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Saturday, January 26, 2013

President Obama's Haunting Anti-Liberty Inaugural Speech

I have now read President Obama's second inaugural speech for the third time. The speech haunts me. In very clever language the speech lays out a plan for a more centralized government, for more interference by the government in the affairs of individuals. The speech is about government as the solution to society's ills.

The President does this, though, while early on in his speech hailing the Constitution, which attempted to put a limit on government. He then quotes from the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."He then proceeds in the remainder of his speech to rip apart the Declaration's call for Liberty.
But even before his mention of the Constitution and the quoting from the Declaration, in the very first paragraph, after greetings to the "Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens," the speech is haunting. In the first paragraph that begins the President's message, he speaks of that arrogant notion American exceptionalism:

What makes us exceptional, what makes us American, is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago[...]



Anonymous said...

Ridiculous! How could you read his speech and come to that conclusion? I guess if you look at something long enough it begins to look like what you want. President Obama's speech was in no way anti liberty.....give it a rest!

Anonymous said...

It was ant-American and the Kenyan is a Muslim.

January 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM you are a stupid idiot to think otherwise. I know which side you will be on during the civil war. You will be hiding in your mom's basement behind a computer.

Anonymous said...

5:52, you are almost correct, but the internet will be down, cellphones will be useless, and the revolution will not be televised. She will be hiding in her Mon's basement in the dark, wondering who will be charging in the door to take her out.

Other than that, her plan is excellent!

Anonymous said...

Lol 5:52....Really? Just like the end of the world that we all waited for. Live in peace and stop all of the