Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The back of Mark Levin’s book, LIBERTY and TYRANNY has a quote from Abraham Lincoln. (1864)

“We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called the same name—liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names--liberty and tyranny.“

Hence, the title of the book.

Mark Levin is pointing out that spreading the wealth is called liberty. But the meaning is that some men do as they please with other men and the product of other men’s labor. (Slavery) This is a major objective of the Democrat party and President Obama in making the ‘rich’ ‘pay their fair share’. And while I am talking about definitions, I am reminded of President Clinton when he was squirming about not having sex with an intern. “It depends upon how you define IS.” And he is EXACTLY right. EVERYTHING depends upon how you define words. President Obama’s definition of the words he says is entirely different than the way that I define the words that he is using. On top of this, he is constantly comparing himself with other, past Presidents.

I really like his comparing himself with President Truman. I wonder how President Obama defines the phrase: “The buck stops here”? Certainly not the way that I understood what President Truman meant. President Truman took responsibility for his and his administration’s decisions. President Obama is constantly blaming everyone else. The mess he inherited from President Bush. The American public has been a ‘little lazy’ these past few decades. President Obama’s definition of Liberty is to take from those who have made money ‘Rich’ and give it to others who did not earn it. This represents my country and me? We are in BIG trouble if we as a people can’t see what is going on and make corrections before it is too late.

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