Tuesday, January 20, 2009

If you listen ... let yourself hear

Most time, a man will tell you his bad intentions if you listen, let yourself hear. John Wait, Open Range
You proved once more that people who love this country can change it.
- Barack Obama, Jan 17, 2009 at the start of his Inauguration tour.
The United States, in changing with relative speed into a social democracy, has undergone an alteration that is more fundamental than any other nation's. It has actually repudiated its own identity. America was born a capitalist nation; was created a capitalist nation by the intent of its founders and the Constitution. An American who is hostile to individualism, to the work ethic, to free enterprise, who advocates an increasing government take over of the economy or who advocates the coercive socialization of American life is in some profound sense advocating that America cease being America. He is advocating values that are not American and are philosophically antithetical to America itself. --William E Simon, U.S. Treasury Secretary 1972-1976. From his book "A Time for Truth", 1979
Why would you want to change the country you love? And to what? It's double-speak.

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