Obama: Tyranny Is Not Lurking Around The Corner

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In his address to the graduating class at Ohio State University Sunday, President Obama warned against the rhetoric of the far right that defeated his proposals for gun control:

\"obamaStill, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner.  You should reject these voices.  Because what they suggest is that our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule is just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.

We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems, nor do we want it to.  But we don’t think the government is the source of all our problems, either.  Because we understand that this democracy is ours.  As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us.  It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government.

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15 thoughts on “Obama: Tyranny Is Not Lurking Around The Corner

  1. Scott

    This asshat talks about brave experiment? What a waste of space. For one thing our government is not a democracy. It is a constitutional republic with democratically elected representatives. The Kenyan wishes it was a pure democracy but fortunately the founders were smarter than that.

  2. johngaltwhereru

    I guess it depends on how you define tyranny.

    Thomas Jefferson defined tyranny as oppressive power exerted by Government.

    Oppressive is defined as ureasonably burdensome or severe legislation.

    I would say passing Obamacare against the wishes of the majority of citizens fits the criteria.

    I don’t think there is a realistic argument against the fact that a piece of legislation that contains over 20,000 pages of regulations, and is rapidly adding pages of regulations by the hundreds, is unreasonably burdensome.

    I don’t think there is a reasonable argument against saying Obamacare was power exerted by the Govenment.

    The fact that a large minority of people like what little they know about Obamacare is irrelevant. Every tyrant is supported by a number of their uniformed and oppressed citizens.

    1. Midas Mulligan

      Johnglat: Most people wanted Obamacare but they were temporarily blinded by Tea Party bullsheet.

      If the Repukelicans joined with democrats to fight to bring down prices such as RX, we might be able to make some progress.

      1. The Conn-servative

        Since when has any (D) brought prices down on anything? Since never.Everything costs more because of Democrats.Period.

      2. johngaltwhereru

        BS Billy,

        Let me get this straight:

        When polls show 90% of people in support of aspects of gun control legislation, these polls are valid despite the fact that 90% of Americans don’t agree on anything else.

        However, when polls have consistently shown 53-41 splits against Obamacare, give or take a point in either direction, every month since Obamacare began debate, those polls are invalid.

        When you make statements like that, do you see how someone might think you have your head in a place other than the proper one?

        And what makes you think Republicans should have anything have to do with this monstrosity? So Obama or Hillary can blame Republicans for all the pain and failure that is going to be produced by Obamacare?

        Lying Democrats are already blaming the approaching failure on Republicans failing to increase the funding for Obamacare. You know what could have prevented that problem? If Democrats had told the truth about the costs, then told the truth about how they were going to pay for it, then funded it appropriately. But they couldn’t be bothered with the truth, as the bill would have never passed.

        1. Bill Katz

          Calm down, doctor. Your blood pressure is going up. Now let me recall the development of Obamacare in 2010 – so long ago already. After he announced, he stepped back from the proposal and this was his first andf biggest mistake. he allowed the opposition to grab hold of the picture and attack it from so many different fronts. the very successful attach were the republican attack dogs who put out that death panel would be formed to determine if you lived or died. That was a blatant lie. The fact is that there are preexisting group that argues about living wills.

          Anyways, the summer of town hall meetings commenced and the peon attack dogs were out in full force to disrupt and scare the people. The best way to win over the public is to lie repeatedly and sow fear into their (our) little brains and enough people will believe the bull. You know this is true. Our side fell asleep at the wheel. I saw it coming.

          So the full battle PR worked. The Koch brothers and other corporate monies just made a multi-pronged attack. And it worked. I chatting with a senior about this new medical coverage and the guy practically screamed at me. I found it fascinating that people could be so manipulated but they were.

          What your side achieved was a ‘take no prisoners’ attack and we gave it to you. We allowed you guys to frame the issues and it succeeded in scaring a lot of people.

          So do you understand PR, doctor Picklehead? It was all about destroying the majority opinion on an issue and if you attack it from all sides and throw mega monies at it, one will most likely win. so you side came out on top of the polls. But, a flawed as Obama care might be. I am glad it passed. Do you know how many times I had to fight with my coverage to insure that an operation was covered? I once needed an ambulance ride to the hospital because I fell off my bike and shattered my elbow and I was too afraid to use the ride so a good samaritan gave me a ride to the hospital in his pick-up truck because I thought I would have to pay $1,000.00 for the ride. The was the paranoia of not knowing if something was covered or not. The insurance companies had us all by the balls and you want to try and tell me that Obamacare is not good for us? I have a friend that lies buried in a local cemetery because she didn’t have coverage and she had not been able to find work in her field even with a masters degree but for the fact that she was aging and no one wanted to employ her because of the obvious extra medical that aging people need. As she was losing her house, she then lost her life because she was to proud to beg for social services for a very treatable disease of the thyroid.

          If you were standing in front of my right now, I would punch you in the nose you rotten stinkin son of a bitch.

          1. Bill Katz

            Oh, and by the way, did you win anything at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday?

          2. Johngaltwhereru

            BS Billy,

            This law would not have changed a damn thing for your friend. Under current law, she could not be denied coverage, but being being that she was unemployed or underemployed, she would not be able to afford coverage. Obamacare would not change anything for potential employers regarding her situation. Obamacare would not have affected her level of pride, so still would have shunned social services.

            As far as ambulance service, I would love to know what provision or regulation you mistakenly think lowers the cost of an ambulance ride.

            As far as the Derby, I live very far from an OTB and I am afraid of internet based gambling, so I could not bet. If I could have bet, I would have lost. The 4 horse killed all my picks.

            Finally, I have seen your photo, and am confident you could not land a punch on my nose. Not even a sucker punch. You look slow, and based on your biking crash story, you are uncoordinated.

          3. johngaltwhereru

            By the way Billy, do you know how the Troll did at the Derby?

            I figured you might have seen him at an anti-gun rally, pro-abortion march, race baiting conference or the grand opening of a Michael Moore “documentary”.

  3. Richard

    Coming from a guy who’s devoted his career to pushing Blue State secular atheism into Red State Schools, Red State governments, and into Catholic Social Service agencies including hospitals, this speech is falling on deaf ears.

    If Obama said to Ohio State “I am going to let you frack your state into little tiny pieces” that piece of brutal honestly would have gotten a stand up ‘O’.

  4. justme

    I never thought about our government becoming a tyrant until Obama and his mob came to power. Now it is obvious that we have something to worry about. What is most interesting is how the media supports government this take over which results in tyranny and less freedom.

  5. The Conn-servative

    This is akin to the pot calling the kettle black. Or I should say the black calling the kettle a pot.

  6. Brian C. Duffy

    The word tyranny appears nowhere in the text of the U.S. Constitution.

    1. Johngaltwhereru

      The word tyranny and tyrant appear in The Declaration of Independence, which was the explanation for why The US was forming their own Constitution and Country.

      Tyranny also appears frequently in the Federalist Papers, which explain the Founder’s reasoning behind The Constitution.

      The words that fail to appear in any of those documents is redistribution or social justice. Also missing are the concepts that the Second Amendment is related to hunting in any form or fashion or that income inequality needs to be corrected by government.

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