Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Chilean Miner Miracle: Obama Still Can't Compliment His Country and Capitalism

I am sure you watched with such great joy and happiness as I did when the last of those 33 miners and rescue workers were pulled from a half mile down potential tomb this week in Chile. The Chilean government had the foresight and dignity to reach out and ask for help from the United States and other countries to avert a human tragedy--unlike our boy-king Obama who refused help from numerous countries at the start of the BP oil spill resulting in far more damage, time, and money than if he had reached out and accepted help earlier and fuller.

And as usual, the United States stepped up with the resources to save the lives of those men. The drill bit and drill mechanism came from 2 companies in Pennsylvania. The engineers from NASA helped design the capsule that the men were transported back to the surface in and men were taken off the battlefield of Afghanistan to help run the machines and supervise the effort with the Chileans.

But Barack Hussein Obama never mentioned the PRIVATE companies that produced the drill bit and drill and their capitalist, profit making ventures that allowed such technology and products to exist in the first place! (perhaps because they were not recipients of Obama stimulus money or campaign contributors to Democrats??)

No, Obama could only thank government agencies in Chile and the United States. Maybe it was an oversight, but more likely was just a purposeful or sub conscious reaction from a man that so vehemently dislikes capitalism and private venture as he does.

If we had to rely on the government of either country to come up with a solution, the families in Chile would be planning memorial services and pointing the fingers of blame at each other over the deaths of the miners and in the US, Obama would use the tragedy to push for the destruction of the coal industry and the passage of the Cap and Tax, phony "green" bill and take away another part of our liberty and wealth and succeed in killing another industry while growing a new government bureaucracy.

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