Saturday, November 07, 2009

Responding to modern Marxism ~ By Henry Lamb

From WorldNetDaily
Henry LambBy Henry Lamb Posted: November 07, 2009 ~ 1:00 am Eastern © 2009 The first unmistakable tremors were recorded on April 15. The earth shook again throughout the month of August, when politicians returned home to face their constituents. Those brave souls who dared to hold a town hall meeting were met with enthusiastic questions about cap-and-trade, about the stimulus, about health care and about what appears to be a mad rush to socialism. Despite efforts by the White House and the media to downplay the significance of these events and to denigrate the people who participated in them, another tremendous tremor rolled across Washington on Sept. 12. More than a million people – by most estimates – filled the street from Freedom Square to the Capitol. They were not there to worship Obama; they were there to bury his policies. Tuesday's elections sent a plume of political fallout across the nation. Obama invested heavily in the incumbent New Jersey governor – who was soundly defeated by a conservative Republican. A parade of Democrat dignitaries campaigned for the governor's office in Virginia; the more conservative Republican won by a landslide. The only Democrat victory was in New York's District 23 where it took both the Democrat and liberal Republican candidate, who withdrew from the race to endorse the Democrat, to narrowly defeat a conservative independent. Conservatism also prevailed in Maine, where the voters rejected same-sex marriage. Denial is not that river in Egypt. It seems to be a river that begins in the White House and flows freely through the Democrat Party and the media. The rest of the nation seems to be encouraged by the prospects of reining in the runaway policies Obama's majority is trying to impose. It is increasingly clear that the battle is no longer between Democrats and Republicans; it is between liberals and conservatives. Since these terms, too, are fuzzy, let's be perfectly clear: The battle is between the people who subscribe to the principles of freedom set forth in our founding documents, and the people who subscribe to the principles of collectivism set forth by Karl Marx. Every single Democrat in the current majority, including Barack Obama, swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution. Yet, they absolutely ignore the limitation of power set forth in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. None of the 17 powers enumerated there authorizes the current health-care bills or the cap-and-trade bill, or the bailout, or the stimulus package – all recently passed by the House of Representatives. When asked by a reporter to identify the constitutional authority for the current health-care bills, Sen. Patrick Leahy said: "We have plenty of authority, why would you say we don't have authority?" Speaker Nancy Pelosi's reply to the same question was: "Are you serious? Are you serious?" Obviously, neither one is "preserving, protecting or defending" the Constitution when they ignore its limitation of congressional power. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
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