“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”
Almost one year after launching his reelection campaign there…President Obama returned to The Ohio State University to deliver the 2013 commencement address. Before 57,000 student, teachers and relatives, Obama once again evoked class warfare claiming today’s ill-functioning government works for the benefit of society’s elite. While calling on the students to fix our economy, fight poverty and climate change….he urged them to “reject these voices” that warn of the evils of government saying:
“Still, 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.
The cynics may be the loudest voices—but they accomplish the least. It’s the silent disruptors—those who do the long, hard, committed work of change—that gradually push this country in the right direction, and make the most lasting difference. [Emphasis added]”First of all…..the last thing that President Obama believes in is “self-rule”. The Obama Administration is perhaps the biggest violator of law in our history. His insistence of bypassing Congresses constitutional authority to make laws proves his contempt for the United States Constitution and our system of governance. He’s done more to expand the entitlement society than any President since LBJ. He believes now and has always believed that big government can make better decisions than an individual. Perhaps President Obama misunderstands the concept of self-rule. I wonder if he mistook “self” as “himself”?
So who specifically were the “voices” which Obama referred to? Radio Talk Show host Rush Limbaugh believes it’s wasn’t his voice but the parents of these young graduates. I couldn’t disagree more. No…the parents of these graduates spent more time trying to be their friends….rather than their parents. It was these same parents who voted Obama into office back in 2008 and again in 2012. These new graduates come from the “Millennium Generation” or more amply named the “Peter Pan Generation”. They enter the workplace with an inflated sense of entitlement (no doubt reinforced by their left leaning teachers) and are more likely to live with their parents well into their mid twenties.
No….Obama was likely referring to the new breed of Constitutional conservatives. Voices like Rand Paul whose appearance at this years CPAC conference attracted a much younger crowd.
Matt Kneece, director of the youth leadership school at the Leadership Institute, a conservative non-profit organization that focuses on campaign, public speaking and fundraising training, said he thinks many young people, particularly recent college grads, are finding themselves in a sort of “political purgatory,” abandoned without jobs in a bad economy. He believes that many young voters don’t really feel like they have a home in either party, but desires a government which believes in personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility and self-ownership….all attributes which Rand Paul embraces.
Rand Paul is only one example of “those” voices. Both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have risen quickly through the conservative ranks, appealing to both the young and the Latino demographic….two voter segments which the Republicans need to bring out in the upcoming 2014 elections. If that isn’t enough for you….don’t forget the conservative women in the line up. Voices like Mia Love and Kelly Ayotte help bring yet another voter segment into the fold.
This is what President Obama doesn’t want younger voters to hear. He certainly has nothing to fear from the ranks of the establishment republicans…..many of which aren’t far different from their democratic counterparts. Voices like McCain, McConnell or Sessions are already ignored by young and older voters alike. These new younger voices are the future of the Republican Party….and they far better understand what faces these graduates than the so called “establishment”.
Robespierre was right….the secret of freedom lies in education. Unfortunately….these graduates from the class of 2013 will have to learn the hard facts without the influence of their leftist professors. Now that they are out in the real world…they’ll soon discover what it means to “make it on your own”. No free lunches…..no happy faces…..and everyone keeps score! If these new graduates just open their eyes…and realize they were sold a bill of goods….the young voices of the Republican Party might just flourish. But if they ignore these voices of reason….and remain ignorant….they will learn what real tyranny is.
This is John Galt Speaking!
Follow up: Not more than a week following President Obama’s remarks to ignore the voices warning of government tyranny and while I was writing this article…..the IRS was forced to apologize for targeting Tea Party and other patriot groups applying for tax exempt status during the 2012 Presidential elections.
In addition….both e-mail evidence and congressional testimony confirmed that the Obama Administration knowingly covered up and lied to the American people regarding the truth surrounding the murder of the US Ambassador to Libya along with three other Americans in the terrorist attack in Benghazi.
Both of these incidents are indicative of a gross “injustice in the exercise of power”…the exact definition of Tyranny from the online Encarta dictionary. Now….if only the mainstream media would cover these stories…perhaps all of the American people would know about it.