The enemy is us

Posted March 21, 2013 at 11:59 am


“Is life so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.” Those words ended Patrick Henry’s War Inevitable speech prior to the American Revolutionary War. Stirring words indeed by one of America's patriots.

Another famous quote was by Joseph de Maistre in August 1811. “Every country has the government it deserves.”

I guess at the present time we have the government we here in the United States deserve for we have reelected the most incompetent and dangerous person ever to hold the office of President of the United States. Barack Obama refuses to close our borders to foreign persons entering the U.S. and goes so far as to sue individual states that try to enforce the law that he won’t enforce. We have never had someone who takes the oath of office to uphold and enforce the Constitution of the United States and then refuses to do so. He takes vacations from the job that he doesn’t perform and plays golf instead of attending to the business of our country and then blames it all on George W. Bush.

He has put more debt on our country than all the previous Presidents combined and does nothing to jump-start our economy except hire more federal employees at outrageous salaries and then brag about how many jobs his administration has added He continues to borrow more money from China to pay for the cell phones he gives to induce more idiots to vote for him. The young woman in Chicago said, ”Yeah I’m voting for Obama, he gave me a cell phone.” Honey, that wasn’t Obama giving you that, it was the taxpayers who footed the bill. We borrow 47¢ of every federal dollar that the government spends and Obama wants more money.

Where is it going to end? When our government is bankrupt what are the 47 million people who are currently on food stamps going to use to buy their food? Where are those persons who are now on subsidized housing going to live when the federal dollars run out? The U.S. Treasury is now printing money by the box car load to further devalue the money we have in savings that we counted on to finance our retirement years so our dollar will end up worth perhaps 10¢.

Like Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Most of us never thought that a country as rich and as strong as the United States of America could be brought to its knees by something as stupid as “Political Correctness” but here we are and all because of “if you don’t like President Obama it is because you are racist.”

There was a bumper sticker during the last campaign that summed up the subject quite nicely. “If you voted for our current President in 2008 to prove you weren’t a racist, please vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot.” By the outcome of the election the idiots outnumber the rest of us.

Bud Olinger

El Dorado Springs