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Obama Tells Graduates to Reject Antigovernment Talk

Acknowledging that commencement addresses are no place for partisanship, President Obama nonetheless skirted close to that political line on Sunday, telling graduates at Ohio State University to ignore antigovernment arguments that “gum up the works” and instead aspire to be citizens who value both individual rights and community responsibilities.

“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems,” Mr. Obama told the crowd at the Ohio State commencement ceremony, which totaled almost 60,000 people. “They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”


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They should 'question authority'! This so-called 'authority' ...

in particular! What has this current Occupant of the White House decreed that could not be rightfully, peacefully, and civilly disobeyed?

(crickets chirping)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

No coincidence Pres. Obama should compare himself to Wilson.

From a USA Today opinion piece re hatred for President Wilson by Glenn Beck and others:

"First, let me say that I agree with several important criticisms of Wilson. His views on race and segregation were deeply offensive. His wielding of state power was often repressive, even abusive, particularly during wartime. And the long progression of a seemingly non-stop, ever-increasing centralization of policy and programs in Washington arguably began under Wilson." http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-10-27...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

That is interesting about Wilson's hatred of the Bolsheviks

I share his sentiments with my utter hatred of communism. Wilson might not have been as terrible as Lenin and Stalin, but compared to the classical liberalism espoused by presidents such as Grover Cleveland and Franklin Pierce, Wilson's progressivism might as well be commie-lite.

While graduates tell

undergrads to reject pro-Obama talk. Neutralized.


Obama's comments are beneath the office.

free marketeers calling Gov on it's BS is wrong but Gov telling free marketeers there voice doesn't matter is ok.

Didn't he learn anything from gun debate?

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"Didn't he learn anything from gun debate?"

"Didn't he learn anything from gun debate?"

Er... No, he didn't. Didn't even give a damn to, that is.

Why you ask?

"j/k" (bitter)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The collective first demonizes its enemies.

The enemies of liberty demonize themselves.

Should I disrespect one President and respect another. What manner of respect?

It's and office with important powers, the man that holds that position earns respect by faithfully upholding those powers.

Free includes debt-free!

I can only give respect..

where I feel respect is due and that involves some indication that I am respected in return. And while I might respect the office of president I feel no obligation to respect someone who, I feel, perverts the power of that office..

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Your headline really says it all


Undo what Wilson did

It aint around the corner



Just loves brainwashing.

(No subject)


gotta get me that shirt

gotta get me that shirt

Cyril's picture

Yes, a sad, creepy, disturbing, sick clown.

Yes, a sad, creepy, disturbing, sick clown.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

"Listen to what I say. Ignore what I do"


Another believe us speech...

do not mind the nonsensical reasoning of those who oppose our actions while we speak of well-intentioned remedies...

does this guy actually think he is speaking to imbeciles, or is it just that he has become so mindlessly propped up by the note-bearers he owes his office to that he no longer cares who the message is projected upon?

I went to college for music because I loved it so, not because I wanted to graduate and become wealthy.

My degree means less with each passing year and that is because the government sponsored entities and federal education loan programs are sucking the degreed of their last penny while they search for ANY job in order to pay the debt the government afforded them...no credit history no problem, here is $50k...no income no problem here is 30 years of installment loan repayment on the back-end...no idea what you want to become no problem, here is the means to discover what it is you enjoy: partying, promiscuity and experimentation of drugs all by the subsidization of counterfeit contracts and notes you will spend your adult life subject to, bound by terms you do not understand and imprisoned by the fleeting lure of continuing an education that can be had at any local library.

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rofl so a guy whose helped to

rofl so a guy whose helped to give graduates no future at all or retirement is talking about having a bright future.. how ironic.. those poor dumb kids don't know the real world yet because most just borrowed with financial aid and now will work at a bar or wait tables for the next 20 years then will default on their loans and have their wages stripped.. great future for college grads..

He's trying hard lately to get people to let their guard down.

Here he's telling people to reject voices warning them of tyranny lurking around the corner.

A few weeks ago he was trying to convince us of how ~constrained~ he is when he was scoffing at gun rights advocates' concerns. http://www.dailypaul.com/280790/obama-tyranny-impossible

This desperation alone to try to get people to let their guard down should make people wary.

Dr Paul visited 35 colleges

in 2012 bringing the message that the answers to our problems lie in Liberty and our Constitution. That is the true hope and change our country needs, not b.s. from Obama. Dr Paul spoke to audiences that willingly and overwhemingly came to hear him, not captured audiences at a graduation. Thanks for sharing the video.

He's a full blown tyrant

“They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

History has shown us every government, in time, seeks through ignorant belief or purposeful action to oppress the people. It is the very nature of the government to be force, for without force, government can not exist.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

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Shuck that fit.

What's good is government with a $17 trillion debt and growing

In 1835, it took 4 people to owe a penny. About $.10 today's FRN.

Today we each owe $53,369.66. Or 35oz Gold according to Congress.

We are on the brink of financial disaster, enjoy the free sex at the airports while we case you houses city by city looking for valuables.

Free includes debt-free!

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Thank you for your warning, now in turn, may I suggest?

How about you consider choking on this, some time:



You're welcome, and thanks!

With My Sincerest Contempt,

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Horrible things in Ohio this week.

Kent state anniversary, guy with AK shooting cops, and Obama appearance.

Is it..

against the law to say Buck Ofama? hmmm actually that would be a potentially amusing cartoon character..

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Buck Ofama

is going on a T shirt. Love it!


All I can say is this... GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!! =)))

Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists