“Ask Not What You Can Do For Social Justice…”

The Newest McCain Ad in the “Not Ready to Lead” series, in this one you wonder if Obama will change and invert the famous John F Kennedy quote to “Ask not what you can do for social justice, ask instead what social justice will do to you…”

3 Replies to ““Ask Not What You Can Do For Social Justice…””

  1. Obama is a real jewel – if you have it, he wants it or be able to control it. Work all your life to save for your future and he wants to force you to support some low life that never has taken any responsibility for themselves or their children, just lived off society. Obama is their hero !

  2. Obama looks to FDR and JFK as his Democratic Party role-models. Unfortunately FDR, today’s more serious historians and economists agree, prolonged the Great Depression with his “Programs” and tried to expand his power to such an extent that Bush’s “shredding of the Constitution” looks like a folded crease.

    Obama’s statement “I’m not asking you to believe in my ability to bring about real change Washington – I’m asking you to believe in yours” is clearly a derivation of JFK’s famous “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” The thinking behind JFK’s statement is put into perspective best, imho, by economist Milton Friedman, who states:

    Neither half of the statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worthy of the ideals of free men in a free society. The paternalistic “what your country can do for you” implies that government is the patron, the citizen the ward, a view that is at odds with the free man’s belief in his own responsibility for his own destiny. The organismic, “what you can do for your country” implies that government is the master or the deity, the citizen, the servant or the votary. – Capitalism and Freedom, 1

    The policies of FDR, JFK and BHO all have this in common: government intrudes into citizens’ lives to provide a means for the planners’/socialist politicians’ end. This intrusion can come in the form of “what your government can do for you” e.g. “social justice,” or it can come in the form of “what you can do for your country,” such as Obama’s plan to tax “wind-fall profits.”

  3. I have to agree with both comments, the idea that all men are
    created equal is true, later the path one chooses to better
    themselves is different. Anyone who allows the government
    to support them becomes a slave to that government.

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