If This Guy is Concerned…

October 27, 2009

…you should be too.  Thomas Sowell’s column today is titled Dismantling America.   The beginning:

Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many “czars” appointed by the President, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?

He goes on to ask a few more questions like that.  Then ends with:

Nothing so epitomizes President Obama’s own contempt for American values and traditions like trying to ram two bills through Congress in his first year– each bill more than a thousand pages long– too fast for either of them to be read, much less discussed. That he succeeded only the first time says that some people are starting to wake up. Whether enough people will wake up in time to keep America from being dismantled, piece by piece, is another question– and the biggest question for this generation.

I agree.  Some people are waking up.  Are enough?  We’ll see.  It’s easy to get the wool pulled over your eyes when it’s “your guy” pulling.   I talk to a lot of people with the woolly eyes.  You may too.

If you want to lift the wool a little, first remind them that as long as free elections are maintained in the country their guy may not always be in charge.  Then ask them what they think about some else’s guy or gal doing some of the same things, like setting executive pay, taking over businesses, ramming large bills through Congress and so forth.

For me, that’s always been a litmus test to keep the wool out of my eyes.

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