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Thoreau: "Government is Best Which Governs Least"

It’s Up to the American People Now

addresstocongressAfter President Obama’s “Address to Congress” this evening, it really is up to the American people now.  Will we be a Nation that approves of bigger government, more entitlements and a socialistic government, or will the values of smaller government, reigning in entitlements, and preserving capitalism prevail with the American people?  At this point only time will tell.

Based on the speech tonight, Governor Jindal’s response and the Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle speaking on the cable news channels post speech coverage, the differences between the two parties couldn’t be more evident and the divide between a conservative and a liberal more great.

In evaluating how the American people will respond, I think we can look at four key phrases from President Obama’s “Address to Congress”.  The following are not exact quotes but paraphrases that preserve the original intent:

We will recover [from this economic crisis] and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.

Now is the time to act boldly and wisely.

…even as we make hard choices to bring our deficits down.

We will roll back the Bush tax cuts, but if you are making less than $250 thousand per year, you will not see your tax rates rise.

For us conservatives, it seems inconceivable that a President could sign an $800 bilion stimulus package last week and have another over $400 billion omnibus bill sitting in Congress and believe that he is practicing fiscal responsibility.  It is just an outright lie, that if you roll back the tax cuts, those making less than $250 thousand per year will not see a tax increase.  We realize that leadership takes bold action, but there doesn’t seem to be anything wise about the liberal spending spree that is underway and planned by President Obama that will continue long into the future.  There doesn’t seem to be anything wise about the outright disingenuous rhetoric by President Obama and his Democratic Congress.  When President Obama says we will recover from this economic crisis better and stronger, it seems that can’t possibly be true with this amount of debt left as the burden for our children.  For us conservatives, we have never believed that government is the answer to our problems but rather the source.  Unfortunately this President and this Democratically led Congress believes in just that.  Now it is time to find out what the American people believe.

The President can continue to rewrite history in speeches as to the causes of the current economic recession, but many Americans actually follow the facts of the issues and know the truth.  Sure there are many Americans that will only listen to the sound bites and believe whatever the President and the Main Stream Media tell them no matter how disingenuous the remarks, but in the end you can’t cover the reality of the individual American’s life.  Will he or she be better off  four years from now than he or she was just a few months ago.  At the rate this Administration and Congress are spending money and in the manner in which they are headed, most Americans will not. 

The ultimate price of politics will be paid when the American people decide which government they prefer:  a bigger government filled with entitlements and acting socialistically, or a smaller government, reigning in entitlements and preserving capitalism.  It’s up to you America, I’m anxious to see what you decide.

If you need a little more coxing on the importance of this issue America, take a look at this recent video of Glenn Beck.

Written by KJ Kaufman

February 24, 2009 at 10:40 pm

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