Skip to comments.Obama: "Americans Don't Deserve To Be Free"
Posted on 03/28/2014 10:41:54 AM PDT by Starman417
Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama, on December 6, 2011, spoke in Osawatomie, Kansas. What Obama said that day is STILL pertinent today. Obama, in effect, thumbed his nose at us and said that "Americans Don't Deserve To Be Free."
How was that conclusion drawn? Well, see, after reading this, if you agree that Obama said that we don't deserve to be free.
Obama began his attack on freedom with this statement:
We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules. I am here to say they are wrong. I'm here in Kansas to reaffirm my deep conviction that we're greater together than we are on our own. I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules. [emphasis mine]
I'm a bit surprised that Obama, with his penchant for mixing metaphors, didn't quote Benjamin Franklin to try to reinforce his "playing by the same rules" message: "If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately." But that would be quite an overreach (even for Obama), so unapplicable, so laughable that even HE did not try it!
So, let's focus upon the "... everyone plays by the same rules" phrase. By forcing everyone to play by the same rules, freedom is attacked. We must follow government rules. We are not free to pursue our own legal rules. We are forced to "play by the same rules," the rules Obama defines by declaring to be illegal anything he doesn't like. HIS definition: that is the crux of the issue. That's where coercion comes in. That's also how the federal regulatory agencies enter the picture, and how our freedom is attacked.
Another name for "rules" is "regulations." Obama continued:
If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes - especially for the wealthy - our economy will grow stronger. But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked.
Obama is saying that our economy didn't work as he wanted it to (spelled redistribution of wealth and vote-buying) because there weren't enough regulations, there wasn't enough force, enough coercion to ensure (what he called) fair outcomes. But, as usual, what he says is WRONG! Consider our (over)regulated economy.
Laissez-faire is an economic environment in which transactions between private parties are free from government restrictions, tariffs, and subsidies, with only enough regulations to protect property rights. The phrase is French and literally means "let [them] do." It also implies these concepts: "let it be," "let them do as they will," or "leave it alone." But there hasn't been a laissez-faire economic environment in this country since the passage of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act in 1890. Whether that is good or bad is not the issue here.
What is the issue is that an alphabet soup of federal regulatory agencies has grown up (EPA, OSHA, SEC, FDA, NLRB, FAA, FTC, ATF, CFTC, FHA, FCC - to name some of the 430 agencies listed in the federal register). All of them force us, through regulations, to play by their rules, by what they define as legal. Yes, the regulation agencies existed before Obama became president, but it's his use (and misuse) of them, and his blame for use of their regulations not going far enough that attacks freedom. (The EPA-Sackett case comes to mind.)
The point here is that the above mentioned anti-laissez-faire regulatory agencies existed long before Obama came on the scene. He says, in order to blame laissez-faire, that lack of regulations (freedom) is the cause of the current economic "mess." He is, as usual, trying to blame George Bush (and previous presidents) for why this economic "mess" exists. Neither he nor any of his policies are to blame. He is, in his own mind, perfect! Obama blames the current economic "mess" on a philosophy and policy that was abandoned over a century ago. What he says doesn't work never, in his life time, existed.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
——Obama, in effect, thumbed his nose at us and said that “Americans Don’t Deserve To Be Free.”——
So did he say it or not?
Americans are trading freedom for amusement, and most don’t know it.
Bread and Circuses, nothing has changed. The barbarians, not so amused, lurk.
100 PERCENT CORRECT. If anyone is not familiar with the signifcance of Comrade Hussein's Osawatomie speech, click here.
He may be right. I offer his two elections as proof.
“I am here to say they are wrong. I’m here in Kansas to reaffirm my deep conviction that we’re greater together than we are on our own. I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share, when everyone plays by the same rules.”
I agree 100%, but i think zero and I have far different ideas of what that means. right now we dont all play by the same “rules”... do we zero!!
...This is a poorly headlined article.
I believe Obama believes the quote, but there is no verification that those words left his lips....
Flopping Aces is better than this; they should fix it.
I have been saying for years that Americans don’t want Liberty because Americans have rejected risk. Risk must be transferred. So he is correct and Obama’s election and relection and rhetoric prove my theory.
Well Dear Leader, you may be right.....
Many of us feel that these days, there ain’t a lot of freedom goin’ around.
What you said.....
Abolition precluded the option of living subservient to an overlord. Soime members of our society prefer to live in slavery without risk or responsibility. They should have the option beyond enslavement to government.
Obama: “Americans Don’t Deserve To Be Free”
strange... i’ve been thinking the same of him for quite some time.
“Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama”
I’m very proud to have been among the people who first coined that term.
And many of the commies I’ve had the displeasure of trying to bash over the head with the facts outlined in this article will rue the day they thought they could ignore reality.
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