"And it's one, two, three strikes you're out at the old ball game!"
While America's cities are filled with dysfunctional families, and rural areas are not immune, surely there is not one location in this once-great nation that can compare with the dysfunctional family residing in Washington, D.C.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen! America's biggest dysfunctional family is without any doubt anywhere our own federal government!
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It spends money it doesn't have, on feel-good projects it doesn't need. It exempts itself from following the laws it creates, because it views itself as above the law. It destroys the economy through the ever-growing parasitic bureaucratic regulatory apparatus that it has created, even as it argues to raise more and impose newer taxes to send the productive to an early grave.
But, by far, the most dysfunctional outburst has arisen from the halls of Congress. There, the mighty (or rather mightily concerned about the next election) Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration. A loose translation of the lawsuit would be: "Whaa! Whaa! Mommy – Obama hit me again! Boooooooooo Hoooooooo! Make him stop, Mommy!"
Here's the lawsuit story, lest you think I'm being unfair to whiny little Dennis. If these imbeciles don't understand the separation of powers, why are they "representing" us in Congress?
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The separation of powers doctrine upon which America's rule of law is based has now struck out. Not because it has failed but, rather, because those we elected to "swing the bat" for us have failed. The entire Congress, it would seem, as well as the judiciary, is unable to muster among itself even a trio of testicles to confront the fraud occupying the Oval Office.
Strike one: "The Supreme Court sends you its greetings this Inauguration Day, Mr. President elect! Due to the controversy that developed during the election campaign, prior to swearing you in as president, I will need to see an official copy of your long-form birth certificate, which shows you meet the minimum qualifications of office as a natural born citizen." – Chief Justice John Roberts on Inauguration Day.
Strike two: knock, knock, knock. "Good morning, Mr. Obama. We note that the document you posted regarding your birth itself disqualifies you from holding the office of president. You do not meet the minimum requirements, in that you are not a natural born citizen. You are under arrest for fraud, conducting illegal wars and spending public money without legal authorization. You will be held in the Capitol while Congress debates your fate." (That alone should take us well into the next century, and through the doctrine of benign neglect could easily revive the entire world's economy.)
Strike three: "The president stands guilty of violating the War Powers Act. All overseas military operations not operating under a congressional declaration of war are now in violation of the highest law of the land and their commanding officers will be turned over to any national or international tribunal desiring to prosecute them for war crimes. The office of president is de-funded. All Cabinet-level executive officials, so-called czars and their office staffs are hereby ordered to appear before Congress this afternoon, where they will testify under oath about their actions in support of this lawless administration. For many months. While they are housed in the Capitol. With the press corps, which will be blogging live to www.youtellem.gov/null."
Well, stop daydreaming! Whack yourself on the head and get back to work. True, John Boehner could end the nightmare quite legally in a single afternoon, but – unless he's going to pull a Gerald Ford on Obama at Friday's golf game – he shows no sign of reinstituting the rule of law as it applies to the government.