Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the following:
- “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
- “The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly.”
- “I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
The election of Barack Hussein Obama, has ushered in Thomas’ dream of a Socialist America. Against all believable odds, a Socialist America, lead by Barack Obama, is indeed coming to pass. Most American’s do not want or support Socialized Medicine. But, our illustrious leader and his cronies do — so the American public will once again be forced to submit to programs and policies that “We the People” not only do not accept but are vehemently against.
“We the People” will not be offered the oppotunity to vote on this issue (as we should be able to in a Republic) because a handful of politicians, who happen to control our government, and a litany of loud talking Liberal activists — do want this policy. We will have to bend over, cheeks spread wide and take in another loathsome and cumbersom government program that will plunge our country further towards the brink of destruction. And yet we wait –silently — teeth clinched in pain, as Dr. Obama says, “Can you cough for me?”
Two thirds of US citizens DID NOT vote for Mr. Obama (How many votes did Barack Obama and John McCain each have? — Wikipedia.) And while it is true that Obama did indeed triump in the election, his win is hardly a sweeping National approval of his mandates or his ultra-Liberal policies as Democrats would have us believe.
Commandant Tax Cheat, Timothy Franz Geithner, wants Congress to bestow on him the ability to independently determine when a major company is in trouble and then take it over — for our own good of course. At best this is Socialism — at worst — Communism.
Our government leaders forced the retirement of the head of General Motors because he disagreed that the company needed to go into Bankruptcy (putting tens of thousands of Americans out of work and onto the Welfare rolls.) Since when did the president of the United States hav the authority to intervene in a private business matter? Not only is it unconstitutional, it is absolutely illegal and amounts, basically, to theft of property! The American people did not want this! Most of us don’t even agree with bailouts of private businesses. But no matter, now we are saddled with Goverment Motors, which we, of course, share with a foreign power — Canada. More KY Jelly, PLEASE!
I’m not rich. But, even a blind duck can see that overtaxing those who spend the most; employ people and contribute to the economic development of our society is plain stupid! Instead of proposing something reasonable, like an across the board Flat Tax, President Tax and Spend wants to penalize you for using your brains and motivation to get ahead in this world. If you are old enough to remember Jimmy Carter and the dark ages of the late 70’s and early 80’s, the nightmare of double digit interest rates alone should frighten you into becoming more Conservative on the economic policies for this country.
“If Obama and his Socialist friends were to focus on what “actually works,” they would make school choice the law of the land, crack down on drugs and gangs, lower taxes in urban areas to encourage the growth of the private sector, and a host of other free market solutions that have been advocated for decades. Instead, we get the same old tired bromides about government intervention.” American Thinker, June 1, 2009.
Yes folks, believe it! We have “Change!” But is it really a “change” that we can live with?