It was a clarifying moment.
In Milwaukee, the manager of a custard store asked Joe Biden to lower taxes.
The Vice President of the United States accused the manager of, “… being a smartass all the time”
Classy guy, Joe.
Americans are fair and decent people, and as inheritors of the Judeo/Christian ethic, believe in the Fourth Commandment:
“For six days you will perform work, but the seventh day is a complete Sabbath, holy to the L-RD … it is an eternal sign that in six days, the L-RD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.”
Be aware that G-d is not just telling us to rest on Shabbat; G-d is also noting the importance of work in man’s life.
G-d is sanctifying work.
Thus, Americans have always been a hard-working, upwardly mobile people, made free from rigid European class distinctions by reaping the benefits of their labor.
Americans will pay their fair share of taxes.
But when we feel the heavy hand of government crushing us with an oppressive burden—taxes that feed vast and inefficient government bureacracies—then we rise in protest.
Biden, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Henry Waxman, the chattering, social engineering classes who occupy the White House and both houses, believe they know better.
They believe in government, not we the people.
America exists as a republic because a distant ruler refused to heed our call for lower taxes.
In Barack Obama, we have another distant ruler, an elitist who believes that we are all smartasses.
Paul Revere’s famous cry was: “The British are coming!”
I paraphrase: “The British are here!”
But you are not helpless.
You are not powerless.
Do you want to know what you can do?