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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

The SOTU Address

on January 22, 2011

Yes, President Obama is my president, but that doesn’t mean I have to watch his State of the Union address.  I’d rather watch grass grow or paint dry.  And it isn’t because he is a bad speaker, when he has his teleprompter working properly, his addresses are very well done.  It is the content that makes me want to throw up.  Because he thinks that government is always the answer, whereas I think it is usually the problem.

I am currently reading Glenn Beck’s “Broke” (also reading his and Dr. Ablow’s “7” based on my mood) and in “Broke” Beck points out how easily just about every president since FDR has used and abused spending our tax dollars to buy votes.  This is precisely why our country was founded on principles where the government was NOT suppose to be giving to charity.  If you haven’t read it, I recommend you read from a speech by Col. David Crockett:

http://fee.org/library/not-yours-to-give-2/

Yes, there could sometimes be causes that we all wouldn’t mind our tax dollars getting used to help someone in need, but the point is that if we all feel that way, we can all give ourselves, we don’t need the government to do it for us.  However, since we hardly ever agree on anything, then doesn’t it make sense that we also have different ideas on who to give charitably to?  This is why the conservative values is that that is how we should give, not the government doing it but US doing it.  Then also the politicians cannot be using charity to “buy” our votes.

So, if you are a liberal and do watch the State of the Union address this Tuesday, keep that in mind whenever the president mentions any amount of money going to whatever pet project he says he wants to do.  Because it really isn’t his or yours to give.

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7 responses to “The SOTU Address

  1. Well said Beth, and I'm sure you know that I'm with you.

  2. I'll be watching "House", or whatever else is on, if anything.

  3. Beth says:

    The networks will all have to show the SOTU address, no? Either way, I think I could make better use of my time Tuesday night cleaning the toilet or sorting socks.

  4. I love those words supposedly spoken by Davy Crockett. I say "supposedly" because in 2004 the words were declared a fable. (See Wiki)But who knows? Davy Crockett may well have spoken those very words. He was quite the Congressman!Anyway, BHO will be putting a fine dress and jewelry on socialism in his SOTU message.

  5. Beth says:

    Well I declare anything on "Wiki" as a fable, ha!

  6. soapster says:

    "Anyway, BHO will be putting a fine dress and jewelry on socialism in his SOTU message."Sorta like public education in this country huh?

  7. SteveB says:

    Beth- Loved the Crockett tale. Whether it is a fable or not, it speaks a truth that is worth remembering.

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