Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Obama is a Symptom, Not the Cause

The following quote was translated into English of an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010:

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.  It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

A friend of mine then sent me these follow-up comments:

This is absolutely correct.  Obama is a symptom, not the cause.  The cause is that too large a fraction of the populace believes:

a) the government is here to guarantee equal results, not just opportunity
b) America is generally a force for bad around the world
c) The rich do not pay their fair share
d) Muslims are our friends and if we only showed them some love, radicals would go away

Unlearning these will be a very painful lesson.

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