Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You Didn't Build That...

Finally, the President of the United States has shown his true colours - and they are all dark shades of red.

Last week Mr Obama reiterated and extended the comments of Elizabeth Warren, a White House staffer who is standing for US Senate in November saying, "If you’ve got a business - you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen."  

Last October when I blogged on Elizabeth Warren's comments, I thought that they were the words of a peripheral extremist in the Obama administration and couldn't be the views of the President himself, but I was wrong.

These are the views of a Marxist-Leninist.  Marx and Lenin believed that the people provided the means of production, not the business owner, and therefore the people should be entitled to any wealth or profit associated with it.  Were Mr Obama a private citizen, he would be entitled to hold such views - after all, the United States is a politically free, pluralistic society that is perfectly able to accomodate people of all beliefs and creeds.  But Mr Obama is not a private citizen, he is the head of state of a country founded on the premise that all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The "pursuit of happiness" bit includes material happiness, i.e. the right to acquire and own property without undue hindrance from the government.  Mr Obama's political views are diametrically opposed to those espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. 

Mr Obama cannot in all conscience represent the principles on which the United States of America was founded and he should resign forthwith.  Given that is highly unlikely, I hope the good people of the United States have the sense to throw him out of office in November.  Assuming he lets them, because not only do Marxist-Leninists not believe in property rights, they don't believe in constitutionally limited government either.

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