Rooted in Reason: Nurturing the Seeds of Liberty

Lunch with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann by grassroothawaii
February 3, 2011, 5:30 pm
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by Frances Nuar

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann at a sold-out luncheon packed full of both Grassroot supporters and those just introduced to our organization. Rep. Bachmann has an impressive resume, and it was hard not to be inspired by her passion and enthusiasm. Her speech captivated the room, as she spoke of principles we all hold dear–personal liberty and government accountability.

As Chad Blair reported, Bachmann appealed to the founding principles of our “indispensable nation” referencing the Declaration of Independence. Rights, she said “are untouchable and government can have nothing to do with them”. So true. If government gives us our rights, governemnt can take them away. Hence why the founding fathers correctly called life, liberty and pursuit of happiness “inalienable”–rights that cannot be given or taken away.

(I’m not wild about how Blair referred to her words being “consumed like chum in a shark tank”. Makes us sound like a ravenous crowd. The only thing we are collectively passionate about is freedom. And being a surfer, any reference to sharks rather creeps me out.)

Bachmann also talked about the large deficit the Obama admistration had dug us into, specifically addressing the deficit from the Bush administration as well. “The deficits were too high then as well. But imagine if your spouse went a bit crazy with the checkbook, and you inherited the debt–which Obama did. Would you keep spending, or would you stop spending?” Since entering office, Obama has about tripled the annual budget deficit to a whopping $1.5 trillion. Politics aside, that’s a whopper of a difference.


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The last sentence should read annual budget deficit, not national debt.

Comment by Mike Higgins

Thanks for the catch Mike!

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