DNC 2012: We Belong to Government – Americans & Romney Reply

Beers with Demo

Video clip of the day

Alternate headline: All Your Citizen are Belong to Government

We’re proud of the Democratic Party. We really are. Instead of shying away from or backing down from their “You Didn’t Build That” rhetoric and underpinning philosophy, they are doubling, nay, tripling down on their full-service, 24/7 statism.

Check out the following ad from the DNC:

“The Government is the only thing we all belong to”

This is news to us. With respect to that quote above, there’s wrong and then there is wrong on a scale of enormity that it almost defies description. This fits the latter.

We don’t belong to the government. Do you belong to the government? Are you the government’s property?

This is reminiscent of that leading statist acolyte, Robert Reich, stating back in June that the brave men and women of this country laid down their lives, not for this country or the person fighting next to them but rather the government.

True patriots don’t hate the government of the United States. They’re proud of it. Generations of Americans have risked their lives to preserve it. They may not like everything it does, and they justifiably worry when special interests gain too much power over it. But true patriots work to improve the U.S. government, not destroy it.

This is not a distinction without a difference. The statist-left using the mouthpiece of the Democratic National Party have it wrong for a reason – it’s because they believe it.

They do not believe in American exceptionalism so they obviously do not, cannot, believe that it is an American ideal that we all share. An ideal not borne of race, language or whatever country our fore-bearers came from but rather a belief in our exceptional identity as a people that are free to worship, free to speak our minds, free to assemble and free to petition that government, that very government that we do not belong to but, in fact, works for us in the redressing of our grievances and in guaranteeing our rights as promised by the Constitution.

It’s a sick and fascist notion with which they are running.

The only thing we all belong to is the government?

No. We don’t belong to the government. You don’t belong to the government. We are individual citizens of this country. We belong to this country.

Conflating government with country is precisely in keeping with this dangerous statist philosophy that your individual rights as a citizen flow not from the Creator or natural law as codified by the Constitution rather the government.

Again, props to the Democratic Party for not backing down but coming clean with their “faith” and making as stark and clear a delineation between the two tickets that are vying for the Presidency.

h/t: @DooDooEcon

Gulag Addendum

Good catch by someone in the Romney campaign, but…

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