I recently heard Chris Rock lecture us on national TV that the President of the United States is, “you know, our boss,” and that the Obamas are “kind of like the Mom and the Dad of the country, so when your Dad says something, you listen.”
I was dumbfounded. This wasn’t spoken spontaneously when someone suddenly shoved a microphone in his face…he chose these profound thoughts to convey in a press conference setting. This had deep meaning for Rock, with civic leaders and a man of the cloth standing behind him:
Does he think we don’t vividly recall how he vulgarly demeaned the previous President, for 8 long years? I could easily link to many examples, but I won’t.
Kurt Schlicter posted an excellent article at Townhall.com today entitled No, Obama Is Not My Daddy — He’s My Employee. Here’s an excerpt:
“The grotesque spectacle of the State of the Union address, with its lengthy receiving line of adoring sycophants, demonstrates why the President is operating under the delusion that he is more than just our President. Like him, many people seem to fundamentally misunderstand his role. He’s not our “leader,” or our “ruler,” or our national “daddy,” no matter what his adoring fan, comic Chris Rock, thinks.
Let’s clarify things for those folks with the unseemly desire to offer up their personal sovereignty to some government hack. Unlike Hollywood geniuses better known for exposing their breasts than exposing their brains, I’ll never pledge to be a servant of any politician.
I’m an American citizen. As such, no mortal man may presume to lead or rule me.”
In keeping with that theme, let me take this opportunity to self-indulgently repost the second article I ever wrote here last summer:
August 2, 2012
The Federal Gov’t Isn’t
#1 In Our Lives
Can we agree that the most important government entity in our daily life SHOULD be our local government…meaning our city, county, and school district elected officials and employees? What other elected officials could possibly know us and our family’s local situation better?
Speed limits, property taxes, school policies, zoning, police & fire protection, building codes, snow plowing, trash collection, water & sewer service…the list goes on and on. By driving just a few miles, most of us can attend council and board meetings and talk directly with our local representatives on a first name basis.