Obama on Sacrifice:
"Uh, and that's going to mean, uh, a set of sacrifices from all parties involved: management, labor, shareholders, creditors, suppliers, dealers. Everybody's going to have to come to the table and say, "It's important for us to, uhhh, oh, to take serious restructuring steps now in order to preserve a brighter future down the road." http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_033009/conten/01125113.guest.html
The inaugural address also made the call for sacrifice and some may have been inspired to do so, in the beginning, yet many of these inspired people are now murmuring and questioning their great savior.
In his very first sentence, (in his inaugural address) Obama cited "the sacrifices borne by our ancestors" and said the confidence he feels in the face of two wars and the worst economic crisis in three-quarters of a century rests on Americans remaining "faithful to the ideals of our forebearers and ... our founding documents" wrote David S. Broder in the Washington Post. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/inaugural-address/
"I think folks are sacrificing left and right," Obama said during a prime-time news conference. "I think that, across the board, people are making adjustments large and small to accommodate the fact that we're in very difficult times right now." http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-families-sacrifice-left-right
"Obama said individual and national sacrifice is urgently needed to tackle difficult problems such as poverty, climate change, and an energy crisis." http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/05/26/obama_asks_graduates_for_sacrifice_service/
Lent, It Rhymes with Spent
Compact Oxford English Dictionary: • noun 1 the practice or an act of killing an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity. 2 an animal, person, or object offered in this way. 3 an act of giving up something one values for the sake of something that is of greater importance. — ORIGIN Latin sacrificium, from sacer ‘holy. http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/sacrifice
What does Mr. Obama know about sacrifice? His inaccurate usage of the term is applied to all sectors of life as he demands the sacrifice of America's founding values on the alter of Obamanism. He collects his tithe from all who have worked hard to attain it. He accepts the "sacrifice" of those he deems must give on behalf of those who he deems should not. His sacrificial animal today is big business and capitalist values, while America waits in earnest fear as to what the "deity" might require next. He is the "greater importance" and the sacrificial giving he demands for "the greater good" lines up with the Stalins of the world and not the Washingtons or the Lincolns.
Sacrifice can not be forced on a person or a nation and when it is, it is no longer sacrifice, but martyrdom. It is tyranny over the governed. The idea that sacrifice can be demanded demonstrates that Obama doesn't understand at a personal level, what he has required. Sacrifice is a life choice based on a deeper understanding of a necessary good. America is a nation of sacrificial giving and this ideal was foundational in the lives of those who first stepped onto her shores. When the government becomes the entity that demands sacrifice, it is no longer the government of our founding fathers, but more reflective of a feudal system with a twenty-first century means to obtain the demanded sacrifice from its slaves.
Madison wrote in Memorial and Remonstrance, "The preservation of a free Government requires not merely, that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained; but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overlap the great Barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers, who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are Tyrants. The People who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them, and are slaves."
We are today facing a Tyrannical Government that demand sacrifice from its slaves. They have crossed the bounds set by the Constitution and have quickly begun to implement ideals that are not a representation of those in America or its founding documents. Power is an intoxicating drug and the worship service to Obama continues in this mad orgy of spending, that rapes the American people today and enslaves the children of tomorrow. The tyrants must be stopped before the shackles are too firmly in place.