The American Dream has been under attack for decades. Our current President Barrack Hussein Obama probably best exemplifies this war on individual hard work and achievement. Obama famously said “you did not build that” meaning that no achievement can happen in America without the government’s help. He has incentivized American’s to not work. His policies are designed to maintain a high unemployment rate and corresponding dependency on the government.
This commercial has many on the left very upset. They hate this because it talks about hard work and achievement. It also takes a shot at European socialism. When I grew up this ad would be seen as just a normal ad celebrating the American Dream. The Democrat Party at that time were champions of the American Dream. Sadly today an ad like this is considered dangerous by the left (Democrats, main stream media, unions) because it goes against everything they have been telling us for so long and threatens their power base.
We have learned that the IRS has been used as a tool for Obama, bullying conservative groups to silence them. The Department of Justice has been spying on Fox News and AP reporters. Our embassy is attacked by terrorists and our government blames it on a video and then covers it up. We sell guns to Mexican drug dealers hoping that Americans get killed by them to support anti-gun legislation. Our President fails to submit a budget as required for years and runs on massive deficits year after year. We have turned our backs on one of our greatest allies Israel but have embraced the terrorist group Muslim brotherhood. Gasoline prices have gone from $1.84 before Obama’s first election to $3.70 because of his failed energy policies. Real unemployment has been around 15% for quite a while and economic growth is stagnant. Almost a million fewer people have permanent jobs since he took office. We are no longer explorers. NASA has been taken out of the space business and is a Muslim outreach agency. Almost 47 million Americans are on food stamps, 15 million since Obama took office. And our premier healthcare system is about to become a European style system with all of the bells and whistles like long waits for simple procedures and doctor shortages.
It started at the dawn of the 20th century with Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was a power-hungry person who did not believe in the separation of powers and checks and balances. “Government does now whatever experience permits or the times demand….” wrote Wilson in The State. He believed as president his power should be limitless. He wrote the following in Constitutional Government in the United States: “The President is at liberty, both in law and conscience, to be as big a man as he can. His capacity will set the limit….” Wilson harshly suppressed dissent and resistance among citizens and the press. Our current President has learned this well. He was fiercely opposed to the idea of individualism, and was a critic of our Constitution. He wrote “No doubt a lot of nonsense has been talked about the inalienable rights of the individual, and a great deal that was mere sentiment and pleasing speculation has been put forward as fundamental principle,” attacking the very individual rights that have made America great. He brought forth the concept of a living document for the Constitution, a concept near and dear to the left today.
Next in line was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He did a great deal of damage to our country by establishing an infrastructure of big government. Despite all of the New Deal programs, unemployment was 20% after 8 years as president. Historians and the mainstream media give him credit for getting us out of the Great Depression but in reality the war was the real reason for its end. He shamelessly egged on the Justice Department and the IRS to prosecute his political opponents. He became frustrated with the Supreme Court who began to chip away at his intrusive programs. Shortly after his re-election in 1936 he attempted to pack the Supreme Court with as many as six additional justices.
Then came the so-called “Great Society”. It was President Lyndon Johnson’s massive growth of government that built on Wilson and Roosevelt’s liberal administrations. Some of the initiatives were:
- Education: sixty separate bills including National School Lunch Act
- Medicare & Medicaid
- The Environment: several measures introduced
- Job Corps
- Head Start: program for four and five-year-old children
- Food Stamp Act
- HUD developed
- War on Poverty – forty programs that were intended to eliminate poverty
This formed the infrastructure for the Democrat Party to build and maintain its power base for future elections. The Medicare and Medicaid programs are the main drivers of our national debt. The food stamp programs and the war on poverty programs along with Medicare and Medicaid were successful in creating a culture of dependency. But the party knew that these alone would not be enough. Perhaps the most destructive thing for our country but the most successful strategy for the Democrats was the systematic destruction of our education system. The school lunch programs and head start programs sound like good initiatives on the surface. However when looking under the hood the school lunch program is used as a form of bribery for States to toe the line if they want money. Head start programs are another hook for the States and also were a bone to the unions. These programs moved education into a major player within the government. The final death-blow to the education system came in 1980 when the Department of Education was elevated to a Cabinet position.
The Democrats realized that the Department of Education could be used as a recruiting tool, molding young minds to buy into their leftist agenda. The left are very patient. They knew that this was going to take a generation or two to fully take effect. History was abandoned and replaced with “social studies”. The Founding Fathers were made out to be slave owners at best. Environmental issues dominated all curriculums, including even math. Students learned that their self-esteem was more important than learning. Teachers receive degrees in “Education” rather than in their content subject matter. The natural effect of this is that American students would no longer be able to compete in math and science with the world. Test scores started to decline and tests were dumbed down. Discipline in the schools was eliminated. The result fifty years later is a school system that is full of students who do not know who our Founding fathers were, they do not know why and how America was formed (except that some Europeans stole the land from “Native Americans” and they do not have a clue about most of our history.
Another key strategy of the left was to destroy the moral fabric our America. This was done with attacks on school prayer and Christianity in general. Since Roe v Wade we have seen the deification of abortion by the Democrat Party. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was stopped at many public schools. Marriage and the family unit has been under attack for years. Single moms were elevated, gays began pushing their agenda as civil rights, marriage became under constant attack, and single parent households were encouraged by the government entitlement programs.
Immigration policy is yet another tool in this grand strategy to consolidate power. Our immigration policy used to be a reasonable policy of filling needs. We were selective in who we would bring in and we tried to satisfy needs such as scientists, mathematicians, doctors, etc. Today the policy is based solely on political considerations. Immigration laws have not been enforced making it easy for millions of new Democrat voters to come here and receive benefits.
Our current President seems inspired by these great destructors of the past. He learned from Wilson that individualism does not matter and presidential power should limitless. He learned from Wilson and FDR how to use his agencies to attack his enemies and unfriendly journalists. He learned from FDR and LBJ that government entitlement programs, once in place, were almost impossible to eliminate. He knew he had a short window to do as much damage as possible so he focused like a laser on Obamacare. He also spent trillions of dollars buying up votes for his re-election. This piece of legislation if unaltered will ruin the best albeit not perfect healthcare system.
This could not be achieved without the willing help of the main stream media. They happily ignore the decline of our school systems, the moral decay of our country, the massive debt of our government and the faux science behind global warming because they want to support the Democrat Party.
So in reality it should come as no surprise what is happening today under Obama. He has bought off Americans to the point where they are apathetic about our country. Our young do not have the historical context to understand issues. They do not know that our ancestors came here because of our liberty and an opportunity, not a handout, to prosper. Many of the baby boomers have no work ethic which has been passed on to their children. The press, although growing weary defending Obama, will remain true to their left-wing beliefs and spurn any journalistic inclinations. And unlike the Republican Party, the Democrat Party will avoid independent investigations and will refuse to hold Obama accountable. We get what we deserve.
How would you like the following scenarios?
1) You take your family to a giant theme park. You get in a huge line for a popular ride. After one hour in the hot sun you come up to a sign that says 30 minute wait from here. Then you notice a group of about fifty who come out of nowhere and run up to the front of the line. The ticket taker turns their back and the group forces their way in ahead of the queue.
2) Your dad was a plumber and you want to follow him in his footsteps. He tells you that before you can be a journeyman plumber you must learn the trade as an apprentice for two years and pay your dues. You then must pass a test. After 24 months of being an apprentice and passing the test you see that several individuals that have not been an apprentice nor passed the test are brought in as journeymen. You now have no job waiting for you even though you have gone through all of the necessary steps.
You probably would not like either scenario above. There are many people in the same boat who are trying to get into this country legally. They go through the proper steps but it is those who do not follow the rules who are embraced by the left. The Democrats have been pushing illegal immigration for years now. Obama is implementing the “Dream Act” even though it failed to pass in Congress. His goal, grant citizenship to vast numbers of illegal aliens so that they can vote for him this November.
The left like to portray the Republicans and conservatives in general as racists and against immigration. This is of course ridiculous. This is just another tool in the Democrat Party’s pathetic demagogic toolbox. Conservatives are for legal immigration but they are against illegal immigration. Conservatives are also for an intelligent immigration policy. We as a country used to set targets for immigration and also identify needs. We would only take the best and brightest immigrants who would contribute to our country. If we were short on math teachers or computer programmers we would target these applicants. The left has hijacked this policy and targets third world countries instead. They want to let anyone in, legal or otherwise, who will vote Democrat. This means being on the government dole or a member of a minority group. Let’s enforce our laws and protect our border. Let us also return to an intelligent immigration policy.
After the shooting spree in Aurora Colorado there were predictable voices on the left ready to blame the Tea Party. This happens after any tragedy like this. This time it was ABC with the embedded political operative George Stephanopoulos and the disgraceful hack Brian Ross speculating on air that the shooter might be a member of the Tea Party. There is no journalism involved here, just left-wing politics in play. There is absolutely no basis for suspecting that any violent act came from a member of the Tea Party. Here is the platform of the modern Tea Party. Judge for yourself.
Preamble: The Tea Party Movement is an all-inclusive American grassroots movement with the belief that everyone is created equal and deserves an equal opportunity to thrive in these United States where they may “pursue life, liberty and happiness” as stated in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.
No one is excluded from participation in the Tea Party Movement. Everyone is welcomed to join in seeking to achieve the Tea Party Movement goals, which are as follows:
1. Eliminate Excessive Taxes – Excessively high taxes are a burden for those exercising their personal liberty to work hard and prosper as afforded by the Constitution.
2. Eliminate the National Debt – By implementing fiscally conservative policies at all levels of government, progress can be made toward eliminating the U.S. National Debt. Massive increases in the National Debt have created and continue to create a huge burden for the next generation of Americans, thus imperiling the country’s short-term and long-term economic health and prosperity.
3. Eliminate Deficit Spending
4. Protect Free Markets
5. Abide by the Constitution of the United States – The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land and must be adhered to without exception at all levels of government. This includes the Bill of Rights and other Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and their provisions designed to protect states’ rights and individual liberties.
6. Promote Civic Responsibility – Citizen involvement at the grassroots level allows the voice of the American people to be heard and directs the political behaviors of our representatives at both the local and national level so they, in turn, may be most effective in working to preserve the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness of this country’s citizens.
7. Reduce the Overall Size of Government – A bloated bureaucracy creates wasteful spending that plagues our government.
8. Believe in the People – The American people, given their guaranteed freedoms, will thrive in a democratic, capitalist environment which allows individuals to strive toward ever greater achievements, innovations and the efficient production of needed and valued goods and services.
9. Avoid the Pitfalls of Politics – American politics is burdened by big money from lobbyists and special interests with an undue influence on the peoples’ representatives. The Tea Party movement is seen as a threat to the entrenched political parties and thus is the continual target of smear campaigns and misrepresentation of its ideals. We choose not to respond to these attacks except to strongly and explicitly disavow any and all hate speech, any and all violence as well as insinuations of violence, and any and all extreme and fringe elements that bring discredit to the Tea Party Movement. We are a peaceful movement and respect other’s opinions and views even though they do not agree with our own. We stand by the Tea Party beliefs and goals and choose to focus our energies on ensuring that our government representatives do the same.
10. Maintain Local Independence – The strength and resilience of a grassroots movement is the ability of citizens at the local level to determine their own platforms, agendas and priorities free of an overriding central leadership.
Now let’s look at some of the beliefs and teachings of people from the left.
Bill Ayers: Ayers was the mastermind of a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s.
The quotes below are directly from a book entitled Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, which was written and published in 1974 by William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other members of the Weather Underground. President Obama is well-connected to Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dorhrn. In this book Ayers declares himself to be a communist, and announces that his group’s bombing campaign was intended to start a violent revolution to overthrow the American government. When asked recently if he regretted some of his actions (referring to the bombings) he replied: “Is one of those regrets that I took extreme measures against the United States at a time of tremendous crisis? No it is not. I don’t regret that. The people of the world are being exploited and oppressed and militarized by the great imperialist powers, led by the United States. That is the situation today in my view. And I’m not sorry about anything that I participated to try to end that war or against that government that was waging that war.”
“We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years. We are deeply affected by the historic events of our time in the struggle against U.S. imperialism.”
“Our intention is to disrupt the empire, to incapacitate it, to put pressure on the cracks, to make it hard to carry out its bloody functioning against the people of the world, to join the world struggle, to attack from the inside.”
“The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war. Revolutionary war will be complicated and protracted. It includes mass struggle and clandestine struggle, peaceful and violent, political and economic, cultural and military, where all forms are developed in harmony with the armed struggle. Without mass struggle there can be no revolution. Without armed struggle there can be no victory.”
Reverend Jeremiah Wright – President Obama’s pastor for several years.
“A riot is the language of the unheard.”
“The question is not whether we will be extremist but what kind of extremist will we be.”
“You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you.”
Saul Alinsky – Another hero of the left. He is the father of “community organizing” which is really just stirring political unrest. He was one of Obama’s mentors:
“The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means….”
Margaret Sangor – Founder of Planned parenthood. Since abortion is the religion of the Democrat Party, she is like their Jesus Christ.
“Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.”
“I think you must agree … that the campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics … Birth control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the eugenic educator.”
“As an advocate of birth control I wish … to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation. On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.”
These are just a few of the left’s heroes. If anything the press should look to the left as a source for violent actions. In reality when there is a mass murder as in Aurora it is usually the actions of a sick or evil person with no particular political agenda.