Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That!” Defining Moment - Govt Supreme or Govt Subordinate?

A Clear Choice

Thank you Barack Obama for waking up America and exposing who you really are, albeit through a small crack in the window! The internet is now abuzz with pictures and commentary about Obama’s comment, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Appreciating Mr. Obama’s statement, the contrast for America is a little clearer; for those on the fence, or those who have been wondering - they now have a better vision of the distinction between Governor Romney and Barack Obama. Even so, this is just the tip of the iceberg. If Obama talks unscripted long enough who knows what more he will reveal - keep talking!

Barack Obama - Recent Revelatory statements.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

“Yes, there have been fierce arguments throughout our history between both parties about the exact size and role of government — some honest disagreements. But in the decades after World War II, there was a general consensus that the market couldn’t solve all of our problems on its own.”

“… Even my Republican friends who complain the most about government spending have supported federally financed roads and clean energy projects and federal offices for the folks back home. The point is, we should all want a smarter, more effective government.”

Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy, where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending.”

We are either a society that empowers people and recognizes a government subordinate; a government that is of, by and for the people - or we are a society that believes government to be supreme and sovereign where the people are subordinate. It is America’s choice, and that choice is clear!

Surely there are many whose dependency upon government and want for entitlement will cause them to vote for Mr. Obama; but when we become a ‘purchased’ and/or ‘dependent’ society (in the majority) we will have lost our freedoms and liberty; we will have become oppressed, subordinate and held hostage to a failed and unsustainable society in bondage.

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years.

During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage

This is our defining moment!

Although we have known that Barack Obama believes the solution to the ills of our society is bigger and more intrusive government, his actions reveal an even more destructive and socialistic agenda. Whether in his imperialistic edicts and czar appointments that obviate Congressional and Constitutional authority; overburdening society with untenable and oppressive debt; neutering and subordinating America on the world stage; fracturing society through heightened class warfare; or creating a “purchased or dependent society” through government largesse, in each instance Mr. Obama elevates his socialistic agenda. Clearly we can see in Obama’s recent comments that government is the solution to all ills, and this will wake up many in America. However, the challenge remains whether our society will see the depth of his destructive agenda? What is clear is what Obama wants for America is not what American’s want for America.

By Sal Vellutto - July 19, 2021

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11 Responses to Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That!” Defining Moment - Govt Supreme or Govt Subordinate?

  1. Jon E. S. says:

    Keep on talking Mr. Obama. We need your help to win this election!!

  2. Cathy says:

    Great post David.
    Our constitution and our freedom is hanging by a thread. This election we will either break the thread and fall into the abyss, or strengthen the thread into a rope and pull ourselves out to bask in the light of freedom again.

    Yes, it’s at a breaking point. We are nearing the 8th stage of the progression of democracy (see post). It WILL be too late if we don’t pick the right leader in Nov.

    I’m willing to fight for our freedom! Are you? Mitt Romney is our weapon of mass instruction. Listen and learn.

  3. Annette S says:

    David…This theory that you lay out about how our country is at a certain point in a cycle is something that I have thought about. How else could we go from fighting for freedom to break from bondage to complacency and letting ourselves become dependent on government. People are so removed from the days of breaking from bondage that they take abundance and liberty for granted. They know longer understand how our nation became abundant or who the enemy is.

    The average age of the greatest civilizations is about 200 years and they have all gone from bondage back to bondage. This is a disturbing fact. The US is at least at step 5. That is why this election will decide the direction of our Country. Do we keep following Obama down the road to a government controlled economy or a strong private sector that is built by the people. Romney 2012!!

  4. AfricansforRomney says:

    Interesting sequence. Very ture, we should treat this election cycle very differently. This Prez doesn’t fit the historical pattern, though. I think the ’08 election was FIXED :-), it was well designed, well crafted. It looks like they fixed his presidency so, he can be useful to spread the far left idelogy. I never seen a POTUS life, career like a wikipedia. You can’t even tell in certainity what year he attended in Columbia. I don’t get it.

    I don’t see this Prez leadership role at all except pushing his far left agenda or preaching his deep down ideology every chance he gets. Definately, he doesn’t act like he believes in the American system. Everything he does is the opposit.
    Gov Romney= Defend American Exceptionalism!

  5. phyllis says:

    When Romney wins in November, we will look back and see this was the defining moment in the campaign

    Now it’s time to pick Rubio and get this party started!

  6. kATHYE says:

    I just said it, in Bowling Green OHiO, he is a MONSTER

  7. cleveland elliott says:

    Mr. Obama, was elected to destroy the USA and he has a very good start,if we let him get elected again he will finish us. It will be the only job he has ever had and completed.
    He is not president material. He is really a pawn for the muslims that want us dead
    Thank you CC Elliott

  8. Renna says:

    Every city and town across America MUST be energized and active in helping Governor Romney. Get out - get in touch with friends and neighbors - walk the neighborhoods - wear your t shirts, put up the signs - shout from the moutain top - WE MUST DEFEAT OBAMA - Go ROMNEY - keep up the momentum all the way to the White House. He cannot do it alone - he needs our help.

  9. Jim Tills says:

    “These hands” ad is superb and needs to be replicated by other small business owners in every swing State. Very effective because it exposes the rotten philosophy of Obama and his “progressive” cohorts who want to destroy our American way-of-life. This election truly is for the “soul of America” as Romney has eloquently stated time after time. We need to do everything we can to see that Mitt and other solid conservative Senators and House Representatives are voted into offices. The “progressive caucus” that Alan West has identified must be voted out and then investigated for criminal acts against America.
    It’s clearly my view that we are in a real war against a foe that has deliberately kept its intentions hazy, putting up a myriad of problems that obfuscate the key issues that destroy American values and the basic principles of Freedom established by our Founding Fathers through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Obama and Company are bringing those key issues into the light and finally, some Americans are waking up. Before November 6, 2012, a great many more must become awakened. It’s not Republicans vs Democrats this time; it’s Americans vs the insane, inane Progressive Left who support Marxism, Communism, Facism and authoritarian Government rather than a free people enjoying their God-given rights under a Democratic Republic.

  10. AfricansforRomney says:

    Oh, really you? I heard this morning @ NPR a lady who’s very concerned for her son business in OH, calling the Prez “monster” in the radio. LOL! I found it funny.”Monster” is kinda odd choice, but i don’t blame her :-) She sounds angry in that short clip.
    The npr reporting was that a lot of undecided voters in OH. Obama’s supporters are “out of love” this time, however, voters still don’t know much Gov Romeny well.
    Hope, you’ll bring us victory in OH.

  11. Victor Lundquist says:

    Who gave that quote? “Never get in the way of an enemy that is determined to destroy himself”

    Mr. Obama: Please, just keep talking.