Friday, October 30, 2009

Dismantling America

by Thomas Sowell -

Part I -October 27th, 2009

Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called "experts" deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments? Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?

Part II -October 29th, 2009

Internationally, Barack Obama has made every mistake that was made by the Western democracies in the 1930s, mistakes that put Hitler in a position to start World War II-- and come dangerously close to winning it. At the heart of those mistakes was trying to mollify your enemies by throwing your friends to the wolves. The Obama administration has already done that by reneging on this country's commitment to put a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe and by its lackadaisical foot-dragging on doing anything serious to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. That means, for all practical purposes, throwing Israel to the wolves as well.

Both domestically and internationally Barack Obama is living up to his promise to fundamentally transform America. What is truly frightening is how many of his supporters look at what he is doing and then deny the consequences are what he intends. "Oh he doesn't really mean that. You are just exaggerating." This is a common retort to those who are appalled at his actions. His words sound so good and his intentions as he expresses them are so benign that his actions can't be of concern. Not to his supporters anyway.

Change you can believe in did not mean the dismantling of America to most of his supporters. However it is becoming clear with the number of czars he appoints who are proud communists that Obama means something quite different than most understood. How soon they wake up may make the difference in whether we survive as a free nation.


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