I was present at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President, in Washington, D.C., in January 1961. President Kennedy spoke there the immortal words, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
I sat in front of my TV last night to watch The Great Divider, Barack Obama, speak about 7,000 words to divide our country even more than he has already accomplished in three years of his imperial rule.
In his State of the Union address, Barack Obama told us that his government is going to do everything for you. And when it can't keep his promise, he will take it from the productive and successful and give it to you.
Although his Democrat controlled congress has failed to pass a budget for more than a thousand days, he made no mention of it. And he spoke only two sentences about the achievement he is proudest of: ObamaCare takeover of our healthcare.
The justices of the Supreme Court who will soon rule on the constitutionality of this massive power grab were seated in the audience.
His speech was divided into a first half in which he talked of his plans to centralize power over our lives in Washington, and in the second half he took an opposite tack and spoke of turning power over to the States, and deregulation - thus promising something to everyone, and setting both schools of thought against each other.
Divide and conquer us is clearly his intent. But, a thoughtful analysis shows that he wants federal fiats and edicts, with a few sops to the unions and States still in the undecided column.
Obama was vague on the details of his list of promises, but it is obvious that he has earned the mantle of "Food Stamp President," which Newt Gingrich has given him.
He wants business and government dependent on him, on Washington, and a diminished high school diploma and over valued and over priced college degrees conferred only to those his government deems worthy of the title.
His brand of class warfare is designed not to allow us all to have an equal chance to get into the race for achievement and success, but to punish those who cross the finish line first or with more. It seems obvious he will not be satisfied until we are all forced to kneel and beg before him.