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Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by snerd, May 7, 2013.
I'm sure Obama believes that Bill Ayers is a much finer example of an American than, say, John Adams or Thomas Jefferson...
Yes, trust Uncle Fed and just disregard that armed drone circling above your head.
I agree. I've posted this many times and it is almost always ignored.
"In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other." - Ben Frankiln
You can't possibly be that dense.
Insulting me won't make your imaginary quote magically appear. If he told people to ignore the founding fathers... You should have no problem providing the quote.
It won't? Ah crap then I take it back. You are that dense.
It's not a quote.
Obama tells OSU grads to reject the Founding Fathers' voices. That's the thread title.
I can tell you to do something in such a way as not to actually leave you with something to quote me on.
Following the ideas in his speech would be a rejection of the Founders beliefs.
I'm too young to remember the Hippie times.
I'm NOT too young to remember the BushII years...seems like the Dems weren't all lovey-dovey with the government then either. I remember how "questioning the government IS patriotic" came from many 'a Dems lips then....
I see... so we all agree he didn't actually say what you're accusing him of saying? Sure... if you hate a person enough you can take whatever they say and try and inject a double meaning that threatens your ideas and beliefs just so you can hate them even more. But in reality... as in... the real world where facts matter... he didn't actually say it.
"Unfortunately, youve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity thats at the root of all our problems
Theyll warn that tyrannys always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we cant be trusted."
No mention of the founding fathers at all. As someone who really isn't biased, what he appears to be saying is to not listen to anyone that says making America great is a lost cause. That even our leaders are citizens and those that say the government is too broke to fix and evil to the core go against it's most basic principles. I'm not crazy about Obama either. But you guys hate him, with a venom that really makes you kinda crazy. He's a president. His time will pass and there'll be some other tool to ***** about shortly.
While I do not blame you for not being aware of my posting history, as I am not the most outspoken or prolific poster in GTPI, you are still that dense. I challenge you to find one, just one, post where I have demonstrated an irrational hate of Obama. In fact I have received grief at times when I didn't tow the "Obama is the worst ever" line. I have been called many a name just because I don't think Obama is the dumbest person ever.
Distrusting the government is a stance of the Founders is it not? Obama plain as day indicated that folks should reject that. If you require him to plainly state "reject the words of Founders" to perceive that was the intent of his statements then you are unable to understand context.
You are barking up the wrong tree trying to pin me as some birther. And yes you're biased as demonstrated by your responses.
You can't win this argument juggy. It looks like he is an Obama lover and you know you can't win any argument with them. I understand what you are saying, and so does he, but he won't admit it.
I'm well aware of that. I wouldn't even go as far as to say G36 is an Obama lover. But for whatever reason, likely political cowardice, he feels the need to take such a stance. It's probably Emersonian consistency.
No he didn't. He indicated they they should reject that it is sinister and the cause of all problems. That tyranny is just around the corner. He never stated that the founding father's voices should be reject or even the notion that government should be held responsible to its people. He clearly is saying to reject the notion that government and politicians are evil. And that it isn't impossible to change the future. Like I said I'm no fan of Obama but because I'm not part of the lynch mob... I must be. I think he's making terrible mistakes left and right. He is my president though, so I want him to do well. It's in all of our best interest for him to do well. Despite the fact that he isn't... his comments weren't a rejection of democracy or the voices of the founders here.
Let's look at the context shall we. He's talking to a group of young people. Possible future leaders. Kids that are probably smart enough, that one speech isn't going to brain wash them. Their minds are probably already somewhat decided on their political leanings for the moment. Which do you think is more likely... he's attacking the founders or he's telling them the future is their's for the making? You think he's trying to tell them to toss the American idea... or is he telling them it's not too broke to fix?
Never said the word birther. You feeling guilty or something?
Yes I must be biased, I don't hate Obama enough to twist anything he says into a threat to democracy.
I don't even know what that means. Am I afraid of politics or afraid of politicians or what?
Right... because I'm not frothing at the mouth with hatred of him to the point of making up nonsense to damn him... I must just love him to death. You sound like one of the crazies I was talking about. You don't have to agree with him... but he is your leader... you should hope he does well. But you're so blinded by your Us Vs Them hatred that you're content to be part of the problem.
I can think of "nothing" that he has "lead" us on. Nothing. He always slinks off into the background and let's the issue try to resolve itself. Any other view is delusional.
You are stupid
Thank God we don't live in a democracy. At least we are not supposed to.
It means you're to chicken **** to state things the way they are because you're afraid you will be labeled a racist or some other such nonsense.
Yeah, that sounds like what the socialist a_ _hole just might believe .