Barack Obama and the Liberal Democrats are creating a class divide in the United States, and they’re using certain phrases to do it. It is a very subtle and very specific attack, but it needs to be fought. Words are powerful, and right now Americans are getting suckered by semantics. Here’s an example:
You’ve done it… you’ve worked 14 hours a day for 6 days a week… you’ve sacrificed time with your family and friends in order to make sure that one more project was completed, or one more contract was signed, so that you could earn just a little more for your son’s college, or your daughters braces, or just to put food on the table… and now you’re crossed the $250,000 per year mark. You’ve worked hard and earned your success, right? Not according to Barack Obama – in his view you’re ”fortunate”.
Webster’s dictionary defines the word fortunate in this way: “fortunate: 1) bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain 2)receiving some unexpected good.” Did you get that? A good thing that was not forseen or was unexpected – YOU GOT LUCKY! All that hard work, all those long hours, all that sacrifice and effort, but Barack Obama says that it was ALL LUCK! And because you’re ’fortunate’ you get to participate in his NEXT semantic subtrefuge – “Fair Share”
You have worked hard, EARNED the money you have made, whether by the sweat of your brow, or by the cleverness of your mind – perhaps some melding of the two. Now that you have earned those profits through hard work, risk, and individual effort, you should be able to keep it – or at least MOST of it, right? Not according to Barack Obama and his administration. From their view, you have to pay a larger amount for your success than a person who has made less than you, REGARDLESS of whether that person has worked less, risked less, and put in less effort. Barack Obama has taken the fundementally unconstitutional view that we have a right to equal results – the Constitution only guarantees equal opportunity. That is so important that it needs to be repeated – The U.S. Constitution guarantees Equal Opportunity NOT Equal Results!
The Obama administration continues it’s attempt to drive a wedge between Americans by using the phrase “fair share”. Obama defines “fair” differently than the dictionary though. Obama defines “fair” as a percentage that increases the more you earn. The dictionary defines “fair” in this way: fair: marked by impartiality and honesty; free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism. Hmm… ‘free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism‘. Obama has created predjudice using a word that is essence of equality. If the Obama administration was truly interested in “fair shares” they would equalize the amount of taxes being paid by American citizens, regardless of race, creed, color, or income level.
It is essential that Republicans combat this new form of divisive language by addressing it truthfully. When Barack Obama and his administration use the word “fortunate” to minimize or marginalize hard earned success, clarification must be made by Republicans. When Barack Obama and his adminstration use “fair share” to justify inequality in taxation, that prejudice must be addressed. Moreover, it must be addressed by conservative thinkers and pundits at every opportunity.
When the words “fortunate” and ”fair share” are used by those towing the line for the progressive agenda, we need to consistently ask them to define those words in their own words. The American citizenry is already well aware that words are used to spin an agenda. By forcing the left to define those words, we bring clarity to their motivation and goals. Barack Obama has said on numerous occasions “Let me be clear…” It is high time that we as a nation demanded that he follow through on that statement.
Keep Watch and KEEP DEFINING!