The Friday Focus


We did build that Edition

President Obama believe government is responsible for your success. He, like Elizabeth Warren, are Statists; carefully choosing their words to avoid being labeled full-fledged Socialists.  There is no denying this after his statements the other day. Both of them share a scorn for individual success and for business. The flaw in their argument that “someone else made that happen” is that someone else paid for your success to happen and that allowed government to grant you the ability to succeed. Well that’s crap. We all ‘paid’ for it, as did those before us and those before us. We’ve paid it forward with our taxes and in some cases, our lives.

Sorry, President Obama…. WE DID BUILD IT.

What built this nation and economy was not Government, it was the people.  Without us, Government would not exist. Your only real job, President, was created by the people and we can (and will) fire you. Perhaps you should read the Declaration of Independence again:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

But don’t take my word for it or even the Founders of this nation, take it from an American businessman out of New Hampshire named Jack Gilchrist:

“My father’s hands didn’t build this company? My hands didn’t build this company? My son’s hands aren’t building this company? Did somebody else take out the loan on my father’s house to finance the equipment? Did somebody else make payroll every week or figure out where it’s coming from?”

 “President Obama, you’re killing us out here.  Through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. Why are you demonizing us for it? We are the solution, not the problem. It’s time we had somebody who believes in us, someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded, not punished. We need somebody who believes in America.”


“We are the solution, not the problem.”  – HELL YES.


Related Links:

The Ultimate Takedown of Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech

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Post-Lemonade Day Lessons

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ABC, CBS & NBC Wait Five Days to Report Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Attack on Business

We Didn’t Build the EIB Network — Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton Did That For Us

Adam Carolla: Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech ‘Anti-American’

Lovitz Zings Obama on Nobel Peace Prize: ‘You Didn’t Earn That’



About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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