Saturday, November 26, 2011
Boyne City Gazette Column - "Words mean things", said Barack Obama
“Words mean things”, as President Obama said. Media continues to ignore the words of Barack Obama, much of which has fueled class warfare in America. During his election campaign he told Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher that we must “spread the wealth around”, openly stating his intention to take money from those who produce jobs and wealth and give it to those who don’t, inspiring the demands of Occupy Wall St., which our President openly supports. He recently said that we must “spread out the sacrifice so that it is fair”.
President Obama once stated that he thinks one of the tragedies of the civil rights movement was that there was a “tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.” It illustrates why this former community organizer is so supportive of Occupy Wall St., which has recently developed a website called Occupy Revolution. One protestor declared that Occupy is infiltrating our military right now, for “revolution” is impossible without it.
President Obama has argued that our Constitution “is a charter of negative liberties which doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on our behalf.” He lamented that “the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and economic justice in this society.” “Occupy” America groups are certainly echoing that. President Obama is certainly not alone in criticizing the Constitution. The Democrat Governor ofrecently made a serious suggestion to “suspend elections for Congress for two years.” This anti-Constitutional suggestion bears watching.
President Obama truly believes that capitalism is evil and "social justice" through government policy is good. He believes in equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity. This is just who he is. He doesn’t agree with Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman who said, “The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus.” “Capitalism has provided the most wealth to the most people that this world has ever seen”.
Perceived hateful words of conservatives are described by our President and the main stream media as words which create violence. Words of Democrats go unmentioned by media and our President, who once asked for “respectful speech which doesn’t inflame hatred.” Leading the way, President Obama then said that the vote against the Recovery Act helped to create “the tea-baggers” – a sexually-deviant term he was happy to use to describe the Tea Party. President Obama has remained mute while some of his favored Occupy Wall St. members have called for more militancy and violence to promote their radical demands. He continually pits one group of Americans against another, teaching hatred for anyone who does not agree with his agenda.
While Representative Maxine Waters said the Tea Party can “Go straight to Hell”, Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee recently said that right-leaning media and blogs should “shut up”. She urged America to forget our “Buy American” motto and instead go with “Buy African-American”, saying that it is not racist, it is affirmative action.
Nancy Pelosi asked God to bless the Occupy Wall St. protesters. She also had the audacity to actually speak this lie on the John Daly Show: "Bless their hearts. The Republicans, they do what they believe," she said. "And they do not believe in social security, Medicare, Medicaid, clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education." Words, just words.
Speech such as this inspires hatred, class warfare, and anarchy. “Occupy” protesters reflect the outcome of their progressive education. Entitlement trumps responsibility for ones’ actions. For decades many college professors have taught that America is bad, capitalism is evil, striving for the riches that come with excellence and hard work is greedy, socialism is cool, and judging behaviors is unacceptable. Is it any wonder that young people who cannot speak intelligently about their concerns are now focused on entitlement without merit? A newly formed group, Wall St. Fighters, is part of the 53% of Americans who pay all income taxes. They are asking for protesters to “Occupy a desk”.
It is impossible to solve the problems of America without civil discourse on various methods of solving those problems.