Wednesday, March 25, 2009


On January 20, 2009 Barack Obama stood before the citizens of The United States of America, and swore the following: "I do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

He promised to faithfully execute the office of President and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

He took an oath, a vow, his word of honor.

During a panel discussion that aired on Chicago’s WBEZ-FM on Sept. 6, 2001, the moderator of the program Gretchen Helfrich, turned to candidate Obama.

“Barack Obama, what are your thoughts on the Declaration and Constitution?”

“I-I-I think it’s a remarkable document –“ he began haltingly (he was not in front of a Teleprompter).

“Which one?” Helfrich interjected.

“The original Constitution as well as the Civil War Amendments,” he replied. “But I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture, the Colonial culture nascent at that time.

I don’t think the two views are contradictory, to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now, and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.”

Mr. Obama was seemingly not aware of what Helfrich meant by "...Declaration...," as he totally ignored that part of the question, apparently thinking the Declaration and the Constitution are the same document.

How can he promise to preserve, protect and defend that which he finds flawed?

In October of 2008, candidate Barack Obama told the man who has become known as, Joe the Plumber, "...I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,..."

"Spreading the wealth around" is a phrase very like the phrases used by socialist thinker, Karl Marx, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

I suspect that when most people hear President BO called a socialist, they don't know what it means...but whatever it is, if he is for it, it must be good.

Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society.

The National Socialist German Workers' Party, (From the German: Nationalsozialistische Deutshe Arbeiterpartei), commonly known in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945.

Nazi ideology stressed the failure of democracy and the failure of laissez-faire capitalism.

Recently, with the advent of the "current economic mess," the failure of laissez-faire capitalism" has been talked about a lot. (Laissez-faire is Italian for "Keep-a yu hands off-a" [actually it is from the French for "leave it alone" - referencing governmental interference in business, etc.])

President BO has decided NOT to leave business alone, but to implore Congress to "bail-out" businesses that are in trouble financially.

He has also indicated his reluctance to place his trust in the wisdom of the American public to conduct its affairs absent ample governmental influence.

President BO has repeatedly denied being a socialist, whilst continuing to expound upon and executing a powerful agenda with striking socialist overtones.

Basically it means that if you work really, really hard and build a successful business and make lots of money, you have to give a large portion of that money to the government to then be given to those who have worked less hard, have not started businesses and have not been as successful as you.

Personally, I would prefer a man in the Oval Office who had a deep understanding of, respect for and application of The Constitution and its principles.

Furthermore, I would prefer a man in office who believed that if I work hard, build a successful business, employ people and make lots of money I would get to keep what I had earned.

We are stuck, however, with President BO, for at least four years.

If we don't want the basic tenets of our country to change from the freedom oriented "free-market" system to government oriented socialism, we must find a way to communicate to President BO that he must cease and desist from moving us in that direction.

If it's not too late, that is, on this 64th Day of President BO's War on Achievement.


shoprat said...

If America survives him he will become the symbol of what can go wrong with electoral politics, which for all its flaws is preferable to the other.

Tapline said...

Joe, Great Post as usual...great research also....Mayhaps he will misstep--- Narsasistic (sp)tendancies tend to look inwardly, but act outwardly, and its all about me....stay well..

snaggletoothie said...

A big problem I see with Barack Obama is that, in a sense, he has never really been a part of America nor has he ever really been a participant in the American economy. I come to this conclusion from his own life story. Almost all of his working life has been spent working for the University of Chicago, or as an office holder. People who actually work for a living get daily reminders, not necessarily on a conscious level, of all the nuts and bolts of the free enterprise system. The thousands of little pushes and pulls, the give and take necessary to stay in the black and maintain productivity are outside of this man's experience. Yet he wants to engineer a complete remake of this system. The smart money could not be on him succeeding. And his chance of success is not improved by his total unwillingness to listen to outside advice or even allow or consider criticism.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

As they say the night is young. There's plenty of time for him to wreck the country even worse than he already has.

Mark said...

I think the main problem is that the majority of the American people don't know why Socialism isn't a good thing.

Most of them agree he is a socialist, but, in the words of my 25 year old son, who I didn't raise, "What's wrong with socialism?"

The fact is, Americans don't understand why Socialism is evil.