by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny
Those of us who have read the constitution realize nowhere does it say the government's job is to provide a livelihood for people so they can support their families. It was not the intention of the founders OR the people that government insure them a livelihood.
Government is to protect the property rights of the individual, provide for the common defense of the nation, and maintain a justice system that enforces criminal and civil law. Congress is charged with transacting all other business as the people whom they represent direct.
The government produces nothing, nada. Therefore, government must get its "revenue" by taking (at the point of a gun held to ones head) from the people so it can then distribute it according to congressional dictate. As Leviathan grows ever more gargantuan it must steal even more from the people who do produce so it can then redistribute to those deemed less fortunate. I guess this is what the progressives call the fairness doctrine, or some other such nonsense.
I'm sure the person(s) following the above thread to its logical conclusion recognize the irrationality as well as the fallacy of Ms. Jarrett's remark.
Video from THEBLAZE:
Obama's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett: from Naked Emperor News on Vimeo.
Ms. Jarrett is a senior adviser to President Obama. He has surrounded himself with others that are of the same intellect. Therefore one can only conclude Mr. Obama is of the same mindset as those who advise him.
Much work remains to be done between now and November of 2012 if we are to "keep the republic."