Consider what Obama told the graduating class at Ohio State on May 5, pretending he is a reincarnation of JFK. Obama proclaimed:
“ . . . as citizens, we understand that it’s not about what America can do for us, it’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government.”
He has spent four years and several trillions of dollars taking government out of the hands of citizens! Now, we are expected to believe him when he says he is the champion of self-governance?
Here is a partial list of Obama’s achievements pursued in the name of ‘self-governance:’
>ObamaCare: the first step toward a complete government takeover of healthcare, opposed by a substantial majority of Americans from day one. This is self-government?
>Public funding of abortion: government spending taxpayer money to kill babies in the womb, despite large majorities standing opposed?
>Efforts toward gun control: again, opposed by the vast majority, yet Obama pushes for destruction of the 2nd Amendment, and he is the champion of self-government?
>Record entitlement spending creating citizen dependency, hardly the work of one interested in promoting self-government.
>Serial moves to override states’ rights, contrary to the 10th Amendment, centralizing power in D.C., a complete contradiction of the constitutional principle of separation of powers, a pillar of self-government.
>Forcing a homosexual agenda in civilian and military life against the will of the majority.
>Criminalizing faith traditions embraced by the majority, either by marginalizing commonly held beliefs or prosecuting those who hold them, all in the name of confronting hate crimes or preserving ‘religious tolerance.’
>Preferring minorities over majorities at every turn, an executive most interested in the politics of division and revenge and retribution.
>Serial violations of the Constitution, a demonstration of disrespect for the document most successful in establishing and preserving self-government.
Mr. Obama’s policies have nothing to do with preserving self-governance. Indeed, his work is focused on dismantling self-government.
Can anyone with a shred of sense suggest Mr. Obama has anything in common with the Founders, men who promoted limited government as a prerequisite to liberty, insisting self-government depends on the consent of the governed?
Further, the President told the students to fear and reject anyone who warns about tyranny. Of course. Why would he want them to understand his affections? Is there anything more American that fighting tyranny in the name of preserving liberty?
“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.”
1. No one in the conservative movement claims government has no role.
2.The only accusation of late implying sinister motives rightly identifies Obama as the ‘root of problems.’
3.If it is true complete government control (i.e. tyranny) is the fruit of Obama’s presidency, isn’t it right to resist, oppose and attempt to ‘gum up the works?’
4.Didn’t the Founders constantly warn about the ever-lurking threat of tyranny? Didn’t they always encourage us to remain vigilant?
5.When did any conservative ever suggest that self-rule is a sham? Obama has made a sham of the idea of self-government, obviously, by excluding citizens and giving total power to bureaucrats, special interests and politicians committed to a ‘fundamental transformation’ of our republic, a republic dedicated to self-government and foundation of liberty, now attacked by Obama.
These presidential edicts are nothing more than twisted words from a twisted mind.
Obama is an odd combination of liar and self-deceived egomaniac. He really seems to believe his own BS, and expects the rest of us to believe it too, despite the clear evidence. In any case, he is now seen by the majority as not only weak and ineffectual. He is rightly perceived the deceiver. Perhaps the good news is Ohio State students and others will finally see Obama for what he is: an anti-American liar unworthy of anyone’s trust.
Fighting Obama is fighting tyranny, and nothing could be more American.