Safe in the Shadows      The President hadn’t been down to consult with the Advisor for more than three weeks. Nevertheless, the Advisor had his duty. He must continue to write advice for the President in the Ledger. The wall behind his desk was covered with shelves of presidential advice from his predecessors. When feeling unappreciated, he often pulled out a ledger at random and browsed through it. The ledgers were all filled with handwritten comments, arguments, notes, and laments. All in ink. The Advisor wondered how those who went far before him used quills and straight pens. He used a Waterman’s ebony black fountain pen. Earlier this week, on August 1st, he had seen a very good editorial on the Opinion page of the Wall Street Journal by Daniel Henninger.

President Obama probably hadn’t read it. Too bad, he thought. The article was right on target. Maybe if more media picked up the thread, the President would learn or, at least accept that managing power is very different than acquiring it. If only Saul Alinsky, the President’s ideological mentor, had written about using power instead of focusing on the means to get power. The issue is never the issue nonsense only applies to seizing power by destroying the opposition. President Obama is stuck on the destroying all opposition theology. That’s why he keeps serving up the same stale sound bites and only seems to know what he is doing when out preaching to the choir standing behind his altar.

The Advisor sighed out loud amid his musing.

The President has all the power he needs without usurping Constitutional powers of the judiciary and legislative branches. He pays no heed to the Constitution  or established law. A Republic like ours cannot endure a President who picks and chooses what laws to enforce. He has said he is done with Congress and will use executive powers to do what needs to be done. Those are the words and plans of a king or dictator. Individual freedom is seldom lost in some great struggle. More often it is eroded slowly in hundreds of small actions from the executive branch. The EPA, IRS, HHS, Homeland Security, and Justice Department have all been active in bypassing traditional safeguards to our freedom. Look carefully at the people he puts in charge of important Executive functions. They have every intention  of  establishing  a one-party system dominated by the Progressive Party. Some people still think of it as the Democratic Party. It isn’t.

If the people read and understand Mr. Henninger’s article they will know why President Obama says and does what he does. It is no secret. He has no interest in governing or finding solutions to problems like the economy, the Arab Spring, health care, education, energy independence, or the nation’s morale. He is the ultimate destroyer of the Republic. Without a much more resilient and smarter opposition party, the erosion of  our individual freedom will not end with Obama’s second term.

I must find a way to reach him. My mission is help the President protect and guide the nation. I cannot break my oath but neither can I help him destroy the Republic.

By the author of the Jack Brandon novels. http://www.factsandfictions.com

The author has 27 years of Government service, including two years serving President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s as an advisor. Considering today’s volatile political situation, you are encouraged to pass on this blog or parts of it to your contacts and friends. Comments and dialogue are welcome and helpful.

  • Meeting with President Reagan, Vice President Bush, Deputy National Security Adviser Frank Carlucci and General Colin Powell in the Oval Office.
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