Battlefield America

While the Libertarian author of "Obama's agenda: Overwhelm the system" (posted below) makes many astute observations, his most striking is the immorality of Obama's policies. By and large, Americans have forgotten that morality underlies all decision making, from legal to politics, spending decisions, welfare, abortion, and "gay" marriage to whether mosques ought to be built, America's borders thrown open or not and whether Darwinism ought to be taught in schools but God the Father kept out. The question then arises: Who is the moral authority that empowers Obama and his progressive socialist followers to force collectivist policies upon the people of America? The same question applies to the Libertarian author. By whose moral authority does he condemn Obama's policies as immoral? By extension: by whose moral authority do "gays" sit in judgement of authentic Christians and all other dissenters against the normalizing of the "gay" lifestyle? If the answer is by their own moral judgement then it boils down to their personal opinions and no more.

Now either the supernatural Creator is the Author of universal moral law and His law is absolute or it is not, in which case every man can be morally independent and therefore with acquisition of enough power, a law unto himself.

At its founding America was firmly anchored by Christian tradition and the supernatural Creator's universal moral law and all citizens constrained to abide by and live within the same set of rules, so to speak. America's Christian based worldview served as the glue that, however imperfectly, nevertheless held our society together, allowing Americans to live in freedom, order, and decency and to raise their families unmolested. But by and large Americans at every level of society have turned their backs on God and America's founding heritage and become morally autonomous, which really means that there is no right way or wrong way. In the words of Fyodor Dostoevsky: If God is dead then all things are possible.

This being the case, morality in its every permutation, from politics to welfare to immigration, open borders, Christmas, Christian symbols, mosques, self-defense, and so on has devolved into the personal likes and dislikes of power-seeking individuals and groups. Consequently America has become a battlefield of nonstop free-for-alls between diverse groups and individuals vying for power. By hook or crook, whoever manages to grab the prize---power---gets to force their will and way onto everyone else.

In contemporary America, God is dead and all things are now possible, all that is required is power by any means. Linda

Las Vegas Review Journal

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, "You never want a crisis to go to waste." It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama's presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.Â

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

-- Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

-- Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama "spread the wealth around."

-- Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama's plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

-- Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

-- Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

-- Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama.

Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee and serves on the Libertarian National Committee.