Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Using words to mask deceit...flawlessly.

Now, I can't stand Rachel Maddow any more than most can. But she hit the nail on the head with this assessment of Obama's two-face speech. In one breath, he rails on the Bush administration in plain words, and in the next, he proposes even greater constitutional usurpation with his own "ad-hoc legal startegy". This man is a quintessential politician - making words work for him, and confuse you into believing that he is right.

To those that voted for him: you are getting the "change" that you wanted. Now you have to live with the consequences of that decision.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

" I don't know how you feel...but I'd rather be dead than to lose my liberty. I have no fear we'll ever lose it because of invasion from the outside. But I do have fear that it may slip away from us because of our own indifference, our own negligence, as citizens of this land. And so I plead with you this morning that you take an active interest in matters pertaining to the future of this country. And if the time should come when you're associated with groups that take delight in tearing down our American way of life, when they seem to enjoy pointing out the weaknesses of our free-enterprise system, and it has weaknesses - it has weaknesses because it is operated by men and women who are full of weaknesses - but when those times come when it's criticized, if you'd just keep in mind the fruits of the system, the great blessings that have come to us because of our American way of life - no group of people have ever attained the standard of living which is ours - and so let's become acquainted with what has been accomplished. It's alright to criticize. It's alright to try to improve our American way of life. But in doing so, let's not surrender, let's not give up, let's not jeopardize that system which has made America great."

-Ezra Taft Benson