Just perusing the net and stumbled across this gem:
A couple of weeks ago, I included in a post the statement that Barack Obama is anti-American. A dear and respected friend suggested that I was exaggerating. Obama may have a different vision of or goal for America, he said, but that’s scarcely the same as being anti-American. I’ve been thinking that over for a while and, after a lot of mental give and take about what it means to be “anti-” anything, have now decided that Barack Obama is indeed anti-American.
Everything has a fundamental essence, a quality that makes it uniquely itself. Take an orange, for example. It’s not only citrus fruit, it’s an orange colored citrus fruit. Horticulturists can alter its size, its texture, it’s sweetness, and the purity of its orange color, but it still remains an orange because that color is its definition. Change the color, however, and suddenly, you have the un-orange, the anti-orange. You have something completely different that no longer contains within it the essence of the original fruit. Lose the essence and you lose the orange.
America has an essence too, and that essence is liberty. America since its inception has been defined by liberty, both the liberty of the individual and the liberty of the nation. Individual liberty means that Americans should be subject to minimal government constraints. The state exists to serve the individual (commerce, transportation, security), not to control the individual. That’s why the Bill of Rights focuses so closely on individual freedoms: the freedom to speak, the freedom to write, the freedom to worship, the freedom to defend oneself with arms, the freedom from searches and seizures, etc. Liberty also extends to the nation. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are replete with examples of the Founders’ absolute obsession with national sovereignty. Just recently, we’ve been reminded of the fact that the Founders didn’t even want the appearance of impropriety and the risk of influence, since they specifically prohibited foreign emoluments for our presidents.
Barack Obama is anti-American because he wants to change this American essence. His domestic policy is directed at increasing government control in every area, which decreases individual liberty. Here’s an incomplete bullet-point list of his anti-liberty goals on the home front:
Read the whole thing; it’s worth it.
So I got the following drive-by (read: cowardly) comment the other day from a reader calling him/herself Tiger By The Tail:
1. An excuse for war used primarily by mouth breathing conservatards.
And it occurs to me that it clearly demonstrates pretty much everything that is wrong in the Liberal mind. Stay with me here:
- I am very clever
- I am always right
- I am a Good Person™
- All wars are bad
- None have ever had any positive consequences
- Conservatives are always wrong
- Because they are Bad People
- They deserve to have insults thrown at them
- I do not deserve and will not stand for such things
- Conservatives absolutely LOVE war and are looking for any excuse to start one
- Because they are Bad People
Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
You know . . . I kinda always thought the Nobel Peace Prize was a complete joke . . .