Sometimes Tyranny Does Lurk Around the Corner

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President Obama made the following commencements comments about tyranny to the graduating class at Ohio State University on May 5, 2013:

“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.”

It’s always the other guy who’s the tyrant. Did Adolf Hitler present himself as a tyrant? He believed that he was doing the best thing for his people. The trains ran on time, there was prosperity, and the people had a renewed hope for Germany. It was all a setup for a tyrant.

How about Josef Stalin? Benito Mussolini? Mao Zedong? Pol PotIdi Amin?

These men would never have considered themselves to be tyrants. In fact, if you accused them of such a thing, you might find yourself in a concentration camp, gulag, or on the trash heap with a bullet in your head.

Do you think these men enticed people to follow them by revealing to them that they would establish political tyrannies? They made promises to the people. That’s why they were put in power. Hugo Chavez was a tyrant that the people of Venezuela voted for.

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