Friday, September 7, 2012

I agree with Obama...

One comment which President Obama made last night was very accurate.  He said:
"But when all is said and done, when you pick up that ballot to vote, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs, the economy; taxes and deficits; energy, education; war and peace, decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children’s lives for decades to come.

And on every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties.

It will be a choice between two different paths for America.

A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future."
Yes, the President and Romney have fundamentally different views of how the world works.  The president definitely has a collectivist orientation as we can see from his actions the last four years.  That government can and should solve the economic and social problems confronting us.  It can do this through social and economic engineering.  Having bureaucrats run the show.  The goal is equal outcomes.  That means redistributing wealth among other things.

The other vision says, yes government is a vital institution, beneficial institution when it functions within it's proper jurisdiction.  It's to provide the environment for every person to develop and utilize his or her God-given abilities and talents.  It's not to guarantee equal results.  It's to protect the vulnerable and less fortunate.  But not to take over the roles and responsibilities of parents and families.  It's to protect the God-given institution of marriage and the sanctity of human life.  It's to empower civil institutions and organizations not consume and control them.  The free market system is a blessing not a curse.  Government's role is that of a referee, ensuring the rules are followed, and fairly enforced.  The laws of the land favor neither the wealthy nor the poor.  All stand equal before the law.

The realization of President Obama's vision is less freedom not more.  Less prosperity not more.  Why?  Because they're based on faulty understanding of the nature of man and his actions as a economic, political, and moral being.

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