free·dom noun \ˈfrē-dəm\
Definition of FREEDOM
1 : the quality or state of being free: as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence
Well, that’s how Merriam Webster’s online dictionary describes it.
But freedom has a different meaning in an Obama world.
In Obama’s Merriam-Webster Dictionary for Democrats freedom kinda looks like forced collection of assets for collective re-distribution.
Remarks made by President Obama at the DNC’s Winter Meeting re-defined the meaning of “freedom” for Democrats and a lot of it had to do with personal irresponsibility.
That’s the Democratic way. That’s progressive.
And by the way, when did Thomas Jefferson join the Democratic Party?
Oops! My bad. I guess that was Tom Jefferson who was a Democratic party member.
Obama said to his DNC audience, “We’re the party of Tom Jefferson, who declared that all men are created equal.”
I got a little confused there between Thomas Jefferson and Tom Jefferson.
They both apparently said the same thing. No, declared it, actually.
But the similarities stop there.
Thomas Jefferson (the Presidential one) was a Democrat-Republican (called Republicans or Jeffersonian Republicans) and I guess that the Tom Jefferson that Obama was talking about came along later, after Thomas Jefferson died in 1826.
The Democratic Party that we know today was founded in 1828, two years after Thomas Jefferson died.
But, don’t let a little thing like truth in history get in the way. The rugrats in the White House never do.