected. Here I have to ask why a president must show wrath. The American public does not want or need a vengeful leader. However, indignation such as this tends to be common among liberals. He goes on to suggest that Obama, in his second and final term, need not follow the will of the voters either. He falsely led his voters into a Jim Jones situation. Even they are refusing the Kool-Aid now.

Zimmerman also quotes George Washington out of context to express his ill thought point. “I can see no propriety in precluding ourselves from the service of any man who, in some great emergency, shall be deemed universally most capable of serving the public”. The quote which obviously excludes reference to unlimited terms of public service is used to bolster his attempt to do away with term limits for the presidency. Washington willingly stepped down after his second term.

For progressive Democrats, unlimited tyrannical rule is justified as long as they agree with the tyrant. Harry Reid is a prime example of why this should not happen for either party. He, like President Obama, is unwilling to compromise on any issue. Rather, they constantly admonish Republicans for not giving them everything they want. It’s either bowing to their radical ideology or being called an obstructionist.

It looks as if the progressive movement is well under way. We now have much of our industry nationalized via regulation and taxation. Such heavy regulation is stifling any competitive edge America once had. Employment is down and dependency on government programs is up. Socialized medicine is on the way in. Soon, a single payer system will overtake the medical industry rationing care and choosing who receives any care.

In just five years, this president has devastated industry, demoralized the citizenry into government sponsored poverty, decimated our military superiority, appeased our enemies and alienated our former allies. Virtually every arm of government is now heavily armed and armored for use against an uprising of the citizens. Obama promised this fundamental change. Just think what an unending presidency could do from here.

Zimmerman’s article gives rise to the continued thought that Martial Law might be on the horizon in the minds of progressives to continue the current ruler’s reign. Remember, even Saddam Hussein was supposedly elected via democratic process.

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