John Ransom

Well it’s clear from president Obama’s State of the Union poetry that we’ve reached the terminal phase of the old deal that’s been foisted on us, also known as the New Deal.

Back when the world was young president Kennedy told us that it was time for a new generation of leaders, “tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed…. who have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.”

Back then the danger to us existed from without.

And we did defend it successfully, with a rather large push from conservatives on both sides of the aisle.

As a result of the victory, today, the danger to freedom resides mostly within our borders, within the government, within the elite media that willfully ignores the objective news reporting.

The danger resides within our culture that views moral bankruptcy as a sort of promotional material to push market share and group benefits.

In his State of the Union speech, Bizzaro Jack Kennedy said: "Ask not what we are doing, just look at all the things your country can do TO you!"

He celebrated the sainthood of single motherhood, ignoring the fact that the two greatest indicators of poverty in contemporary society are being 1) a woman and 2) unmarried with children.

But unlike other saints, single mothers didn’t take the requisite vow of chastity, did they?

On foreign affairs and defense Bizzaro Jack Kennedy let every nation know that we will pay no costs, bear no burden, meet no hardship, support no friend, oppose no foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Liberty is an outdated concept, after all, mentioned not once by the president, even as 72 percent of Americans fret that government provides the greatest threat to our future.

Instead, we will be the great enabler of Middle East instability, the acceleration of chaos and civil war there and ultimately the armorer of a nuclear Iran.

“If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union,” says Bizzaro Jack Kennedy, “then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today.”

As if.

This government can’t even negotiate a website service contract or a green energy loan without getting snookered.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.