October 29, 2008

Reality Suspended

What is going on?

I told Daniel this morning I feel like I am living in a suspended reality.
Christians are voting for the most radically pro-abortion candidate we've ever seen.
There are questions of this man's citizenship--conflicting stories about his place of birth and a refusal by his campaign to release his actual birth certificate.
Evidence has been presented of his ties with anti-American, anti-Semite groups, preachers, and terrorists.
He claims he wants to cut taxes for the middle class, but go after big business. Do people not realize that when we tax big businesses we are really taxing ourselves? How do you think they make up for the cost? Maybe raising prices?
He wants to tax Big Oil, the democrats say "hurrah!" And when Big Oil raises gas prices to compensate for taxes, the democrats cry foul...
People are embracing socialist ideas with delight. They want the Federal government to tell them where and how they can educate their children, they want the Federal government to take their money and distribute it to the "poor" and the "helpless"--as if wealth is accumulated by good fortune and luck.

As Mark Steyn of the National Review Online puts it:

The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it. Why can’t the government sort out my health care? Why can’t they pick up my mortgage?

In his first inaugural address, Calvin Coolidge said: “I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people.” That’s true in a more profound sense than he could have foreseen.

You can read the entire article here.

I'm not saying McCain is the "messiah" or the answer to all our problems. He's not at all. But doesn't it disturb you at all when you hear interview clips with Obama from 2001 where he says things like (emphasis added by me):

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples. So that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.

But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change and in some ways we still suffer from that.

So tell me. What is going on??


  1. Yikes!! One of our student's mom is so pro-Obama (wearing Obama flip-flops and "Moms for Obama t-shirts every day). I look at her infant and think, "If Obama has his way, your child will have very few playmates. How can you be for someone who would murder a child?" Sad. Tragic. He doesn't care about Moms or their children.

  2. B. Hussein cares for few. He is not so unlike many politicians that have preceded or those that will follow in that he has done a masterful job of fooling the foolish.

    The real news in this race is the nightly news. Karen does a good job of pointing out that the media is distorting and concealing facts, actually creating a false reality.

    Reality has not been suspended. For the foolish reality is false and was before B. Hussy. For the rest of us reality might become a bit harsher in the coming days.

    D. Greer

  3. This is not a year for supporting the lesser of two evils because there is simply not enough difference between the two major-party nominees to distinguish which evil is lesser.