Saturday, May 1, 2010

Quote of the Day

"What troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad," Obama said after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree. "When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us."

This was made during his speech to the graduates of University of Michigan.

Sir - you just dont get it... Or maybe you do - I cant believe that after all your education - after your JD from Harvard....you still dont know that we arent a DEMOCRACY. We are a REPUBLIC.

And for the umpteenth time, let me explain this.... A Democracy means that the majority of votes wins - all the time.... It means that the South would have been able to continue with Slavery, that Blacks would still be segregated, that we could have a National Religion (if the votes are there, they are there). It means that the least in our society would be the most vulnerable. If you want to check out a Democracy, I would direct you to Cuba, Venezuela, and the previous Communist Soviet Union (Lenin/Stalin).

Democracy doesnt work out because at some point, you get a self serving SOB in the office who does what he wants.... He smooth talks his way into office and before you know it, he has cobbled enough power together that the only way to get him out is war - it isnt pretty and it darn sure isnt easy.

Now, back to what this Country is supposed to have - A REPUBLIC. It means that we are governed by LAWS not VOTES..... It means that there is protection for the least in our society.... That if something isnt right a law can be passed that EVERYONE must respect.

But somehow along the way - we keep hearing about "DEMOCRACY".....we have become a Country that respects persons and not laws. If we were still a respecter of Laws, our own Senators and Reps would pay their taxes every year and not just when they are caught....an automatic "You dont get to work in the Government" card would be played when prospective hires havent paid their taxes - but let me make this clear - you had better be sure you pay yours or you get to go to jail.....

People realize that taxes need to be paid. I am not against paying taxes. However, it would be so much easier to pay taxes if taxes WERE APPLIED FAIRLY ACROSS THE BOARD and if those telling me to pay my taxes ACTUALLY PAID THEIRS.....

When I read the Declaration of Independence, I can relate to so much of what they were feeling....and all I think is - UH OH - Here we go again.....

Pray - Praise - Prepare

3 comments:

Mayberry said...

We were a republic. Now we're an oligarchy...

kelly lautenbach said...

Right on. right on. Too bad we live in a country where even our President doesn't know what we are anymore. :(
Scary times, I tell you. Thanks for this post. As always, articulate and well written. Wow.

Brad K. said...

Pearls,

I am reminded of the old saw that "figures don't lie, but liars can figure."

I don't think the issue is between republic and democracy in action. I think the issue is the breach of faith, where a tyrant does what he/she pleases, and a representative government responds to the will of the people.

When we give up on our Congress and President, when we acknowledge that they ignore what the citizenry want and demand - that pretty much defines "tyrant" to me. When we believe the only way to dismantle the path the nation is taking at present is to replace various members of that government - that states pretty clearly that the government has abandoned the onus of representation that they swore to do.

But then, B. Hussein Obama has been abusing the power of the office of President of the United States since he swore to support and defend the Constitution. Oh, wait - he wasn't actually able to complete that oath in public. . . Maybe this is B. Hussein Obama's version of the Clinton arguments about what "the" means, or whether there is infidelity or sex without, you know, "the missionary position".

I thought throwing Nixon out of office was good for the nation. It doesn't surprise me to find a crook in the White House. But I think America deserves one that knows enough to not get caught. B. Hussein Obama just keep flaunting it, I almost expect him to try out for a "Moulin Rouge" chorus part.