Which candidate really appeals to selfishness? (those that can be bribed)
Which candidate offers empty promises?
Which candidate is campaigning on trying to change that which he has no control over?
Which Candidate is only telling you what you want to hear?
Which candidate has supporters committing election fraud?
Which candidates campaign is raising millions in illegal and untraceable donations?
Which candidate has already lied to you?
Which candidate changes his position to appeal to the audience?
Which candidate is the epitome of hubris?
Which candidate wants to bankrupt American business?
Which candidate will defer to the destruction of Isreal?
Which candidate may not be U.S. born?
Which candidate associates with people of questionable character?
Which candidate thinks government should make your personal decisions?
Which candidate will result in less freedom and liberty?
Which candidate will sunset the Bill of Rights?
Which candidate will give the Supreme Court unlimited power?
Which candidate will squash freedom of speech?
Which candidate will abolish the right to bear arms?
Which candidate has no respect for your religious beliefs?
Which candidate is a relative unknown?
Which candidate is in it for himself?
Which candidate has the dangerous ego?
Which candidate appeals to mob rule and not the rule of law?
Which candidate is more divisive?
Which candidate will be bad for America and the world?

Which Candidate? Barack Obama!

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Not according to Adam Smith. By pursuing my own self interest (?happiness?), I find the employment (work) that I am most happy performing and as such am able to contribute to society in a fashion that is most productive to society and happiest for me.

As Adam Smith described:

“Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of society, which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage naturally, or rather necessarily, leads him to prefer employment which is most advantageous to the society . . . . [H]e intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it. By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it.” — Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, bk. IV, ch. 2, 397, 399 (D.D. Raphael ed., 1991) (1776).

Selfishness is a virtue. Thank you Hugh Hewitt for the reminder, and thank you Ayn Rand.

Also referred to on the Townhall site is this Milton Friedman interview by Phil Donohue:

Nearly 700 Million Dollars in campaign funds and over 300 Million in outside indirect support. Obama appears to be buying the presidency; current price take over 1 Billion Dollars. With so much spent, how could the race still be so close.

A capitalist will sell you the rope to hang him with.
— Lenin

And hung we will get if he buys the presidency.

So where is all of this money coming from?

If you have been drinking the Kool-Aid then you probably believe that millions of Americans made small donations in a ground swell of support.

The Obama campaign is using credit card companies from out of this country where the laws against fraud, accountability, and tracking are lax and in some cases untraceable. His campaign is getting repeat contributions far exceeding the legal limits from the same credit cards, using different names each time. The fraud is amazing, read on…

But does Obama really believe that? He’s been talking about it for over 8 years,

Obama beleives that the processes and decisions you make in managing your day to day life is a governmental administrative task that they are better suited to make.

It depends really. When and over which topic you are referring to when you ask them. They won’t look to moral guidance when struggling with issues like; when life begins, genocide, terrorism, liberty, and the global spread of aids. But ask them you should win the U.S. Presidential Election, and they’ll pull out all stops, even praying to the almighty.

More like Hubris…

From Wikipedia:

Hubris, sometimes spelled hybris (ancient Greek ὕβρις), is a term used in modern English to indicate overweening pride, self-confidence, superciliousness, or arrogance, often resulting in fatal retribution. In ancient Greece, hubris referred to actions which, intentionally or not, shamed and humiliated the victim, and frequently the perpetrator as well. It was most evident in the public and private actions of the powerful and rich. The word was also used to describe actions of those who challenged the gods or their laws, especially in Greek tragedy, resulting in the protagonist’s downfall.

Obama and Biden keep belittling John McCain and Sarah Palin for ‘clinging’ to policies that preserve the Bill of Rights, rewards the industriousness of entrepreneurial people, keeps the tax burden down for all Americans, and the desire the change the status quo and shake up Washington.

Here is a short list of the things Obama and Biden think you should given up and stop clinging to:

1. Guns
2. Religion
3. Freedom of Speech
4. Liberty

They are hoping the economic hard times will push you vote to for them as they promise you more government handouts. Except that this time, the cost of those handouts will be the liberty and freedom of us all.