Saturday, October 25, 2008


I've been trying to limit my Palin-related comments... but this statement is just weird!
"See, under a big government, more tax agenda, what you thought was yours would really start belonging to somebody else, to everybody else. If you thought your income, your property, your inventory, your investments were, were yours, they would really collectively belong to everybody.
And government kind of moving into the role as the other half of our family, making decisions for us. Now, they do this in other countries where the people are not free."

["Palin rallying voters in Iowa", reported by CNN; quotation lifted from HuffPost]

Did I miss something?
Has Sen. Obama said, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"?

A point I've tried to make before: the only folks who have meaningfully participated in our recent economic growth are the upper 5% of income-earners. These are the folks whose taxes Sen. Obama wants to raise. The U.S. economy has been good to them - the upper 1% have seen their incomes grow 175% over 25 years, even tho' the economy grew only 112%. Republican tax-policies have been very good to them.

The rest of Palin's diatribe - the bits about collective ownership, government making decisions for us, losing our freedom???
What is she talking about???

Which Major Party wants to decide for every woman that her pregnancy must be carried to term?
Which Major Party wants to decide for all of us whom we can and cannot marry?
These sound like pretty personal family decisions to me!
Yes, there is one Major Party that wants to make these decisions for us... but it's not the Dems!

As for losing our freedom - has Gov. Palin read, or even heard of, the so-called Patriot Act? You know, the legislation that allows the President to declare HER an enemy combatant and detain her without recourse to judicial review? The one that DoJ has repeatedly affirmed makes the Bill of Rights a "quaint, historical document"??? The one beloved of W and his minions because they know better than us how best to protect our freedoms???

Yes, there is one Major Party seeking to redistribute our wealth and restrict our freedoms... but it's NOT the Dems!

Stop the madness!!!

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