The View From 1776
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The mindless throngs assembled to worship their savior, Senator Obama, bring to mind Jos
Street mobs and mass demonstrations are a product of socialism, beginning with the Parisian mobs who assaulted the Bastille on July 14, 1789, then dragged government ministers from their homes and hanged them from the lamp posts.
Everything about these mass demonstrations is anathema to the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which was intended to protect individual political liberties from the power of the mob. Today, liberal-progressive Federal judges justify abrogation of individual liberties, particularly property rights, by reference to mob sentiment.
A fundamental part of Senator Obama’s campaign rests upon confiscating people’s wealth and redistributing it to the lower income elements of the mob.
In The Masses Today, I noted:
Writing in 1929, Jos