I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone ever get the fundamental meaning of America so spectacularly wrong:
“It’s that timeless belief that from many we are one; that we are bound together by adherence to a set of beliefs and unalienable rights; that we have certain obligations to each other, to look after each other, and to serve one another”
Barack… first, that’s from many states we are one country. The nouns matter in that sentence.
Second… the rest is exactly backwards. We’re not bound together at all. We are free. Rights aren’t chains, they’re liberty.
And the whole point of living in a free nation is that you have no obligation to anyone unless you choose it. And you sure as heck don’t owe anyone any looking after or any service of any sort.
America is about being able to choose what we give, and to whom, and under what circumstances. And most importantly, it’s about being free from having to buy your life from every mooch, beggar, and bureaucrat who tries to nickel & dime you to death.
An American’s life is his own to live as he sees fit.
If you want him to do something he’s not doing, say “please” first, and “thank you” afterwards, or simply “good day, sir” if he tells you to take your request and shove off.
America is about the right to be left alone, unless you’d like the company.
And I don’t want your company.
Now shove off, Barack.