It scares me to witness the ignorance displayed by some people as to their idea of what role government plays in our lives.
Oprah Winfrey put her ignorance on display the other day when she told President Obama's critics, “Even if you’re not in support of his policies, there needs to be a certain level of respect.”
No, there doesn't, and I won't do it; especially when "disrespect" to these people is simply disagreeing with them. But that quote from Oprah wasn't the one that made me shake my head in disgust the most. It was when she stated that the presidency is a position that “holds a sense of authority and governance over us all."
The hell you say! The only reason Obama - or any president for that matter - has any authority over anything is "We the People" and the states delegated it to him first. That's delegated, not transferred, not handed over, not surrendered. President Obama is my employee; he works for me. He holds authority and governance over the executive branch of the federal government.
Of course, Oprah isn't the only Obamabot celebrity to get this wrong. Who can forget the PSA made by a whole gaggle of Obama worshiping fools, including Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who made this pledge:
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson