With the upcoming election, there is the usual mudslinging and personal bashing that we have come to love. While on the surface, the two presidential candidates (Mitt Romney and Barack Obama) seem to be polar opposites, but on closer inspection, they appear to be one in the same.
While there have been many discussions about our economy, wars in the Middle East, and our welfare system, there seems to be little discussion on how the court systems would be transformed if Barack Obama is elected to a second term. A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings. If history is any indication, the circuit appeals courts are basically a pool where Supreme Court judges are picked. If Obama's picks are the majority on the Supreme Court, one better get used to rulings that are equivocal to the Affordable Care Act; in other words, what Obama wants, Obama gets.
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have voiced their support in bailing out the banks and the large corporations on Wall Street, while many of us on Main Street are forced to pay for these bailouts. Both think Iran should be starved and sanctioned, and, let's be honest, both candidates are itching to invade Iran because they might acquire a nuclear weapon. Both candidates have proposed further trampling of the constitution by simply ignoring Congress and the people and starting these preemptive wars on their own accord.
Both candidates have refused to even consider monitoring the Federal Reserve, even though the Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, has continued his assault on the value of the American dollar. The miserable "War on Drugs" has been a complete and utter failure, yet again, the two candidates want to pursue this war in the same fashion that has been getting thousands of people killed, costing American taxpayers billions of dollars, and still not curbing the rate of drug use. Both candidates are for detaining American citizens without trial, indefinitely, and assassinating Americans if they are considered "Terrorists".
It seems that times ahead are bleak. How quickly things have changed in the past 15 years, or even four years. Although I never claimed to be a fortune teller, if this ship is not righted, or at least, changes direction, we are headed for a black future.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom