Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The "Unity" President

During the presidential campaign, I vividly remember then candidate Obama's promise of unity. He would bring us all together. Oh, I knew that was fraudulent. When a candidate says that, he really means he wants everyone to see things his way.

Be that as it may, Mr. Obama seems destined to become the most divisive president of my lifetime. His hell-care proposals are generating what he describes as angry mobs of citizens. One liberal group claims that is a rise in militias.

That would not surprise me. I am seeing a revolutionary fervor over the socialized medicine plans and the out-of-control spending of the Obama administration. And among us gun enthusiasts, there have been successful movements to get state legislatures to remind the federal government about the 10th Amendment that the federal government consistently ignores.

We don't need a civil war. But, with Obama administration policies making people so angry on so many fronts, a new civil war is a real danger. So much for unity.

Message to the members of Congress. The anger among health care reform opponents is very real and very strong. You should be so lucky that all they do is vote you out if you pass one of the hell care bills now pending. Listen to the angry voices. They really are telling you something, and you need to listen.

We know what we do not want. We do not want any health care system in which you do not participate just as we will have to. You are not better or more important than the rest of us.

Why is there so much anger? We sense that you are not listening. We sense that you simply want to talk, as if, with flowery words, you will force us to see things your way. To us, you only persuade us that you think we work for you, not the other way around.

Listen. Listen. Listen.

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