Without the accumulation of capital (i.e., savings), there is no capitalistic system. Liberal-progressive-socialism will have triumphed.
Liberal-progressive-socialism, adamantly opposed to the Judeo-Christian ethic of individual responsibility, focuses upon confiscating capital (savings) and redistributing it in order to control consumption.
In liberal-progressive-socialism’s Keynesian economic bible, consumption is the be-all and end-all of government economic policy. As we saw in the housing bubble that imploded in 2007 – 2008, government’s resources promoted going into debt to spend more than was being saved. Keynes, in fact, preached that saving causes economic recessions.
Until the administrations of Woodrow Wilson (1913 – 1921) and Franklin Roosevelt (1933 – 1945), when the liberal-progressive-socialist python began wrapping its strangling economic coils around American society, the prevailing ethic extolled personal hard work, thrift, and saving as the path to a better life. Empirical support for that ethos was readily at hand: the 19th century capitalist industrial revolutions in England and the United States had produced history’s greatest improvement, in the shortest time, of people’s standard of living.
Just before Christmas of 1776, Thomas Paine wrote “These are the times that try men’s souls”. Thus began an article he called The Crisis. He outlined the circumstances of the freedom seeking colonists and the obstacles and threats that lay all about them. These were critical times. The quest for liberty could have shriveled on the vine instead of producing the greatest nation on earth. We face a similar crisis today: will the United States regain the virtue and prosperity they once enjoyed, or will they be reduced to just another socialist state that sucks the economic and spiritual life out of the productive citizens?
While the American people are living through the nightmare of ObamaKare, the Obama regime is tightening its grip on so many others of our lives. Labor participation rate is the lowest it has been in years. People are being hemmed in by more and more intrusive regulations from the EPA, TSA, DHS and a host of other alphabet soup agencies.
Meanwhile Barack Hussein Obama is fanning the flames of racial hatred and division, telling his followers how much they have have suffered at the hands of the white oppressors. They are believing now, more than ever, that something must be done to redress… or even retaliate… for real or imagined wrongs.
In 2010 millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP’s Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines. As a result, an unprecedented number of counter-constitutionalist lawmakers (read: liberal Democrats) were swept from office.
The Obama administration wasn’t going to take this lying down. Whether it was by tacit approval or via direct order remains largely immaterial. The president quickly and unlawfully politicized the Internal Revenue Service, using it as a weapon against his political enemies. In an explosive scandal that continues to grow, the Obama IRS was caught – smoking gun in hand – intentionally targeting conservative and Christian organizations and individuals for harassment, intimidation and, ultimately, for political destruction.
Not only has Obama faced zero accountability for these arguably impeachable offenses, he has since doubled down. With jaw-dropping gall, his administration has now moved to officially weaponize the IRS against conservatives once and for all.
One of the many reasons we were told that the government needed to take over the operation of our healthcare system was that the private sector was not doing a very good job. Only they weren’t really taking over the actual care, just the financial aspects of it.
Bureaucrats aren’t much help if you need your appendix or a cancerous tumor removed. They will decide if your insurance company will pay for your operation or if you are expendable to their world. This is what bureaucrats, and their employers, governments do. They produce nothing, the provide a few essential services, but primarily these days, they control. The control where resources taken from the taxpayers, and they control where they will be spent – who will benefit, and who gets left behind.
Exhibiting Barack Hussein Obama’s complete disdain for the private sector, he went his own way to construct a complex online web site to handle registration for he solution to ills of our nation using government agencies and crony deals with Moochelles class mates, etc.. This is the same private sector that developed sites like Amazon, eBay and Cheaper Than Dirt. Every one of them handles far more transactions featuring far more selections than the failed ObamaKare site would ever need to deal with. Yet in Obama’s fantasy world, the government could manage the construction of a system, admittedly with some private contractors, better than those who have a track record of building successful sites for years.
Washington, DC—Not only did President Obama snub the ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address today, he ignored and omitted the words “under God” in his rendition of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, filmed by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
“After five years of tearing down religious liberty, it is neither surprising nor unexpected that President Obama disregarded ‘under God’ when reciting the Gettysburg Address,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “He has certainly failed to acknowledge God and Biblical values throughout his presidency.”
“Today, a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln challenged us all to ‘resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” Staver reminds us.
Revelations are coming one after the other that the administration knew that millions would be bumped off of their health insurance plans. This follows one after another assertions that Americans could keep their insurance if they wanted to. This brings up a question of why the citizens were not told the truth about the impact of the president’s signature legislation. Could it be that he knew that the people would reject his redistributionist scheme if they knew that they really couldn’t keep their insurance and that new plans would cost them at least twice as much as their current coverage.
As we are told when we question the domestic spying of the NSA on Americans, if you aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. We could say the same about the current administration – if they were not trying to do something wrong to us, why do they not give us the straight story.
Everyday we see stories about people living nicely, or just getting by, with their current insurance, but when faced with costs hundreds of dollars more, sometimes over a thousand dollars more per month, their whole financial world falls apart. On top of this, deductibles are moving up from $500 and $1000 to over $10,000. So the real cost goes way above just the insurance expense. They’ve gone up to the point where many working Americans can’t afford insurance, while those favored by the regime – including many in Washington – get theirs partially or totally paid for by the aforementioned working taxpayers.
The founders’ many warnings about standing armies may seem rather quaint in an age of supersonic jets and ICBMs — or not, when we consider the legions of new bureaucrats about to enlist indefinitely in Obamacare’s army.
Despite the increasing unpopularity of Obamacare and the headlines announcing exploding health insurance premiums in one state after another, the GOP’s smooth operators are counseling conservatives to simply get out of the way. They’re promising to translate the Obamacare “train wreck” into a big 2014 mid-term election victory if the Senate’s “wacko birds” don’t alienate moderate voters by attempting to defund Obamacare. Having been around many a DC block, Republican political professionals suggest, once again, that the prudent fight is just after the next election.
But the Tea Party’s rise and political success suggests that many Americans have had enough of fiddling while Rome burns — and enough of a Republican establishment that talks about our founding principles but seems more interested in leading the next congressional majority that mocks them. Just in time, too. For while success by reformers in states like Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas suggests that it is not too late for action, Detroit’s bankruptcy (and Chicago’s looming fiscal catastrophe) shows that the clock is ticking.
“Disaster,” “embarrassment,” “humiliating” and “train wreck” are just a few of the colorful terms being used to describe it. The Obama administration’s incompetent half-billion-dollar rollout of its incompetent multi-trillion-dollar signature achievement is but a tragic metaphor for this man’s entire presidency. (It’s not hyperbole when it’s true.)
Nearly three weeks in and the utopian promise of “affordable care” for all has yielded but a handful of folks who’ve even been able to sign up for this clinic in socialism.
That Obamacare – something billed as a health-care panacea for the collective – is something that the collective neither asked for, nor wanted, is now the back story. That it has failed so fantastically in every respect, has taken center stage.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary (online version) defines negotiate as “to discuss something formally in order to make an agreement”. This requires that those involved actually discuss the issues at hand. It precludes the idea that one side enters the process with a declaration that they will not negotiate.
When faced with this situation, the other side is faced with greatly limited options. It requires wisdom, courage and a commitment to achieving a satisfactory outcome. The Republicans attempting to face down Barack Hussein Obama on his signature legislation, unfortunately, had major deficits in all these areas.
To be fair, they were up against an ideological sociopath who believed he would pay no price for shutting down the government and inflicting pain upon the people. The fact that he was willing to follow that path showed that he was unsuited for any position of leadership, but that is a discussion for another day. The fact is that he actually thought it was to his benefit to eliminate services and facilities the public liked and desired. The threat of a shutdown did not frighten the president, realistically, he welcomed it.
Who would want to help a kid with cancer. Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid made it clear he wasn’t interested. When asked about the House passed bill that would restore funding to the National Institutes of Health so they could begin accepting cancer patients once again, Reid responded with, “Why would we want to do that?” This is the man who says he is working to provide health care for those who don’t have access. I’m sure the parents of some of the sick children could give him some very good answers.
Then he went on to whine about the more than a thousand workers from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada who were sitting at home, rather than going to work, because of the government shutdown. One has to wonder if Reid feels that badly about the tens of thousands in his home state, and the millions around the country, that have been sitting at home, unable to find work because of the burden ObamaKare has placed on so many employers.
Sure it is inconvenient for some unionized government workers missing a few days work, but I would remind those having a hissy fit about it, that after the last shutdown, these people received their back pay… and they weren’t even required to work for it. The taxpayers got nothing for their money. The same cannot be said for contractors doing work at government facilities. Unfortunately they are not the subject of the same senatorial concern. These small businesses and individuals are simply out of luck.
It seems that Secretary of State John Kerry should stick to using a teleprompter like his boss because it takes a clear mind and at least an element of understanding to speak extemporaneously. After the controversy about the red line that Barack Hussein Obama drew before he didn’t draw it, Kerry made an offer to forestall bombing Syria before he realized it would be taken seriously.
As one wag put it, John Kerry gave Syria the ultimatum that if Syria did not turn over their chemical weapons within one week, he and Obama would make even bigger fools of themselves. Well, it didn’t take a week. The State Department immediately backed away from the comment, saying it was just a rhetorical statement and should not be taken seriously.
I spent an afternoon the other day strolling through the Valley View Shopping Center in Dallas. Its once fine stores are slowly closing one by one. In their place, quaint Mexican vendors with amateurishly painted signs and sparse stores now hawk their wares as they would in a seedy swap meet.
Valley View was never upscale like ritzy Highland Park, but 18 years ago when I arrived in town, Valley View was a place where one could wander among big name stores and professional marketers. Clothes were always top fashion. The restaurants were havens of delectable eating. One could spend a day there and feel like he was immersed in value. It was an uplifting experience. Today it is Death Valley. Today it is tamales and rap music, velvet paintings of Christ and obese Latina women chattering like magpies. South of the border culture is slowly snaking its way into Dallas. How long will it be before it is encroaching on Yankee environs?
Sure, there are still many pockets of high class and taste throughout Dallas and the country. But the writing is on the wall. A lower culture has invaded a higher culture, and all the pitiful political correctness of our establishment mentalities is not going to be able to cover it up if our Republican quislings in Washington grant amnesty to the silent 15 million illegals lurking in back of the invasion. With amnesty will come the next wave, which will be 30 million, then 60 million, then death of the America that the Founders envisioned.
On page 261 of The Audacity of Hope, Barack Hussein Obama wrote, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Now he appears to be taking one more step to protect the religion of his youth despite the fact that there is absolutely no reason to risk American and take Syrian lives in this troubled area of the world.
We are told that Obama is outraged over the supposed use by the Assad regime of chemical weapons on civilians as he struggles to stay in control of his country. There are two problems with the feeble tantrum coming from the White House.
The first is that there are mixed reports coming out of Syria. Many of them say that chemical weapons were used, but that it was the rebels who gassed the people… many of them children. While succumbing to a poisonous gas attack is far from pleasant, dying from the more conventional methods is no picnic either. The dictator has been killing people for years, and they are just as dead as as those who have been gassed.
We know Barack Obama is thin skinned. We’ve seen him get all riled up about the slightest sign of disrespect or joking about him or his plans for our land. But now we see his supporters going crazy over joking by a rodeo clown. The clown was helping to put on a show for the audience and did nothing that had not been done when George W. Bush was in office. The hypocrisy of these people is astounding. Before we look into their over reaction to this tom foolery, let’s look at what a rodeo clown is and the bravery these men show on a daily basis… to be sure, they are not circus clowns.
As you can see, the primary function of a rodeo clown is to protect bronco and bull riders when they come down from these animals that don’t want them there in the first place. Race drivers are in a hazardous profession, but when they crash, the car doesn’t come back to run them over. However, a bull is not so civilized. The clowns job is to distract the 1500 to 2000 pound animal so the rider can escape to safety or, on occasion, free the riders hand gets hung up in the rope and he cannot dismount. At times like these, riders have been flopped around like a rag doll until the clown jumps in to release his hand. These guys are not wussified jokesters like Bill Maher. They are men who play a dangerous game and are worthy of respect… even if one doesn’t understand why someone would mount an angry 2000 pound animal that doesn’t want him there. From what I’ve seen of these guys, I don’t know what they get paid, but, it’s not enough.
Many people say they don’t recognize their country anymore. They say their representatives in Washington don’t seem to be living in the same world as the rest of us. Most of America works to take care of themselves and their families in an environment where performance gets the job done. At least that’s the way it used to be. Today, our government is run by academicians and political instigators. Few people in these positions of power have ever had a real job in the private sector that did not depend on government mandates and taxpayer subsidies to pay their bills and actually required them to perform.
The people are upset about the death of four Americans in Benghazi. The administration tells us it’s a phony scandal and there is nothing to see. The people don’t like the Internal Revenue Service targeting groups and people the president thinks are his enemies. The administration tells us it’s a phony scandal and there is nothing to see. The people don’t like the NSA collecting their phone and internet information. The administration tells us it’s a phony scandal and there is nothing to see. The people see statistics that prove the more armed citizens there are, the less crime. The administration is doing things that make them afraid of armed citizens and are trying to disarm them. They see dead children not as a tragedy, but an opportunity. The people don’t like millions of illegals sneaking across the border to compete for a shrinking pool of jobs in this country. The administration tells us not to worry about it, illegals help the economy. The Democrats are salivating over a new set of voters while the Republicans are afraid of offending a portion of 10% of the population. The American people don’t want ObamaKare. The administration tells us we are going to get it anyway, and we are going to like it. That is not a prediction, that is a command.
In these days of one depressing news story after another, it’s easy to get frustrated with the world and believe there is no hope. No hope was the case Katie Lentz, a 19 year old Tulane University student who suffered a near fatal crash one Sunday morning, as reported in USA Today. Her vital signs were slipping. The emergency responders were fearing she would not make it out of the mangled car. She asked if someone would pray with her, and a man dressed in priest’s garb responded “I will” and began praying for her.
Katie’s vital signs picked up and another response team arrived with new equipment to free her from her tangled metal prison. The girl has had several surgeries and is on the mend, to the delight of her family. As the men were finishing cleaning up the scene they looked for the priest to thank him for his assistance. He was nowhere to be found. Strangely, he was nowhere to be seen on any of the almost seventy photographs taken at the scene… and since New London MO is a small community, they found it curious that no one had ever seen the man before.
The responders and the girl’s mother believe the priest’s arrival was a miracle… an angel sent to spare Katie’s life. This would not be the first time. Consider Paul and Silas miraculous escape from prison. Consider the fog that shrouded the revolutionaries escape from the British at Brooklyn Heights. Then there are many lesser known times that divine intervention redirected the course of history, or the course of an individual life.
To the cheers of Leno’s audience President Obama said he called off his meeting with Vladimir Putin because he did not like the way Russia treated homosexuals. Press reports tell us the meeting was canceled because of the reception Edward Snowden received in Putinland. In any case, conducting diplomacy in the media shows an inability to deal directly with a powerful, self-assured leader.
Even in jest, which I highly doubt, publicly making such a statement shows a complete disregard for the seriousness of the problems on the world scene. While attempting to maintain the illusion among the gullible, that he is a Christian, he takes every opportunity to display an antipathy for biblical values. If he really believes that the plight of the outlawed homosexuals is more important than discussions with one of the worlds’ super powers, he has a serious problem with perspective.
The cancellation shows a lack of confidence that his golden tongued oratory would convince the former KGB officer to see the error his ways. It may also be that the presence of Snowden may be flaunted during his visit to make him look small and ineffective. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed.
Many people are amazed at the number of self proclaimed Christians who either support the president of the United States or, at the very least, do not seem bothered by the direction his is taking our country. They support, or at least are not upset by the endorsement of the gay agenda or the promotion of Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, this is not a surprising result, given the major gaps in the preaching from many pulpits these days.
Most recently, we have seen the Supreme Court give a boost and an endorsement to homosexual marriage. Many Christians appear to have no problem with this, especially those with more libertarian leanings. They tell us that some people are just born that way, or that, if it is a personal choice, that is alright with them. As a political statement, it is something we work with in a free society.
However, supporting and encouraging such behavior, for someone who says they are a follower of Christ is another matter entirely. While we are each responsible for our own actions and knowledge, all too often this topic is never discussed inside church walls.
Back in 1924 Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb took the life of 14 year old Bobby Franks to show they could commit the perfect crime. These were two overpriviledged and highly intelligent young men in their late teens who believed they were smarter than everyone else… who enjoyed watching the police stumble about looking for the brutal murderers… for a short while.
Whatever gave them is preposterous idea that proved to them, and to everyone else, that they were not as brilliant as they thought? They were disciples of German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, who’s concept of the Ubermensch – or superman – caught their fancy. These supermen, as Nietzsche saw them, because of their intelligence and capabilities, were not to be constrained by mere laws that controlled the behavior of normal people.
Because these young men had the intelligence and lived lives devoid of the consequences for bad behavior, they saw themselves as Ubermenschs – not to be constrained by the simple morality of the little people. They believed that the rules of society just didn’t apply to them, and if any of the common folks attempted to tie them down, Leopold and Loeb believed they were smart enough to deflect them down false paths.
Liberal-progressives are thrilled that the real, social-engineering Obama is re-emerging.
President Obama seems to be motivated in all his actions by a relentless drive to diminish the national security of the United States in world political and military affairs.
Touring Africa, he tells audiences not to trust the United States. In Berlin recently he spoke of arms reduction in the face of Russia’s moving naval squadrons into the Mediterranean and China’s growing naval provocations of Japan that threaten to fuel a new world military conflict. Meanwhile he has taken not a single effective action to prevent Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.
At home, he is proposing to reduce energy supplies and to raise their cost to consumers and business in the name of discredited, criminal schemes to promote the social-engineering implicit in so-called global warming. He continues to champion failing green energy companies, wasting billions of taxpayers’ dollars.
Holy Cow, Martha! Will miracles never cease? Chuck Baldwin and the New York Times editorial board actually agree. Are we in the Twilight Zone? Is it Freaky Friday? Is the Times editorial board reading my columns and seeing the light or am I watching CNN and MSNBC too much? I know I don’t watch those two propaganda outlets too much, and I doubt the Times editorial board pays too much attention to what I write, so what is going on?
On June 6, the editorial board of the New York Times posted a column that yours truly could have written. The column was entitled “President Obama’s Dragnet.” The editorial begins:
“Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.
When I saw the story of investigators in the crash of TWA flight 800 back in 1996 that took the lives of all 230 on board wanting to reopen the case, it got me to thinking. At the time, the official story was that static electricity ignited fuel fumes. It seemed a little far fetched but that was all the public was permitted to hear.
These investigators are now confident that it was some sort of missile that brought down the plane. They found explosive residue on one of the wings, but were prevented from following through on that part of the investigation. My memory does not serve me to recall everything else that was going on at the time, but for some reason, this information was not to be made available for public consumption.
I understand that national security sometimes necessitates secrecy, but it appears that keeping the truth from the public has become second nature to our government. Back in the days following the tragedy off the coast of Long Island, one wonders if Americans would have demanded some sort of response if they found out the crash was the result of Islamic terrorists? Would they have have been outraged that the president was paying more attention to a White House intern than keeping their nation safe. Would we have been more aware of the dangers of radical Islam to the point where the 911 attack would have been prevented? We will never know.
Breitbart.com recently carried a report saying, “During his speech in San Jose, California on Friday, President Obama took one question from the press on national security monitoring of Americans. Without any sense of irony whatsoever in the aftermath of the IRS’ targeting of conservatives, the administration’s stonewalling on Benghazi, the Department of Justice’s targeting of reporters, the Department of Health and Human Services’ leveraging of private organizations for Obamacare public relations cash, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s secret email addresses, Obama unloaded this line:
“‘If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.’”
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we DO have some problems here! And the culprits are exactly the ones whom President Obama identified: the executive branch, Congress, and federal judges, or in other words, the federal government in Washington, D.C. As I have said repeatedly, the American people have more to fear from Washington D.C., than they do Tehran, Kabul, Baghdad, or Pyongyang.
So many talking heads are sanctimoniously condemning the actions of Edward Snowden. The big government progressives seem to be hyperventilating about letting people know that this young man acted against the country and he should be punished. Others insist on letting the record show that he should be regarded as a hero. Well, I hate to break the news that, to anyone other than the man himself and his family, his fate is not the most important point of this tale.
All this is just a smokescreen to take attention away from the real story… that we are being spied on by our own government. It is a government that has a track record of using various branches to beat up on its real or perceived enemies. It is a government that has used the most feared collection agency in the world to harass and harm those not in step with their socialist programs. It is a government that has used the Environmental Protection Agency to support those who have swilled down the environmental koolaid, while denying skeptics any information that would give proof that their suspicions were founded in fact.
Big government types say they are concerned that Snowden’s revelations have harmed our nation’s ability to defend us from terrorist attacks. The program did not work in Boston or Fort Hood. We are told this type of information would have prevented the 911 attacks. Given our government’s timidity of following through on information available makes this highly unlikely, even though we had an administration that was sincerely concerned about the welfare of the people at the time. It’s worse today as our leaders are more afraid of Christians, veterans and Ron Paul supporters. The most effective system in the world, which this may well be, is useless if its users are looking for the wrong things.
Some commentators are running around, flapping their wings and gums about how the collection of Verizon phone records is casting an overly broad net trying to catch a small number of radical Muslim terrorists. The facts, if we ever really get to them, is that Verizon is not alone, and that pretty much all carriers, as well as internet providers are being forced to surrender personal information. Even some Republican members of congress are speaking warmly about this supposed effort to keep our citizens safe.
All this would be good if one were to truly believe that the Obama administration was actually interested in protecting us from Islamic attacks. That is, do could we really accept that this regime heavily populated by Muslims, and approved of by CAIR, would break the President’s pledge to “stand with the Muslims” if things should turn against them.
We need look no further than several recent events to get a pretty good idea of why this information is collected and mined. Most recently, Barack Hussein Obama declared that the war on terror was over… there was not more conflict. He seems to have forgotten that just a few weeks ago, some Islamic terrorists blew up Americans at the Boston Marathon. He also seems to have forgotten that a few months ago, Muslim attackers killed an American ambassador and three others trying to defend the consulate. He also seems to have forgotten that his administration ignored repeated warnings from Russia that the marathon bombers were among us and a danger to our country.
Obama’s liberation theology preaching pastor, Jeremiah Wright is well known for his comment that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost”. Scandals of all sorts are popping up around the District of Columbia quicker than the “bimbo eruptions” of the Clinton administration. It could well be that Barack Hussein Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost.
Proverbs 28:13 tells us, “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” We have seen all sorts of dereliction of presidential responsibilities. We have seen members of his administration – including cabinet members – acting against the best interests of the American people for years. Then we have seen them lie about it to cover their actions and nefarious motives. It’s hard to keep up with all the scandals without a scorecard.
The deaths of four Americans in Bengahzi, Libya is the big one that started it off. It is obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that we can have no confidence at all in anything we are told by the regime. Those of us who have not been blinded by the president’s brilliance have known all along that what we were told and what was going on were two entirely different things. Now, what was known by some is being laid bare for all to see.
All Jay Carney could say was, “Benghazi happened a long time ago”, prior to engaging in the usual administration song and dance of deceit and obfuscation. Unfortunately this is pretty much the attitude of the whole Obama regime. They are experts at dodging uncomfortable questions, counting on new crises to come along to distract the public from their multitude of failures, both foreign and domestic.
It frustrates them that people keep bringing up the disaster in Libya. Information keeps trickling out despite administration efforts to delay and deny as members of the opposing delegation in congress insist on asking impertinent question. When lies don’t work, delays are attempted. When delays don’t work, it appears that the next step is intimidation of those who know what really happened. It’s the Chicago way.
Whoever set off the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon intended to strike fear in the hearts, not only of Bostonians, but of Americans all over the country. They want us to wonder where they will strike next. Will it be at the local mall, a commuter train, a ball game?
This would be an entirely appropriate reaction… if we were sheep. However, many of us refuse to be sheep. We refuse to quietly accept the fact that our fellow citizens being maimed and killed by those who would destroy us. Of course, it is appropriate to mourn the loss of life and the harm done to people just out enjoying the race. Looking at the pictures of the those who perished is just too sad for words. However, we cannot live in this state. If we do, we add so many more to the number of victims.
At this point, we can pull back even more into our cocoons of personal safety… which really represent no safety at all. I spoke to a lady today who saw some of the images on TV and doesn’t want to watch news anymore. This head in the sand thinking leads to the epidemic of low information voters sweeping the country. It means people can be told and sold any bill of goods and they don’t have any idea what happened, or what will happen to them.
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