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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Obama's Marxist Tendencies, and the Response of the Founding Fathers


By Douglas V. Gibbs

Rather than write about Barack Obama, his similarities to Karl Marx, the father of Communism, and what the Founding Fathers thought of such thinking, I figured I would just let Barry, Marx, and a number of the founders speak for themselves:

Liberalism is Marxism, therefore, Liberalism is Communism.  Do not be fooled, the Democrat Party is in the process of trying to turn this country into a Soviet-style nation, based on the same concepts that led Russia into the Bolshevik Revolution.

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Democracy

Democracy is the road to socialism. - Karl Marx

This Democracy we have is a special thing - Barack Obama

Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide. - John Adams

“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” - Benjamin Franklin

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Private Property

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. - Karl Marx

"I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." -- Barack Obama

"I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer’s lobby." -- Barack Obama

He who is permitted by law to have no property of his own, can with difficulty conceive that property is founded in anything but force. -- Thomas Jefferson, January 26, 1788

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Redistribution of Wealth

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. -- Karl Marx 

“I actually believe in [wealth] redistribution.” -- Barack Obama

“I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.” - Senator Barack Obama

The Utopian schemes of leveling (redistribution of wealth), and a community of goods (socialism), are as visionary and impractical, as those which vest all property in the Crown, are arbitrary, despotic, and in our government unconstitutional. -- Samuel Adams

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The backs of the poor

The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. -- Karl Marx

Are we going to do it in a balanced way or are we going to do it on the backs of our seniors or the middle class or the poor? -- Barack Obama

“Daughter! Get you an honest man for a husband, and keep him honest. No matter whether he is rich, provided he be independent. -- John Adams

“We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it.” ― John Adams

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National Debt

The only part of the so-called national wealth that actually enters into the collective possessions of modern peoples is their national debt. Hence, as a necessary consequence, the modern doctrine that a nation becomes the richer the more deeply it is in debt. Public credit becomes the credo of capital. And with the rise of national debt-making, want of faith in the national debt takes the place of the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, which may not be forgiven. -- Karl Marx

President Obama’s own 2013 budget shows that as a result federal debt held by the public will double during Obama’s four years as President. That means in just one term President Obama will have increased the national debt as much as all prior Presidents, from George Washington to George Bush, combined. -- Forbes

President Obama said that the U.S. does not have to “worry” about its $16 trillion debt in the “short term.” He also could not “remember” what the nation’s total debt figures were when he entered office.

“I don’t know remember what the number was precisely,” Obama told talk show host David Letterman during an interview.

Letterman asked him if Americans should be “scared” of the trillions of dollars it owes to other countries.

“A lot of it we owe to ourselves. Because if you invest in a treasury bill or something like that then essentially you’re loaning the government money. In fact, the majority of it is held by folks who live here, but we don’t have to worry about it short term,” Obama responded.

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
― John Adams

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Social Justice

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. - Karl Marx

But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. - Barack Obama

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Thomas Jefferson

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Guns

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country.” - Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942

“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” - Joseph Stalin

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” - Mao Tze Tung, Nov 6 1938

Obama recently expanded the ATF's ability to seize guns without going through all the hassles of "due process."

“US Senator, If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!” - Diane Feinstein, Statement on TV program 60 Minutes, Feb 5 1995

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”
Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380

A free people ought to be armed. -- George Washington

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States." -- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

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There are many more. Perhaps we will explore them in the future.

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