I am a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and have been following the campaign for president.
In recent political advertisements, President Barack Obama is said to have saved the auto industry. An industry, I'm told, that is responsible for eight out of 10 private sector jobs in Ohio.
Unfortunately, according to George Mason University law professor Todd Zywicki, Obama decided to ignore bankruptcy law and precedent while he used taxpayer money to bailout GM and Chrysler.
This bailout was not about saving jobs. It was about paying off the United Auto Workers union. If it were only about saving jobs, they could have been saved using normal bankruptcy procedures, at a lower cost to our government.
Similarly, Obama decided not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act and he loosened immigration law enforcement with the stroke of a pen.
It matters not if you agree with these decisions. For, if the new normal is to break the law or to not enforce laws in order to payoff favored groups and organizations, we'll all be singing Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat song soon.
When we are no longer ruled by laws, but by men, we may as well have a monarchy. So, let's go back under British rule. I hear they have a great welfare system and free health care for all. Or let's ask the Sultan of Brunei to be our ruler so we can all have beachfront property and live in the tropics with multiple wives (sorry ladies, Brunei doesn't have a provision for women to have multiple husbands).
What? That's not everyone's version of Utopia? Imagine that. And maybe that's the problem: With Obama, we are having an elitist Utopia forced upon us with laws being broken or ignored in the process.
"Come Mr. Tallyman, tally me banana."
Beam me up, Scotty!