Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Promote vs. Provide

One of the things that all military personnel and most public officials promise to do when they are sworn in to office is to "uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Now, one of the things that the Constitution says is that the government will PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE. This is what the military is for. Next comes, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE. We are all intelligent people and we know that there is a difference between provide and promote. What Obama wants to do is to PROVIDE for the general welfare. This goes against one of the very things that the Constitution stands for. He is even willing to go through the courts to do this. He wants judges to have empathy towards the people that are before them. He wants judges who know what it feels like to be poor, African-American, gay or what ever else. He wants these judges to disregard what the law is and find it in their hearts to decide these cases in the best interest of the downtrodden. I have read several articles that state just this. He thinks that we need to redistribute things here in the United States. Mainly, he wants to tax those that are making too much money (according to him) and give it to those who don't make enough (according to him). To me, this goes against the Constitution itself. Later today, I will post a video of an interview with Obama back in 2001 that explains all of this. My question at this time is, if Obama believes this and wins, how can he take the oath of office? Will he actually swear to defend the Constitution against himself?

And, while we are at it, let us talk a little about the freedom of speech. The Obama campaign has cancelled a scheduled interview with Biden's wife, Jill, that was to be given to an Orlando station, following an interview of Joe Biden in which he got asked the very questions that, I feel, should have been asked all along (finally, someone is willing to ask some tough questions). The campaign told the station, “This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election.” What were the questions you might ask? Here is how part of the interview went.

She compared Obama’s comments to the socialist doctrine of Karl Marx then asked Biden, “How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to ‘spread the wealth?’ ”

Biden paused momentarily, grinned, then asked, “Are you joking? Is this a joke? Is this a real question?”

He defended Obama by saying he hoped to spread the wealth by giving the middle class tax breaks. “It’s a ridiculous question,” Biden concluded.

But West wasn’t finished as she asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America’s days as the world’s leading power were over.

“I don’t know who’s writing your questions,” Biden shot back.

Now, this is on top of another blow up by Biden over similar questions being asked by a reporter in Philadelphia.

You combine this with the fact that Obama, Biden and many other Democrats support a thing called the Fairness Doctrine, and you get a governmental infringement on one of the dearest rights afforded to us by the Bill of Rights. The Fairness Doctrine says that for every minute that a station airs one point of view, they must also air a minute stating the opposite point of view. In other words, a radio station no longer has the right to determine what it is putting on the air. This is a direct attack on Conservative Talk Radio. The likes of Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz, and Sean Hannity, just to name a few. Radio stations air these shows because they make them money. It's plain and simple. People listen to them. The Liberals tried to counteract the effects of conservative talk radio by implementing their own station called Air America. Well, guess what, it fell flat on it's face. Nobody wanted to listen to it. Liberals can't get their views into this format, and they can't fight the conservatives who are there either. So, they want to make it a federal law to let them in. I don't get it. They already have control over the main stream media in most areas. Wait a minute, I do get it. They know that a lot of people listen to these people on the radio. They also know that most Americans have access to more and more information. We can look into things, almost instantly, that would have taken many hours of research before. If they can control everything, then they can infuse their liberal, anti-Constitutional views on everyone.

If we allow the Democrats to have unchecked power in both Congress and the White House, this is where we are heading.