reply to post by ~Lucidity
What I'd like to impress upon you is that these are the kind of things that were said against Hitler, but ignored. My arguments aside, it should at
least raise an eyebrow when so many people (55 percent) regard the president as a socialist. And I assure you, these aren't the half that pay no
taxes. They are those with a stake in this country.
Obama has stated repeatedly he is a progressive. He doesn't call himself a democrat, but a progressive. Look at progressive literature from the early
20th century, before the proponents discovered just how unpopular and what a tough sell it was. Before it was "repackaged."
Progressivism is marxism installed in stages, as opposed to violent revolution.
They require only tepid support to enact policies, from which there is no turning back. People have a tendency to disregard the old, and they
shouldn't. They've seen this movie before. It doesn't end well. Remember government's last enormous forray into our pocket book. Social Security.
So we pony up money, which the government promised to "invest", giving us a small pension at retirement. Only, they didn't actually "invest"
anything. They spent the money, and a few trillion (14)more we don't have. As stated on camera by Obama and his health care "czar" the purpose of
the healthcare take over is to redistribute wealth. The bad news is there, some just don't listen.
You may not realize it, but the recent "financial reform" package gives the gummint access to every financial transaction you make on your debit
card. The ultiimate purpose is control Are you comfortable with the government knowing your travel patterns, purchases and habits? Do you think
it's just a friendly curiousity. Do you beleive the gummint can give you some good advice and coupons based on your purchase habits. How about
they'd like to know where every penny is in case they "need" it for the common good.
Not having seen the destruction, death, mahem and warfare first hand, many like to beleive that nothing bad will ever happen, that we have nothing to
fear and the government is there to protect our liberty. This is proof that not enough "citizens" bothered cracking open a history book. Everything
was lovely and upbeat in Germany in 1930, but six million roasted jews and a few heil Hitler's later, they discovered how free they were. Ask the
hottest chick in Syria where she gets her neglige, and she'll tell you how free she is. Can't happen here. Sure it can. And it is. Question is, what
are you going to do about it. You see, once people get a little power, they want more, and in fact they think they're so wonderful, they know what's
best for you. So when we give consent to trade of even a small peice of liberty, they come back for more and more and more. When the checks and
balances are just a memory, you'll see just how free you really are. Wake up.
[edit on 26-7-2010 by astrogolf]