"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Obama Platform

Let's put this in it's simplest form.   What is the Obama platform right now, in June 2012, less than five months before the election?

The Economy

1. Higher taxes.
2. Huge deficits and debt.
3. Intrusive regulations.
4. Socialized medicine.
5. Crony capitalism (Solyndra, etc.).
6. Bowing to unions (SEIU, etc.)

Foreign Policy

7. Retreat from the War on Terrorism (Iraq, Afghanistan).
8. Appeasing Russia and offending our allies (Poland re missile defense).
9. Anti-Israel.
10. Weakening our military.

Social Policy.

11. Gay marriage.
12. Pro-abortion extremism.
13. Anti-Catholicism.

Does anyone think that platform is attractive, other than die-hard, anti-American leftist academics?

Put it even simpler:  there are three great challenges to America in the 21st Century.   The failure of European-style social democracy as a model for modern economies.   The threat of radical Islamist ideology.   The decay of marriage and the family and traditional morals and the bankruptcy of the "liberation" promulgated by the 1960s generation.    Obama is on the wrong side of history in each case.

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