Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Robin Hood was a Common Criminal
“Robin Hood was a Common Criminal”by John Alexander Madison
August 7, 2012
The 44th President of the United States describes Governor Mitt Romney as the “opposite of Robin Hood.” To that I say “Mr. President, I couldn’t agree more!”
Robin Hood was, after all, a medieval outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Robin Hood was a bad guy, a thief, no less than a common criminal. Back in those days, as is still the case today, stealing from the rich, let alone anyone, was not nice, it was illegal. That is why the Sheriff of Nottingham sought to capture Robin and his band of Merry Men. The legend resonated with some back then and it lives on today with a reincarnation of the medieval folk hero in none other than Barrack Hussein Obama (a/k/a Barry Soetero.)
When describing the legend of Robin Hood, one web site (buzzle.com) discusses the “munificence” of Robin Hood, a popular folk hero who was “very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as a munificent benefactor.” His attempts to rob those with plenty, to provide justice to the poor, robbed villagers, have been highlighted in a number of stories and films. Sound familiar? Fast forward to 2012.
Thank you, Mr. President, for reminding us that this year’s Republican Presidential nominee for President does not believe in punishing those who have achieved success by stealing from them to give to those who are less fortunate. Mr. Romney does not want to pile one tax after another upon those who create jobs and who have, for decades, sustained a healthy economy. Government is not the answer Mr. President, the private sector is.
It is clear that Mitt Romney believes in the limited role of the federal government as outlined in the United States Constitution; he believes in personal responsibility; he believes in giving folks a hand up, not a hand out; he believes we must eliminate deficit spending and balance our national budget; he believes we must reduce the national debt; he supports welfare-to-work programs rather than handouts; and he understands that Robin Hood was a bad guy.
In his Robin Hood analogy/tirade against Governor Romney, President Obama is reminding us that the philosophy he shares with Robin Hood and his Merry Men is not only wrong-headed, but illegal. And, in doing so, he is reminding us that if he is re-elected he will continue to rob from the small businesses and give to the poor…an admittedly illegal activity and one which will destroy our country if we allow it to continue. Can we conclude, therefore, that those who apply Robin Hood’s tactics are also criminals? It is logical to reach that conclusion.
Mr. President, some advice from “Honest Abe”: You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich; You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong; You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift; You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down; You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred; You cannot build character and courage, by taking away people's initiative and independence; You cannot help people permanently, by doing for them what they could and should, do for themselves. (A. Lincoln)
As for President Obama and his band of Merry Men (Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Al Franken, Charles Rangel, Al Sharpton, Bill Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frankfurter; Christopher Dodd; et al) it is the time to send them a message…we will no longer tolerate your destructive and illegal activities. Please vote on November 6, 2012 for change we can truly believe in.