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Obama To Ohio State Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny
real clear politics ^ | 5.5.13 | unknown

Posted on 05/05/2013 4:15:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup

U.S. President Barack Obama gives the commencement address to the graduating class of The Ohio State University at Ohio Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.

We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn't want to. But we don't think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it's not about what America can do for us, it's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.

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U.S. President Barack Obama gives the commencement address to the graduating class of The Ohio State University at Ohio Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.

We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn't want to. But we don't think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it's not about what America can do for us, it's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process. _________________________________________

So Kids Please Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain!

Ignore Him I Say!!!

1 posted on 05/05/2013 4:15:23 PM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup
Tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.

Now more than ever.

2 posted on 05/05/2013 4:17:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Chickensoup

This guy is beginning to unravel


3 posted on 05/05/2013 4:18:01 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: BenLurkin

0bama is a tyrant.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 4:18:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Chickensoup

An entity that takes 50% of every dollar I make and seeks to make me a criminal for bearing arms IS a sinister entity.


5 posted on 05/05/2013 4:19:55 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: JohnBrowdie

This guy is beginning to unravel

___________________

Not fast enough


6 posted on 05/05/2013 4:20:12 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Obama to Ohio State Grads...Give yourself to the dark side of the force. Government loves you...will take care of you... give us your guns

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


7 posted on 05/05/2013 4:20:34 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Chickensoup

“Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny”

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin...


8 posted on 05/05/2013 4:20:48 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Chickensoup
But we don't think the government is the source of all our problems, either.

Neither do Conservative Republicans or Tea Party activists. But you already know that, don't you, you insufferable prick.

9 posted on 05/05/2013 4:21:38 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Chickensoup

vigilance, always, vigilance


10 posted on 05/05/2013 4:23:17 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: BenLurkin

Our Founding Fathers understood all to well that due to the fallibility of man and human nature, unless defended against, tyranny IS always right around the corner.

Dumb-ass liberals don’t understand it or remember it, and the Alinskyite liberals COUNT on it not being understood or remembered.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 4:23:36 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Chickensoup
somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.

yo shamboy, 6 Social Security numbers, fake BC, fake Selective service card, Bill Ayers, Fast and Furious, Benghazi

12 posted on 05/05/2013 4:24:39 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Chickensoup
"Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted".

What twisted nonsense.

13 posted on 05/05/2013 4:27:28 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Chickensoup

This coming from a moron that has to read someone elses words from a teleprompter.

He’s not a tyrant, he’s a loon with an over inflated ego who has dreams of grandeur. He wants to be a tyrant but we are frustrating the moron and he is going off the deep end.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 4:27:51 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Chickensoup

Root of All Evil

Women = Time x Money

Time is Money

substituting Money for Time

Women = Money2 (Money squared)

___

Money is the root of all Evil or Money = \/ ÖEvil (square root of Evil)

substituting Money for Evil

____

Women = (Ö Evil )2 (square root of Evil squared)

simplifying the expression on the right hand side of the equation

Women = Evil

This math lesson courtesy of emasculated males


15 posted on 05/05/2013 4:28:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Chickensoup

What a travesty to have this evil devil address ANY graduating class!

Which moron at OSU was responsible for the invitation to this devil?

This would absolutely ruin the occasion for any graduate to have his/her day marred by the appearance of this cause of Americans with brains to experience discontent for this crapping on what would otherwise be a celebration!(How’s that for a long sentence?)

A diseased brain conjuring up malodorous socialist thoughts on a day that should be filled with joy would make those students who can think want to puke their guts out.

Kiss his feet, grads. He’s the cause your future (as well as that of the rest of us who can still think) stinks like a malodorous landfill. Only buzzards appreciate his presence.


16 posted on 05/05/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

You’ve got to wonder - how numb are college graduates?


17 posted on 05/05/2013 4:30:05 PM PDT by x_plus_one (John Ransom: truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Chickensoup
Nothing to see here, Citizens. No need for alarm. Please tune into DWTS.


18 posted on 05/05/2013 4:30:25 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: FreeReign
...what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted".

Only satan could have designed the experiment of conjuring up an unknown, radicalized negro knowing that his race would get him elected. What an experiment in demonstrating racial harmony. It not only destroyed the lab, but the entire building.

19 posted on 05/05/2013 4:31:31 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: samadams2000

AND decides when you’ve made enough money AND decides when you’ve saved enough for your retirement...


20 posted on 05/05/2013 4:31:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

I did not realize until this moment that 0bama hears voices


21 posted on 05/05/2013 4:33:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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22 posted on 05/05/2013 4:34:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Chickensoup
His subconscious guilt breaking through. People are waking up.
23 posted on 05/05/2013 4:35:33 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Doogle

“I am not a Tyrant, I am not a Tyrant. I only form the tyranny
others carry it out. Remember to live free in your homes with fear and loathing of no jobs and no economy, Government will take care of you. What more do you need other than section 8 housing, food stamps, and your obummer phone! This is the new American Dream Live it! Be happy peasents, Poor is the new Rich.” My name is Barrack Hussein Obama and I approve this message.”


24 posted on 05/05/2013 4:35:43 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Chickensoup

Having been to several College Graduations, I really have to wonder what the audience and family members of the Graduates thought of this?

As far as the graduates go... How many are going to be asking “Do you want fries with that?” And for those lucky enough to get a better job... What will they think when they see the first paycheck that all of the withholding of taxes, insurance, etc. on it?


25 posted on 05/05/2013 4:37:18 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Chickensoup
I hate democrat Obama

democrats are for tyranny

I hate democrats

26 posted on 05/05/2013 4:39:19 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: samadams2000
"An entity that takes 50% of every dollar I make and seeks to make me a criminal for bearing arms IS a sinister entity."

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."

Ayn Rand

27 posted on 05/05/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT by unread
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To: Chickensoup

Seeing the headline, the phrase that came to mind was “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”. LOL

Great minds think alike!


28 posted on 05/05/2013 4:42:50 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Chickensoup
This Republic is ours. The Founding Fathers had a healthy fear of Democracy.
29 posted on 05/05/2013 4:44:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: Chickensoup

The cult of Obama is certainly working on a system of self rule. They want to do all the ruling, all the time.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 4:44:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Chickensoup

Obama To Ohio State Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny

Freudian slip for sure.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 4:45:33 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Chickensoup

More important than what government can do for us is what it can do to us.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 4:46:03 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Chickensoup
They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner.

I guess Zero knows kids today are not taught the real American history, so they can't know that this is exactly what our Founding Fathers, those who fought the American Revolution and wrote the DofI and COTUS believed.

Tyranny is always right around the corner.

33 posted on 05/05/2013 4:47:43 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: samadams2000
Any entity that **forces** children into godless K-12 indoctrination camps and **forces** them to think and reason godlessly ( and the children must just to cooperate in the godless classroom) and threatens citizens with police and court action to fund this evil **IS** a sinister entity.
34 posted on 05/05/2013 4:50:41 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: jeffc
These **kids** ( in another era they would be middle-aged by now) can't even place Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Lenin, Hitler, or Robespierre in the correct centuries.
35 posted on 05/05/2013 4:54:22 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: IbJensen
...what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted”.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Am I reading the “Screwtape Letters”?

36 posted on 05/05/2013 4:58:18 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Chickensoup

Reagan said “government is the problem”.

Two almost three decades later we see that government is now a menace.


37 posted on 05/05/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Chickensoup

You will now be forced to buy a product (health insurance) whether you want to or not and if you don’t you will pay a penalty or go to jail. But there is no government tyranny. /s


38 posted on 05/05/2013 5:02:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: NonValueAdded

This REPUBLIC is ours. Teachers even in the 60s never, never called our nation a Republic.

The irony of this speech cracked me up. If I had been there I would have laughed out loud.


39 posted on 05/05/2013 5:05:40 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Chickensoup

Hey O-Bow-MA, We are not a democracy!!!!!


40 posted on 05/05/2013 5:28:53 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Chickensoup

We’re not a democracy, we’re a republic, Mr. Constitutional Lawyer Community Organizer. If you can’t get that right, how’d you get on the Harvard Law Review besides being Halfrican, you moron?

}:-)4


41 posted on 05/05/2013 5:30:42 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: samadams2000
You should all realize who the enemy is. if we don’t even know who the enemy is then how can we fight it? I am for freedom, small government, deporting illegals, individual rights , the Constitution ( but not much more government than that detailed in the Constitution). Who has named this enemy. I haven't heard anyone explicitly say the enemy is ______________

there is an enemy out there. and it is for tyranny and against all individual rights. their main goal is to grow government . and when you grow government you get a decrease in individual rights. So far they are on their way to their total goal a totalitarian socialist state in that the state is in complete control of everything we as individuals do and the government owns everything and an individual can own nothing that is tyranny . they mean to enslave us. and I have not seen anyone on this site( well there may be some exceptions ) but that’s not the rule. I haven’t seen practically anyone on this site nor anywhere really name the enemy that is a threat to us , our individual liberty, even our ability to provide a living for ourselves. they’d like us to be like pets or slaves on a plantation , they decide what we’ll be allowed to eat , see , say etc. The enemy is the DEMOCRAT PARTY. all democrats in Congress voted for Obamacare. not a single Republican in congress voted for socialist Obamacare

42 posted on 05/05/2013 5:34:03 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Chickensoup

So apparently, some folks in government believe that the Ohio State graduating class is out to get them.


43 posted on 05/05/2013 5:34:22 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Chickensoup

LOL! Exactly my first thought too!
“BAD TOTO!!”


44 posted on 05/05/2013 5:35:49 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: The Working Man

I am so glad that my daughter graduated from there a couple of years ago instead of this year. It was bad enough having to listen to Boehner!


45 posted on 05/05/2013 5:37:19 PM PDT by Dizzy Lizzy
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To: Chickensoup

Obama To Ohio State Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny

So President Obama told Americans they should reject the voices the wwords of Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, The US Constitution etc. etc.


46 posted on 05/05/2013 5:38:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Chickensoup

these arent the droids you are looking for


47 posted on 05/05/2013 5:39:40 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Chickensoup

SELF RULE?
It is self governance choom boy.
Nobody should ever RULE over the United States of America.
A Free people is not RULED.


48 posted on 05/05/2013 5:40:45 PM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: Democrat_media

They say list making is dangerous. But I say it can be great fun. Yes its time to start naming and shaming. (Read tag line)


49 posted on 05/05/2013 5:45:16 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Chickensoup
We don't have a democracy Mr. President, we have a representative republic. Those kids should forfeit their diploma's for not setting the man straight.
50 posted on 05/05/2013 5:51:03 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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