Hail to the Chief

President Obama has changed tunes and started singing his re-election song; to Patriotslog, it sounds off key. Until recently, I probably would have voted for President Obama to have a second term; not that I think he is a great President, just that I am not thrilled with any other option we have. Aside from the terrible assault on freedom that is the individual mandate, I did not really have a problem with anything President Obama has done in his first term; until he began his campaign. Though he has excelled in national security, his recent antics have been so outrageous that he no longer has my vote.

OUTSOURCER IN CHIEF: The attacks on Mitt Romney illustrate exactly how desperate the President is to slur his image. Attempt after attempt to pin outsourcing at Bain Capital to Mitt Romney are not only ridiculous, they are pathetic. Mitt Romney took a leave of absence from Bain, and literally fixed the 2002 Winter Olympics. For anyone who is familiar with business–and this makes it appear that President Obama is not–a leave of absence is a standard practice. Mitt Romney retained his title and position at the company, but had no managing influence or day to day control over Bain. Yes they outsourced jobs, but Mitt Romney had nothing to do with that. This is directly parable to a star athlete being injured; they are still part of the team, however they have no influence over the outcome of games. It would be ridiculous for a coach to blame an injured athlete for a loss, yet this is what Obama is trying to do. If you do not follow that logic, then use this logic to reconsider. There are many witnesses and accounts of Mitt Romney working 16 hours a day to turn around the Olympics; it is not only highly unlikely, but nearly impossible that he could have done this while managing Bain at the same time. Moreover, it is not just ironic, but down right hypocritical for the President to claim some moral high ground on the basis of outsourcing. An amateur attempt at research easily reveals that more jobs have been outsourced and lost under President Obama than under nearly any other President–and he has not even served one full term.

SOCIALIZER IN CHIEF: The President’s now infamous “you didn’t build that” comments were taken out of context. He did not mean that personal entrepreneurship is meaningless, the way Rush Limbaugh has suggested. However, I was still shocked by his comments. The problem with the comments is the fundamental way of thinking. Of course nobody gets successful without other people buying or investing in their idea or product, that is common sense. What the President seems to forget is that it takes individual innovation for that product to be created. If someone were never to invent a product, there would be no help out there to give. Moreover, it is not the government, but the individual that markets and improves on products to create a demand for the public. The idea that government creates demand is only as new as Obamacare. Yes the government was heavily involved in inventions like the internet and nuclear bomb; but the government still did not give Einstein his theories, or solve the equations for him. Even with infrastructure the government is not the driving force. Individual contractors swing the pick axe and stomp the shovel, not the government. Most often, the government is merely the planner and payer, and this only because there is no other way to plan and pay on a national scale as efficiently as a central government. Yet even this has one major flaw: we pay for infrastructure. Our taxes are used to pay contractors to build the infrastructure. Tax dollars collected because of individual innovation. The unbelievable system President Obama refers to that has helped create the current America is individual innovation. I cannot vote for a man who refuses to see this.

MANDATOR IN CHIEF: The idea that the government can create a demand in itself is one of the reasons Obama has lost my vote. I find it to be the most dangerous expansion of government in my lifetime; possibly ever. How long will it be before the government requires us to buy a new hybrid car–whether to bail out the environment, or to bail out a failing GM–or be taxed? How long before Michelle Obama convinces congress that America is too obese, and we are all required to eat government developed meal plans in order to lose weight, or be taxed extra? Completely aside the fact that Obamacare is a huge financial strain on a financially strained country, the individual mandate is a scary thing.

PROPHET IN CHIEF: Few things irk me more than a blatant assault on the Constitution; particularly the explicit rights we are granted therein. The government forcing religious institutions to provide birth control against their creed scares me nearly as much as the individual mandate. The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” I have no problem with women getting contraception; 99% of American women will use it in their lifetime, and nothing is wrong with that. However, when the government forces a religion, which fundamentally opposes contraception, to provide contraception to their employees; that is a law expressly prohibiting the free exercise of their religion. I cannot support a President that makes a mockery of our freedom of religion.

MANIPULATOR IN CHIEF: I have no qualms about a president supporting immigration, or gay marriage; unless they do so only to gain votes. That is absolute manipulation, and it is a disgrace to immigrants and homosexuals. I find it no coincidence that President Obama usurped Congress, essentially passing the dream act himself, just as Mitt Romney was gaining momentum after Obamacare was upheld. Maybe it is coincidence, but it would take a very naive person to believe that the president who took pride in deporting more illegal aliens than any other president reversed his thinking, and decided to let many of them stay just as he was losing political momentum. Immigration reform will help immigrants, but we see Democrats using it as a talking point only. It is political gold for them to have this talking point. This is why we saw no immigration reform–nor will we–when a Democratic President had a Democratic Congress. It is more of the same with gay marriage. That is not to say President Obama does not support gay marriage, he probably is sincere in that belief. My problem is that he was “evolving” on the issue until a politically convenient time. Maybe he said it just to gain support, maybe he has felt that way for a long time, and kept it as an ace in the whole for when he needed an advantage. Either way, I find it disturbing that a president would use the lifestyle of two entire demographics to gain popularity when he needed it, because he has always struggled with popularity. I find that manipulation shameful.

EMPEROR IN CHIEF: The United States was formed because of a revolution against a system in which one man maintained unreasonable amounts of power. President Obama has now taken unto himself unreasonable amounts of power. Our Constitution was set up to prevent this measure, but President Obama has shown little regard for the Constitution. He has forced religious facilities to provide birth control against their beliefs; bypassed Congress, whose job is spelled out in the Constitution to pass law, in establishing the Dream act; bypassed the Congress, who are given power over our tax dollars, in redesigning the TANF requirements; bypassing the federal immigration laws passed by Congress in establishing the Dream Act; opposing the Arizona immigration law, arguing that it should be unconstitutional simply because, though it is in accordance with federal law, it is not in accordance with the administrations current desires; refusing to send the Department of Justice to defend the Defense of Marriage act, which, whether you agree with gay marriage or not, is the job of the Justice Department because it pertains to law passed by Congress. One man does not run our nation and it was never designed to be that way. I cannot vote for a man who believes his authority is omnipotent, and his will omniscient. I cannot vote for King Obama. Once we have a king, we no longer have an America.

–Matt Young

7 August, 2012

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I am studying to achieve a double major in political science and journalism from the University of Kentucky. I am married to a wonderful woman named Sierra. I am starting this blog because I feel the political climate in Washington is carving deep canyons for our children to climb out of. Our representatives, on both sides of the isle, do not represent us, they represent the lobbyists.This blog is not to give answers, but to make people think. I believe the more we think about our ideas the better they will become; as opposed to becoming more and more intrenched in far left or right wing brainwash, where it seems nobody thinks anymore. I hope y'all enjoy.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Constitutional Law, Patriotslog Articles, Politics, Religion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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