I Had Obama Pegged As a Soccer Hooligan on Day One

Posted on March 6, 2014 9:00 pm


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My title is an exaggeration, but not really.

My first impression of Obama was from his 2004 Democratic Convention speech. Apparently, his delivery was amazing, but I didn’t watch it, I just read it, so I wasn’t distracted by his flourishes.

When I came to this line, I knew Obama was a vile, malicious piece of work:

“it is that fundamental belief — I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper — that makes this country work.”

No… what makes this country work is the fundamental belief that we are not kept at all.

We are a nation of free men who live under a government of laws whose limited authority exists only by their consent.

And I know enough history to know the carnage wrought by those who worship the keeping of men.

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7 Responses to “I Had Obama Pegged As a Soccer Hooligan on Day One”

  1. Oppo says:

    Amen!

    Bears repeating:

    [Obama:] It is that fundamental belief — I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sisters’ keeper — that makes this country work.”

    No… what makes this country work is the fundamental belief that we are not kept at all.

    We are a nation of free men who live under a government of laws whose limited authority exists only by their consent.

    And I know enough history to know the carnage wrought by those who worship the keeping of men.

  2. hari says:

    I have always found it odd that his takeaway from the story of Cain and Abel is that we should be “Our brothers’ keepers.”

    Perhaps we should ask George Obama how seriously he takes this belief.

  3. AT says:

    You know the frustrating thing I find about religious notions? All through history people have twisted them to mean what they WANT them to mean. And they can, because they’re faith based-concepts that essentially suffer the same drawback as any other form of relativism – they don’t require logical, rational proof. (This is why I personally struggle with my Catholicism – because, while the moral teachings/doctrine are more or less correct; faith is inherently irrational. Which is strange, because for most people I’ve met it’s the other way around. Though interestingly, since picking up my fifth Sacrament, I’ve found myself more interested in the subject again.)

    And that’s what’s so despicable about folks like Obama, Pelosi, Clinton et al trying to invoke religious tenets/references. They’re clearly and fundamentally un- (if not anti-) Christian – but they try manipulate religious people (unfortunately, rather easy to do) by twisting those religious notions into whatever the hell they want. They’re by no means the first to do so, but it’s just such dirty pool.

    Judiasm/Christianity has always been about the importance of charity, and caring for one’s fellow man. But always on an individual level. It’s why you never see any bullsh** about “the role of government” in the Torah and Bible. No. They don’t speak on that level. They speak to the individual.

    Obama may think himself “his brother’s keeper” – but The President of the United States by and through the Federal Government is most assuredly not. Obama can donate his money and work in soup kitchens all he wants. But he can’t decide by fiat that I have to as well.

  4. hari says:

    Exactly: Christ said, “Render unto Caesar,” not “Become Caesar and make everyone render unto you.”

    My belief is that there is no moral capital that accrues to you for forcing everyone else to be charitable. And let’s be honest: Obama and the Democrats aren’t charitable, they’re greedy. Their greed is for YOUR money to buy power for THEMSELVES.

  5. Anonymiss says:

    I believe in individual choice. Period. No Forcing of any kind.

    The Family’s Job: Teach individuals to be thoughtful of others, so they use their agency for good.

    Government’s job: Punish those whose choices infringe on the rights of others.

  6. Harvey says:

    @5 – Amen Bacon to Anonymiss.

  7. Doug says:

    I only have one brother and I am his brother’s keeper. – Doug.

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