Monday, July 28, 2008

Obamessiah: Economic Justice = socialism?

A post at Investors Business Daily Editorials details the Obamessiah's stealth socialism during this campaign season, based on a lifetime of socialist/communist training:

Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called "economic justice." He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code — socialist code.

During his NAACP speech earlier this month, Sen. Obama repeated the term at least four times. "I've been working my entire adult life to help build an America where economic justice is being served," he said at the group's 99th annual convention in Cincinnati.

Democrat Barack Obama arrives in Washington on Monday. On the campaign trail, Obama has styled himself a centrist. But a look at those who've served as his advisers and mentors over the years shows a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics.

And as president, "we'll ensure that economic justice is served," he asserted. "That's what this election is about." Obama never spelled out the meaning of the term, but he didn't have to. His audience knew what he meant, judging from its thumping approval. It's the rest of the public that remains in the dark, which is why we're launching this special educational series.

"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.

Very troubling are more details about the Obamessiah's ties to communist and socialist activists throughout his life, including:

The seeds of his far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager in Hawaii — and they were far more radical than any biography or profile in the media has portrayed.

A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 — a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" — was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."

As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.

...After college, where he palled around with Marxist professors and took in socialist conferences "for inspiration," Obama followed in Davis' footsteps, becoming a "community organizer" in Chicago.

His boss there was Gerald Kellman, whose identity Obama also tries to hide in his book. Turns out Kellman's a disciple of the late Saul "The Red" Alinsky, a hard-boiled Chicago socialist who wrote the "Rules for Radicals" and agitated for social revolution in America.

...Amid all this, Obama reunited with his late father's communist tribe in Kenya, the Luo, during trips to Africa.

As a Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Harvard-educated economist, grew to challenge the ruling pro-Western government for not being socialist enough. In an eight-page scholarly paper published in 1965, he argued for eliminating private farming and nationalizing businesses "owned by Asians and Europeans."

His ideas for communist-style expropriation didn't stop there. He also proposed massive taxes on the rich to "redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all."
"Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed," Obama Sr. wrote. "I do not see why the government cannot tax those who have more and syphon some of these revenues into savings which can be utilized in investment for future development."

Taxes and "investment" . . . the fruit truly does not fall far from the vine.

You can bet BHO won't be sharing his own money with the po' folk.

Required reading for the educated conservative. Read the entire article here.

Again, I stress, as bad as Juan McCain seems to be, hold your nose and vote for McCain in November.

Illegal Immigration: Modern Day Slavery?

On today's Glenn Beck show, Beck discussed a NYTimes article detailed how hundreds of latinos were arrested in a raid on a meat processing plan in Iowa. Many of those arrested are underage, working in deplorable, unsafe conditions for long hours and low pay, with plenty of abuse heaped on them by their employers. Sounds like slavery to me!

Here's a link to the transcript.

An interesting point Beck makes is that the company was not mentioned in the article:

This is slavery and this is the most amazing thing in this story. So far 297 illegal immigrants from the raid in May have been convicted of document fraud and other criminal charges and most were sentenced to five months in prison after which they will be deported. Where is the line about the people who hired these people? Why are they not in prison for a year? Why does this company still have its doors open? This is slavery.
As he says, if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.

Henceforce, I will call 'illegal immigration' 'Modern Day Slavery.'

De-fund Sanctuary Cities (like San Francisco)

In his article today in, Michael Reagan details the issues of Sanctuary cities like San Francisco:

Defund Sanctuary Cities
By Michael Reagan
Monday, July 28, 2008

Three good men are dead thanks largely to San Francisco’s outrageous sanctuary-city policy, which forbids city authorities from notifying federal immigration authorities when they arrest illegal aliens for crimes they commit, and it’s time for President Bush to crack down on all the cities in the United States that follow this absurd policy.

On June 22, Anthony Bologna and his sons Michael and Matthew were shot to death by Edwin Ramos, 21, after a brief traffic incident when Anthony Bologna allegedly briefly blocked Ramos' car from making a left turn, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Ramos, an alleged member of the vicious the Mara Salvatrucha gang, known as MS-13, should never have been around to kill the three men, and wouldn’t have been -- were not for the city’s sanctuary-city policy.

Ramos, an illegal immigrant, was found guilty of committing two felonies when he was 17 -- involving a gang-related assault of a Municipal Railway passenger and the attempted robbery of a pregnant woman -- yet was never surrendered by the city’s juvenile justice authorities to federal officials for possible deportation as required by federal law.Ramos was taken to juvenile hall on charges of assault and participating in a street gang, and was later convicted in juvenile court and put in a shelter. Under federal law, he should have been referred to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) but the Juvenile Probation Department's policy for dealing with offenders stipulated that "probation officers shall not discriminate in any fashion against minors based on their immigration status."

Typical liberal "protect the wrong side at all costs" rhetoric. Read the entire report here.

The Islamists are Comin' to our hometown...

In a series of reports on Central Ohioans Against Terrorism, journalist Patrick Poole covers the upcoming Islamic Society of North America(ISNA) convention coming in August to Columbus, Ohio.

Highlights include a steady stream of hate-spewing, Jew & Christian smearing, anti-American speakers, many with terrorist ties. Oh, boy!

DOJ: Facts tie ISNA to Hamas (7/24/08)

FBI Declassified Memo: ISNA conferences “provided opportunities for the extreme fundamentalist Muslims to meet with their supporters” (7/23/08)

Members of Congress ask DOJ to withdraw from 2007 ISNA convention (7/15/08)

HAMAS terrorist leader thanks ISNA (7/14/08)

Keep in mind this is nothing new. Our own Ohio State University has an extremely radical Muslim Student Association (MSA) and the OSU chapter of the Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR).

I urge you to keep an eye on Patrick's blog and for further terrorist activity in Columbus. Heaven knows the local fishwrap won't be giving anything but glowing coverage to the muslims when they're here.

Monday wisdom from the Gipper

“The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing. Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, ‘What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.’ But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.” —Ronald Reagan

(h/t to the Patriot Post)