Current Event Ramblings, May 27

Obama is not going to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, which is a tradition for Presidents.  Not surprisingly, many in the military are irked by the shunning.  Instead, he is going to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago.  Vice-President Biden is going to Arlington.  It's not surprising Obama is skipping Arlington.  He hates the U.S. military; all liberals do.  It's been one of the major tools of American "oppression" throughout the world.  Obama fancies himself another Abraham Lincoln so he'd rather show up there, I guess.  He isn't winning any more friends in the American military by doing this.  He doesn't have very many to begin with.

A Zogby poll which came out yesterday indicates that only 16% of Americans approve of the way Obama has handled the BP oil spill.  I don't approve, either, but if you'll read my "Ramble" of a couple days ago, you'll find out one reason why he's been so incompetent in the matter.  It's not really his fault.  He is simply at the head of a machine that is inherently incapable of handling such matters effectively.  But, again, I've heard no one--outside this blog, though I haven't read every blog, of course--mention that the Constitution nowhere gives the federal government the right to intervene in disasters, natural or man-made.  Conservatives are too happy with the government's incompetence to ask the question.  Yet, they'll screech about "limited Constitutional" government.  Methinks most conservatives have never read the Constitution, either.

While BP is given much of the blame for the oil spill, a huge portion of culpability also resides in the federal government for allowing wacko environmentalists to dictate environment policy.  That oil spill begins 5,000 feet under the sea, which is why it has been almost impossible to cap it.  But the fruitcake environmentalists won't let us drill on dry land or close to the coast where such disasters could be minimized.  And, again, the liberals in Congress, who are in the lap of the leftist enviornmentalists, have much to answer for in this matter.  Don't expect CNN to mention that.

In 1887, President Grover Cleveland vetoed a bill that would have provided money for drought-stricken farmers in Texas.  He said, "I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and the duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit...The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune.  This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated.  Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the Government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood."

Grover Cleveland is one of my favorite Presidents.  Abraham Lincoln, to whose cemetery Obama is going on Memorial Day, is my least favorite and our worst President.  If somebody had buried him four years earlier, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today.  Lincoln is the reason we have Obama, and I don't mean because of the ending of slavery.  I mean that it was Lincoln who gave the federal government sovereignty over the states (something the Founders did NOT do), and left the states with no way to control the entity (the national government) which they created.  When the feds run roughshod over the states nowadays, what can the latter do?  The South tried to prevent that, and Lincoln killed and wounded 1,000,000 Americans to stop them.  The South was right, folks.  Slavery was dying anyway, but the federal government is alive and well, thank you, and about the destroy this country.