Are we headed to Third World status?

I can't help but wonder if Obamacare was not a far-reaching plan to increase the power of the Executive Office, thereby diminishing the power of the other two branches. If allowed to exist in its present form after congressional approval and presidential signature, does "The Affordable Care Act" not become the law of the land? If it is the law, as I understand the Constitution, only Congress can amend or change it.

If Obama is given free rein to change the law to suit those in his favor while denying change to a religious group, which the law without doubt violates their long taught faithful beliefs, is he not usurping the power given to Congress by the Constitution? A congressperson who lets this pass without causing a very big noise is, in my humble opinion, not fit to be a congressperson.

This year, more than 50,000 new laws were added to the enormous volumes of laws, rules, and regulations already restricting our freedoms. The elitist, power-hungry people we continue to put back in office are speeding the efforts of who or whatever is attempting to change America. The first part of my life I constantly heard politicians and people on the street brag about the United States being the greatest country on Earth, yet we elected, twice, a man whose only purpose was and is to change it. He is accomplishing his goal with very little objection from Congress.

What happened to individual responsibility, freedom, success, failure, the very personal qualities that built this once great country? Can we be far away from Third World status, where a king rules the subjects?

Keith Crosby 

Newnan



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