One-Hundred & Fifty Years and a Day

One hundred and fifty years ago, April 12th, 1861, the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, this event marked the "official" beginning" of the U.S. Civil War.

The War that began as an argument as to whether or not States had the right to withdraw from the Union and evolved into a fight over Abraham Lincoln's emphasis on this Nation's founding proposition that: "All men are entitled to the fruits of their labor."

One-hundred and fifty years and a day later, April 13th, 2011, the current president of the United States, who two years earlier, strode into the White House as Lincoln's heir apparent - the fulfillment of Lincoln's promise, officially declared that proposition is now dead.

All money is now the Government's.

President Obama's, Castro-esque, fiscal policy speech from George Washington University declared that our fiscal problems were created by "trillions of dollars in unpaid-for tax cuts," (which created the largest economic expansion in history) as if these "cuts" were just a windfall for "every millionaire and billionaire in the country."  These cuts will "force us to borrow an average of $500 billion every year over the next decade." 

Notice, that there is absolutely no recognition by Obama that that economic expansion created statistically ZERO unemployment for almost a generation.

Any money that Americans earn is not the result of their hard work or ingenuity. It is the result of the Government's largess.

The ultimate sacrifice of our forefathers has been in vain.

Mr. Obama, instead of mentioning President Lincoln in passing, should have paid particular attention to the Sixth Plank of Lincoln's Chicago Platform of 1860:

"That the people justly view with alarm the reckless extravagance which pervades every department of the federal government; that a return to rigid economy and accountability is indispensable to arrest the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans; while the recent startling developments of frauds and corruptions at the federal metropolis, show that an entire change of administration is imperatively demanded."