Obama is here – everything is going to be alright. The Obama speech in Germany was amateurish at best and treasonous at worst. First, it is utterly irresponsible for a sitting Senator to deliver what was ostensibly a policy declaration to 200,000 people of another country IN another country. There is only one person with the constitutional authority to do so, not to mention the authority granted by the norms of decorum and tradition – the President of the United States.
Second, most of the speech consisted of the same, tired, leftist ideals that Marxists use to justify the confiscation and redistribution of wealth… “We’re going to save the world and our children, we just need to make the proper investments” is typically something they say. Barack cloaks the sentiment in lofty terms, perhaps even better then the leftists of a generation ago:
“This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably.”
What exactly does that mean? It means those of us inclined to produce something of quality, generate wealth, and use freedom for self-improvement, will have our efforts rewarded by Barack Obama so thoughtfully stealing our wealth in the name of “[sharing] the benefits more equitably.”
Change? Hardly. Liberals have been talking up redistribution of wealth since the nineteeth century.
Third and most importantly, Obama says he’s going to save the world. One of the methods that seems to have taken hold with the left is to make such an audacious claim, that it is too exhausting to combat rhetorically. Or, in the case of the right, we are generally too busy building wealth, learning, working and otherwise being productive to care. Well, it’s time to care. Here’s a short list of the things Barack “the messiah” Obama is going to do:
“…defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it.”
Oh that’s rich. Has he not been doing everything in his power for the last 3 years to leave Iraq totally hanging out to dry?
“…renew our resolve to rout the terrorists who threaten our security in Afghanistan”
Um, Obama just said that even knowing what he knows now, he would not go back and support the surge. We should have achieved peace in Iraq by moving the political process forward, he claims. Yet with Afghanistan, he wants to use the military. Why will the military work in one place, but not another?
“…renew the goal of a world without nuclear weapons”
I bet Russia, Iran, North Korea and China love this idea. In fact, I bet they go right along with it, on paper anyway.
“…build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably”
“Share…more equitably.” Why do I have to share anything? Where does it say in the Constitution that I have to share – and share with the rest of the world?!
“…we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands”
Obama is going to prevent the seas from rising. He’s going to stop famine. He’s going to stop storms. This guy is really something! Didn’t Superman, as played by Christopher Reeve, spin the Earth backwards on it’s axis, in order to reverse time and prevent Lois Lane from being killed by an earthquake? That’s it! Obama is Superman!
“…stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe”
Human rights!? Where was Obama screaming about human rights when Uday and Qusay Hussein were raping pre-teen girls in staged rape-rooms in Iraqi presidential palaces? Where was he when women in Iraq were prevented from working? Where was he when Saddam was jailing or killing any and all who would stand up to him? Human rights? He’s kidding, right?
Then, the be-all-end-all of sickening, leftist tripe. Obama chasitises his own country while speaking abroad:
“I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.”
How dare he! The United States has single handedly done more for freedom in this world than the rest of the countries of the world combined. We take in more immigrants, legal and illegal, than the rest of the countries of the world COMBINED. We give more in charity as a country – more that twice as much than the next largest giving country. We have been the sole source of strength of freedom in the world for the past 250 years!
Obama should have stood there and exclamed that the world would do well to follow the United States. To embrace our freedom based on natural law. God given rights to pursue life as we see fit. To use our own passions, wisdom, strength, convictions and ideas to build wealth. To strive for personal achievement. To be free to enter into contracts and the freedom to make something from nothing. The freedom to be everything that the human spirit can fathom and do so under the blanket of natural freedom granted by God to every person on earth. That is the message Barack should have given.
This man has dishonored himself. He is not deserving of any attention whatsoever. He stands against all that is free and promotes the evil of incremental tyranny. His speech in Germany is proof positive of that.