Monday, August 4, 2014

"Mr. President, Please Mind Your Own Business"

Richard Ebeling emails:

Dear Bob,

I have a new article on the news and commentary website, “EpicTimes” on “Mr. President, Please Mind Your Own Business.”

Written in the form of an “open letter” to President Obama, I ask on what basis he can claim the knowledge, wisdom and, most especially, the right to tell me or any other American how they may live and with whom they may interaction and under what terms?

I challenge him on this in the context of three issues: his conception of women as supposedly needing a lifetime of governmental paternalism to succeed in life; his insistence in knowing what is good or necessary for me in terms of health services in the form of ObamaCare; and his belief that he knows the salaries that people should receive as reflected in his demand for a minimum wage of $10.10.

I ask him to show me the same respect and courtesy that he would expect from me if we were simply next door neighbors anywhere in the United States: to not arrogantly put my nose into his and his family’s affairs. If I were to do so, he would rightly ask: “What do you know about me or my family or our unique, individual circumstances to presume to tell me how to live my life?”

I ask him what he would surely and rightly ask of me: “Please mind your own business.”

Obama’s “Hope and Change” is really “Command and Control,” and is contrary the ideals upon which America was founded: Individual rights, and each a self-responsible person who looks out for his own affairs as he peacefully finds best.

Best Wishes,

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