The country, in my opinion, has moved closer to a dictatorship with the actions of the Democrats in the Senate changing rules that existed for two centuries.
The country was founded as a republic with majority rule but with safeguards to protect the rights of the minority.
That has been swept away by people who have no regard for our Constitution or the concept of democracy.
Part of the reason for this unprecedented action was to divert attention away from the Obamacare debacle that is dragging down the credibility of the administration and the president.
One-party rule is as close as you can get to a non-democratic state, which then becomes a dictatorship. The fact that we have such an incompetent administration is borne out by their desperation actions as they founder from one disaster to another.
The latest and most damaging to the country is Obamacare, which now the government has dropped the name and calls it the Affordable Care Act. Try telling the millions who have lost their health care and now find the new premiums two and three times higher.
Couple this with the Benghazi disaster along with the IRS scandal and it illustrates the utter incompetence of this administration.
The problem with an incompetent administration is it will try any means, legal or illegal, to justify its being.
Len Tria, a regular columnist for Hernando Today, lives in Spring Hill and is a former Hernando County commissioner.