Obama Redefines ‘Freedom’ In Recent Speech

Speaking before a friendly crowd of Democrat supporters Friday, Barack Obama indicated that America’s true defenders of freedom belong to his party.

“As Democrats,” he said, “we’ve let the other side define the word ‘freedom’ for too long.”

At that point, he began a lengthy attempt to redefine the word in radical leftist parlance bearing little resemblance to the liberties enumerated by our founding fathers. While Americans have embraced the right of the individual for generations, Obama asserted true freedom is determined by the whims of an interventionist central government.

“Freedom is the peace of mind of knowing that if you get sick, you won’t lose everything,” he said in a transparent plug for his monumentally disastrous ObamaCare law. “Freedom is the ability to change jobs and start a new business, chase a new idea without fear of losing your health insurance.”

Self-reliance was once viewed as the cornerstone of freedom, at least by American standards. Obama, on the other hand, concludes that belief must be updated by enumerating countless invented ‘rights’ that in reality curtail legitimate freedom.

Building upon typical leftist talking points, Obama suggested freedom is found in such abstract pursuits as “getting that new credit card and knowing the stakes and understanding how you’re going to manage it….”

Of course, he could not resist the opportunity to once again voice his undying concern for those who live in constant violation of America’s immigration laws.

“Freedom is the knowledge that your future in this country is secure,” he suggested, and that “you’re not going to be treated like a second-class person once we fix our broken immigration system. That’s freedom.”

Simply using the word ‘freedom’ ad nauseam does not imply that Obama actually has a grasp on its meaning.

In an obvious reference to and misrepresentation of proposed laws designed to protect the rights of business-owners, Obama also expanded his definition of freedom to include suing companies unwilling to violate their religious convictions.

“Freedom is the ability to go into a store or a restaurant without the fear that you’d be refused service because of who you are or who you love,” he said.

As the left continues its campaign to delegitimize authentic freedom, more Americans than ever believe their rights come from the existence of a powerful centralized government as opposed to its absence. Unfortunately, this phenomenon was unmistakably illustrated by Obama’s reelection despite years of evidence showing his embrace of an ever-expanding American bureaucracy.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    Isn't it funny to listen to an idiot talk and then have his morons that stand behind as props clapping for everything the village idiot says.

  2. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Who is this communist? True freedom is determined by the whims of an interventionist central government (obamacarelessjobkiller will save you)? Self-reliance was the cornerstone of America "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." has been replaced by “get yours before ngrs take it all.” and “illegals come get some, cause there are no laws.”.
    obama who believes in lawlessness is no Abraham Lincoln (true defender of true freedom), who said that “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Many nations are fed up with their tyrants, but America under obama is loosing its freedoms:
    obama is forcing less freedom, Parents have no right to raise their children except according to accepted, international doctrine;
    obama is forcing less freedom, Wealth would be subject to “fair and equitable” forced re-distribution;
    obama is forcing less freedom, Expression of unacceptable opinions would expose a speaker to fine or imprisonment;
    obama is forcing less freedom, Informers would gain favor with the powers that be by betraying freedom loving neighbors or family members for a carelessly expressed desire for liberty.
    People around the world yearn for liberty and freedom! Ukrainians finally fought against and overthrew the tyrannical view that their czar was above the law and thus could do no wrong by killing innocent citizens. When are Americans going to do the same against obama? Communists and progressives are very scared about Ukraine's Independence day!

  3. RacerJim says:

    When the government rules the people there is tyranny,
    When the people rule the government there is freedom.

  4. Obama isn't a democrat; he's the NWO candidate, which is a politically a fascist totalitarian plutarchy that uses communist economic and social justice rhetoric as a rationalization for seizing private property and all other resources, and is controlled by the Illuminati – Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Maurice Strong, Hillary Clinton – Club of Rome members, including Al Gore. Rothschilds and Rockefellers and JP Morgan, etc, are also directors of the fed. Global warming is a global scam conceived by Maurice Strong at the 1968 Club of Rome meeting at Rockefellers home in Bellagio, Italy. Al Gore and Obama founded the Chicago Carbon Exchange, Rothschild financed the World Environment Bank and was its first CEO, also co-founded the IPCC. Al Gore founded Carbon Investment Management. The real kicker about the current AGW scam is that EU CO2 has increased; it's not an environmental policy at all – just global government, Polluting corporations buy carbon credits that are cheaper than employing emission-reducing technology. Obama is only a man who's a convincing speaker and has been able to sell fascism by painting it as social justice.

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