25 February 2009

Scary Point #2 from Obama's Address: People as a Commodity of the State

Problematic Part 1: How many times Obama said things like "I will not allow," "we will not allow," and "not an option."

Problematic Part 2: The Federal government taking responsibility for citizens' welfare and education "from birth..."

Problematic Part 3: "Put our people back to work" and "ways to keep our people healthy"

The phrase "our people" isn't inherently scary, but when it's used in a context of ownership and supervised or "allowed" activity, it is.

I am a person.

I am not a pet, to be "kept healthy."

I am not a commodity, to be "put to work" as another self-important mortal decides.

And MY CHILD is a person.

MY CHILD is neither the PET nor the PROPERTY of the Federal government.

The only interest they should have in my child "from birth" is that he is protected from those who seek to harm him. And that responsibility is first MINE. The only role the government has is as I grant them.

The President didn't exactly come right out and say it, but his perspective claiming direct governmental responsibility for managing its citizens' life paths recurred throughout his speech; and it was all too evident in his choice of words and his dictation of what he will and will not "allow" or allow to be "an option."

That perspective, particularly in a position of power, is a direct threat to my family and my freedom.

We are NOT pets.

Neither are we a commodity to be employed at the government's will or by its good grace.

The government has no authority to direct my life, or anyone else's, in the interest of "our common prosperity."


Ann said...

This disturbed me most of all. I feel like there are all of these people, applauding their "savior," not even realizing through his glitzy words that the GOVERNMENT is slowly trying to OWN them more and more! It is NOT okay!

Jennifer Dunn said...

How ironic (or not) that today's news showed an angry Barbara Boxer legislating for U.S. ratification of the U.N.'s "Rights of the Child" treaty.


kannie said...

@Ann - this disturbed me the most, too, and it's my primary reason for caring to write anything at all about his diabolical speech of last night. We're going to need to fight through every legal channel we have, to save individual rights; and people won't be able or willing to fight for that, if they don't realize what's going on.

It's still time to wake up all who will listen...

Jessie Mae said...

I get so tired of listening to him talk, I pretty much stopped listening... I think a lot of people feel that way, and miss out on some major points. This is reminding me more and more of a book I read about the starting of Communist Russian.

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

yeah i pretty much almost throw-up every time i see his face or hear his voice........would Canada be a better place to live?