Monday, October 6, 2014

Is President Obama really interested in the welfare of America?

I remember when then Senator Barack Obama was campaigning for President. Someone in the audience asked him if he were aware that, by lowering taxes, he would actually increase revenue flowing into the U. S. Treasury, and decrease the deficit. His reply was both astounding and revealing, and I paraphrase: "That is of no concern to me. I am more concerned about fairness."

What that told me was that he was more interested in taking money from one group of citizens and transferring it to another group of citizens than he was in improving the financial health of the country. His view put into shoe-leather the political / economic philosophy of Karl Marx: "From each according to his ability; to each according to his need." In short, President Obama is a Marxist, though few dare to be that honest about him.

Five days before his inauguration early in 2009, President-elect Obama made an ominous prediction. He said, "We are five days away from beginning the fundamental transformation of America." He wasn't kidding. Having watched and listened to Mr. Obama for over six years now, I have become convinced he is a global Marxist. Not content merely with national socialism, the President is systematically pursuing global socialism, in my opinion.

His global socialism can be seen in  his approval of allowing hordes of illegal aliens to cascade into our country. He makes a token show of enforcing the borders, but his policies encourage a flood of illegals. And why? you ask. Well, if one is a global socialist, he wishes to redistribute the wealth of America to the disadvantaged masses of Latin America. What better way than to allow them to flood across our borders, their well-being subsidized by over-burdened American taxpayers.

From the President's perspective, it is unfair that Americans should have it so good. It is morally incumbent upon Americans, whether they agree with the idea or not, to have their wealth transferred to the poor of the world.

President Obama's global Marxism can also be seen in his response to the Ebola outbreak. Where past policy and common sense would dictate that we should close our borders to all visitors from infected countries, that is not the President's policy at all. One can almost hear him reasoning to himself, "Why is it fair that poverty-stricken African nations have Ebola and Americans do not?"

So the President's political and economic philosophy, it seems to me, is not directed toward "What is good for America?" Rather, it is directed toward, "How can I best advance the cause of global Marxism?"

I am neither the first, nor the only American to think this. Thomas Sowell, who can hardly be accused of being a racist, has written an interesting article. It is entitled, "Obama's Priority: NOT Protecting Americans."

Here is his assessment of the President's refusal to bar infected Ebola carriers from entering the US:
At a minimum, it suggests that he takes his conception of himself as a citizen of the world more seriously than he takes his role as president of the United States. At worst, he may consider Americans’ interests expendable in the grand scheme of things internationally. If so, this would explain a lot of his foreign policy disasters around the world, which seem inexplicable otherwise.
As we move closer and closer to the end of the President's second term, I suspect we will see more and more decisions and policies that will help answer the question, "Is President Obama really interested in the welfare of America?" He would insist that he is, of course. I suspect I will differ with him.

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