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Constitutional rights, free speech, religion, jobs, poverty, and everything else are up for grabs.
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“I actually believe in redistribution.”
Yes, he does.
Let’s run through some of the groups and individuals that the President has associated with over the years. What were their thoughts on redistribution?
• Frank Marshall Davis: Davis, mentioned frequently by Obama in his book Dreams from My Father as an early mentor, is the subject of a new book by Reagan biographer Paul Kengor. The book, The Communist: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor,
charts with definitive accuracy the progression of Davis’s communist ideas from Chicago to Hawaii. He explores how certain elements of the Obama administration’s agenda reflect Davis’s columns advocating wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis’s writings excoriated the “tentacles of big business,” blasted Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits” and oil companies, and perceived the Catholic Church as an obstacle to his vision for the state — all the while echoing Davis’s often repeated mantra for transformational and fundamental “change.”
• Chicago’s Socialist Political World: Stanley Kurtz, in his thoroughly researched book Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, did incredible detective work in going through Obama’s past and nailing down precisely what organizations and people were important in forming his political outlook. Surprise, surprise, these connections turned out time after time to be socialist organizations and people who made no bones about their socialism. From ACORN to the United Neighborhood Organization to the Midwest Academy to the Socialist Scholar Conferences. Says Kurtz:
Obama has adopted the gradualist socialist strategy of his mentors, seeking to combine comprehensive government regulation of private businesses with a steadily enlarging public sector. Eventually, in his hands, capitalist America could resemble a socialist-inspired Scandinavian welfare state.
The list of individual names out of the American far left who have influenced this president and hence the results mentioned above could go on and on. Some of them now infamous, others unknown to the American public.
• The Reverend Jeremiah Wright — the anti-American Black Liberation Theologian.
• Bill Ayers — from the radical Weather Underground.
• Saul Alinsky — the Obama hero who wrote Rules for Radicals.
• Frances Fox Piven — a member of the National Executive Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America.
• Michael Harrington — founder of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Again, the list could go on.
The point, of course, is that made by Frank Marshall Davis biographer Kengor.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?