Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Two things about Obama's performance last night

Rather, two of the things he said(bold mine):
 First on his 'get rid of automatic weapons' and 'get into the communities lines,

Kindly keep in mind the only power–the only power–the government has is the power of coercion. Ultimately, people do what the government tells them because otherwise the government puts them in jail (or fines them. Or makes their lives living h*ll). Now consider that sentence again “We’re going to coerce faith organizations to tell us things possibly told them in confidence and we’re going to coerce local law enforcement into working with us so we can stop violence ‘on the streets.’”  Um… mkay.  Because those groups aren’t trying to stop violence?  Or because everything goes better with government?
Of course it does; that's an unquestionable truth in his mind.
The other:
“But part of it is also going deeper and seeing if we can get into these communities and making sure we catch violent impulses before they occur.”
Keep in mind this is spoken by the leader of what was once quaintly called the free world.  He wants to go “deeper” in the “communities” and catch “violent impulses” BEFORE they occur.
Big Brother is watching you and he’s read Minority Report.  I can’t even begin to guess how he thinks this could be accomplished, barring mind-readers, and I hope he’s not talking about mind-readers.
One of the dreams of tyrants: to actually know what the subjects are thinking; makes it so much harder to do anything unapproved.

Ok, one more just ran across over at Insty:
So Obama thinks high gas prices are due to a vigorous, recovering economy that’s supposedly no longer on the “verge of collapse”?   There are so many fundamental errors in basic economics that it almost leaves one speechless.
Which means it's about what we'd expect from these people.

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