The word "accomplishment" refers to an action that results in a value, offers a benefit or enhances the enjoyment of life. It is an accomplishment to learn to play the piano. It is an accomplishment to be able to provide for one's family by earning a living. It is an accomplishment to create a lovely garden.
It is not an accomplishment to take from those who earn their living and give it to others. That's called looting.
It is not an accomplishment to force men to waste their time filling out paperwork, or to force them to take actions over which they have no say and with which they do not agree. That's called enslavement.
It is not an accomplishment to pretend you have done work you have not done, to make false statements, or to make claims to property that is not yours. That's dishonest. It's called cheating.
If the Left's intention in publicizing Obama's "accomplishments" was to show how wonderful Obama is, they miscalculated. The lists actually show the extent to which his Administration has violated individual rights, throttled businesses, straight-jacket banking operations, interfered with overseas investment, intruded upon private enterprise compensation practices, established offices of soviet-style czars to harass and control hundreds of business activities.
In short, they constitute a clear picture of what the Left is after: statism.
Statism is the most corrupt of political ideas because it holds that might makes right, that men are slaves born only to serve and enrich their rulers, without benefit to themselves, without recognition of their rights, without recourse to law or justice.
The Left's ideas are destructive. But come November they could win if those who can fight them and should fight them refuse to fight them.
If you are in a leadership position in a political party and you withhold money from deserving candidates who have major grassroots support, who champion de-regulation, free markets and individual rights, you are refusing to fight the Left's destructive ideas, statism.
If you are a voter that deplores Obama's policies but do nothing to support those who oppose those policies, you are refusing to fight the Left's destructive ideas, statism.
Mike Blessing / http://mikewb1971.xanga.com / Phone – 505-515-7015
Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should – you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer – what's the question?
"If you wanna live long on your own terms
You gotta be willing to crash and burn"
– Motley Crue, "Primal Scream"