Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

We're All Balloon Boys Now

RCP has a column by Daniel Henninger, titled "We're All Balloon Boys Now" from the WSJ's opinion section. One of the commenter's named Pat Schon Wrote:
> I'm a Democrat and I do not believe one single
> word that President Obama says. His
> message/agenda is all spin. How did we ever vote
> for him?

Here's my my answer to him:

You voted for him because you bought the "kool-aide" the MSM was selling. Because they decided that they HAD to get him elected so they threw aside their mandate to examine all candidates under the harsh glare of public scrutiny, and published exactly what the Obama campaign wanted you to hear/know (see: ) for the video of this interview of Anita Dunn in Guatemala...oddly where the America press DIDN'T report her comments:

"The Obama campaign's press strategy leading up to his election last November focused on "making" the media cover what the campaign wanted and on exercising absolute "control" over coverage, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told an overseas crowd early this ?year.

In a video of the event, Dunn is seen describing in detail the media strategy used by then-Sen. Barack Obama's highly disciplined presidential campaign. The video is footage from a Jan. 12 forum hosted by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development in the Dominican Republic.

"Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," Dunn said, admitting that the strategy "did not always make us popular in the press." "

Ms. Dunn is on record as saying literally, they don't want the press to ask Obama genuine questions...because they don't want to have to answer them....think about it. An American administration is actively trying to silence the one news organization that actually has the balls to question what this administration is doing.

Once upon a time an American president said:

" No President should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.

I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.

Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion."

John F. Kennedy
35th President of the United States
From a speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Apr. 27, 1961
I can't see this President saying that...even though he ran on the platform of transparency. The Nixon administration was more transparent than this one...this one even has an enemies list. It's gotten so bad that anyone who disagrees with Mr. Obama's policies is labeled a racist, next it will be treason to oppose him.

Here's the list

Health Insurance Industry
Banking Industry
US Chamber of Commerce

Who else will be added.


Donald Borsch Jr. said...

Nice JFK quote! I hadn't seen that one before. Mind if I borrow it for some later use? I promise I'll give you an official hat-tip!

Also, the Democrat lamenting Obama at the beginning of your post. Classic. This guy should call FOX News and make an official statement.

Rich Vail said...

Don, I found in the comments of Real Clear Politics. I'd read it years ago...and thought nothing of it. But it's rather apt these days. Hopefully, someone important will read it and ponder long and hard about.

I hope and pray for Mr. Obama's health three times a day! G-d forbid Biden should ascend to the White House. Then FUBAR would reign, as he's a complete idiot.