The Honeymoon: Back to Reality

Let me first say that the intent of this blog is not politics…I care about politics, I happen to love politics, but the purpose of this blog is religious freedom and the whole Christian to Atheist mindset..and other stuff of course.Political times, however, will call for more politically minded times and thusly my posts may take the occassional political twist, so I am sorry if that bugs any of my regular readers, I still value your time and will be back to the normal routine shortly.

Yesterday I got all sappy about Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. Yesterday history was made and I am eternally greatful to have been alive to see this day. There is a time though when you have to get down to business, and that day is today. Today, we must talk policies and we MUST see Change.

The Honeymoon starts today. President Obama has made a lot of promises, he has used a lot of strong language, and given profound amounts of hope to millions…Today though, we must look past the googly eyed awe and wonder so many of us have right now and hold this new President up to the highest of standards.

In the spirit of my buddy Ronald Daniels last blog post, there are a few things I expect from President Obama, and I expect those things to be done within four weeks from today (I am more generous than Ron). If those things are not done, and according to which things are not done I will give him the same stiff opposition that I have given George Bush for the majority of his two terms.

The short list is here:

  1. President Obama should immediately repeal the Patriot Act and Patriot Act part II (the renewed version, goes by the same name), as the Patriot Act gives the Federal Government powers that it should not have, the many problems I have with it we don’t have time nor space for here…but I do think  Obama knows the inherent problems with it because he spoke against it moments before he voted to reinstate it in 2006 (if I remember correctly). I expect him to follow a correct conscious and protect the Constitution of this country as he has recently sworn to do.
  2. Call for a full investigation of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney (Titles neither of them deserve) and any possible abuse of Executive powers that may have occurred in the last 8 years. Included in this should Constitution, honeymoon, requirements, expectations, hope, change, reality, real world, impeachment, 911, Patriot act, be an investigation of every staff member, cabinet member, and the ENTIRE Justice Department for any sort of corruption that may have occurred. Following this, Impeachments should be brought before Congress and Bush and Cheney should be tried to the fullest extent of the law.
  3. Sift through every single Executive Line-Item piece of legislation and notes to determine the constitutionality of every single one…no matter how long it takes, and repeal those that are found to be unconstitutional. If any are found, impeach President Bush and hold him accountable.
  4. Reinvestigate 9/11. It’s a long shot, but it should be done
  5. Educate Himself on the problems behind Fiat currency and the reasons why the economy is in the toilet right now…Find real economists that know the ROOTS of the problems we are having (1914) and bring about the necessary changes to fix the economy permanently

I will think of more, and I am sure Ron can addendize my own….

Do these things, President Obama, do them quickly and the honeymoon can continue…neglect them and I will call for your own impeachment for not fulfilling the oath of office you took yesterday.

Good luck in doing so…

Comment below:

What would you ask President Obama to do first? What does he need to do to earn your trust?

  • 1. Patriot Act scaled, gutted, and cleaned. AKA done away with. This can be done by Executive Order indicating the powers granted by the Act are no longer to be used by Executive Officers.

    2. Hank Paulson, SEC Chair Cox, and Chris Dodd/Barney Frank – investigation time.

    3. Stand up to Pelosi and Reid, tell them what will go down.

    4. Declassify all government documents relating to the Warren Commission, Watergate, and 9/11.

    5. Dismantle Dept of Homeland Security, collapse into NSA/DoD.

    6. The only thing he could do to gain my satisfaction forever, is to purpose a Balanced Budget and a Balanced Budget Amendment. Neither of which are very likely.

    7. Student Loan Bailout. I have no Student Loan Debts, but this is needed.

  • I hope Obama will be a better president and I really hope Americans will get the changes they need.. 🙂

  • Eric Soto

    I want him to actually work on getting troops out of Iraq and bring about at least some kind of healthcare reform

  • Obama had one thing done perfectly well before even leaving the inauguration platform. That is, he had Elizabeth Alexander recite her inaugural poem "Praise song for the day." of which the last three sentences say what is needed to solve our challenging problems:

    What if the mightiest word is love?

    Love beyond marital, filial, national,

    love that casts a widening pool of light,

    love with no need to pre-empt grievance.

    In today’s sharp sparkle, this winter air,

    any thing can be made, any sentence begun.

    On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp,

    praise song for walking forward in that light.

    President Bush had a big need to pre-empt grievance and we have seen the results of that. Obama IS doing and will do the opposite. And we will be happy with the results, but we all need to walk forward in the light.

  • Yep I could see this one coming way back when, no man can save the world however popular and charismatic he may be. Tony Blair made a heap load of incredible promises to the UK years back, not only were they lies, he dragged us into the Iraq War and started talking about God when it all came crashing down. I’m not saying Obama will make as serious mistakes as Blair, but he will disappoint, the media have made sure of it. Think, when was the last time the TV and press praised anyone so consistently without knocking them down again later on? A martyr to popularity is always going to fail in the eyes of the media, however much they achieve. To sort out the economy would mean involving almost every country in the world, a total rethink of capitalism itself. Sustainability is the key not growth. As for sweeteners – how about a global year off from taxes and free education online for everyone – recognised as equivalent to any university standards? Skills pay the bills.

  • As much as I can understand the wish for justice and the wish to bring George before an trial, is the inner peace not the higher value.
    Why divide Americans about the past when they could united work for a better future?

    Happy Blogging

    • Matt

      I can’t for the life of me understand why it would be OK for GW and Cheney to get away with the murder of 500,000 Iraqi Civilians and it NOT be ok for 20 hijackers to take out 3000 US lives….

      apathy is not the answer here, sorry but that wont fly

  • While technically I deleted your comment, it wasn’t an intentional snub….I neglected to edit that page to disallow comments when I created it a few days ago.

    Whoops!

    Sorry Rev.!

    -The Rev.

  • Like most people I wish Obama well considering what he is faced with. I also believe that expectations for what he will do are set a little too high unless he gets the needed co-operation from both parties.

    His promise to get the troops out of Iraq is only so that he can send them to Afghanistan where who knows how long they’ll be there or how many more lives will be lost. It is doubtful whether he will be able to convince other Nato countries to continue – my country (Canada) has already set a date to leave Afghanistan by 2011 and our government has said this is NOT going to change.

    I don’t believe he will start investigations on the Bush administration preferring to look forward rather than dealing with the past.

  • Matt from what I’ve heard you say about 9/11 I bet you’ll agree with this YouTube video RON PAUL: WHAT IF… The American People Learn Truth! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fTVn2tMI3E