February 20, 2013
By Tammy Derouin
Do you need a little sugar to wash the bitter taste of the truth down, Mr. President? I’ve grown accustomed to your smug and arrogant look regardless of the subject.
My inbox was full of headlines stating how Obama publicly took his medicine. Dr. Benjamin Carson recently gave a keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast. President Obama sat several feet away. Unlike members of our press, who must remove their spines before being in the presence of the president, Dr. Carson refused to let political correctness influence his beliefs or his courage. The very idea that it is now politically correct to coddle and appease the president turns my stomach. I highly suggest finding his speech online. Dr. Carson is a brilliant man with more courage than the entire press combined.
Dr. Carson’s speech included political correctness, health care, taxation and education policy. He stated that political correctness is dangerous. People must feel free to express their views without fear. We are living in a time when speaking one’s mind has indeed become very dangerous. As happy as it made me to see someone have the courage to state such thoughts and beliefs, I couldn’t help but feel a certain amount of anxiety for the good doctor. The awareness of how much we as a nation have lost was overwhelming. Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have been the least bit concerned. Twenty years ago, Dr. Carson wouldn’t have had to use his speech to state the obvious. Twenty years ago, neither the press nor Congress would have allowed one man so much power. But here we have America’s first elected dictator with only a presidential podium as cover.
Shortly after listening to Dr. Carson’s speech, I listened to the State of the Union Address. Where Dr. Carson filled me with pride, the dictator and chief was suffocating. Maybe it’s because I no longer listen to the mainstream media but all I could think of after his first couple minutes of mind numbing dialog was, what comic book is he reading? He states fiction as if it were fact. The state of our union is not stronger. We are so much weaker as a nation than we were just four years ago. Our standing in the world from freedom, liberty, credibility, and loyalty to our allies, manufacturing and production, to our status as a super power, all have been greatly diminished.
He stated that the nation’s interest should come before party interest. Everything he outlined is in the best interest of the Progressive Party. He calls for a leaner government yet all of his proposals include big government. Big government is not the solution. It is not the government’s job to educate our children. The Department of Education should be abolished. The job of education is up to the state and local levels. It is not the responsibility of the government to provide health care, jobs or invest our money time and time again into proven failures. Amendment X clearly explains this and so much more.
It is the job of the private sector to invest in itself. The desire to do more and to do it better inspires innovation. Government interference stifles growth. Higher taxes and government’s ever increasing regulations are destroying our economy. The more money people and companies have at their disposal, the more we grow and prosper as a nation. Tax and spend does not work. When an individual or a business falls on hard times, the answer is not to increase spending. All unnecessary expenses are cut. I think fiscal responsibility should involve ending all funding to other nations. We can’t support our own debt so why should we take on the responsibility of our neighbors? Why are we funding governments that want to destroy us? The desire to destroy America isn’t a secret, it’s been stated loud and clear, yet this administration is funding our enemies. Once again, that is an act of treason as outlined in the Constitution.
Yet another Constitutional destroying moment was when the dictator behind the podium stated, “If Congress won’t act on climate change, I will.” Congress cheered. Some stood and cheered. By cheering, they are telling him, begging him to take more power. Congress has the power to rein him in but instead they cheer. They are making themselves and the rest of us obsolete. An Executive Order means nothing without the funding behind it. The House of Representatives controls all funding as stated in the Constitution. Maybe we need to remind our representatives to stop funding everything he signs. Checks and balances are there for a reason. The Constitution is not outdated. It forces restraint on a runaway president but only if we use it.
“I’m very concerned we’re about to throw away the greatest blessings a nation has ever enjoyed for the sake of political correctness.”
Dr. Benjamin Carson