There is something innately ingrained in my generation which has an underlying desire to have a President of the United States we can admire, look up to, and feel proud over. Simply because we expect him to represent the values and Principles upon which this nation was founded. We expect him to represent, in his manner and speech, those “inalienable rights” we were endowed with in the laws and documents of this country. Those Rights given to us by our Creator, no one can take away.
When I first began writing articles on my web-site about seven years ago, I felt sorta like Columbus, who did not know where he was going, where he was when he arrived, nor where he had been when he returned. However because I had studied and understood the Philosophy of Freedom, I found it quite easy to write about anything from that standpoint.
Right away, when I began, I received a comment from a young man in Texas, Allen Patterson, who mentioned that he wished he had a teacher in school like me, to explain the meaning of freedom as I had. In the past seven years, no one has said anything which impacted me more meaningfully than his comment did when I first began my Blog articles. And I’m still grateful to him for his comment, almost seven years ago.
Today, Allen has his own web-site, The Whited Sepulchre, and writes very interesting insightful articles. Today he posted one of the best blog articles I have ever read, titled Drunkblogging, The State of the Union Address. A very lengthy detailed account of his insights, before, during and after the speech President Obama gave last evening, which lasted over an hour. I urge all my readers to not only read it, but copy and keep, as an insightful reminder of that which is taking place in this Country today. Looking past all the Pomp and Circumstance of the flowery speech, of flowery words, which came across as a mischaracterization of the reality of conditions as they currently exist in this country.
The President stated, “This Country will not stand still and neither will I,” as he bragged about his plans to implement “executive authority” to further his socialist agenda to “transform this Nation” from a land of the Free to the bondage of Socialism. I personally summed it up as his promise of more of the same, which has already brought this nation to the brink of disaster. However, Allen in his analysis, detailed a line by line, time by time, person by person, game plan by game plan, descriptive insight into his SOTU speech last evening. With no holds barred, unlike any other writer I have read before.
Some can have a drink of whiskey, which can release a stream of truth flowing from their mouth and pen, while others without drink, so drunk with power, in a political position, on a dry drunk spree, they talk like a drunken sailor on shore leave. Flailing their self-aggrandizement of what they have done and will do, trying to convince everyone they alone are in charge.
Paul Revere said, “Listen my children and you shall hear the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” The SOTU speech last evening came across to me as a finger-shaking admonition to the American people, implying, “Listen my children and you shall hear, what I can and will do with a pen and a phone, and no one is going to stop me, because I have the power.” I could be wrong, but that’s the way it came across to me.
Growing up in the Depression years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, I’ve lived longer than most and heard a lot of presidential speeches, and never have I heard such glaring arrogance from one so incompetent, speak with no holds barred promises of his future plans for this country and the people. Plans in defiance of individual freedom and the free market economy this country thrived on in the past. Replaced with an agenda, of political government in charge, of areas in our lives which should be left to the free marketplace and each individual.
The bad news last night was the President’s promise of more of the same on his agenda. The good news is he has informed us of his future plans.
Thomas Jefferson said, “The issue today is the same as it has been throughout history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
Let Freedom Ring
Just me AC