Monday, March 29, 2010

“Those Who Do Not Remember the Past……….”

The full quote by philosopher and author, George Santayana, is, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. It is very apropos today if you are keeping up with the news as it unfolds on a daily basis and as it affects our lives.

Many people in our country hold in reverence the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was elected President 4 times (before the two-term limit was put into the Constitution by amendment). FDR came into office at a very difficult time in our history, the beginning of the Great Depression. In the election of 1932, FDR ran against incumbent President Herbert Hoover. FDR won big time. During the pre-election campaign, FDR ran against Hoover on a platform of cutting taxes, cutting subsidies, cutting government and balancing the budget. After he was sworn into office in March, 1933, however, Roosevelt radically changed direction blaming his radical changes and proposals on the problems he inherited from former President Herbert Hoover. Does that scenario seem familiar to what is happening today? His policies didn’t get us out of the recession all through the 30’s; we got out of the recession when World War II began.

Think about this past election (2008) between Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain. Obama ran on a platform similar to the platform Roosevelt ran on against Hoover. It was déjà vu all over again.

Being a product of the machine politics of Chicago and a disciple of the late “Father of Community Organizers”, Saul Alinsky, and his Reverend/Mentor, Jeremiah Wright, Barack Hussein Obama used his formidable oratorical skills and youthful energy to tell the voters what they wanted to hear and he succeeded, just as Saul Alinsky enumerated in his book, “Rules for Radicals”. Even though Obama was considered to be the most liberal Senator in the senate, he campaigned as a moderate conservative and he left the more conservative John McCain in the dust come Election Day by getting 52% of the vote. Once he was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2009, his moderate campaign rhetoric went out the window and his radical “progressive” roots came to the forefront in the programs he has proposed. The people voted for “change” and they are going to get it, whether or not it is the kind of change they envisioned when they voted for him doesn’t matter, they are going to get “change”, and by having a Democratic majority in Congress, he might just be successful. Already, “buyer’s remorse” seems to be affecting many of the people who voted for him.

Running up trillion dollar deficits, taxing the producers (successful entrepreneurs and small business owners) of wealth excessively, taking over multi-billion dollar corporations and banking institutions, proposing a $1.4 trillion health care plan, are ideas right out of the Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky playbooks. It’s the closest thing to socialism that we have ever encountered, even surpassing the radical New Deal programs of FDR.

This is where the famous quote of George Santayana becomes relevant in the survival of our country; “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” should be heeded by all concerned Americans in opposing the leftist, statist policies of President Barack Hussein Obama. It is our children and grandchildren who will be saddled with the affects of his radical policies as they try to live their lives like we lived ours.

If we, as Americans, don’t stop or modify these radical changes to our society and our economic system, we will have failed our children and grandchildren. What a way to leave this earth with that burden on our shoulders. Let’s hope we, the American people, wake up before it is too late to save this great country of ours.

Written by Chuck Lehmann

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John O`Toole said...

Remember, never listen to what Obama says, watch what he does. He`s got the whole political flim-flam down to a tee. This narcissist in the White House says he`s in favor of cutting taxes but raises them, he says he will cut the budget deficit but expands it dramatically, he says his health care plan is rvenue neutral but it will cost over a trillion dollars just to start it up. Chances are, like all government programs, the costs will far exceed the rosy projections of the loony lberal leadership. So yes, remember the past and throw the bums out in Nov.

Boynton Bob said...

It is a shame that 52% of the People did not do their "Home Work" on this Radical. Even if one just listened to BHO's own words you would have known he had it in for America. Now we are getting punished.

America's Path said...

I agree that this will cost much more than they think. Look at Medicare. In the 60's the government thought that by 1990 it would be costing $12 billion per year. In 1990, Medicare cost about $107 billion.

Hopefully, in the 2012 election people will see through Obama because we are going to see the exact same type of Campaign.