Ron Paul gave this talk a few days ago. I agree with it completely.
Archive for January, 2009
I took the following Obama quote off foxnews.com:
“You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done,” he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package.
One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts.
If this is the tone Obama intends to use to get Republicans to cooperate with him, he’s going to fail. It sound pretty belligerent to me. I suspect Obama intends merely to shove his new bailout legislation down Republicans’ throats.
This may be good, when you think about it. The faster he tries to take us down the road to socialism, the better the chance that Americans will rebel against it. Both Democrats and Republicans have been very successful for the last several decades using the “slow” approach in remaking America into a Big Government-dominated society. Maybe a guy in a big hurry like Obama is just what we need to promote a reaction from that section of the population that still values freedom.
Notice how concerned Obama is of Limbaugh. I predicted in last issue’s editorial that he would go after talk radio with the Fairness Doctrine. This may be his opening salvo.
The “grace period” I talked about last post may be short-lived if this is an indication of the strong arm tactics Obama intends to use.
I have mixed feelings about Barack Obama’s inauguration.
I don’t like the “progressive” (the liberal’s new name for liberal) takeover of political power in the U.S. It bodes ill for the Constitutional rights I think are important, especially gun rights and the individual’s right to be free of Big Government intrusion into our personal lives.
But I like the polls that indicate that most African-Americans now feel that their struggle for their rights is finally over. I’ve always felt they had all the opportunities of other Americans, but I know many of them did not. If this convinces them that they do, then I think the inauguration is, indeed, a great day for America.
I just hope Obama’s message of change doesn’t mean the end of gun rights, the end of talk radio, and the beginning of a socialist state in America. His deification by the left wing media bothers me greatly. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Roosevelt were all deified by their nations’ media just before I came into this world, and a study of history tells me we don’t need another deity at the helm of the last superpower left on earth.
But I’ll give Obama a grace period. I hope he does not trample my rights. I hope he understands that America is the land of the free, not the land of Big Government determining which freedoms should be supported and which should be outlawed.
With my knee healing well on antibiotics, my friend, Dave Anderson, and I went steelhead fishing on the Rogue River. Now he may be a pretty good river guide, but I caught the fish. Dave and I plan to do a video fishing column for the eissue when it is launched. I don’t think a column about fishing would work well in the print issue, but a video column about fishing is a natural for an eissue.
It turns out my chills and fever and aches of the last few days were the result of an infected knee. I went into the local hospital emergency room this morning (every doctor in the county is apparently on holiday today) when a red line developed between my sore left knee and my groin. Dr. O’Gara, the Gold Beach physician on call, prescribed an antibiotic but also drew some fluid out of the knee with a syringe to have it analyzed. Getting a big needle in your knee hurts like hell!