Saturday, February 16, 2008

I checked the Declaration and the Constitution, and its just not there

I was listening to Hugh Hewitt as I was driving home from work on Friday afternoon. He was playing a series of disturbing sound bites of a speech from Michelle Obama, wife of Barack. I now give a hat tip to another Michelle (Malkin) for providing a transcription of the most tongue-clucking part of the speech:
We have lost the understanding that in a democracy, we have a mutual obligation to one another — that we cannot measure the greatness of our society by the strongest and richest of us, but we have to measure our greatness by the least of these. That we have to compromise and sacrifice for one another in order to get things done. That is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the only person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation. (Chanman's emphasis)
First of all, this country is not, nor has it ever been, nor was it ever intended to be a democracy; subject to the hot-headed passions of mob rule. Our country is a Republic; subject to the level-headed deliberation of a representative body that has no power to take away our rights which were blessed to us from God. Now, let's address this business about fixing our broken souls. As the title of this post blared, fixing our soul is not the job or the business of our federal government (or any other level of government for that matter). Fixing my soul is a matter between my Creator, my wife, and me.

Michelle Malkin stated her feelings about the hypocrisy of Michelle Obama's statement pretty well:
When Republicans talk about broken souls in the context of civil society, the nutroots start screaming about the obliteration of the church-state line.

When the Obama campaign uses the same rhetoric to get him elected to the White House, everyone swoons.
Good Day to You, Sir


nunoftheabove said...

A country that has the vested interest in fixing souls would correctly be labeled a theocracy, something definitely not in anything I have read as a goal of the Founding Fathers. There is something absolutely terrifying about the thought of many of the current political representatives trying to save anyone's souls.

While you were examining in the Constitution, did you find the word "abortion" as a right? If someone is concerned about souls, perhaps that should turn their interest toward the souls of all those who are denied the right to take a single breath of personal freedom.


Don, American said...

Which b**** do you want running the country? Mrs. Bill Clinton or Michele Obama? (If I misspelled her name, I DON'T CARE.)