Nation is falling into liberals' grip

America's Dear Leader is seeking control of the credit card companies, banks and financial institutions, plus General Motors and Chrysler. The government and the United Auto Workers now own 89 percent of General Motors, a once-private business! The health care industry is next!

There has never been, in my lifetime, a more blatant and arrogant grab for power as we are witnessing now with the executive and legislative branches in the hands of radical leftists. Democrats, liberals, socialists and communists (how does one tell them apart?) are expressing the same theme: "We won, so the rest of you just shut up!" For the entire period of the Bush administration, Democrats were bent on nothing less than character assassination of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Democrats are responsible for shaping negative opinion worldwide by constant criticism regardless of consequences or truth.

Congressional Democrats are reverting to actions typical of Third World dictators, still hounding members of the Bush administration and trying to turn policy differences into criminal acts. They ignore the Constitution, contrive legislation in secret and pass it without any debate or input! They intend to dismantle our republic and diminish America to a one-party dictatorship!

The homeland security threat assessment has denigrated many of us from being ordinary citizens who love their country -- I gave 24 years in service to that country -- to now being thought of by our government as right-wing extremists, only one step removed from being terrorists! Never have I felt there was cause to fear my own government, but I now do. It appears that the right to express disagreement suddenly only belongs to Democrats.

I am now certain that Barack Obama is a communist in the mold of Hugo Chavez! Obama and radical Democrats in Congress are playing Judas to this country, and betraying us to communism, while the people are caught up in a cult of Obama worship and see no wrong!

Robert Smock, Hephzibah

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