Rasmussen reports released new poll data showing the Indiana Senate race between Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock and Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly are neck and neck.
This past week in Dallas, TX, the group Freedom Works hosted an event targeted at restoring our freedoms called FreePAC. The event brought together over 16,000 like-minded individuals for training and an inspiring evening with key conservatives like Malkin, Beck, Loesch and several Senators as well.
One speech in particular stood out to me as much as Nancy Pelosi’s penchant for plastic surgery that was delivered by Indiana Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock.
Mourdock calmly took center stage and began with a story of a debate in 1858 with then Senate hopeful, Abraham Lincoln. He quoted Lincoln saying the debate wasn’t about slavery but about the “eternal contest between 2 perpetual principles of right and wrong.”
Lincoln claimed what was wrong was the “divine rights of Kings” which is the idea, “You sweat. You toil. You earn,” Mourdock said, but the King will eat it.
Mourdock applied “the divine right of Kings” to the Government bailout of the Chrysler Corporation, and explained the manipulation of the rules of bankruptcy law by the Obama administration. Typically if a speaker begins to speak about bankruptcy law, my eyes glaze over, but Mourdock beautifully described how the bailout took money from one hard working group, seized their assets and gave to another.
He offered a quote from a speech Obama delivered when he referred to anyone who would try to stop the Chrysler bankruptcy as an “unpatriotic American.”
Mourdock then took an emotional turn as he mentioned his parents and how both served in the U.S. Navy and were WWII Veterans, now retired on a teachers fund and a state police fund. He emphasized Obama “does not understand this country because anyone who fully understands those types of Americans who sacrifice would ever be ripping away their assets.”
I spoke with Mr. Mourdock immediately after his speech. After a few questions covering economic solutions, I mentioned his reference to his parents. “The fact that people like my parents could be victimized,” he said with his eyes welling up in tears, and then continued, “This is what Tom Brokaw referred to as the greatest generation and this President calls them unpatriotic?” He said when he heard Obama say that he knew immediately he didn’t care what it took or what it costs we are going to “do this”, in reference to his senate run.
For quite some time I’ve spoken on what I refer to as abuse from this administration. Keeping people dependant on food stamps is abusive as far as I’m concerned. Fostering growth, however, is freedom. I understood, for the first time, the bailouts fall under what Lincoln called the “divine right of Kings.”
This is the victimization of an entire nation.
Taking from those who toil and sweat and force Americans to give to those who don’t is the same “tyrannical principle as in 1858,” Mourdock explained. What is patriotic is protecting this nation from the same tyranny.