“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t -- look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
“The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.”
Some reading this will ask, “what is so wrong with what the President said in those statements. Aren’t they true. Isn’t it a fact that everyone we deem successful got there as a result of help from someone else?” The simple answer is yes, of course. However, the tougher answer is yes, but just who are those that helped with the success of that individual’s enterprise? Who really created the internet, builds those roads and bridges and puts out those fires? And, it is the answer to those questions that shows the enormous gulf between the average American, the U.S. large and small business person, the Founders of this nation and this current U.S. President - Barack Obama.
Couched in the President’s florid language is who he believes is ultimately responsible for the success of all businesses in the United States, be they large corporations, enterprising small businesses or your local Mom and Pop shop on the neighborhood corner. Mr. Obama lays their success squarely on the shoulders of Big Government and proclaims that without Big Brother looking over each person’s business they would have been doomed to failure. After all, who else but Big Government could build roads and bridges, fight fires, or create the internet (Al Gore anyone?)?
The light of clarity has finally shown on President Obama. Not only is he a liar, as was mentioned in an earlier editorial here, but his Big Government, socialistic values and way of looking at the world around him have also, finally and at last, been exposed to the light of truth. In Mr. Obama’s opinion nobody can do anything without the aid and backing of that bloated, runaway bureaucratic stronghold we call the Federal Government. Case closed. We the People no longer matter. Big Government is the answer to all our woes and the way to fix our problems, heal our economy, feed our hungry, clothe our naked and house our homeless.
Why didn’t we see this before? Why were We the People so blinded to this over the past 236 years? And, more importantly, what the hell was wrong with our great founders? Men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Benjamin Franklin? These men we call heroes who persuaded a group of people beginning in the mid 1700’s that Big Government was their enemy, something not to be trusted, something that we needed to protect ourselves and families against? Did they lead us astray? Were we duped by their ideals? I guess these so-called giants of liberty and freedom were simply not as enlightened as our modern day great leader Barack Hussein Obama.
I can only be glad to be living at the beginnings of this 21st Century and been witness to this great leader. This man, dare I say it, this god-like creature who has opened my eyes to the error of my ways. This Man of LaMancha and his glorious help-mate who have been given to us to deliver us from the dry desert wasteland of our existence and have shown me the absurdity of holding grandiose ceremonies “just for a flag.” These two pillars of perfection that have guided me into a life in which duty to flag, country and Constitution run second place to adherence to Executive Orders and beautiful campaign platitudes and broken promises.
Thank you God for Barack Hussein Obama. Thank you for allowing us to see what Big Government and those behind its cause are really like. Thank you dear God for letting our nation, after 236 years of independence, catch a glimpse of just what our founders warned us was a possibility one day.
And, thank you for allowing our eyes to be opened to the real and present danger a man like our current President poses for the future of our great nation.
We the People - It is time to wake up, let your voice be heard on November 6, 2012 and vote this demagogue out of office. Relegate him to the ash-heap of history as a short four year experimentation into socialistic-elitism that failed once and for all.