A Couple Quick Thoughts

A Couple Quick Thoughts
Neal Ross

You’ve probably noticed that I have been keeping my thoughts to my self lately. I just haven’t felt the urge to write anything, that is until this evening. Like everyone else, I have been watching the events unfold half way across the globe in Egypt. I really haven’t had much to say about it until I heard a couple things on NBC Nightly News tonight.

The first thing I would like to comment upon is something Barack Obama said in a speech he gave in Wisconsin. Mr. Obama stated, “But what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. It’s a moment of transformation that’s taking place because the people of Egypt are calling for change.”

True, it is historical what is going on in Egypt. But what caught my attention is the second part of Mr. Obama’s statement, the part where he says that the people of Egypt are calling for a change.

I wonder, how would Mr. Obama feel if similar events were happening in this country? Would the president be so open to support the people’s desire for change if it were his ass that the people wanted removed from office?

Which brings me to the second thing that caught my attention on the news this evening. During the broadcast, Brian Williams had on Fawaz Gerges of the London School of Economics. Mr. Williams asked Mr. Gerges what people saw happen today in Egypt. Mr. Gerges responded by saying, “What we witnessed is a regime disconnected from reality, clueless, out of it.”

These two comments may not seem to have anything in common, but actually they are quite closely tied together. You see, Mr. Gerges could very well have been speaking about the Obama administration, as they too are disconnected from reality, clueless, and out of it.

How many times have we heard Mr. Obama, or members of his administration, make disparaging remarks concerning the Tea Party movement? Isn’t the Tea Party movement seeking change as well, change from a bloated out of control government, back to a government based upon the limitations imposed upon it by the Constitution? Yet Mr. Obama considers them out of touch. I have to ask myself, who is it that is really out of touch and clueless?

In 1774 John Adams wrote a series of essays entitled the Novanglus Papers. From them I quote, “A settled plan to deprive the people of all the benefits, blessings, and ends of the contract, to subvert the fundamentals of the constitution, to deprive them of all share in making and executing laws, will justify a revolution.”

Not all, but there is a growing number of people in this country who are tired of their government enacting laws which deprive them of their rights, tax them to fund programs they disagree with, and attempt to micromanage every aspect of their lives. The Tea Party movement is a peaceful attempt by these people to make their government aware of their anger and frustration.

If the government does not listen, does not pay attention to the growing discontent, this country might very well be witness to the same civil unrest as is currently happening in Egypt. I wonder, will they embrace the people’s desire for change, or will they send out the military in full force to quell any uprising before it has a chance to succeed?

If it comes to that people may very well find out how big a hypocrite their president really is.

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One Response to A Couple Quick Thoughts

  1. Agreed.

    What really pisses me off is the people who critique the Tea Partiers often simply resort to argument ad hominems. I’m not a Tea Partier, but I do agree with some of their ideas – less taxes, less government, enforce the border laws, take the Bill of Rights seriously (all 10 of them, not 9), etc.

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