Skip to comments.Dear President Obama, You Can't Create Growth, But You CAN Suffocate It
Posted on 07/24/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Obama recently generated a furor with his speech in Roanoke, Virginia, in which he stated:
" If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. If youve got a business you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen."
This has created fury from the right and unease from the center, as well it should. The fury and unease arise because this statement represents a grotesque distortion of an important truth, even more troubling than a downright lie. Later in the speech Obama paraphrases the Declaration of Independence, subtly distorting it and deeply subverting its meaning:
[I]n this country, you have some God-given rights: a life in liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and a belief that all of us are equal (applause) and that were not guaranteed success, but were guaranteed the right to work hard for success. (Applause.)
Actually, Mr. President, the Declaration says that all are created equal, implying equality of opportunity not equality of outcomes, not all of us are equal. A nuance, perhaps, but a critical one. The claim that were guaranteed the right to work hard for success is also insidiously distorted. A right to work hard for success is belied when coupled with the assertion of a (constitutionally nonexistent) paternalistic federal power to intervene to take away as many of the fruits of that success as should please our liege to take.
The recipe by which Americans have prospered lies not in some sort of state action but in opportunity. Obama uses a warped logic of federal noblesse oblige to dispense a bag full of goodies from tuition tax credits, to a mortgage refinancing credit, to public works projects.
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Very good article.
The Marxist pResident speaks to his equally ignorant Marxist base.
Of course he can. He grows islam and the CPUSA.
Obama applies too much manure.
This really irks the left, who view themselves as superior...
“you mean, in order to make things better, I do NOTHING? But I’m ‘elite’, so I should be able to dictate things to be better!”
Maybe the best article of the year......