The New Foundation

More in our ongoing series on the language of the new administration. . . .FDR had the New Deal. JFK had the New Frontier. Now President Obama has a phrase for his economic program: The New Foundation. The metaphor raises the question: Is this new foundation being built on a rock or on sand?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ToddPeperkorn ToddPeperkorn

    Maybe it's referring to Asimov's Foundation trilogy….

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ToddPeperkorn ToddPeperkorn

    Maybe it's referring to Asimov's Foundation trilogy….

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    Excellent!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    Excellent!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rlewer rlewer

    And he was trying to refer to the Bible when he said it. Typical political quote.

    When he was referring to not going back to building on sand, he was referring to the free enterprise system. Scary!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rlewer rlewer

    And he was trying to refer to the Bible when he said it. Typical political quote.

    When he was referring to not going back to building on sand, he was referring to the free enterprise system. Scary!

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    It's being built on 'control'.

    The totalitarian tendencies of the left are never fully satisfied, and it is all about controlling the masses.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    It's being built on 'control'.

    The totalitarian tendencies of the left are never fully satisfied, and it is all about controlling the masses.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    Mud as in quagmire.

    It's significant that Carter used this phrase.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    Mud as in quagmire.

    It's significant that Carter used this phrase.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/PeterLeavitt PeterLeavitt

    For a preview of this fiscal madness, check out the Heritage Foundation chart of both Obama's and the CBO's deficit projections Here . The CBO projections start with 1.85 $trillion in fiscal '09 and end with 1.75 $trillion in fiscal '19.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/PeterLeavitt PeterLeavitt

    For a preview of this fiscal madness, check out the Heritage Foundation chart of both Obama's and the CBO's deficit projections Here . The CBO projections start with 1.85 $trillion in fiscal '09 and end with 1.75 $trillion in fiscal '19.

  • glaviter

    "Foundation" is also the meaning of the word, "Al Quaida."Write your comment here…

  • glaviter

    "Foundation" is also the meaning of the word, "Al Quaida."Write your comment here…

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    Now, just because Obama covered up the name of Jesus at a Christian University, and just because his first phone call to a foreign diplomat as President was to an Arab, and just because he went to an Islamic school as a child and just because he changed his name to an Islamic name, and just because, etc. etc, etc. is no reason to connect him to anything other than red-blooded all American causes…like socialism and globalism.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    Now, just because Obama covered up the name of Jesus at a Christian University, and just because his first phone call to a foreign diplomat as President was to an Arab, and just because he went to an Islamic school as a child and just because he changed his name to an Islamic name, and just because, etc. etc, etc. is no reason to connect him to anything other than red-blooded all American causes…like socialism and globalism.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PrBobWaters PrBobWaters

    Contrary to the fears of so many conservatives, when the smoke has cleared and we see what permanent changes The One has made in our nation, I suspect his administration will go down in history as the No Big Deal.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PrBobWaters PrBobWaters

    Contrary to the fears of so many conservatives, when the smoke has cleared and we see what permanent changes The One has made in our nation, I suspect his administration will go down in history as the No Big Deal.


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