Obama's Re-Election: A Stake in the Heart of the American Spirit
I love people who think outside the box -- people who do not quickly surrender and throw their unique vision on the trash heap of impossible dreams simply because others disapprove or think it cannot be done.
The architect said, OK, let me make sure I understand. You want me to design a glass building in earthquake country (California), with no interior structural supports obstructing the view to the front, and you have no money. Dr. Robert Schuller's response was, "Yes." Dr Schuller's crazy, impossible dream, the Crystal Cathedral, was completed in 1981 and continues to inspire the world.
Then there's the crazy knucklehead who said in a board meeting, let's build an eight-acre fountain in the desert with water shooting 150 feet into the air and set to music. The dancing waters outside the Bellagio (hotel and casino) in Las Vegas are a spectacular testimony to man's imagination and ingenuity.
Such independent pioneer thinking is the polar opposite of the nanny-state ultra-government-control thinking sweeping America today. A retired developer friend told me that 40 years ago, his mom sold cookies which she baked in her kitchen to get him and his siblings through college. Today, government would demand that his mom have a $70,000 commercial oven and a half-million-dollar insurance policy.
We've heard stories of government shutting down kids' lemonade stands. You need a permit and government permission, and you need to pay a tax for almost everything you do.
In the name of protecting us and the planet, the Obama administration via ObamaCare is usurping unprecedented authority to control every aspect of life in America. Few knew that Obama's vow to fundamentally transform America equaled a shock-and-awe attack on our freedom.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney nailed it during a victory speech when he said American pioneers would have had a very difficult time under our regulations trying to innovate, invent, invest, create, and build jobs. He said that under Dodd-Frank, pioneers would have found it almost impossible to get a loan from their community banks. Regulators would have shut down the Wright Brothers for dust pollution.
Romney added, "And of course, the government would have banned Thomas Edison's light bulb. Oh, by the way, they just did, didn't they?"
Romney concluded, "Every great innovation, every world-changing business breakthrough begins with a dream, and nothing is more fragile than a dream. The genius of America is that we nurture those dreams and the dreamers. We honor them. And, yes, we reward them. That's part of what's uniquely brilliant about America. But day by day -- job-killing regulation by job-killing regulation, bureaucrat by bureaucrat -- this president is crushing the dream and the dreamers[.]"
This is not a Romney for president article. I am simply saying that Romney eloquently articulated the ominous stake that will stab the heart of the American Spirit if Obama is re-elected.
Frankly, I cannot relate to those who are eager for Obama, "King of the Trifling," to reign in his new American kingdom, in which government harvests the crops of risk-takers to be redistributed equally to the masses. Obama's re-election campaign is targeted to stupid dumb-down voters, to products of liberal indoctrinated education, making them clueless regarding the tremendous cost and value of freedom. Consequently, Obama voters will eagerly surrender freedom, which is their God-given birthright, for a "free" crust of bread or a bowl of soup. These deadbeat losers expect handouts from "Obama's stash."
In the late '50s, my family (parents and five kids) lived in the east Baltimore projects. When Dad became a Baltimore city firefighter, we moved to Pumphery, MD, a black suburb.
Dad worked two jobs: assistant pastor of a storefront church and firefighter. Mom worked part-time as a domestic, ironed white folks' clothes, and was a custodian at a school.
I have fond memories of Saturdays with my dad, loading our station wagon with product and selling bleach and starch. Dad would yell, "Bleach man! Bleach man!" Bleach was 50 cents, Starch 65 cents. Thus, I cannot relate to Obama voters -- entitlement-minded people demanding handouts.
And please do not give me this garbage about the poor. The poor in America are extremely well-taken care of. On TV, I witnessed the "poor" wearing $450 Starter jackets and $125 tennis shoes while vandalizing and looting businesses during the Rodney King riots. These are the voters to whom Obama is targeting his message, folks.
I pray and believe that Obama's where's-my-free-lunch Americans have not yet become a majority in our remarkable, exceptional country. Please, please, please stand with me, vowing to celebrate excellence. Defend, preserve, and nurture the individual pioneer spirit of American dreamers who ultimately make the world a better place for us all.