HEY BARACK: NO MATTER WHAT OUR CONDITION, IT'S BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT!
July 19, 2012
In Roanoke, Virginia last week, while creating his smoke-screen illusion that he is still the savior of the country, Barack Obama proudly proclaimed:
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.
This bold declaration was made OFF PROMPTER. The one thing that differentiates this President from both Bushes, Clinton and Reagan is that when Obama slips off prompter, he speaks what he believes and propagates his worldview of socialism and government control. The past four Presidents merely got extemporaneous or elaborative.
For the last six days, Obama's campaign team has been rustling about trying to figure a way to walk his statements back. At least until today. Now we are not hearing a peep such as :"What President Obama was truly saying was,..." or "The President was making a point that..." His campaign is now just letting the speech slide like he gave it.
Barack Obama is trying to convince a majority of Americans that Government "giveth (jobs) and Mr. Romney taketh them away." The truth of the matter is that "Government "giveth" to the special interests, "and taketh away" (from everybody else).
The insiders at the White House and the Obama campaign know how he feels about the private sector. They know of his antipathy toward free enterprise and those evil small-business men out there who are not likely to support his move to a centrally-controlled economy. They had hoped to keep his true feelings in check with those teleprompters … but he messed up! What a minute, he told CBS the only mistake he has made since becoming President was not telling "the story" right!
Reagan, Clinton and the father-son combo of Bushes could improvise, Obama can't. Friday's speech in Roanoke saw him wander off the tightly-controlled, rhetorical reservation. Well, thank you, Mr. President. You certainly didn’t gain any significant voter support with that asinine utterance, but you most certainly did lose some.
Now we’re having fun watching and listening to his sycophants trying to defend his “somebody else made that happen” line. Somehow they have to make his blunder sound marginally reasonable. Apparently they’ve had a meeting somewhere, because they’re all running with pretty much the same message. It was the government that built the roads those trucks travel on to bring stuff to your business for you to sell. It was the government that built those utility systems that keep your offices cool and the water clean. They really love that quote from Henry Ford about not being able to build his cars if the government had not built those roads.
Well guess what, Oh Imperial One? We built that stuff too! Not government, but the private sector: America’s evil private businesses. The entities you want shut down once-and-for-all (thus proving the government "taketh away" jobs.
Since Obama can't stay fifteen minutes a week in the Oval Office and has logged more miles in the air than the last nine President combined, he should just fly off in Marine One for a visit to a road construction project. He should look at those graders, rollers and the machines that lay the asphalt. See those logos on the doors? Those logos are for private construction firms. Those workers in yellow vests? Their paychecks and benefits are coming from private businesses – many of them the very small businesses you want to hit with tax increases.
Next, he could fly off in Air Force One to take a look at a utility project somewhere. Maybe he could find a sewer line being laid, or some electrical transmission lines being strung. Again – those are private companies doing that work with private sector workers.
You see, there’s a document out there that, frankly, I doubt he has ever read. It’s called The Declaration of Independence. I’m sure there’s a copy around the West Wind somewhere (unless he sent them all to the Library of Congress). Since he is too busy trying to steal the votes of unassuming citizens around the country, let me save him a bit of trouble here, and provide him with a little excerpt from that document:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
There is no reason to believe that Mr. Obama has ever took the Declaration seriously. We know that government he is so enamored with … that government he credits with Americas greatness … well, to paraphrase one of our presidents, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” That’s right, Dear Imperial Ruler, somebody else made that government happen. and that somebody else is US. The government is OURS. We built it. We hire the people to run it. We have regular meetings every two years or so to decide whether we want to keep those managers or get rid of them to find better talent. Those roads .. our national infrastructure? We HIRED the government to build those things for us, just as we hire contractors to build our business locations and to design and manufacture the equipment we will use in the course of our businesses. We created this government – the government did not create us – and we contract with this government to do things for us on a grand scale because we recognize the inefficiencies of trying to do those things for ourselves. Government is just another contractor we hire to get our private business done.
There is one more item I wish Mr. Obama would read (because if he has at any time in his life, he has since forgotten its wording). That's the rest of the quote from The Declaration of Independence above. I left something off … and here it is …
"...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m of the opinion that when our elected leaders become so enamored with themselves, and of the government we have hired them to manage, they become a grave danger to those unalienable rights set forth in The Declaration – you know, the rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration says we may “pursue” happiness. It does not guarantee it.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are both on record saying that happiness is a right. This has become the worldview of the Democratic Party, and as such the party has created a government that has now become destructive of the very ends it was designed to support.
We probably have one more chance to prove to the President that we can alter or abolish at government. It's a little known fact that Mr. Obama dreads a second term. That's because he can't run for a third. He's ignored the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution. If he could just somehow get most of America to forget about that terrible 22nd Amendment. I don't want to see how he plans on doing that and he will give it the good ole Ivy League college try.
So let's give him our good old small college try in November. Let's abolish his government!
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