Letter: Democracy or dictatorship?

Ron Aylward, Marco Island

Democracy or dictatorship?Notwithstanding our many differences, we are all Americans. Our Constitution, not the government, guarantees us rights and freedoms and created three branches of federal government to protect them. A balance of separate powers was established.

However, the Executive Branch, through executive orders, and mandates has now assumed the power to enact laws. Relying upon political support from the Legislature, the Executive Branch has become a "benevolent" dictatorship, reallocating wealth, using tax dollars to bailout banks and troubled industries, spending without regard to ability to pay, creating health care for all, appointing czars to insure its policies are enforced and legislating without regard to and in defiance of the other branches.

At the same time, the Legislative Branch has allowed its legislative responsibility to be usurped. For example, recently a law was passed requiring all terrorists to be tried in military courts. In opposition, the Executive Branch directed its agencies to ignore that law and hold such trials in our civil courts.

The Judicial Branch has also decided to legislate our laws. It has gone so far as commanding the Legislature to pass laws concocted by the judiciary. Its decisions are no longer based upon prior decisions, but upon what a particular judge believes best reflects our society

As citizens accept these trends, exchanging their rights for these "benefits," the more the Executive Branch will dictate. Maintaining benefits outweigh religious beliefs and other constitutional rights, its mandates already have gone the gambit, from its right to declare war to requiring us to use certain light bulbs.

Where will it end?

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woods311 writes:

Ron, it will end when the silent majority go to the polls armed with the idea of "I.L.A.C."

No matter how informed, or what your reason for voting for a candidate,it is becoming more and more apparent that our system has been hijacked,
and we continue to be forced to vote for the lessor of two evils.

Democrats and Republicans, are two sides of the same dirty coin.

It is time to quit expecting the "Problem" to solve the "Problem".

The time has come for "I.L.A.C."

"I lack confidence in the promises of these candidates."

After all the occupations, and tea parties, the only poll that counts, is the vote in November.

Let the people go to the voting booth armed with the awareness of "I.L.A.C."

If a "super majority" vote "I.L.A.C." on any candidates, in any race, no matter their party affiliation.
It means , to quote a Trumpisim, "You are Fired.", or "TERM" limits.

I would like to see "I.L.A.C." on every ballot in the country.
You can help.

It is doable, simple, and inexpensive to put a place on our ballot, so that we can vote "none of the above", "I.L.A.C.".
It can be done prior to the November 2012 elections.
If the politicians or bureaucrats won't do it, write in," I.L.A.C."

"I.L.A.C." works within the system provided by our founding fathers, to change our government when needed, at the "The ballot box."

Thanks to the power of the internet the idea of "I.L.A.C.", can be spread about this different choice, and the corrupt, self serving politicians can't stop it.

I believe, that just the awareness that people are considering " I.L.A.C." will cause the politicians to be more careful when making campaign promises.
If not, we will keep sending them home until someone "GETS IT"

Thank you politician for spending all that money and supporting the economy. "NEXT".

A peaceful revolution is possible, local, state and federal, "I.L.A.C.",

If we keep doing what we have always been doing, we will keep getting what we have always been getting.

pmz writes:

One of the most powerful tennents of our Constitution is it's strict proscription for its' Ammendment and interpretation.

People like this writer would like to trash all of that and turn over the responsibilities of the Suprem Court to uneducated conservative entertainers for profit.

I'm sure that the creators of our great founding document are spinning in their graves as the assault on their life's work continues.

colinkelly2 writes:

Oh, the writers of the Constitution are spinning, all right. Our president has routinely ignored it to get what he wants.

Constitution? He don't need no stinking Constitution.

pmz writes:

Another voice from the wild that believes that our Constitution empowers him, personally, to interpret and enforce it. Just the thing that the Constitution is designed to protect our democracy from.

He wants more for him and less of what the Constitution provides for us.

Conservatism wants to end the reign of we the people and enact a plutocracy of wealthy white males exactly as we left behind.

Naples71 writes:

Congress holds the purse strings. If the Executive issues an Executive Order and it costs money to enact all they have to do is not write the check. It is called checkes (no pun intended) and ballances.

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