"As for those who say that the whole IRS affair becomes irrelevant if no one can prove that Obama is not directly involved, that’s completely wrong. Of course, if the president was involved, it shows that he is the most corrupt, tyrannical leader in American history, and that every branch of the executive division in our government has been tainted and must be cleaned out. And as far as Obama is concerned, if he wasn’t involved, he is a man too incompetent and weak to hold the job of national chief executive.Bookworm on the IRS scandal
But think about what it means if Obama wasn’t involved, and the IRS, an agency that has the power to destroy every person in America, did all of this on its own initiative. What we’re seeing in that case is the fall-out of a complete Leftist takeover of American institutions. We will have become a tyranny by bureaucracy (in no small part due to the fact that federal agencies are heavily unionized, and always with a Leftist slant), with the entire federal government irredeemably corrupt."
--I--The Obama administration is taking tyranny to a whole new level (as if the HHS "contraception" mandate wasn't tyrannical enough).
What I find most humorous is that Barack Obama’s presidency embodies all of the caricatures of what the Bush presidency was thought to be. Bush was derided as a simple-minded cowboy who brooked no dissent. In reality, Bush actually relished and encouraged disagreement between his advisers, yet it is President Obama who has by all accounts surrounded himself with sycophantic yes-men (and women). And while the Bush administration supposedly drove us to the brink in terms of civil liberties, under the current administration journalists are being wiretapped, entire news networks are being targeted, Catholic groups are being asked about the content of their prayers, and groups holding opposing views are being harassed by multiple government entities. And the saddest part of all is that the best case scenario is one in which the administration is monstrously incompetent and not simply corrupt
When we were in our last year at OSU, my friend Mr Nathanael Blake remarked to me that he expected to see a dictator in power in the US within our lifetimes. Between NYC Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg and President Barack Obama--who have done what they can to lay the groundwork for this--that is suddenly looking like an optimistic prediction. I should add here that suddenly, the selection of Joe Biden as VP makes sense: he is Obama's impeachment insurance. Frankly, I'd rather have stupid than sinister.
--II--The Zippy Catholic has an interesting (always!) post about marriage and contrition:
"This can only make sense if we are incapable of distinguishing between the actuality of a commitment and the enforcement of that commitment by some external authority. This can only make sense if we have no concept of actual morality at all: if moral obligation is not deontologically objective reality, but rather is merely a matter of the selfish avoidance of personal negative consequences: in short, if the only reason to do good and avoid evil is to escape punishment by the State....People with the understanding that obligation literally doesn’t exist without State enforcement are bound to think that way. But back here in reality, any marriage which can be unmade by the will of the State is not true marriage. It was never true marriage in the first place."
--III--A neat little post about how the mainstream media
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