Tonight we’re going to sit back an watch a skilled speaker spin a tale and try to convince us that he’s really not that radical. He’s going to tell us that he cares about jobs and that we must do more to help create jobs, even though he spent the first two years of his administration ramming socialized medicine down our throats and nationalizing the banks and auto industry. He is going to tell us that a new era of bipartisanship and civility is at hand, even though that during the last two years he and his party have engaged in mean spirited rhetoric aimed at the right and has refused to listen to any Republican proposals on major pieces of legislation. He is going to tell us that we must doing everything possible to make the United States energy independent and yet his policies and regulations are closing down coal mines and off shore drilling.
He is going to say one thing and yet all his actions tell us he is something else. His EPA is pressing forward with cap and trade. His FCC is ignoring a court ruling and the congress, taking steps to regulate the internet. He tells us we need comprehensive immigration reform and yet refuses to secure our borders. He continues to claim that he promotes free market principles while his policies have opened the way for an unprecedented wave of government interference in the private sector. He claims to be one thing and yet his actions paint quite a different picture.
I recall a fictional character from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, who attempted the same kind of spin after his efforts to fundamentally transform his republic were finally revealed to the masses. Below is a clip of his republic’s last SOTU address.
Now I know many of you may think this is a little corny; but the point is that this fictional character’s words differed from his actions and the people chose to listen to his words and ignore his actions. Before they knew it the republic was gone along with their liberty. The simple lessons one can learn from a movie.
We cannot be mesmerized by his words because his words are crafted to sell his snake oil to the masses. We must focus on his actions because it’s through his actions the truth is revealed. Many who are ignorant and take our liberty for granted will fall under his spell with ease and proclaim in a loud voice that he’s wants to work with the Republicans and he’s not a radical leftist. They will shout from the roof tops that he’s moving towards the center. However those who are informed and understand the value of liberty will see through his trickery and will judge him not by his words, but by his actions.
Which person will you be?
Liberty forever, freedom for all!