Yesterday, I introduced an expression I will use often regarding Barack Obama — it is the “Obama Obfuscation“ referring to his deliberate intent to deceive and mislead Americans generally. His methods are both simple and cunning.
One example of this is his use of the words “fair” and “fairness” in his speeches with the hope of motivating voters to support his socialist policies; policies, which if implemented, necessarily reduce personal freedom in the form of increased regulation, greater taxation, etc.
After all, who among us is against fairness?
Make no mistake though. He who decides what is fair, usually decides how to make it fair, which results in restricted personal freedom. Is it fair that Derek Jeter or Kobi Bryant were born with talents and skills that allow them to make a fortune every year in their chosen line of work? Is it fair that one Lasik eye surgeon can make $10 million a year in Newport Beach when another of the same age and background goes bankrupt in Boise?
Every time you hear Obama or his surrogates use the word “fair” it is a signal to run and to run as fast as you can. If you choose to ascribe to that doctrine, by default and definition, you are willing to subject yourself to Obama’s control to reduce your freedom in some way (increased taxes, additional regulation…) — without exception.
Watch what Obama said back in to 2008 about his desire for fairness (don’t be distracted by his “pay as you go” nonsense) — notice how he skillfully changes the subject too!
Who gets to decide what is fair? Barack Obama wants to! Remember Milton Friedman? Watch what he says here about fairness and freedom (below the fold):
Of course, Donahue looks dumbfounded in this dated piece; no surprise here — Donahue is a liberal so we need to cut him some slack.
In this YouTube, Friedman and Thomas Sowell are in a panel discussion about fairness and its effect upon freedom. What is it that Barack Obama doesn’t get? What is that he cannot see? He knows exactly what he wants and his vision in this regard is perfectly clear.
Obama wants to decide for every person in America what “fair” is and to impose those restrictions on you and me to get it. Make no mistake:
Notice the words “cost,” “imposing,” and “force” in defining what is “fair.”
“Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
“If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you’re not alone.” ~ Arthur C. Brooks
“Obama is a leveler. He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor. For him the ultimate social value is fairness. Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
“As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions.” ~ Stephen Harper