Socialists Say The Darnedest Things!
A benefit of modern social media is the means to capture and share socialists speaking their mind. Normally this would cause great alarm—if anybody was listening. Their messages that are meant to stir up envy and then to threaten forceful change as a solution is a frontal assault on constitutional freedoms. Unfortunately, the incessant drumming of their mantra has caused far too many voters to turn a deaf ear. Had the American public been listening, they would have heard some whoppers.
STIRRING UP ENVY—Howard Dean: “We know that no one person can succeed unless everybody else succeeds.”
STIRRING UP ENVY—Michelle Obama: “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Forgotten and Left Out
These statements, among others, appeal to the envious side of the “have-nots.” It suggests their place in life is not their fault, not their doing, not their responsibility. To fix it, to make things fair, to satiate the demands of envy, the socialists use their power of governmental force to change society at the expense of the “haves.”
THREATENING Force—Maxine Waters: “And guess what this liberal will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing—uh, uh-um—will be about … basically … taking over and the government running all of your companies.”
THREATENING FORCE—Joe Biden: “You know we’re going to control the insurance companies.”
THREATENING Force—Jim Moran: “Because we have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy to our means of redistributing wealth.”
THREATENING FORCE—Bill Clinton: [Speaking about crime-ridden slum areas] “A lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.”
THREATENING FORCE—Bill Clinton: “If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.”
THREATENING FORCE—Hillary Clinton: “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
THREATENING FORCE—John Dingell: “The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re passing legislation that will cover 300 million American people in different ways, it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”
THREATENING FORCE—Barack Obama: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
THREATENING FORCE—Jan Schakowsky: “You don’t deserve to keep all of it [private money] and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together.”
Bill Clinton, impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice: “The road to tyranny, we must remember, begins with the destruction of the truth.”
Socialism Forces Welfare and Charity
Barack Obama: “We’ve got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money,” Sen. Obama said. “If you had a whole pizza, and your friend had no pizza, would you give him a slice?”
Welfare Destroys Family
Thomas Sowell, an anti-socialist commentator and advocate for freedom, said: “The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer’s money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to ‘help.’”
Humans Can’t Be Trusted, Government Can
Hillary Clinton: To deal with high prices and profits by the oil industry (I.E., the workings of a free market), Hillary said the Federal Trade Commission should be called to investigate. “I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in our entire economy that they’re being watched. I think human nature left to itself is going to push the limit as far as possible, and that’s what you need a government regulatory system for: to keep an eye on people to make the rules of the game fair, to make a level playing field and not give anybody some kind of undue advantage.”
Freedom Failed, Time To Takeover?
Hillary Clinton: On helping young people make the right choices, Clinton said the free market has failed them. “And I personally believe that the adult society has failed those people. I mean, I think that we have failed them in our churches, our schools, our government. And I certainly think the, you know, free market has failed. We have all failed.”
Death of Individuality and Liberty
Hillary Clinton: “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few and for the few, time to reject the idea of an ‘on your own’ society and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity. I prefer a ‘we’re all in it together’ society.”
I Am a Socialist, uh, Progressive
Hillary Clinton: Are you a liberal? “I prefer the word progressive which has a real American meaning going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century. I consider myself a modern progressive, someone who believes strongly in individual rights and freedoms who believes that we are better as a society when we’re working together … I consider myself a proud modern American progressive.”
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. Howard Dean, religious conference in Washington D.C., June 27, 2006
. Michelle Obama, April 8, 2008, ss quoted in the Charlotte Observer, April 9, 2008
. Maxine Waters, televised hearing on May 22, 2008
. Joe Biden interview on ABC News, May 18, 2010.
. Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), comments recorded November 10, 2008, and rebroadcast on The O’Reilly Factor, FOX News, November 14, 2008.
. Bill Clinton, Interview on MTV’s “Enough is Enough,” April 19, 1994.
. Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993.
. Hillary Clinton, quoted in Associated Press: “San Francisco rolls out the red carpet for the Clintons,” by Beth Fouhy, June 29, 2004.
. Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), comment on Chicago radio WJR, hosted by Paul W. Smith, aired March 23, 2010.
. Barack Obama, comment on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill, April 29, 2010
. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL); see transcript at http://www.wlsam.com
. Speech at the University of Connecticut, Oct 15, 1997
. November 1, 2007, at a rally in Durham, North Carolina
. Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, Hoover Institution Press, 1993
. Washington Post Sept 3, 2005, by Dan Balz
. CNN.com transcripts of The Situation Room, June 4, 2007.
. Hillary Clinton speech, Modern Progressive Vision: Shared Prosperity, May 29, 2007
. Hillary Clinton, Democratic Debate, CNN July 23, 2007