Obama would make America a Socialist republic 44

 Terry Sater writes in today’s Investor’s Business Daily:

We’ve come far from promises of "a chicken in every pot" to Barack Obama’s June 3 declaration that "the chance to get a college education is the birthright of every American." When did it become a birthright?

In his 1982 book, "The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism," Michael Novak noted that many who have lived under socialism would find it hard to believe "that other human beings would fall for the same bundle of lies, half-truths and distortions. Sadly, however, illusion is often sweeter to human taste than reality. The last Marxist in the world will probably be an American nun."

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism," said Norman Thomas, a U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate in the 1940s. "But under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day, America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

If it is to be, let’s do it with our eyes open, aware of every ponderous step.


His article is about the right name for Obama’s ideology. ‘Socialist’, ‘Communist’, ‘Marxist’? A discussion worth considering.   


Posted under Commentary by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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