What do you think the state of the union is?
You heard his State of the Union speech. And you heard his Inaugural Speech.
You heard the words, what do you think they mean?
"So tonight, I’m announcing the launch of three more of these manufacturing hubs, where businesses will partner with the Departments of Defense and Energy to turn regions left behind by globalization into global centers of high-tech jobs. And I ask this Congress to help create a network of 15 of these hubs and guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is made right here in America. We can get that done."What state do you think will come of government 'investment' in industry? What do you think will come of government partnering with business? What do you think will come of government taking over the education of every child, from pre-school through college?
What is it that you think will follow from government planning your life for you?
What do you think will come of regulating the fundamental rights of conscience and self defense? Do you really think there will be no consequences?
Really? Ideas have consequences, do you think that the pretty words will make those go away?
You don't need me to explain it any further; I'm not going to help him to pretend that his earnest intentions will make the reality of his words mean anything other than what they do mean, and I'm not going to help you to deny it. I have no predictions for you other than the obvious, that when the words are gone, the reality will remain.
If you haven't bothered to pay attention to history, don't worry, history will be only too happy to give you a do-over on that.
Too, too happy to.