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Rate the Usurper President

 CBS Is Letting YOU Rate the President.  Takes all of fifteen seconds.  Take the poll yourself and when you submit your grading of how he is handling the top issues, a second page will come up showing you the current results of how America is voting.
 This is a CBS poll on Obama's first year performance.
With President Obama completing his first year in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job.

Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end.
The Economy
Foreign Policy
Health Care
Threat of Terrorism
Energy and the Environment
Social Issues
Obama's Overall Job as President

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Comment by Skip Robinson
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FYI: The term usurp is generally associated with individual rights and means taking one or more away or elimination.  For instance in Florida, recent legislation now requires a parent to get fishing licenses for themselves and children if they want to take then fishing off the "side" of a pond, canal, lake or river.  Fresh and salt-water fishing licenses have long been required for boat fishing and catching lobsters for instance. Under the Obama administration a number of individual rights have been taken away however, you must understand what an individual right is before you can rate the present administration.  The right to redress of grievances is probably the most important right recently usurped.  

The Constitution notes in ARTICLE IX, "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparaged others retained by the people".  

Think of a right as the ability to go out in the world to do those things that you need or want to do to obtain life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as long as you do not take away (usurp) the rights of another and without get permission or having to pay government for the right.  Taking way somebody’s property or harming someone is an example of taking away their rights. So when government taxes, licenses or other such things they are in fact usurping individual rights.  The question on must ask themselves is then when should I protect my individual rights and when should I acquiesce them for the common good.  The good of the community is the mantra for Communism and the the protection of individual rights is the mantra for free enterprise.      

They are however antithetic to one another and like oil and vinegar you can mix them up to look as one but they will soon separate with oil (communism) rizing to the top as the government will continually usurp more and more rights by coersion or force, as police power will always and has historically always pervailed when legallized.  That is why we were supposed to have a bill of rights and limit government activities. 

Many of the individual rights within our Constitution have already been usurped not just by this President but by many over our course of history.  LIke the others, Obama proclaimed real change in his candidacy but just continued the gradual usurpation of invidual rights to favor the ruling elites and using the bureaucracy to enforce their agenda.  The majority are now looking at years of stagflation which will require an adaptation that many will not ever believe, until it happens.  Many are already experiencing it, but we haven't seen the major transformation yet.

Comment by Lola Flores
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Rate the usurper?  I'd love to know how or in which way, the guy has "usurped" his position?  If memory serves me right, it was the grand theft of two consecutive presidential elections that allowed this guy to win by a landslide.  So, fair is fair.  The guy sucks.  He is the same as Bush.  He is a corporate shill.  But he is no usurper.  Unlike Bush, he won fair and square - even if on a platform of lies - but not theft just deception which are not the same thing, not even in this backwards United States of Ass.

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