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Why I Am Opposed To Obama

January 21, 2009

Ever since Obama won the election it seems that the conventional wisdom is to drop the politics behind it all, and support him. Every bone in my body is telling me not to do so, and I have not . Since I am not supporting him, I am getting painted many different things, unpatriotic, a villain, pessimistic, and a person who just wants to make trouble.

I still can not, and will not support President Obama. In his speech yesterday he said “It’s not about a big, or small governemnt, its about a government that works.” Anybody who understands freedom, and liberty knows that this is a statement to let him expand governemnt, and that he in fact does not understand the principle of more government means less freedom.

That’s the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don’t care, individuals do. – Mark Twain

Here is why I am opposed to Obama:

  • He is a big government guy.
  • He is a big spending guy.
  • He is a “spend our way out of recession” guy.
  • He is a “I don’t follow the Constitution” guy.
  • He is a Welfare guy.
  • He is a tax kind of guy.
  • He is a warmonger kind of guy.
  • He does not understand the banking system.
  • He does not understand the meaning of liberty.
  • He does not represent my ideals.

Don’t get me wrong, he is a great speaker, and he gives people hope just by saying the word, but unlike most mindless young people, I think. I am not an Obama-bot spewing socialist remedies for our “horrible” capitalist ways.  I am an idealist just like Obama, except he sees more government and I see less.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. – Mark Twain

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Colleen Kennedy permalink
    January 21, 2009 1:57 PM

    Obama’s specialty is constitutional law.

    It is fine about everything else. Just that one sentence I am not really in agreement of….

    I know it is hard being attacked at all ends. I spent eight years feeling that way. Once the hype lets down things will be better. I just don’t like it when people put decisions into his mouth. As things happen and you disagree with them, go for it. Call him out. Dissent is patriotic. Seriously….

    I just don’t like the other people out there who assume I support the president because of his race or celebrity or any other reason…..that reaaaaaaallllllly bothers me.

  2. Jon Lauro permalink*
    January 21, 2009 2:04 PM

    If Obama’s “Specialty” is constitutional law he gets an “F”. he voted for the Patriot Act, and FISA legislation!

    Well Colleen I am not putting words in his mouth, I am talking from what I heard him say, and what legislation he wants to put through, more bailouts, his voting record, nationalizing the banks, healthcare, etc.

    You have to be honest though, Barack Obama was just a “Fad” for young people to go against the establishment……Or so they think……Not ALL young people but a majority.

  3. Jon Lauro permalink*
    January 21, 2009 2:05 PM

    You know what is ironic? I could cross out Obama and put George Bush and it will still all hold true. haha.

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