Let's Just Skip “Presidents' Day” This Year!

By John W. Lillpop

The US federal holiday known as Presidents'  Day is supposed to be a day set aside for We the People to reflect on, and honor, the patriots who have served America as CEO and Commander-in-Chief for more than 200 years.

This celebration is supposed to hail all previous chief executives, as well as the current servant of the people.

All-in-all, the day seems a good idea, meant for reflecting positively on the many achievements and accomplishments of our presidents in protecting and defending the US Constitution and advancing the concept of self-governance through our Democratic republic.

Unfortunately, when the holiday was originally, conceived there was little or no concern that a Marxist tyrant would be elected president.

Indeed, the American people were too clever for that, it was assumed.

The notion that 47 percent of the electorate would automatically vote for a Marxist whose platform was based on class warfare and redistribution of wealth (in the form of stolen gifts and entitlements to his constituents) was so un-American as to be utterly unthinkable.

 Thus, nobody gave a second thought to the possibility that the man installed in the Oval Office would have utter and complete contempt for the Constitution and the principals and ideals on which our nation were founded.

Who would have imagined that a duly-elected president would seek to circumvent the 2nd Amendment and other of the nation’s laws with unilateral Executive Orders with no input from the US Congress?

Who would have imagined that an American president would place his reelection above the basic responsibility to protect and defend American diplomats serving in a foreign nation and that that president would hide and distort the truth from the American people, all in the name of preserving the president’s dubious claim to success in foreign policy?

Who would have imagined that the president would have the temerity to take over the nation’s health care with unwieldy, costly, socialized medicine which the American people mostly oppose?

Who would have thought that the president would be an irresponsible, reckless abuser of the nation’s treasure, such that the national credit was downgraded during his term, and the national debt would grow as a severe threat to the economic health of the nation?

In short, who would have thought that America would elect an incompetent, anti-American wrecking ball like Barack Obama?

For the sanity of We the people, let us just pretend that Presidents'  Day does not exist--at least until 2017!