It's not every day my son sends me an email, but when he does it's usually some pretty rich stuff. Yesterday's email was the kind of stuff that makes a father stop and say not just, "That's my boy!" but, "Dang. That's right."
I figured I'd share it here.
You might enjoy watching the video first, before you've heard his take on the things Obama says.
Obama proposes a gasoline price solution to struggling families
And a young man analyzes Obama's thoughts
The first thirty seconds are all I care about. The situation: consumers give money for product; companies increase prices because demand is increasing faster than supply; they make a lot of money, the majority of which is spent building the infrastructure necessary to provide five billion gallons of oil a day to the world; Obama, desiring sovereignty, promises to take money, willingly given in exchange for product, from the receiver, and return it to the consumer if the consumer votes him sovereignty. We have gone past the age of Rome, where the leaders provided bread and circuses with their own, albeit ill gotten, money. We have returned to some sort of barbaric feudalism where we choose our leaders based on whether they promise to earn us spoils. With his eyebrows hunched, his spine strait, in a calm, oratorical voice, he promises to break the trust of capitalism, which is that if you produce something people will give you what they produce for it, you can keep what they give you in exchange for your goods.
Who would not vote for a candidate who promises that you can spend your money and spend it again? A candidate who will have the police, the national guard, and the army behind any policy he manages to get through.
Perhaps I am making an excessive fuss about a throwaway comment, but the symbolic nature of it is so frightening.