[Should you trust your first impression? – Peter Mende-Siedlecki] (Viewer #154,515)
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.