Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Barack Obama: Mind your own business.

Barack Obama, quoted by the Washington Times from a speech he gave Saturday in Roanoke, Virginia:

"There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me - because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t - look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

"If you  were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business - you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

"The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires."

Thomas Sowell once said, "It takes a high IQ to evade the obvious." So I guess Barack Obama is quite intelligent, because in attacking my accomplishments as an independent small business owner, and the millions of my compatriots who run small businesses as well, he evades the most obvious of points.

Regardless of the teachers and roads and other hardworking people, MY business would not exist without ME. I created it and I have paid for it and it is MY property, not yours, or anyone else's, Mr. Obama.

Property rights are as basic to America, and the American dream, and opportunity for everyone willing to stick their neck out there, as any other rights elaborated in the Constitution.

So unless you are looking to buy something from me, keep your grubby, greedy, malcontent hands out of my business, Mr. Obama. And I would appreciate your ceasing and desisting, as Commander in Chief of this country, from rousing the rabble up against those of us who create the jobs and wealth of this country.