Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Change we can either believe in or have imposed on us forcefully.

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I got this gem from the Atlas Shrugs blog. It's funny, my dad and I were talking about an Obama presidency and he brought up the apocalyptic question "Have you ever read 'Atlas Shrugged'?" Such a poignant question, one I hadn't considered, but as soon as he asked it, the correlations became blindingly obvious. I'm not going to write a synopsis of Atlas Shrugged - but considering the substandard education (evidenced by the drone behavior and section 8 habitation) that is characteristic of so many of Obama supporters, it wouldn't come as much of a surprise if they had never read it. Needless too say, any society that penalizes the best, brightest, wealthiest and the ones who contribute the most "mental work," simply out of spite that they end up having more money as a direct result of compensation for their abilities and contributions, is doomed to fail. Try considering the option capitalism didn't work for you because you didn't try hard enough. You want to talk about outsourcing jobs to India and China? What happens when doctors, lawyers, MBAs, pharmacists decide that they are tired of having their incomes docked by hangers-on and the welfare class and pick up and move to countries that will reward them for excellence? I didn't think I'd live to see the day I'd find out. Thanks middle class!

Let me leave you with a little nugget from a man who actually did love his country and its ideals. Let me rephrase that - he loved these ideals so much, found them so noble, that he fought to be a founding father of a nation built on them. That's a real President, ladies and gentlemen, not this flaccid wolf in sheep's clothes. I'm sure he is absolutely thrilled watching the destruction of everything he fought for and believed in by somebody with no patriotism and even less experience.

"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his indstry and the fruits acquired by it."

-Thomas Jefferson, 1816.

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