March 16, 2007

Barak's Tickets Should Ba-reak His Bid For President; But It Won't

I think most people, even the most irreligious accept that Jesus was a good and wise person. So when Jesus says something, I contend we can take it to the bank.

So when Jesus said, "He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much." as recorded in Luke 16:10, we need to take it seriously, agreed?

Enter Barak Obama, the freshman senator from Illinois and the Democrat's current phenome running for the highest office in the land. Character is vitally important no matter what our cultural icons and media moguls might say.

So two weeks before Obama declares his candidacy, he decided to clear up a small matter of some over due parking tickets. Not a big deal right? Wrong. The tickets were 17 years over due and I think it fair to say that barring a run for president, those tickets would never have been paid. I call that a character issue. "He that is unrighteous in a very little thing in is unrighteous also in much." This tells us a great deal about the character of this man who wants to lead a nation.

Obama's campaign spokesman dismissed the whole thing as irrelevant. But if they truly believed it was irrelevant, why did Obama suddenly decide to clean up his mess 17 years later and only after he decided to run for president? No, this is vitally relevant.

Obama's tickets were for parking in bus stops; parking without a residential permit and for cheating the parking meters all the while he was a law student at Harvard. There was no consideration of the people having to get on and off the bus, the bus having to park in the flow of traffic with the bus stop taken by Obama's vehicle. No matter; his convenience was all he was concerned about. No residential permit? Aren't such permits issued to obtain revenue as well as control neighborhood access to limited parking spaces? Was Obama so pour--remember he was at Harvard--that he couldn't spare the change for the meter? Remember these weren't "oops, I forgot" situations. He had 17 tickets which, I would say, indicates an attitude of arrogance and disdain for the law.

Would he mind if as President, the citizens he wants to rule over decide not to pay their income tax as he decided not to pay his permit fees and parking fees? You see this really is a big deal or rather should be, but it won't be and that is why we are failing as a nation growing smaller and smaller rather than greater and greater.

The man who would be king is a scofflaw plain and simple. Come to think of it, based on the track record of his party, he is the perfect candidate for a people of low ideals and even less integrity. I hope people remember this, but I doubt anyone will.


Blogger Matt Sargent said...

Yeah - compare this to Woodcock being late on property taxes... look how the local media lambasted him for that and tell me there's no liberal bias in our newspapers.

11:05 PM  

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