An old French saying exists among historians especially: "Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose."
Translated, it means "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
How odd is it that so many people refer to Obama and the democratic takeover of Congress as change, indeed.
The most significant trend in American politics since the Civil War has been the increase in federal power at the expense of the states and the people. Very rarely has a president and his party actually met the standard required to suggest real change. Thomas Jefferson's Republican Revolution of 1800 is an obvious example.
However, ever since Lincoln established federal domination of the states, "change" has been a code for politicians who want the same thing but a hell of a lot more of it. Just look at a couple examples of what "changes" Obama has in store for us.
The health care system is over-regulated, one of the chief causes of high health-care prices. The health care system is already quasi-socialistic because of programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Obama's "change" is a hell of a lot more regulation and socialism.
Federal spending is a huge problem. Our federal government is literally spending our way into economic oblivion. Obama's "change" is a hell of a lot more federal spending.
Already the federal government too often violates the Constitution. Obama's change is to violate the Constitution a hell of a lot more.
Imagine a husband and a wife who are having extreme marital difficulties. The wife is upset that the husband drinks and sleeps around. The husband says that he drinks and sleeps around because the wife spends all of her time nit-picking every thing that he does and has the libido of a ninety year-old nun.
You might recommend divorce, but let's say that the couple really would like to re-connect but just don't know how to start doing it. You might then recommend a marriage counselor.
Whatever you do, for God's sake, don't recommend that they consult with Obama.
Obama's advice to the husband: switch from beer to vodka, and--instead of sleeping around with other women--sleep around with other men too.
Obama's advice to the wife: You need to point out every little thing (however minuscule) about your husband and his actions that you don't like, and you need to make it clear that you will not be welcoming in bed until he addresses every little thing.
Ladies and gentlemen, don't be fooled. The Emperor is naked. More of the same is not change. More of something that's bad is worse.