AFRICANGLOBE – The Conservatives, Republicans, and Tea Baggers have decided that liberty and freedoms in America are being usurped by the government and President Obama’s policies. With the passage of the Patriot Act and individual mandates in the Affordable Care Act, everyone feels that “Big Brother” is looking over our shoulder.
There are three branches of government, the Executive, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial. Without laws and regulations our country would turn into a state of chaos and anarchy and the system would become dysfunctional. America is a great country because the system works, and you can be born into poverty, and work hard and build a global empire.
A prime example
President Obama is an example of the personal freedoms that we enjoy in America.
President Obama was not born into a wealthy family and he was forced to take out loans to complete his education, but he had a dream. Even though he was biracial, he was determined to make a difference in the world, and eventually he became the first African-American president. He is concerned with all Americans having more access to voting, a good job, and entering the middle class.
The secret to the American system is there are checks and balances, and the president is not able to operate without a constitution, rules, and regulations. There are times when the president will use an executive order to circumvent a rule, but it is basically a procedural order, and nothing fundamental to the system.
Allow the president to follow plan
As the president, President Obama makes mistakes, and things don’t work out the way he always plans. President Obama has acknowledged many times that he was wrong, but this should not stop the president from following his plan. There is absolutely no way the president should repeal the Affordable Care Act, because there are computer and administrative glitches.
There is a massive bureaucracy, two legislative houses, and a judiciary system, that the president must manage, and there will be problems. The president has tried to be transparent with his administration, but at times, it is impossible to know everything.
Nevertheless, the president has tried to be a man of his word.
He has created a new healthcare system that will give million of Americans an opportunity to healthcare. He has improved an economy that was on the edge of bankruptcy, and he brought soldiers home from Iraq and in the process of bringing soldiers home from Afghanistan.
I will be the first to say that there are portions of the Patriot Act that could abuse certain freedoms, but it was started by President Bush. In the digital world, politics, economics and security has changed on a national and global scale.
There is no one voice making all the decisions and negotiations will be decided by inclusion and diversity. Conservatives, Republican, and folks in the Tea Party must remember to leave their racism at home, because there are more freedoms in America than any other country on the planet.
By: Roger Caldwell