Posted By J on May 4, 2010
I am sorry Mr. President, we arent a democracy; we are a Republic. I know you big government socialists, wish it to be strictly a democracy. Because then, you would only need to turn fifty-one percent of the citizens on the other forty-nine percent. Sorry Obama, thats just not what we have or want. We are a nation of laws to prevent that.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – President Barack Obama took aim Saturday at the angry rhetoric of those who denigrate government as “inherently bad” and said their off-base line of attack ignores the fact that in a democracy, “government is us.”
Secondly, while government is not “inherently bad” its the same as saying its not “inherently good”. Government is a necessary evil. It wasnt the vision of our founding fathers to have huge government influence over our lives. It was their vision for SELF rule. The vision was for Liberty to reign, and laws only to protect individual liberties. Not laws to mandate and dictate.
We had a blank slate. We could have chosen monarchy, despotism, communism, democracy- yet all were rejected. Why, because America just revolted from a BIG, OBTRUSIVE, OPPRESSIVE government. The early Americans thought government was a necessary evil. They specific wrote our Constitution to shackle government power. What makes America great is the PEOPLE not the government. The only way for government to grow is for LIBERTY to shrink, so why would liberty lovers, suddenly embrace a romance with Government??
“But what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad,” said Obama, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree. “When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.”
The Government is made up of us YES, it doesnt make them above us. It doesnt make them beyond reproach, it doesnt suddenly anoint them with some sort of super salve that they do not make any bad choices, mistakes, or over reach. Further, its the job of every citizen to recognize when that man, in which they sent to represent them, doesnt turn out to be a wolf in sheeps clothing. Men are flawed, and when they turn into the false prophet, the people should replace them as often as prudent to secure their wishes are brought to fruition.
Every citizen should look upon the governors with suspicious eyes whilst their liberty is at stake. When a citizen brings an issue up, or because they oppose, because you protest their government- its not because you FEEL like the ‘government is us’. This takes place when the government has went off the tracks, and is starting to do its own thing. You see this outpouring because the government ISNT doing as the people require them to do.
Im sorry Mr. President, I will not let your demagoguery slide. Falsely claiming that we are a democracy; and because we elected you and your party into power. We somehow are supposed to ‘take it on the chin’, keep our mouths shut, and face forwards, while you do your deeds? We arent to question?
Even whilst we get more then we voted for, when you do more then you should, when you make laws, we don’t want. When you evade our privacy, when you steal our land, when you mandate this, and you take over that industry. When you do not live up to the oath you took to obey the Constitution…no Mr. President- – Don’t tread on Me. I will not be silent.
The financial meltdown dramatically showed the dangers of too little government, he said, “when a lack of accountability on Wall Street nearly led to the collapse of our entire economy.”
When will government start being honest? So when Congress passed legislation to encourage less limitation on loans. You know to get poor people who couldnt afford houses, out of section 8 and into homes they could not afford. When they sent the community activists and groups like ACORN out to pressure banks. And if they(the banks) didnt bow down, call them racists and hang them in effigy. When they backed Fannie Mae and Freddie mac to buy those risky debts-bundle up those volatile mortgages that everyone knew was a time bomb. Allow them then to stand by Goldman Sachs and do the same things they were, yet the government played no role? Did the government do anything to help, no they merely paid off every single crook that was involved with bailouts to cover up its pilot position in the disaster. Trying to become the hero and paint wall street as the villain- sorry Mr. President- your precious governments over involvement did nothing but speed up the disaster, then it picked its crony friends to help, and let millions of other citizens get crushed in the ruble.
Now you havent even learned you lesson your foot is on the gas peddle, making sure you kill the dreams of the next two generations as well. Because of your partisan dream- not because its good for the people.
Obama urged both sides in the political debate to tone it down. “Throwing around phrases like ‘socialists’ and ‘Soviet-style takeover,”fascists’ and ‘right-wing nut’ – that may grab headlines,” he said. But it also “closes the door to the possibility of compromise…
Yes now you come out for tone it down, why? You Mr. President, engaged in degenerating the tea party activists, your fellow party members practiced it, and your friends in the media exploited it.
But now, you know your leftist buddies are rowdy, and they are the ones who are going to embarrass you in the coming months. You know all the castigation of the tea party is going to come back to haunt you. The real violent, racist, groups are starting to come out. Making it clear of the propaganda you and your party spread about the tea party was just theater. The people can clearly see the difference in the climate of the rallies on both sides. Where your party said there WAS racism and violence, there was none. Now the leftist are out… and the contrast makes it really clear doesn’t it?
Too late Mr. President, you and your partisan friends, took part in this polarization and now your in it hip deep- I hope your happy.