Weatherford Democrat

November 15, 2012

COLUMN: Problems with Obama remain

William J. Kelly

— About one half of the voting citizens voted for the administration that after four years gave us the following:

• 23 million unemployed, plus those that are underemployed

• An eroding economy

• Religious freedom endangered

• A $3,500 to $4,000 drop in average family income

• A decline in the value of our homes

• Forced insurance coverage and fines if you decline coverage

• High energy prices

• Gay marriage approval

• Abortion approval

• Low international respect

• Two states also voted to legalize the drug marijuana.

Liberals like to blame the Bush administration for many of these items listed above. Logic tells us that even if that is true, it is irrelevant because president Obama was elected to improve most of these ills. He was reelected though he failed to accomplish his goals of 2008.

How do you explain this type of voting? There is an article in the Czech Republic newspaper, Prager Zeitungon, which explains it very well in my opinion. When reading this article, remember that the Czech people lived under communism for many years so they really understand what the loss of individual freedom means.

From the article: “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting to a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.”

The Oxford defines a fool as “a person who acts unwisely.” A person may be fine in all other things, but foolish in politics.

Education may be part of the problem. I know that when I came out of school I did not understand our Constitution. I had facts, but not understanding. Back then, in the 1930s, a person could do just about anything legal without government interference. Of course, we all took these privileges for granted and assumed they would go on forever. And, they can if we elect good Americans as our representatives, those who will be guided by the principles of our Constitution and especially remember that we the people are the government and that they serve at our pleasure.

Now the 2012 election is history! The president’s job is to work for what is best for all the people. We all must hope and pray that the present government will do just that.

Guest columnist William J. Kelly is a Parker County resident and served as 2nd Lt. in World War II in the Eighth Air Force of the US Army/Air Corp.