Bumps in the Road – Which road is Obama on exactly? Time for a U-Turn
Another great article from Thomas Sowell today. I will provide you the link, but the summary is simply – Obama wants to redistribute wealth at home and American influence abroad. Pretty frightening stuff if you stop and think about it. What is often lost in “The Ones” interviews and glossy language is what he is really saying. Remember, he thinks you’re stupid, so he never answers yes or no. He gives some nuanced response. Most people write these off as political speak, but if you actually listen, he is actually TELLING us what his world view is.
From an article titled “The Redistribution of Freedom” http://www.humanevents.com/2012/09/25/the-redistribution-of-freedom/
In one of the more troubling passages from President Obama’s speech to the U.N. general assembly, he said conflicts sometimes “arise along the fault lines of race or tribe. And often they arise from the difficulties of reconciling tradition and faith with the diversity and interdependence of the modern world. In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they’re willing to tolerate freedom for others.”
A fine appreciation for liberty has nothing to do with debating how much freedom you will “tolerate” from others. You have a very narrow set of unalienable rights which fellow citizens are obliged to respect. That’s what American “culture” is all about. Only people with Barack Obama’s statist ambitions view freedom as a limited resource to be redistributed. He needs to stop pretending that there are high-minded, elegant principles that make it dangerous to draw a cartoon of Mohammed, or satirize him in a movie, while every other prophet and messiah is fair game. And he needs to stop posturing as if he’s asking agonizing questions that never occurred to America’s founders, or the generations who inherited the brilliance of their Constitution.
Thomas Sowell article: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/09/26/obama-versus-obama-part-ii