Where do I begin?
For starters, his concepts about American manufacturing, American energy, and American Values.
Unless he wants to do away with the minimum wage, we are not going to have a lot of manufacturing jobs. I suppose he could set out some prohibitive tariffs, but I doubt he has the guts, and it’s debatable as to the wisdom of that move. He just shut down the Keystone pipeline and hasn’t allowed American companies to drill for oil, so he really loses a lot of credibility on this issue. I suppose that he could say that he is very pro-American GREEN energy, which is not cost effective right now. The fact of the matter is, if you agree that there’s a finite amount of oil in the world and we should be researching new energy to be ahead of the curve, then you should be for pumping as much crude as we can and use the profits to fund these projects so that we will use up the supply of a soon to be obsolete energy source. As to American values, Obama’s perspective of American values runs counter to most of American. Hell, his wife once commented that America was a “downright mean country.” She also said that “for the first time in her adult life, she was proud of [her] country.” Inferring Barrack’s beliefs should be fairly easy…he did marry her after all.
The President discussed everyone paying their fair share. Here’s a quick question, what is a fair share? How much of your own money should you be allowed to keep? How fair is it for someone to take money from you and give it directly to another person for their own PERSONAL welfare? The government is supposed to provide for the common welfare. Do you know how taxes were supposed to be levied? The Constitution said that the government could only take taxes directly from the states based on their share of the nation’s population. It also only allowed for money to be in gold and silver. Here’s a question, if the federal government only used gold and silver, was only responsible for those activities mandated by the Constitution, and could only tax based on the original schematics, would we be in this mess? That’s Ron Paul’s point entirely.
I was sickened by Obama’s positive spin on some very dangerous acts. He wants to do away with the filibuster. Why? Because it stops the Leftist agenda. The fact of the matter is that his ideas are terrible, and that is why he needs a super-majority to win. Of course, he wants the Dream Act passed immediately so that he can get the Latino vote. Finally, there’s the takeover of the internet–all to control the information we see. 2084 isn’t too far away.
In another matter, what is with all the executive orders? How can he wave a pen and make the military run on green energy? How is he funding it without Congressional approval? For that matter, when the hell is the Congress going to pass a budget? Am I the only one that’s sick and tired of not having a budget?
Dear Lord, how many countries are we at war with or about to be at war with? A thought occurred to me today…if the Founding Fathers could see how we were today, how would they feel about the constant state of war we find ourselves in? I seriously doubt they would approve of us going to war without Congressional approval. The fact of the matter is, none of these conflicts are popular enough with the American people where Congressmen would dare vote for a war. This is why we’ve decided not to have the Constitution get in the way. And here again, this is Ron Paul’s point. I just wish he was better at projecting it. Sadly, I think we are probably lock into some sort of conflict in Iran. At least we are trying to use sanctions instead of military might (although they are typically ineffective). As Sun Tzu said, it is best to deal with your enemies first by influence and the last resort is to invade them.
The last point I want to make is this: What is the deal with the lighting? What, were they going for the “rays of light through a cloud”/God smiling upon Obama? The only thing missing was a choir singing. Bah!
Long Live the Constitution!