- Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. 1/21/13
Mr. President… Who exactly is threatening the preservation of our Liberty?
The only Institution that can threaten our Liberty is the Government. So what are you trying to say here? What kind of “Collective” activity do you think is required to keep the government from infringing on our Individual Liberty?
Or… since you stated that “we all define Liberty differently”, are you talking about the Liberty of Government to do whatever it wishes? If so, Mr. President, how do you define Tyranny?
I have now listened to your entire speech (live) and re-read it twice. I do not have the stomach to continue.
Spouting Sophisticated Sophistry from the bully pulpit to the Uneducated and Intentionally Ignorant while standing on the graves of 100-million lives lost globally to your Socialist Ideal makes me ill.
I am sad, for all of us. It makes my heart hurt that the greatest experiment on self-rule is being dismantled by those who wish to cement their place as “the governing” while making subjects of all others. It makes my head hurt listening to supposedly educated individuals cheer the loss of their Freedom… and Liberty. It scares me that accolades are offered to you and your fellow travelers who wish the boot heel of oppressive Government be placed by the few upon the necks of the many.
The religion of the Left is the Individual is obligated to sacrifice himself upon the altar of the many… this idea is the antithesis of what this country was founded upon. I demand to retain my Natural Right to volunteer my sacrifice if I see fit… without obligation.
It’s not you specifically Mr. President… it’s the belief system that you and your associates subscribe to.
Some would label your desires as sinister… I prefer stupid, and deadly in their historically documented legacy.