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Today's Inauguration
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A friend of mine wrote this today after watching the Inauguration. I think it is worth reading.

Let me say right up front that this is not some political screed. I resist efforts to attach a label to my politics; life is more complex than that, I believe my calling needs to be more embracing than that.

What I can say today is that I'm disappointed with Obama's second inaugural, but as much because I am disappointed with what it represents, at least in part.

Obama called for us to work together, yet he repeatedly used words that divide. He called for hard choices, but he offered none for himself to make. He said we have no right to fail to meet our promises to the generation passing and the one ahead, yet he offers nothing on budget reduction. He called for an end to name-calling, yet resorted to demonizing those who disagree. He seeks to be a leader of a higher order, yet he condescends.

Beyond all that, there was a thread running through it that marks an inflection point in our understanding of who we are. It was a clarion call for a central and dominant role of government in our lives, essentially placing government as the omniscient hand over the direction of our society, rather than the subordinate to it. Confiscation and redistribution of wealth over charity, dependence over self-reliance. Economic equality over enterprise.

One phrase captured my angst: "We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few."

I will put aside for now just how insulting that comment is.

Our constitution does not say "provide for the general welfare," it says "promote the general welfare." Obama relished referencing the Declaration of Independence and its call for equality, but with that is the phrase "life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness." Not the guarantee or underwriting of, just the pursuit.

No doubt, this note will foment all kinds of anti-Obama vitriol, and I accept that. My bigger concern is that I believe in the individual, charity and community more than than government. I also believe in chances, even second chances, but I also believe in accountability and ownership of your life and your choices.

I thought there was a middle ground here somewhere. I thought a President who made a grand show of saying he was President of the 100% would have the courage to speak to that.
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We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists. - Patrick Henry

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He's firing on all leftest cylinders for his second term. His talking points were a socialist's wet dream:

1.) Dissolution of the 2nd Amendment
2.) Confiscatory taxation and redistribution
3.) Punishing environmental regulation
4.) Destruction of traditional family values
5.) Unfettered immigration
6.) Diminishing U.S. sovereignty

Buckle your seatbelts; the Republic is in for a bumpy ride.
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Gman106;70460 Wrote:He's firing on all leftest cylinders for his second term. His talking points were a socialist's wet dream:

1.) Dissolution of the 2nd Amendment
2.) Confiscatory taxation and redistribution
3.) Punishing environmental regulation
4.) Destruction of traditional family values
5.) Unfettered immigration
6.) Diminishing U.S. sovereignty

Buckle your seatbelts; the Republic is in for a bumpy ride.

If only we would have seen this coming!! Anim_doh
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Gman106;70460 Wrote:He's firing on all leftest cylinders for his second term. His talking points were a socialist's wet dream:

1.) Dissolution of the 2nd Amendment
2.) Confiscatory taxation and redistribution
3.) Punishing environmental regulation
4.) Destruction of traditional family values
5.) Unfettered immigration
6.) Diminishing U.S. sovereignty

Buckle your seatbelts; the Republic is in for a bumpy ride.

I believe #1 is gonna be a humongous backfire, that is if America wants to remain free.
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On the up side for the second time in Michelle O's life she is proud of her country
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4RzFiF3z78
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There was a formation of drones that flew by as well. Smile


WASHINGTON—Taking the oath of office for his second term today, President Barack Obama joined thousands of supporters in the nation’s capital for traditional inauguration festivities that included a prayer invocation, a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, and a ceremonial flyover of three combat drones.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-b...mon,30974/

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This was on CNN's website pic #50.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/21/opinion/op...?hpt=op_t1
We should not forget that the spark which ignited the American Revolution was caused by the British attempt to confiscate the firearms of the colonists. - Patrick Henry

[Video: http://<a href="http://www.youtube.com/w...SVRrmo</a>]
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bucksco;70573 Wrote:[Image: iqeneo.jpg]

This was on CNN's website pic #50.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/21/opinion/op...?hpt=op_t1

How many Obama cock-gobbling praising commentaries at the link did you get to before you got ill?
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