Listen and Yearn.

Our President will speak to us this evening and words will not have their normal meaning. More government spending will be called “investment” and the fact that the “investments” will deliver yet billions more of our tax dollars to the public and private unions that spent millions of dollars to elect Obama, we will be asked to believe, is a mere coincidence.

But 200 billion dollars of the last stimulus bill already went directly to education and produced exactly no innovation or improvements, principally because teachers unions like things the way they are. Those who doubt the truth of this statement might seek confirmation from Mr. Obama’s Secretary of Education, Mr. Duncan.

And, if infrastructure “investment” is so critical because of critical infrastructure needs and to boost job growth, why didn’t we spend most of the last stimulus on it just as Transportation Chairman Oberstar and many others, Republican and Democrat, so urgently recommended?

When the President’s speech is finished, as if we were too stupid to have understood, media mouthers and political patterers will explain it, mostly by just repeating it more loudly and slowly, the way one treats another who does not speak their language. And it is true, we do not speak their language, they who so admire the theater, the cleverness and the calculation.

As citizen sovereigns we only want the plain truth. Indeed, we need it to effectively exercise our sovereignty. Those who use words not to clarify but to disguise their intent are subverting our constitution by elevating themselves above the people. Those who admire their cleverness and calculation are their abettors. We the people are boss and those who would deceive and manipulate us, whatever their motivation and whatever their party, are the enemies of America.

The fact that our current President, who won election at least partly because he said he would discontinue “politics a usual” but has continued it a fortiori, should, but probably will not, disappoint even his supporters, proving once again, as if any more proof were necessary, that, to far too many, politics trumps principle. If you disagree, please read on.

Mr. Krugman, that hateful but clarifying writer of the left from the New York Times, said this in his column this morning regarding tonight’s speech by our President and his new use of “buzzwords” regarding investments and competitiveness: “Arguably, Obama has enlisted… old cliche’(s) on behalf of a good cause, as a way to sell a much-needed increase in public investment to a public thoroughly indoctrinated in the view that government spending is a bad thing.” Well, it seems to Mr. Krugman that our President needs to fool us by clever language because someone else has indoctrinated us to a view he, and he secretly believes Obama too, opposes! And then this follows from Krugman: ” The favorable interpretation, as I said,  is that it is just packaging…” (emphasis added)

Mr. Krugman then says something with which we should all agree: “But even if he proposed good policies, the fact that Obama feels the need to wrap these policies in bad metaphors is a sad commentary on the state of our discourse.”

None-the-less, Mr. Krugman  concludes that he would  ”be pleased” if the President is intentionally misleading the citizen sovereigns of our nation so-long-as it advances an objective that Mr. Krugman believes is good for America. One thing that is not good for America is Mr. Krugman’s total disregard for our constitutional rule “Of The People, By The People, and For The People.”

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4 Responses to Listen and Yearn.

  1. Limida Facalon says:

    So are we sovereigns or “the People”? Merriam-Webster: People–human beings making up a group or assembly of linked by common interest. Sovereign–a) ONE possessing or held to supreme political power. b) ONE that exercises supreme authority within a limited sphere.
    “We the People” sounds so much better than “We the Sovereigns” doesn’t it?

  2. Avatar of thesetruths thesetruths says:

    We are both because here it is the people that are the sovereigns, not the government, which is simply a collection of servants that must honor our sovereignty and do our will. They do not have the authority to act upon us, rather we act upon ourselves through them as our representatives. The distinction is the essence of a free society of liberated individuals. So, no, “We the people” does not sound better than “We the sovereigns” because who is sovereign is the critical point. What should then follow is this question: Were does this right of liberty, of self government, of citizen sovereignty come from. Those who say “From man” must wrestle with this consequence: What man gives, man can take away. What a Creator gives, however, is inalienable and endowed forever. At least that is what our Founding Fathers believed.

    • Limida Facalon says:

      Cripes. Bring on the religious overtones again! Creator. Okay, I see how this goes, and I give up. There is no discussion with folks who KNOW there is a “Creator” and that “Creator” is responsible for everything from a carpenter ant to the United States of America. (And I am avoiding that door hitting my
      butt on the way out.)

      • Avatar of thesetruths thesetruths says:

        I do not “know” that there is a creator, but I believe, as did our Founding Fathers, that there was one. My second point is that those who do not believe it are in a sense sealing their own fate for they are putting their liberty in the hands of men and that, as history has taught us well, is very dangerous. Since the belief our our Founding Fathers has not stifled your discussions to date, I do not see why mine should. The notion of divine rights flowing to citizens instead of to rulers is the single most important governing revolution in history and our nation’s founding principles were the logical conclusion of the revolution that began with the Magna Carta.

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