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Obama’s plan counters the American dream

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s.” (Exodus 20:17 KJV)

It is now evident that President Obama has laid the foundation for his 2012 re-election campaign. In 2008 it was Hope and Change. In 2012, it will be to make the wealthy pay their fair share and “spread the wealth around.”

This is not the American dream. The American dream is built on freedom to learn, to work, to build, to invest, to risk and to enjoy the fruit of one’s labor.

Spreading the wealth around is based on a foundation of envy, jealousy, and covetousness. This kind of foundation is dangerous is to individuals, families, communities, and nations. It saps energy by diverting attention from effort to envy.

As Americans, we have an opportunity in this campaign cycle to take a serious look at the philosophy that made America great. Political tactics will try to distract by focusing on factors that divide us. Covetousness will destroy an individual, a community, a nation. We must look beyond the things that divide and focus on the foundation that makes us great.

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richie 2 years, 6 months ago

My question to Don Cole is "In 2009 your company borrowed $385,000 in SBA stimulus funds from the Obama Administration. First did you pay it back? Second, did any of that money go to non-citizens or their companies? Lastly, if you did not pay it back - doesn't that make you a hypocrite?"

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tbmuch 2 years, 6 months ago

Exodus 20:17, is very appropriate to this writer's piece, to try and label the President as someone that wants to give away the store in which he does not own, is just what corporate America is guilty of, only they did not give it away, but they sold it to the highest bidder. And I would imagine the Native Americans would have something to say about one coveting because that's the thing I'm charging your ancestors with. To try and brand the President as a socialist, just will not stick, unless you have a little crazy glue.

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