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LWW
12-16-2010, 05:23 AM
Professor Williams nails it again: (http://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2010/12/15/changing_america/page/full/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Dr. Thomas Sowell, in "Dismantling America," said in reference to President Obama,<span style='font-size: 11pt'> "That such an administration could be elected in the first place, headed by a man whose only qualifications to be president of the United States at a dangerous time in the history of the world were rhetoric, style and symbolism -- and whose animus against the values and institutions of America had been demonstrated repeatedly over a period of decades beforehand -- speaks volumes about the inadequacies of our educational system and the degeneration of our culture."</span> Obama is by no means unique; his characteristics are shared by other Americans, but what is unique is that no other time in our history would such a person been elected president. That says a lot about the degeneration of our culture, values, thinking abilities and acceptance of what's no less than tyranny. As Sowell says, <span style='font-size: 11pt'>"Barack Obama is unlike any other President of the United States in having come from a background of decades of associations and alliances with people who resent this country and its people."</span> In 2008, Americans voted for Obama's change. Let's look at some of it.

Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius threatened that there would be "zero tolerance" for "misinformation" in response to an insurance company executive who said that ObamaCare would create costs that force up health insurance premiums. That's not only an attack on our constitutionally guaranteed free speech rights but an official threat against people who express views damaging to the administration.

Not to be outdone by his HHS secretary's attack on free speech, Obama wants full disclosure of the names of people who were backers of campaign commercials critical of his administration, saying that there has been a "flood of deceptive attack ads sponsored by special interests, using front groups with misleading names." Disclosure would leave administration critics open to government and mob retaliation.

Obama and his congressional and union allies have lectured us that socialized medicine is the cure for the nation's ills, but I have a question. If socialized medicine, Obamacare, is so great for the nation, why permit anyone to be exempted from it? It turns out that as of the end of November, Obama's Health and Human Services secretary has issued over 200 waivers to major labor unions such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and Transport Workers Union of America and major companies such as McDonald's and Darden Restaurants, which operates Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Keep in mind that the power to grant waivers is also the power not to grant waivers. Such power can be used to reward administration friends and punish administration critics by saddling them with millions of dollars of health care costs.

Obama's heath care legislation contains deviousness that has become all too common in Washington. What was sold to the American people as health care reform legislation includes a provision that would more heavily regulate and tax gold coin and bullion transactions. Whether gold and bullion transactions should or should not be more heavily regulated and taxed is not the issue. The administration's devious inclusion of it as a part of health care reform is.

Fighting government intrusion into our lives is becoming increasingly difficult for at least two reasons. The first reason is that educators at the primary, secondary and university levels have been successful in teaching our youngsters to despise the values of our Constitution and the founders of our nation -- "those dead, old, racist white men." Their success in that arena might explain why educators have been unable to get our youngsters to read, write and compute on a level comparable with other developed nations; they are too busy proselytizing students.

The second reason is we've become a nation of thieves, accustomed to living at the expense of one another and to accommodate that we're obliged to support tyrannical and overreaching government.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Adolf Hitler had it right when he said, </span><span style='font-size: 14pt'>"How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think."</span></div></div>

LWW

pooltchr
12-16-2010, 07:41 AM
There is nothing in this essay that should not be obvious to anyone with even a passing interest in the state of our country. And yet, we have people who refuse to see the obvious, and worse, refuse to speak out against it.

If you support this administration, you support the dismantling of the very foundation of our country.

And I totally agree that all we are dealing with right now is a result of the twisted education being offered in our public schools and universities throughout the country.

Steve

Qtec
12-16-2010, 08:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There is nothing in this essay </div></div>

That's as far as you got without being wrong. After this, its all down hill. same for him.

First sentence.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That such an administration could be elected in the first place, </div></div>

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>Its called Democracy.</span>

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Don't like it? Move to N Korea.</span>

The main reason Obama is President is because the Republicans destroyed what was a booming economy. The people just had enough of the GOP incompetence and lies.

Q........thought everybody knew that.

pooltchr
12-16-2010, 08:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
The main reason Obama is President is because the Republicans destroyed what was a booming economy. The people just had enough of the GOP incompetence and lies.

Q........thought everybody knew that.



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I can't disagree with the premise that the Reps made a lot of mistakes, which opened the door for the Dems in 08. But, how the public could be sold on a man who was virtually an unknown, with no real resume other than being a community organizer, with questionable pasts associations with known criminals and terrorists, is more a testimony to the ignorance of so many people on the left.
They bought a pig in a poke, and when they finally opened it up, found that all the hope and change talk was just that...talk.
Obama is a puppet of the Dem party. He was a new face on an empty suit that they knew was electable. The fact that he has no leadership skills or experience didn't even play into the campaign.

We've been had!!!

Steve

eg8r
12-16-2010, 10:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its called Democracy.

</div></div>No it is not. Have you ever bothered to learn what really happens?

eg8r

LWW
12-16-2010, 05:02 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its called Democracy.

</div></div>No it is not. Have you ever bothered to learn what really happens?

eg8r </div></div>

What is this madness of which you speak?

LWW