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Has the USA Become a Banana Republic?
Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot

Posted on 03/26/2014 7:26:18 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot

One of the guiding principles of the American experiment is the rule of law and that everyone is beholden to that law. This is one of the key differences between America and all the banana republics of the world where laws change at the whims of their petty tyrants. While I acknowledge that there are times when our system hasn't lived up to its ideals, we've done a pretty good job so far. However, it's becoming increasingly obvious that our elected officials are increasingly acting like imperial wannabes and yet they seem to escape public scrutiny and censure. From the highest office of the land on down, we're resembling the chaotic madness of a banana republic.

Our biggest current offender is President Obama who chooses which laws he'll enforce and which ones he will not. He talks nonstop about him being a Constitutional scholar, but it's evident that he's never read the document that we've based our system of government on. He's been committing blatant power grabs at the expense of Congress and has intimidated the Supreme Court. His latest escapade is his tenth delay of the ObamaCare deadline, when he has no legal right to change the date. In fact, he and Kathleen Sebelius said ten days ago that there would be no more delays. Wow, another lie! There's also the ongoing IRS scandal where the Obama administration used government agencies to suppress the conservative vote and harass Tea Party groups. The IRS still refuses to hand over emails to Congress despite being under subpoena, saying it will take years to comply. Yet I know most entities can do such a thing in just a few hours.

Then we have Harry Reid, who was caught stealing $17,000 from his campaign fund to buy jewelry from his granddaughter. He even made sure that they left off the last name of his granddaughter from the campaign records, which shows that this was a deliberate attempt to lie and not a mistake. It's also strange that two companies based in Nevada gave money to his granddaughter's theater group in New York City. Hmmm. Now Harry Reid is returning the funds of the jewelry, and we all know that nothing will happen to him. Yet filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza is being prosecuted for violating campaign laws for supposedly giving friends $20,000 for donations. He faces jail time, so why doesn't Reid? It can't be that D'Souza is conservative and works against Obama? Nah.

Next we have a whole slew of Democrats getting arrested for breaking the law. We have the mayor of Charlotte, NC being arrested for bribery. We have the Speaker of the House in Rhode Island being raided by the FBI. There's a representative from Illinois being investigated for child pornography. There are other Democrats standing being arrested or standing trial. Yet you never hear of these things in the mainstream media. If you do, you'll notice that their party affiliation is NEVER mentioned. The same cannot be said for Republican lawmakers, where in those cases, it'll be headline news for days.

The point is that such actions are not ones we should accept in America. These are the actions found in third world banana republics where laws shift as quickly as the tides do. We have government officials abusing the law and the citizens. We have a complicit media shielding those of a particular party and doing their best to suppress any dissemination of the facts. I personally don't care if you're a Democrat, Republican, or anything else. If you violate your oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, you should be arrested, tried, and thrown in jail. Period. What's happening now is something that should never be in America.


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrat; obama; reid

1 posted on 03/26/2014 7:26:18 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Minus the bananas.. Yes.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 7:27:35 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Bananaless Republic


3 posted on 03/26/2014 7:27:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Obozo Republic of 57 states.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 7:31:42 PM PDT by Fungi
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5 posted on 03/26/2014 7:34:17 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

viva el revolucion


6 posted on 03/26/2014 7:35:50 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

The USA spends 26% of its tax-receipts simply paying interest on the national debt. That amount is rising too - and interest rates are artificially low.

Study society and politics in places like Argentina and Bolivia. Its where we are heading.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 7:36:10 PM PDT by PGR88
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8 posted on 03/26/2014 7:36:17 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
"peasant law" and "law for your Betters"*

*What is "Bill Clinton's perjury" and "Jon Corzine's $2 billion theft"? for $1000, Alex.

9 posted on 03/26/2014 7:37:56 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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Help me here. Isn't it an axiom that third world banana republics require shooting, or some such thing?

Where's the shooting?

I might be embarrassed to meet Thomas Jefferson in Heaven.

Well, if I make it there...

5.56mm

10 posted on 03/26/2014 7:38:20 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Slyfox

Invest in guillotines.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 7:48:29 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

yes


12 posted on 03/26/2014 7:49:20 PM PDT by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Regulatory fees are required for receiving the answer to that question.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 7:49:32 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: PGR88
The USA spends 26% of its tax-receipts simply paying interest on the national debt. That amount is rising too - and interest rates are artificially low.

Study society and politics in places like Argentina and Bolivia. Its where we are heading.

Which is one reason that the Federal Reserve is "printing" $$ around the clock, 24 hours a day. It allows the government to repay its debts with "cheaper" dollars. So what if this defacto devaluation of US currency raises the prices of everything, financially pinching the US public worse and worse.

Mark

14 posted on 03/26/2014 7:51:04 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

the recent big one I’ve read is that Obama refuse to prosecuted an obama voter who voted 6 times in the election and admitted to it


15 posted on 03/26/2014 7:53:49 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: rightwingerpatriot

More like a watermelon republic - green on the outside, red inside.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 8:03:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum

There is no way there are 117m full time workers.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 8:04:19 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Yes. We have a fiat currency that is out of control. A national debt we cannot repay. A Constitution that means nothing to the President, the congress, or the courts. We have absolute lawlessness in various parts of society.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 8:05:55 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
Has the USA Become a Banana Republic?

Yes, and the top banana is rotten

19 posted on 03/26/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

YUP! And that ‘banana’ picture still floats out there, too!

Here is the picture:

http://www.memecenter.com/fun/1061945/obama-—banana

I don’t know how long to clean this mess up, but I wish we’d get started,


20 posted on 03/26/2014 8:29:20 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Claro que si!


21 posted on 03/26/2014 8:48:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Back in 1992, yes, we did.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 9:09:48 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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We are on the way.

America really, really needs to bring back jobs.

Badly.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 9:11:29 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

Governments, like fish rots from the top down. When the head is rotten, everything else below the head becomes rotten also. We have an administration that is completely rotten, including the heads of every alphabet Gov. agencies. Since the administrative branch of our government is rotten, the senate and the house of representatives , and the judiciary must also be rotten. Politicians run for election, not for what they can do for the voters in their districts, but to enrich themselves. It’s like going to Washington with a “FOR SALE” signs on their backs. Although the democrats are more guilty, these “PROGRESSIVE” republicans are also just as guilty. Who will “RAT” them out? Their fellow politicians? I don’t think so. The judges they have appointed? I don’t think so. The people in the justice department that they appointed? I don’t think so. We, the people, have to go in there and fumigate that place, from top to bottom.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 9:41:41 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: rightwingerpatriot

I have little to add, except my tagline which I have had for years.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 9:43:01 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

You’re being unkind to bananas.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 9:58:09 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: beethovenfan

Watermelon - that’s racis!!!

ROFL


27 posted on 03/27/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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 photo OBananaRepublic_zpsb3f5f6cb.jpg
28 posted on 03/27/2014 6:32:32 AM PDT by HotHunt
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