“It’s a word that doesn’t just describe our nationality or legal status,” he said with great vehemence. “It captures the enduring idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations.”
I’ve been reading McCullough’s biography of John Adams and am reminded again of the incredible bravery of those few subjects of George III who dared to stand in defiance and claim that their lives belonged to them as of right, and not because of the beneficence of some ruler. Obama’s speech last night perfectly exposed the contrast between those who created this country and what it is now. A nation of revolutionaries has declined to a sorry collection of has-beens, led by this low scum of a president espousing a collective swarm philosophy of central control. Nowhere in his talk did this despicable little man mention an “obligation” to take responsibility for one’s life, to refrain from bringing children into the world if one can’t feed or shelter them, to work for one’s living, to educate oneself, or do anything, in fact, but turn to the government and beg it for succor.
Adams demanded recognition of our individual, inalienable rights of liberty – Obama says we are nothing more than a source of labor, the fruits of which are to be voluntarily handed over to our rulers and redistributed as the Whore of Babylon sees fit. That’s quite a decline in just a couple of hundred years. In fact, it puts us right back where we started from.