Do we need a dictator?

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Our country has gone so far left that recovery back to even the middle is doubtful. One man and his agenda is on course to give everyone a “fair” shot through financial redistribution; give everyone health insurance through Obamacare; destroy the coal industry; give the Environmental Protection Agency the power to do as it wishes; downsize our military to be ineffective; bring race back into politics; take God out of the classrooms and any other public events and hand out entitlement benefits to anyone who has a pulse – I could go on and on. But it has brought our country to its knees.

Congressional Democrats and Republicans are so divided that they are useless. Obama is unwilling to compromise on anything; it is his way or the highway. Our government will not tell the truth on the Benghazi, National Security Agency, Internal Revenue Service and the Fast and Furious scandals.

The United States is not respected as a power as it once was, we are no longer respected at all, and we are not feared. There have been so many lies and half-truths, how can we believe anything that comes out of Washington?

The United States is so far from its original values/grassroots that I think it will take a dictator who will work for the good of the country and not a political party to get the country back on the right path to recovery. (I do not want to go to a dictatorship, don’t get me wrong.) Of course the dictator would surround himself/herself with sound conservatives and a few liberals for advice and would have to fire all of Congress and the Supreme Court to get anything going.

This dictator would have to control spending; support the military; do away with unions and the IRS; put attention on education, less the teacher’s union; control the EPA; allow the Keystone pipeline to be built; push for the United States to become energy-independent; encourage free enterprise; and lock Al Gore up.

There are so many things that need attention. There would be no special agendas other than the welfare of the country. This person would have to be trusted to tell the truth no matter how bad it hurts, and would need to inspire economic growth. A conservative dictator would be the answer until we get back on track – then we would go back to general elections.

I am an independent conservative, and desperate times call for desperate measures.

Sam Arrington

Louisville

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deestafford 01/10/14 - 11:58 pm
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Sam, every piece of criticism you level is 100%...

Sam, every piece of criticism you level is 100% true. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, there is no person who fits the description you lay out. The closet we ever came to someone like that turned the job down...George Washington.

For us to turn the country around as you describe is going to take the most massive effort on the part of voters in history. I believe there is a significant chance it may not be able to be done because too many people now slop at the trough of Uncle Sugar. Every time a statesman emerges to do what's right he is slapped down by the left, the media, and the establishment Republicans.

Our form of government throughout history has lasted on the average 200 years and then the voters find out they can elect politicians who will raid the country's treasury in order to placate the moochers who will eventually out number the producers. The 200 year death bell maybe getting close to pealing for us.

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karradur 01/11/14 - 12:23 am
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Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Let's grant absolute power to a single individual, accountable to nobody, and let's just make him SUPER PINKY SWEAR to only act in the best interests of the general public and expect to voluntarily relinquish power when he has achieved a completely arbitrary socioeconomic condition.

"The United States is so far from its original values/grassroots that I think it will take a dictator who will work for the good of the country and not a political party to get the country back on the right path to recovery."

Yeah, the original values of the Founding Fathers, like fighting for a Dominionist theonomy. Remember when George Washington and Thomas Jefferson risked their lives to enthrone an American god-king?

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GACopprhed 01/11/14 - 12:29 am
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God save this country from
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God save this country from people like you, Mr. Arrington, and anyone else who believes as he does. We need more coal use, so that we can look like The Great Smog of 52 in London. We need to teach Creationism in our schools after praying our fundamentalist prayers, after all everyone know God follows Nascar and roots for Junior, and don't let them dang teachers unionize for decent pay, security and working conditions. And that wonderful Keystone pipeline that will allow Canada to pipe their dirty oil through our country, so it can go ELSEWHERE, not to the US. The ideas put forth in this letter will not benefit this country, and this writer and the rest of the people who believe as he does would have us go back to a time when workers had no rights and consumers had no protections. Let's bring back smog....the sunsets were so beautiful....

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karradur 01/11/14 - 12:29 am
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Oh, but it's NOT okay for Obama to "act like a dictator". It's okay if there's a dictator, but he has to be a white male conservative who lacks the ability to lie and has a planned internal obsolescence, like a replicant from Blade Runner.

How about instead of writing really dumb letters to the editor, Mr. Arrington, you educate yourself about civics and the real world as it actually exists?

Or would that involve turning off Fox News?

karradur
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karradur 01/11/14 - 12:33 am
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@GACopprhed

In the words of Marty Huggins from The Campaign, “I am beholden only to the greatest American who has ever lived: Jesus Christ.”

And I'm REALLY curious to know what qualifications Mr. Arrington thinks this imaginary benevolent dictator should have.

myfather15
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myfather15 01/11/14 - 07:19 am
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Dictator???

An absurd thought is to believe that we need a MAN dictator!! We've seen what happens when this occurs!! BUT.......

You aren't far off Mr. Arrington!! We do need a dictator!! But we NEED that dictator to be the very being that gave FREE WILL, as the greatest gift, ever given!! We need that dictator to fully understand every aspect of FREE WILL!! We need a dictator that we KNOW will use that dicatorship righteously!! We need a dictator we KNOW we can trust!! Rewarding people for their good deeds and NOT for their greed or powerful influence!!

We need a dictator who will utitlize sound judgment at ALL times; punishing those who deserve punishment and rewarding those who deserve reward!! We need a dictator who owns everything, but wants to FREELY give it all away, to those whom He loves!! He need a dictator who we KNOW has the best interest of the people, in His heart and will preserve the world, for them!! There is NO MAN who does or has EVER fit all these categories!! There is NO MAN who we will ever be able to trust like this!!

But that dictator IS COMING!! I promise you, He is coming!!

myfather15
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myfather15 01/11/14 - 07:28 am
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"and don't let them dang

"and don't let them dang teachers unionize for decent pay, security and working conditions."

Aaaaah, the old "decent" pay disguise!! Which leaves a lot of interpretation!! What exactly is decent?

Unions are a scam!! Only caring about themselves and their political influence!! If Unions are so awesome, why is there a "Union for Union workers" who have to look out for the members of the unions? If Unions are the ultimate good guys, looking out for their people, why would they need union representation, against the other unions???

Why is it, in 2008 AND 2012 Unions laid off hundreds of its own workers because they had to focus on helping Obama get reelected; saying "We must focus on the greater good". Those unions workers who were laid off, filed suits against the Unions!! They had done NOTHING wrong and were simply laid off because the Unions wanted to donate tens of millions of dollars to elect Obama!!

Unions=Orgainized Crime!! Simple as that!! They are a farse!! Maybe they were created for righteous purposes, but they are not now!! Today they are for political power only!!

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Jon Lester 01/11/14 - 08:39 am
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You are an enemy of freedom,

and a fool to even entertain your fantasy. In case you've forgotten basic civics, let me remind you that the people are to always have supremacy over the state. We are sovereign citizens, not subjects, and our rights are absolute, even if some in the political establishment have forgotten that. Besides, voters on both sides are trending more libertarian, thanks to recent revelations of government abuse, so your kind is simply not in vogue anymore.

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TrukinRanger 01/11/14 - 08:54 am
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Apparently someone doesn't
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Apparently someone doesn't know what a dictator acts like... first of all, you wouldn't be out here saying what you are saying if he was a dictator. You would just disappear or wind up in a secret prison somewhere. Let's see.... Healthcare for everyone, that real bad isn't it?? NOT!... phasing out coal? -Another good thing (there is NO such thing as "clean coal"- PERIOD!).. EPA? who needs clean air and water anyway? --- Downsizing military- I'm okay with that, especially that one of today's aircraft carriers can do the job of a handful of them many years ago... Race into politics?? No, that wasn't him, that was the republicans not liking the half black man in the big house.. (still waiting for him to paint it green and park a buick in the front lawn and ... I'll stop there with that one). But hey, there's one thing we can agree on... you could go on, and on and on and on.... yacking away about things that scare you back into your bomb shelter.. you better hide your guns before the black man gets you

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ymnbde 01/11/14 - 09:12 am
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nice letter, Mr Arrington

of course, the msnbc (p)sycophants didn't get your hyperbole
and paste the same lies over and over
but if that's all msnbc trusts them to do, i suppose
that is all they can do

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deestafford 01/11/14 - 09:27 am
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Hey, GAC, Except for the first two sentences...

Hey, GAC, Except for the first two sentences your first comment hit the nail on the head. Finally, you have come up with some excellent policy and action recommendations. Way to go!

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carcraft 01/11/14 - 11:05 am
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Why get another dictator, we

Why get another dictator, we have a President acting like one now!

Darby
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Darby 01/11/14 - 11:27 am
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Reading the above comments,

I get the impression that some folks just don't understand the concept of "tongue-in-cheek".

Anyway, Sam, nice effort and I could consider supporting it if only we could find a way to establish a benign form of dictatorship. Unfortunately, no such creation exists. I give you the thesis of Lord Acton who famously observed that "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."

Just look at the tyrant in the White House now and try to imagine how he would rule if unrestrained.

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localguy55 01/11/14 - 11:43 am
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It is a shame that presumably

It is a shame that presumably good people have to think that we need to resort to a dictatorship to get our country back onto the right path. Even as most, if not all, of the remedies Mr. Arrington has sited would be the right way to go, a dictator would abuse his power because that is the nature of dictators.

Look at Obama and the abuse of his office he has been allowed to commit such as the exempting some people from provisions of Obama Care Law. This is a power he does not have as president and yet he is allowed to do it. And not one congressman has stood up and pointed that out.

Obama is the closest thing to a dictator this country has ever had and you can see the carnage it has produced. No, the American people put this creaton into office and now we have to suffer the slings and arrows of the decisions made by him until he either destroys our wonderful country or we freely elect a person, Not a Dictator, who can reverse the course we are on.
But I do agree, Al Gore needs to be locked up.....

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harley_52 01/11/14 - 12:16 pm
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Great Letter By Mr. Arrington...

...and deestafford nails the response in the first comment.

IF we can escape our current death spiral as a society it will be because of voters, not a Conservative dictator. Conservative dictators are rarer than hen's teeth.

Will voters wake up, see what's happening, understand why it's happening, and vote the RIGHT candidates into office? Probably not. My guess is that we've already tipped too far over the edge to recover.

I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.

Churchill advised, "Never give in--never, never, never, never..." and I'm not suggesting we do, quite the contrary. We need to do what we can to save the Nation from its fall to socialism/communism. History is against us.

Let's hope God is with us....

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myfather15 01/11/14 - 12:59 pm
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If you want to hear a good description of what men dicator's do

Why not go straight to the Word in 1st Samual Chapter 8. I'll just post it hear for quick reference. He describes exactly what king/dictators do.

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/book.php?book=1+Samuel&chapter=8&verse=

Graymare
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Graymare 01/11/14 - 03:45 pm
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That's right,

That's right, myfather15...."Give us a king to judge us"! Citizens, most of you asked for it, you got it, and now the tables have been turned on all of us! The laws are slowly being tossed out the window. Jeremiah 12:5 says, "If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses ? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan ?" And the horses have been unleashed....

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 01/11/14 - 03:49 pm
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Conservatives…..

…will never allow a dictator to come to power on their behalf..
..But the left is perfectly happy to have it happen…witness Cuba,Venezuela,N.Korea, and now (in essence) the United States..

As long as more people know who the Kardashians are than can name their U.S. Senators or their local Representatives in Congress, America is doomed..

Sadly the two most recent election cycles have proven me to be correct and even MORE sad is the fact that I don't believe this trend will reverse itself..

Patriots!!…We are PAST the tipping point…

There will come a major "reset" in this country. Soon. And those who have espoused "giverment" programs will be the ones who will suffer most.They are the ones who have been duped by the left into believing the Imperial Federal Government is their savior in ALL times of crisis…..sad.

While those of us who have preached self sufficiency, responsibility and self control will make it through……maybe it IS time for a "culling of the herd"…

But it won't be pretty...

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babyboy 01/11/14 - 03:49 pm
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The fate of 1.3 million unemployed Americans

Is now in the hands of John Boehner and House Republicans. Every day Republicans fail to act, someone is suffering the double pain of being unemployed and unable to afford basic necessities like food and medicine. This shouldn't happen in America. Republicans are putting their own interests first, just as they've done by opposing minimum wage increase and other policies that would strength the middle class.

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teaparty 01/11/14 - 04:18 pm
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"Republicans are putting
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"Republicans are putting their own interests first, just as they've done by opposing minimum wage increase and other policies that would strength the middle class."
babyboy, oh yeah more handouts will really help the middle class. Obamacare is killing jobs, how about repealing that train wreck so people will start hiring.

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specsta 01/11/14 - 04:20 pm
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A Little Help, Please...

If the playing field were level for ALL Americans, there would be no need for government assistance.

But that's not the case, is it?

The playing field is so unequal, that there would be Americans starving in the streets if there were no government safety nets. And I don't mean missing a meal or two - I mean Third-World type hunger and famine.

And the rich wouldn't even bat an eye -just like now when they see a homeless person in rags eating out of a garbage bin and assume that it is the homeless person's fault that they are in their current state of poverty. The icicle of greed in the rich man's heart does not allow him to see another's pain and suffering. The poor are the invisible people, not really existing.

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KSL 01/11/14 - 04:59 pm
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Can you explain that kids can

Can you explain why kids can go to public schools, desegregated schools and go forward?

I graduated from a southern high school before integration. So did a young black man the same year, from the black high school. I was accepted and went to the Ivy League school of my choice. He was accepted and went to MIT.

1965, Libs, square that up with your old worn out argument. Wanting the education, accepting it and learning it is the key. Being trained early on that you can survive quite nicely without effort is the problem.

KSL
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KSL 01/11/14 - 08:24 pm
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Specsta

Social Security a safety net? Wish I had the enforced money paid in for me and my husband invested all these years. Medicare? Health savings account all these years? I could look as smooth as Nancy.

KSL
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KSL 01/11/14 - 08:31 pm
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Specsta, how many poor people

Specsta, how many poor people have you fed supper to every night? How many have you given work to so they could have a little money. Can you give me us an honest answer?

KSL
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KSL 01/11/14 - 08:55 pm
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How many had repeatedly

How many had repeatedly broken into your house and stolen from you even while you were giving them meals and odd jobs?

Hiw many attacked your 12 year old daughter physically who managed to jump in a car and lock the doors and roll up the windows, but not before my wrists were scratched and bleeding.

KSL
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KSL 01/11/14 - 09:07 pm
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You feed them, you give them

You feed them, you give them work for their own spending money. What does it take to lower the playing field? Let them rape your daughter? Actually, I was probably 13. And he had been doing odd jobs for money. Make work. My grandparents's yard man took care of our house.
He was 2 years older.

specsta
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specsta 01/11/14 - 09:18 pm
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The Difference

@KSL, 8:31pm comment

Well, I could tell you the story about the elderly homeless woman I arranged a hotel room for, so that she could sleep and shower; or I could tell you about the meals I gave away to the homeless, spending my own money; or the clothes/shoes I donated to the church food aid program; or I could tell you about the struggling college student who had had nowhere to go and I arranged temporary housing for them; or the money I gave to a homeless man who was looking for food in a dumpster; yes, I could tell you these things, which are all true.

But why even talk about it?

These things are not done for recognition - but done simply because it is the right thing to do.

Folks just need to help others. Help others. And help others. Greed says, "I got mine, go get yours and if you don't make it, tough". Generosity says, "Here, take this, I know it will help you".

Darby
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Darby 01/12/14 - 01:17 pm
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"The playing field is so unequal, that there would be

Americans starving in the streets if there were no government safety nets. And I don't mean missing a meal or two - I mean Third-World type hunger and famine."

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What a great visionary! Where is your proof? Where is the acknowledgement that there are much greater numbers of "poor" in this country today than there were in 1964 when LBJ introduced his "WAR ON POVERTY"? And that in spite of the untold BILLIONS of dollars taken from the people and filtered through the federal government to fight said "WAR"?

It's fine to START with a level playing field. The problem is, there will always be people unable to compete who will fail or fall behind. To have government constantly draining financial resources from the economy to adjust and tilt the "playing field" to achieve political balance is a crime against humanity and the nation.

That crime has a name. It's called socialism. It's called fascism. It is the goal and mantra of folks such as Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Shummer, et al. Aided and abetted of course, by some of the folks we hear from daily on these pages.

Neither socialism nor capitalism is absolutely fair. Neither will cure all poverty. (No system will.) Of the two, capitalism comes the closest to perfection. Unfortunately, for Specsta and others, capitalism offers the least opportunity for control by politicians.

Darby
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Darby 01/12/14 - 10:21 pm
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Generosity says, "Here, take this, I know it will help you".

No, it says, "Here, take this, I HOPE it will help you."

And when that "generosity" comes not from the private sector but through government, by way of taxation at the barrel of a gun, it says only.....

"Take this, lets see just how dependent on us we can make and keep you."

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Don't you just love the frantic response from our resident liberal fanatics when someone offers a sardonic commentary such as this one from Mr Arrington? It's a beautiful sight to behold when someone plays into their cookie cutter mold of what they have been brainwashed to believe a conservative is.

It does however demonstrate the deleterious effect of sitting for hours in front of the boob tube basking in the yellow journalistic glow of MSNBC.

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That reminds me.... has anyone at MSNBC come up with a new plan to torture/punish Sara Palin or to make fun more of black babies in interracial families yet? Sort of lost track of their shenanigans.

I would tune in myself, but one additional viewer might increase their ratings by 15 percent and I don't want to be responsible for that.

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