Commentary: Do we need more failed leadership?

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming America.”
– Barack Obama, Oct 30, 2008

“We are going to have to change our conversation, we are going to have to change our traditions, our history, we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
– Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008

So how will America look if our next president continues the onslaught and pillage of American culture and values after the Obamas are but a bad memory? How many more presidential terms of progressive plunder will it take to dismantle 239 years of freedom and prosperity in America of which most Americans are proud to boast? Try to imagine another term or two of reckless spending, scandal, social division, failed foreign policy and feckless leadership.

Under another liberal president, will the Internal Revenue Service become so entrenched in political contempt that federal tax payments will be based on party loyalty? Imagine a tax policy that favors the Democratic Party and increases the tax burden on the opposition party. Recall Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organization Unit of the IRS and the 2013 targeting scandal that forced tea party members and other conservatives to pony up more tax dollars simply because of their political stripes. Will another democratic term or two tip the scales in favor of this kind of lopsided tax policy?

Michelle Obama says that our conversation must change. So how will America look when we’re all required to conform to rules and standards of political correctness issued by some oversized federal agency to avoid doing or saying something not sanctioned by federal code?

President Obama says that he will fundamentally transform America but our guiding principles are clearly spelled out in our Constitution. Would there be some effort by Mr. Obama to ignore or circumvent our constitution? I think so. Might there be an effort by the next liberal president to do the same? I think so, and I think it has something to do with, “We The People.” Imagine that!

Imagine how things might look if the next president decides to follow Obama’s lead in undermining the character of this nation. Imagine how things might look if the next president decides to practice political division rather than political consensus. Does this country need more failed leadership? How will she look ? How will America look?

Leroy Donald is a Stephens City resident.

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