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Monday, August 25, 2008

Quotes of the Day - Opposing Ideas style

A freshman Senator says:

"If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost."
--Barack Obama

But one of the founders said:

"Wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

Thomas Jefferson

Does Obama truly believe that this is what government is for??? or does he just want YOU to believe that so he can have a job?


GunGeek said...

To my extremely conservative mind, this is one of the very very few things obie has said that actually are true. However, using what I'm sure are his definitions of "protect" and "promote" would make it into a truly scary belief.

You know, the preamble to the Constitution actually gives "provide for the common defense" and "promote the general welfare" as two of the very reasons for the existence of the Constitution and our form of government. Unfortunately, some selfishly idealogical clowns in black robes decided that stating that one of the goals in making the following document was to "promote the general welfare" was the same thing as saying that the government had the authority to do whatever it wanted as long as it improved the welfare of anyone in the country. Bunch of freakin' morons.

So, what Mr. Hopeandchange said was correct if you actually use the proper meanings for his words. That's not what he meant, though.

DJK said...

Exactly my point. Protect, to him, is to take away everyone's guns and get rid of the military. Promote, to him, means to give healthcare and cash to everyone. But, to do that, one must "give up a piece of their pie". No thanks, keep the change.