We have a government that has broken faith with its citizenry. Our public servants routinely use what petty power attaches to their bureaucracy to control behavior, with their own internal court systems to issue binding precedents in amounts that would have crushed any hand-cranked printing press.
Our elected officials routinely lie to our faces, and trust a compliant media to help with the cover-up. On those rare occasions when a Democrat's misdeeds simply cannot be hushed up any more, their lick-spittle lapdogs pass it off as "old news" and go on to slander private citizens who have the nerve to not buckle under to The Narrative.
We have a Congress that has not passed a budget - required under Federal Law, let me remind you - since April, 2009 (technically still part of the budget that hadn't quite been passed the preceding October, under Bush). The Continuing Resolution that has been paying for those trillion-dollar deficits since Obama was sworn in has the "one-time" stimulus built into the system. Which means that we have been paying for that "one-time" stimulus, and the money has been spent (God alone knows where), every year since.
I was recently reading an online book (fan fiction), and it had a line that was good enough for me to remember and save.
"What's true is already so; admitting it doesn't make it worse."
There are web sites out there (easy to find, if you bother to look) that list all the times Obama has broken the law. From the War Powers Act to "deemed passed" to his violations of the Fourth Amendment, his attempts on the Second Amendment to many, many others.
The Supreme Court has voluntarily surrendered any notion of objectivity and completely ruined the concept of fairness, from "Roe v Wade" to the utter refusal to acknowledge the 9th and 10 Amendments to the Kelo land grab to ACA being a "tax", and all boiled down to anyone who can count being able to predict where Justices will fall, and which arguments will be cited.
The entire Federal Government has been violating its own establishing authority, usurping power from citizens through bureaucratic oppression, "ham sandwich" prosecutions and militarizing police forces.
"When in the Course of Human Events..."
Isn't it time to start taking a hard look around?