Madeline Crabb
Just say no to socialism
By Madeline Crabb
June 19, 2012

In March of 2010, Al Sharpton said, Americans overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama. Obviously, if Sharpton says something, it must be the truth, right?

First of all, Mr. Obama only received 53% of the vote, which is not an "overwhelming" victory. Second, while Americans voted for socialism, many didn't realize what they were doing. Like a package wrapped in beautiful paper and adorned with a huge bow, Obama's "hope and change" message was irresistible to naïve citizens. Additionally, the lily-livered GOP tiptoed around the subjects of race, religion, ideology, and even birthplace because they didn't want to appear mean, bigoted, or prejudiced.

But there is another reason Obama won. According to Freedom Center's David Horowitz, "Democrats have bought 40 percent of the population. They could run a monkey and get the vote." (And no, neither Horowitz nor I are calling Mr. Obama a monkey.) Can anyone say welfare rolls? Anyone receiving government handouts owes the Democratic Party — plain and simple. Government handouts involve a redistribution of wealth — and that is socialism.

The socialism we have been headed toward for decades is like the European model. Gee, look at how well that is working for them. Even Europeans are realizing there is a limit to how many freebies the government can provide citizens before the system is financially bankrupt. Hello! Let's see, America's national debt is nearly $16 trillion. Doesn't it sound like we can't afford socialism either?

In 1875, Karl Marx said, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." In 2012, our president embraces this philosophy because he thinks it is the job of government to equal things out. In an interview with Obama, Bill O'Reilly was questioning what appears to be an attack on the wealthy. He asked why Obama proposed a 28 percent capital gains tax, and a 39 percent tax rate on the rich. Obama's reply, "Why, it's an issue of fairness...we have to take it away and give it to others." When O'Reilly suggested this is actually redistribution, Obama instead called it "neighborliness." Now it is neighborly to have your hard-earned money taken from you and given to someone else.

As Neal Boortz explains, the government says, "Now that you have more than you need, give us the excess — we're gonna give it to the people who didn't play the game as well as you did." The government becomes God, picking and choosing who should have wealth. It's just like the government getting involved in private sector ownership, because some companies are "too big to fail." When the government is picking the winners and losers in life, as a nation, we are no longer free. We already know America is sliding into socialism, and four more years of the Obama administration will probably deal the death blow, as we've previously discussed. What many people want to know before this election is whether Obama is a socialist. Some say yes; others say no. My thoughts are that if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck — not a turkey.

Remember, Al Sharpton thinks President Obama is a socialist. Hey, thanks to the diligent investigative reporting of Stanley Kurtz, America now knows Obama is actually a card-carrying member of the New Party, a socialist organization. Perhaps we were hoodwinked the first time around. However, Americans must be better-informed for the next election.

During my research for this article I found a tape from World Net Daily in which Joseph Farah gives 20 reasons why Obama is a socialist. They are:

1.) He was raised as one. His mentor, Frank Marshall Davis was a communist and member of the Communist Party of the USA. (CPUSA was under control of the Soviet Union.)

2.) His mother, Ann Dunham, dabbled in socialist politics throughout her life.

3.) Obama admits he attended socialist conferences and read Marxist literature.

4.) He believes in "spreading the wealth around" both domestically and internationally.

5.) Obama became a "community organizer" working with ACORN, the Democratic Socialist Party, the New Party, and other avowedly socialist groups.

6.) Obama befriended hard-core radical communists Bill Ayres and Carl Davidson, both former members of the Students for Democratic Society. Ayres went on to lead the revolutionary communist Weather Underground faction.

7.) While in Chicago, Obama and his family attended Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ for two decades. Wright is anti-American, anti-Semitic, racist, and a socialist practicing Black Liberation theology.

8.) Which group boasts the most White House visits since Obama moved in? The Service Union International Union (SEIU) — the new name for ACORN. According to former official Steve Lerner, the group seeks to destabilize American financial institution and banks through Occupy-style attacks.

9.) Obama taught a law school class on socialist/activist Saul Alinsky, not the U.S. Constitution.

10.) Obama endorsed Bernie Sanders, the only avowed socialist in Congress.

11.) The Communist Party endorsed Obama in his 2008 primary battle with Hillary Clinton.

12.) Obama believes, "Our individual salvation depends on our collective salvation."

13.) As president Obama appointed an unprecedented 45 czars, including many socialists.

14.) He is the Manchurian President.

15.) Obama believes every person has a "right" to health care. (The Communist and socialist parties agree — in fact, it is part of their platforms.)

16.) Obama believes labor unions should be allowed to organize workers without approval being subject to secret ballots. (The communist and socialist Parties agree — in fact, it is part of their platforms.)

17.) Obama believes there is an inherent "right" to housing. (The Communist and socialist parties agree — it is part of their platforms.)

18.) Obama has promoted an open borders agenda. (The communist and socialist parties agree — and yes, it is a part of their platforms.)

19.) Obama has radically reduced the size and power of the U.S. military. (The communist and socialist parties agree — it is in their platforms.)

20.) Obama has steadfastly promoted a "steeply graduated" income tax. (Yes, the communist and socialist parties agree — and it, too, is in their platforms.)

Mr. Obama is entitled to his views, as is every other elected official. Our views are based on our belief system, which in turn, affects our actions. A radical socialist ideology is detrimental to America. Furthermore, isn't it said that people are known by the company they keep? While he can choose with whom he associates, our president has surrounded himself with friends and advisors holding highly radical views. The following link is a chart of Obama's appointees, and those with whom he associates away from the White House.

To describe these folks as radical is an understatement. Is this really what we voted for in 2008? Do we want to live in the land of the free and home of the brave? Or shall we allow Al Sharpton's socialist president to transform us into the United Socialist States of America? The latter is Obama's goal. We voted once for this socialist, not fully understanding the ramifications. Now however, there is no excuse for doing it again unless we are fully relinquishing our god-given rights and freedoms. Let's say it all together: Just say no to socialism! To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb


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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.


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