The Truth Shall Set You Free If You Listen

The media, the Obama regime, the Internet and the chattering classes are all abuzz today because a video of Mitt Romney from May of this year has surfaced and in it he is discussing politics. He states that 47% of people do not pay taxes, believe they are victims and are entitled to free everything. He said his job is not to worry about them because he can’t convince them to take responsibility. It is obvious that he meant politically he can’t worry about them because he won’t get their votes:

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what..These are people who pay no income tax…. [M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

Romney told the truth, well almost. He was a little low in his assessment of the number of people who do not pay taxes but he is right on target when he discusses that these folks (and it is a broad term since not all of them believe this) believe they are victims and are entitled. Barack Obama and his Democrats have beat victim mentality into the heads of many of these folks. They are the downtrodden because of the rich. They are not making it because of the Republicans and the big oil companies. They don’t have jobs because of the corporations. The Obama regime plays class warfare and has been quite successful in making a lot of people believe that they are victims and that they “deserve” free everything.

Obama wants this because he wants more and more people dependent on government. If the Democrats can get more than 50% of the population dependent on government and believing they are victims who are entitled to free stuff then they will have a permanent Democrat voting bloc.

This was LBJ’s intent with the Great Society (and was particularly aimed at blacks) and it is the intent of Obama. When more and more people realize they can vote for people who will give them free stuff they will do so and willingly become slaves to government. They will give up their freedom and relinquish their responsibility so they can be taken care of.

Why would Obama want this? Besides the obvious desire to get more Democrat votes it will also help with his plan to fundamentally transform America. Obama wants to change this country into a Socialist Mecca and he needs more and more people on the dole in order to do it. In order to get his Mecca he needs to end the Republic and that is what he wants to do. Romney’s quote discussed nearly half the people on the dole and when that 50% + 1 level is reached the Republic will spiral down. Romney is not the first to recognize it and his observation was not the most eloquent. This quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin:

When people realize they can vote themselves money from the public treasury, it will herald the end of the republic”

This quote is spot on and is coming to fruition. There is no doubt that far too many Americans (and some who are not American and not here legally) believe that they are owed and that the government will take care of them. Who can forget the moocher Obama supporter who proudly boasted:

I won’t have to worry ’bout putting gas in my car, I won’t have to worry ’bout payin’ my mortgage. You know, if I help Obama, he’s gonna help me.

So tell me, how is Romney’s assessment that there are people who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing… and will not vote for him wrong?

Romney needs to get out in front of this and make sure people know his idea is to make sure the 47% earn more and contribute to society rather than living off it. His job is to tell them that his policies will make sure they are not subservient to the government. He needs to let people know he can free them from bondage to government.

Romney wants to free them, not enslave them. With a record number of people dependent on government Romney has his work cut out for him. Let’s face it, these folks are indeed victims but they are victims of a ruthless progressive orthodoxy that enslaves them and takes away their will to be independent.

Monica Crowley has a great article on this.

Interestingly, it looks like Jimmy Carter’s grandson had something to do with releasing the video.

Romney is correct and the truth will always set you free.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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2 Responses to “The Truth Shall Set You Free If You Listen”

  1. Schatzee says:

    The problem is convincing that 47% (or whatever) that working and earning and contributing to society is preferred to sitting back and just collecting from it. I see it way too much – it’s too easy to just sit back and take without having to get up and actually put in a days work for that food or those sneakers. A great program, IMHO of course, would be to ensure that all people receiving ANY kind of aid work 8 hours a day AT LEAST 5 days a week before they receive any assistance. If they had to actually get up and do something for that money they would realize they could make more money with that same effort and find a job in the private sector. This is how you encourage “takers” to become “contributors” without refusing to help those truly in need (which you know is what will be said if we suggest just cutting programs).

    There are lots of things people could do – whether it’s daycare for other people on assistance, or cleaning/repairing/maintaining public areas and buildings, or picking up trash on the highway – some jobs that are contracted out by governments could be diverted to such a program and would be a win-win situation. Not to mention it is a way for a person to learn a skill that is marketable and allows them to become self-supporting. :)

  2. Blake says:

    Read up on Dwight Eisenhower, the Republican who tried, in the ’50s, to end segregation and introduce Civil Rights- and it was LBJ, then the Senate Leader, who vetoed that measure.
    Now, THAT’S politics.