Sunday, February 10, 2013

Duty vs. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

I this PJTV appearance with Allan Barton, the Ayn Rand Institutes Doug Altner and Investors Business Daily's Terry Jones discuss President Obama's 11/6/12 victory speech, in which Obama declares that the individual's dedication to self-sacrificially serving the collective--through "love, duty, charity, and patriotism"--rather than selfishly pursuing his own happiness, is what made America great.

This is quintessential Obama. When he said he would "fundamentally transform the United States of America," he meant it. "Duty" is the operative word in Obama's lexicon of. It is a declaration of an authority higher than your own mind, to whom your will must be subordinated. In Obama's America, your life is a minuscule part of a larger whole, and defined not by what you make of your own life, but by how well you perform your obligations as laid down by the collective authority. It's the age-old evil that's been destroying individuals and nations for centuries. It's the moral view that is crucial to every advancing dictatorship...and to Obama's agenda. 

Related Reading:

Obama's Way vs. the American Way

Obama's Collectivist Manifesto, Parts 12, and 3

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