Change didn't work so now it's time to move forward. President Obama is set to give his inaugural address on January 21, 2013, amidst the ever present curse of the second term. The economy is sluggish and the debt is outrageous. What do I want to hear from Obama at his inauguration?
Actually, I would prefer he said nothing. But since he has to speak, I want him to talk truth. I'm much more cynical now than I was four years ago about the government. I want to know that my rights as an individual are going to be protected and that there will be actual transparency in government.
In his first inaugural address on January 20, 2009, Obama said, "At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill and vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents." Today, we stand with our Second Amendment Rights in peril.
Mr. Obama is expected to pass executive orders on guns and is actually considering 19 other executive orders. This is in affront to an ideal of democracy, to checks and balances. Who is going to keep President Obama in check? And will he continue to take away my liberties, guaranteed to me by the Bill of Rights, in his second term? No price is too steep for our freedom.
I want transparency in government. In the same inaugural speech, Obama said, "And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government." This is not a joke, sadly. The public demands that those who manage our dollars be held accountable. The entire system is a sham, and we're the ones being lied to.
Obama has asked for an increase in the debt ceiling. And inaction could lead to the markets recoiling and interest rates going through the roof. To be fair, this is not all Obama's fault. Congress is a mess and no true negotiations can be made on the debt crisis. Someday, we will have to pay for this squander.
And I have something else to add about transparency in government. So far, this administration has avoided the Benghazi scandal. No one has lost their heads over this. I'm not expecting that this be talked about at the inauguration, but someday Mr. President you are going to have to come clean. Four Americans died and as you said before, the buck stops with you.
President Obama you are a wolf in sheep's clothing and I don't trust you. All I want is my individual rights protected and a government that is responsible with what we give to it. Is this too much to ask for your second term? Probably, but it seems we have no other choice.