"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 11, 2009

Why are liberals so upset?

Why are liberals so upset that some people did not want their children exposed to the Obama speech on Tuesday? Some just can’t deal with the rejection of their anointed one. After all, he’s so intelligent (they keep reminding us). As if his IQ will somehow make up for any other short comings.

Liberals fail to understand that parents don’t owe anyone an explanation for protecting their children from something they view as potentially harmful. As a concerned father of five, I try to err on the side of caution when it comes to my children. I don’t have to justify myself to any man for looking out for my kids.

And no, Mr. Lowery and Ms. Watson, it’s not about the color of Barack’s skin. It’s about the color of his ideas. He is a statist. Statism is defined as the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty. We also learned from the Joe the plumber episode that Obama believes in wealth redistribution. He believes in expanding BIG government. I reject those ideas and so does most of America.

I know this may come as a surprise to some, but most of America is NOT racist. Want some proof? How about the fact that Barack Obama is President of the United States? Even though 96 percent of black voters voted for Obama, that only accounted for 13 percent of the electorate. So there must have been a bunch of white people voting to get the guy elected. And how come there where no major news stories questioning the influence of race in the 96 percent of black voters that voted Obama? Hmmmm.

Most Americans are not racist and we’re really tired of the accusation. We reject racism, but not because of the morality issue. I’m sure that comes into play, but it’s secondary to the fact that racism is just plain stupid. Most of us were taught as children not to judge a book by its cover. Believing that one skin is superior to another is like walking into a library and making your selections based on whether you like the cover or not, with no regard to the content. That would be foolish.

In the words of King, “they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” That’s all I’ve done. I’ve judged the content of the book called Obama and I don’t want my children reading it.

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