The View From 1776

Socialism In Our Time

Liberal-progressive-socialists like President Obama are obviously not as much concerned about glacial economic recovery as are the bulk of our citizenry.  Obama’s attention is riveted on broadening every possible means of regulating every person’s every action, every day.

Keeping everybody, to the maximum extent, on some form of welfare support ands therefore beholden to Washington, means that the aim of socialism - control of all aspects of the economy - is being realized at an accelerating rate. 

ObamaCare is but one of the many Democrat Socialist Party’s policy initiatives aimed at total collectivization and obliteration of the individual rights intended for protection by the Bill of Rights.

Thomas Sowell: Obama’s Weakness, Ineptitude Are By Design, Part Of The Plan

 

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/10 at 11:09 PM
  1. Sowell has is having a senior moment and displaying his lack of credibility when he makes silly claims such as that ObamaCare was "rushed through congress" with no hearings. The health care bill was the subject of years of debate before it was passed by both houses and signed into law and confirmed to be constitutional by the Supreme Court! And, Thomas, your characterization of the health care bill as the epitome of "collectivization" mischaracterizes a bill that relies totally on the private sector insurance companies. Had a single-payer arrangement been enacted, you may have had some basis for your grumbling, but this law is a boon for the private sector and in respect interferes with individual rights. (You may argue that the mandate to buy insurance infringes on the right to be a free loader on the rest of us, but such "rights" are considered specious by most rational people.)
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/11  at  08:00 AM
  2. Sorry for the typos! Let me try again!

    Thomas Sowell is having a senior moment and displaying his lack of credibility when he makes silly claims such as that ObamaCare was "rushed through congress" with no hearings. The health care bill was the subject of years of debate before it was passed by both houses, signed into law by the President, and then confirmed to be constitutional by the Supreme Court!

    And, Thomas, your characterization of the health care bill as the epitome of "collectivization" mischaracterizes a bill that relies totally on the private sector insurance companies. Had a single-payer arrangement been enacted, you may have had some basis for your grumbling, but this law is a boon for the private sector and in no respect interferes with individual rights. (You could argue that the mandate to buy insurance infringes on the right to be a free loader on the rest of us, but such a "right" is considered to be specious by most rational people.)
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/11  at  08:05 AM
  3. There are more cases heading to the Supreme Court which will decide this. JJ can label Sowell as "silly" but I respect Sowell's intellect and expect that ObamaCare will be greatly moderated over the next few years.

    It is really an immediate turnoff when an opponent uses terms like "a senior moment" and "lack of credibility" to denigrate a very respected and rational academic. Name calling is a device conspicuously used by those with no better rational argument.

    And denying the corrupt push to get Obamacare through Congress, with all the required bribes and waivers to wavering supporters, is akin to arguing that black is white--an easy avenue for liberal abstract thinkers who are still trying to figure out what the meaning of "is" is!
    Posted by BILL GREENE  on  11/11  at  09:45 PM
  4. Bill,

    I was attempting to be as gentle with Mr. Sowell as I could in pointing out his clear misstatement of plain fact by attributing his error to a memory lapse. I did NOT say he was silly. I said his claim was silly (which indeed it was). These are two different things! One can respect someone without immediately accepting everything he says as gospel merely because he said it.

    You make this very, very clear in your theory that "accepted intellectuals" are to be mistrusted, and that the wisdom of us common folk is invariably superior to that passed down from on high by "authorities." Bill, my comment merely followed you dictum and is an example of my learning from you and putting your theory into practice!
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/14  at  10:22 AM
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