Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama's Speech Shows His Liberal Bias 

I didn't like the inaugural address.

"As not whether government is too big or small but whether it works."
Strange words from a constitutional law professor who has admitted that the powers of the government are delineated and limited.

"Ask not whether the free market is a force for good or ill but whether its bounty is adequately shared."
If a market is truly free then some will necessarily be better of than others. The alternative is communism.

But I guess my main objections to Mr. Obama's comments are in regard to the insults he directed to the past President. No one has been more against the use of torture and other techniques used in the "War on Terror" by the administration but I don't think it's the right time or place to say:

"Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake."
Here he misunderstands or purposely misleads Americans regarding the motives behind Mr. Bush's actions. He did not make decisions based upon expedience but rather on his view that he was fighting an enemy that did not constitute a sovereign country and therefore who fell outside of the Geneva Conventions. I do not share this view but I think that Mr. Obama has the obligation to frame the debate of ideas in accurate terms.

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