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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, January 26, 2012

State of the Union speech is full of rhetoric but skimpy on some tricky details - The Washington Post

The fatuous State of the Union address by the Obamessiah was an exercise in the rehashing of his effete and trite socialism that includes attacks and hostility towards not just the the people that work, save and create wealth but also ultimately traditional American values of thrift and responsibility that is so important to the fabric of American life. What people see in this empty suit is completely beyond my comprehension and has mystified me ever since he showed up on the political scene. I really have never understood America's fascination with this worthless man. Maybe this man resonates with the people since traditional America has truly died over the past 50 years at the hands of the Democrat hard left that have allowed for abortion on demand and have imposed self destructive utopian redistribution of income.

But lets take one passage from this speech and think about both what is being said and how intelligent it is to say such things.....
I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. That’s why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and States. That’s why we’re getting rid of regulations that don’t work. That’s why our health care law relies on a reformed private market, not a Government program.
What is this person thinking? Honestly, I think that this is the rantings of a very confused man. First, this administration has led a monumental increase in regulation and intervention in private markets and has not led any major initiative in deregulating or eliminating even those regulations that do not work. Furthermore, government has taken the portfolio of more than what people cannot do for themselves but also much much more. Government has now interjected itself in nearly every facet of American life. His claims are stupid and ill considered claim.

The Obamessiah's reference to Lincoln and the implication that the 16th president believed that the legitimate function of government is to do for people what they cannot do for themselves, and no more is both misunderstanding the context of what of Lincoln considered and a provocative misstatement of a philosophy of truly graceful and thoughtful man in order to serve the Obamessiah's broad socialist agenda. What Lincoln actually said was...
The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves in their separate and individual capacities.
I presume that this leaves all other things that they are capable of doing still in their portfolio of rights and responsibilities. I do take exception to Lincoln's statement since in its simple form it would appear as if one could construe it to mean that government has a legitimate function in any situation that particularly in today's times could be done better by a large entity such as government. Whereas in Lincoln's times, no one would even conceive nor condone of the interventions that governments takes today, it is still a dangerous thought that will ultimately and has led government to overextend their reach into life where they have no place being. These simple words, seemingly innocuous are being used to extend this dangerous and potentially disastrous philosophy that will ultimately lead to a total loss of liberty to the leviathan as it increasingly consumes American life.

But what really irritates me is hearing the argument for limited government from a man whose true philosophy is completely the opposite of limited government. The Obamessiah believes in an all encompassing central government that even seeks to compel its citizens to purchase a good or service by the pure virtue that one exists. The recent healthcare law is a fiasco to all that believe in the concept of limited government. If government can compel you to buy health insurance, there is nothing that they cannot compel you to do. The operative phrase in the Obameesiah's nmisquote 'and no more' has not only been ignored and overlooked but has been greatly surpassed by decades of government intervention and meddling in countless areas of American life. For this President to cravenly quote Lincoln to support his justification for government adventurism is not just a shame but shows the depths that the beast will dig to bury the nation.

But Lincoln did get it right with this quote....
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
America has been destroyed by socialism.

State of the Union speech is full of rhetoric but skimpy on some tricky details - The Washington Post


At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has the charisma of FDR....something our country wounded by the republican party needs right now.


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