Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Why "hope" and where is the "change"

Barack Obama promises "hope" and "change" as the key theme of his campaign. What is sorely lacking, to me, are any policy stands that would inspire "hope" in any productive contributing citizen. Hope for "free" (other people pay) stuff? Do societal leeches outnumber productive citizens?

He also talks about "change" but the change he outlines are nothing but repetitions of failed collectivist, big government "programs" and redistributionist socialism.

Where is the change? What inspires "hope" besides any personal charisma? The problems in this country don't detract from its greatness. Its greatness derives from *LIBERTY* not from government. As Ronald Reagan noted; government isn't the solution, government is the problem. I'll add to that one point, citizens who expect to be *given* things by government perpetuate that same problem and care more about narrow selfishness than about liberty.

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