Happy days are here again
By Dr. Robert Owens
Things are not as bad as they could be; however, they certainly aren't as good as they should be.
Recession? What recession? According to the government and their media arm in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media the Great Recession ended in June of 2009. Ask anyone in line at a Wal-Mart or any other store and you will probably get a different answer.
As one of my relatives, representative of most people who get their opinions from David Letterman and the social osmosis of personal prosperity, everything is turning around, everything is doing great, everything's coming up roses, and happy days are here again!
Or as Mr. Obama phrases it, "I think America is poised to take off." He also filled in the blanks about what he will need to make that happen, "So what I'm going to need, what the country needs, what the business community needs, in order to get to where we need to be, is an acknowledgment that folks like me can afford to pay a little bit higher rate." That's right, more taxes today combined with a promise of cuts in the future. How could that ever go wrong, like it did in 1986 or 1991.
Come on Charlie Brown you can kick the football this year.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner declared that the Obama administration is ready to take us over the fiscal cliff they themselves devised if Republicans aren't willing to raise rates, close loop holes, generate revenue, or whatever else they want to call income redistribution. Some like my relative who quotes ABCNBCCBS as a personal opinion say confidently this will be worked out. The President won't allow it. He even said during the debates it wouldn't happen. Yet, his chief financial officer is threatening it. But not to worry, besides giving speeches and applying political pressure our glorious leader is seeking the best advice he can get from experts far and wide.
Always looking to the best and brightest President Obama is consulting with those completely objective news anchors at MSNBC or as it is also known, the Propaganda Ministry, about tax rates. At least he's seeking outside advice from a wide array of average American citizens like Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow. We can be sure that they will bravely speak truth to power as in tax the rich! Make them pay their fair share! Power to the people! And from each according to their ability to each according to their need!
As America morphs around us into something we cannot recognize it isn't just the prospect of a shabby economic future from here to eternity as Mr. Obama continues to organize our beloved nation into his vision of a Progressive America. On the personal liberty front we are being regimented into the only type of society that is compatible with totalitarianism: a nation of sheep.
According to an NSA whistleblower who resigned because he did not want to be party to extra-constitutional activity reports that nearly every American citizen is under virtual observation by their government. This whistleblower is no anonymous deep throat hiding in a parking garage. He is William Binney, known as one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in the history of the National Security Agency, and this year's recipient of the Callaway Award: an annual prize that recognizes those who champion constitutional rights and American values at great risk to their personal or professional lives.
When asked by a reporter if the Petraeus/Allen scandal proves the notion that there is no privacy in a surveillance state Mr. Binney answered, "Yes, that's what I've been basically saying for quite some time, is that the FBI has access to the data collected, which is basically the emails of virtually everybody in the country. And the FBI has access to it. All the congressional members are on the surveillance too, no one is excluded."
Then there are Mr. Obama's fellow travelers such as the union bosses, the big city political bosses, and the many democrat support groups some of which aren't even straw men for George Soros.
One democrat support group also known as the Communist Party USA has been publishing articles celebrating the victory of their preferred candidate. Now they are organizing teleconferences and promoting rallies in support of Obama's plans to raise taxes and demanding full funding for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid according to the party, "Save the nation! Tax corporations! Tax the rich!" Sound familiar?
There is also the continuing assault on our rights, especially our second amendment rights. Never mind that restrictions on gun ownership obviously only impact lawful gun owners, and never mind that restricting law abiding citizens from owning guns merely disarms the victims every time a wacko anywhere shoots a gun it is time to vilify all gun owners.
As reported on Fox, CNN contributor Roland Martin's podcast posted to his website last Monday, Jason Whitlock, the columnist who inspired Bob Costas' commentary on gun control during halftime of Sunday's Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game on NBC said that the NRA is the new KKK. One of the biggest differences might be that while the NRA is primarily made up of Republicans and Independents the KKK was founded and in its glory days, the days of Jim Crow, Bull Connor, and segregation populated by Democrats.
Yes, Mr. Obama won the election as Chicago politicians always win elections however we the people have not thrown in the towel. We have not advocated our responsibility to preserve freedom and pass on this heritage of liberty to our posterity.
No matter how many times our power-drunk professional politicians and their media megaphone tell us that happy days are here again patriots won't be happy until constitutionally-limited government has been restored.
Our Progressive political leadership may drive us over a cliff. They may try to herd us and pen us under their regulations and politically correct group-think. They may harangue us with their trained media and insult us through their Hollywood culture machine, but they will never defeat the American spirit. We the people will keep alive the light of freedom and hold high the hope of one nation under God.
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens