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What I Said About Capitalism In My Speech At Harvard

May 10, 2012 by  

In a recent speech to college students, President Barack Obama described capitalism as “a broken-down theory,” blaming it for the current economic problems. Wayne Allyn Root says we need to deliver the exact opposite message to students and explain that only capitalism creates true hope and opportunity. Root did so himself recently, speaking to Harvard University students. Root reports that capitalism and entrepreneurism are alive and well — even at Harvard University, the bastion of intellectualism and liberalism.

 

Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn Root is one of America's leading Libertarian-conservative authors. Wayne's new book is The Murder of the Middle Class Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, conservative media commentator, and proud champion of the middle class. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and Fox News regular. Follow Wayne on Twitter and visit Wayne's web site: www.ROOTforAmerica.com

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  • Mike in MI

    Awesome, Wayne! So glad to hear that the kids want to hear something real and inspiring and personal that somebody can get his head and heart into…WITHOUT HURTING, DEFRAUDING OR DAMAGING OTHERS. Business is one area of culture where people should be taught that the principles of Scripture are ready made to be applied and benefited from. God is the greatest businessman in the Universe. All the best business principles and practices are available to be seen there.
    Leadership – Jesus Christ and Paul (boldness in facing opposition; focus; drive)
    Planning – ” (zeal; knowledge vs. wisdom; prioritization)
    Rewards and Benefits Plan, Honesty, Faithfulness, Loyalty, Stewardship, Accomplishing the Impossible, Following Orders, The Boss With Dirty Hands, Living with Little/ Living with Much, Giving Equals Receiving, etc. on and on.
    The Bible lays out all the rules for success and you don’t have to be a greedy cheat to win (in fact, if you are a greedy cheat or cheapskate God won’t have anything to do with you). The Proverbs display for easy viewing whom to avoid or whom to trust.
    It shows you how to make God your silent Partner and greatest Confidant
    The churches/priests/pastors need to quit teaching Marxism and show people (SHOW PEOPLE) – like the Apostle Paul did as he worked as a tradesman – how to make the Word work in life.
    Have a blessed today.

    • Flashy

      i figured that since everyone is so earnest in knowing what President Obama did, in fact, state about “broken down theories’ in his recent speech to students at Florida Atlantic University, I’d help y’all out.

      HERE is what was referred to as “broken down” … note the word “capitalism” was NEVER spoken…and Mr. Root had to nose deep to twist calling trickle down as ‘capitalism’ and inferring that such is “capitalism’ and nothign else would be.

      Pres. Obama was referring to the FAILED policies of the trickle down that would give all to the wealthy and pretend the yellow fluids spewed upon us was not urine. And how the Right and the GOP are wanting to continue those same, failed policies. …

      Truth, thy took a vacation with mr. root’s article today ….

      https://historymusings.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/full-text-obama-presidency-april-10-2012-president-barack-obamas-speech-on-the-economy-and-income-tax-makes-case-for-buffett-rule-at-florida-atlantic-university/

      =====
      “Now keep in mind, I start from the belief that government cannot and should not try to solve every single problem that we’ve got. Government is not the answer to everything.

      What drags our entire economy down is when the benefits of economic growth and productivity go only to the few, which is what’s been happening for over a decade now, and gap between those at the very, very top and everybody else keeps growing wider and wider and wider and wider.

      In this country, prosperity has never trickled down from the wealthy few. Prosperity has always come from the bottom up, from a strong and growing middle class.

      A lot of the folks who were peddling these same trickle-down theories — including members of Congress and some people who are running for a certain office right now, who shall not be named — (laughter and applause) — they’re doubling down on these old broken-down theories. Instead of moderating their views even slightly, instead of saying, you know what, what we did really didn’t work and we almost had a second Great Depression, and maybe we should try something different, they have doubled down.
      They proposed a budget that showers the wealthiest Americans with even more tax cuts, and then pays for these tax cuts by gutting investments in education and medical research and clean energy, in health care.”

      • DaveH

        In 1900 Government consumed 3% of our GDP.
        Currently Government consumes over 40% of our GDP.
        And Obama says Less Government doesn’t work? How would he know that?
        He campaigned on change. Why? Is something broken? If so, since Government has grown to 9 times the size of 1900, how can it be a result of Less
        Government?
        What we’ve “tried” is an ever-increasing size of Government. Yet Liars will blame our economic problems on Not Enough Government. The reality is that Bankers and other Crony Capitalists are working hand in hand with Power Hungry Politicians (of which Obama is one) to feather their nests at the rest of our expense. It doesn’t matter to them if they sell us Military Statism, or Welfare Statism, or Communism — as long as it grows their Power.
        From the Donkey’s mouth:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn8H3Gl2qes

        • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

          DaveH – it used to be Donkeys now we have a Monkey :)

      • DaveH

        Obama says we’ve tried it, and it doesn’t work. Oh yeah?
        Here’s proof that what doesn’t Work is Bigger Government:
        http://heritage.org/index/ranking

        And it has never worked, except for the Leaders and their Political Pals — at the expense of the rest of us.

      • DaveH

        And for those who would like to learn what really goes on with Government and their Banker Cronies:
        http://mises.org/Books/historyofmoney.pdf

      • Flashy

        DaveH…can you name one time where government austerity in the face of Recession worked to bring about an economic recovery? And with your continued issues about government debt…can you cite any instance where ‘trickle down’ did not cause huge budget deficits?

      • Phyllis in Tx

        I hope and pray Romney uses the comment Obama made in Fla “that Capitalism is a broken down theory”. Do it Romney. All the while Obama makes speeches how he wants small business to grow,, lying lying. A liar. Wake up America

      • Flashy

        Ummmm…Phyliss…before you start ranting and calling for Romney to use a quote…wouldn’t it be best to make sure such was really said? Or don’t you care about truth and facts when it comes to this President ?

      • DaveH

        Here is Obama’s entire speech from Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas for those who can stand listening to his Flashman-like BS:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbnplgnVG4s

      • Flashy
      • DaveH

        I can do better than that, Flashman. I can cite the 1920 Depression that would have been much worse except that Warren Harding had the wisdom to butt Government out:
        http://mises.org/daily/3788

        That kind of Government restraint hasn’t occurred since then, because Government Leaders aren’t wired to decrease their Power and Perks.

      • DaveH

        Now, Flashman, show us a country where Socialism or Communism has worked for anybody but the Leaders and their Pals.

      • Flashy

        Well…seeing as Harding wasn’t president in 1920…and if you are referring to the 1920 post WWI recession as a depression ….. you have factual issues to deal with DaveH…

      • TML

        Flashy says, “…calling trickle down as ‘capitalism’ and inferring that such is “capitalism’…”

        Seems to me that the ‘trickle-down theory’ is a method of economic manipulation by the state in what could be called State or Corporate Capitalism.

      • DaveH

        I’ve proven that Bigger Government doesn’t work in actual experience, Flashman, (link to economic freedom index).
        It’s also a logical failure. Why would any thinking person think that somebody spending somebody else’s money is going to spend that money as wisely as the owner of the money would spend his own? And how is hiring a cadre of interfering middle-men (Government bureaucrats), who can only be negatively productive, going to be more productive than letting people freely transact with each other to make voluntary purchases and voluntary contracts?
        The reality, Folks, that Administration Shills like Flashman don’t want you to know, is that Crony Capitalists write most of the regulations to restrict their competitors, or to otherwise feather their own nests. Even those regulations, that aren’t directly anti-competitive, aid the Crony Capitalist Big Businesses because they can afford the cadres of Lawyers and Accountants to jump through the Government hoops, but their smaller competitors can’t. The campaign contributions given by the Crony Capitalists are returned many times over by the Protection given to them from Competition by their Crony Politicians.
        Buy, or borrow a copy of this book from the Library, to learn more about what actually goes on with Big Government:
        http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Ripoff-Business-Government/dp/0471789070

        They like you to think those regulations are to protect us. They protect us all right — from Prosperity.

      • Flashy

        DaveH —> Now, Flashman, show us a country where Socialism or Communism has worked for anybody but the Leaders and their Pals.
        ——-
        Sure DaveH….no problem.

        I’m not sure when you refer to ‘socialism” if you refer to Socialist/Capitalism…or pure socialism though.

        I’ll assume to you socialism includes socialist/capitalist. Sweden and Scandanavia come to mind. Northern Europe also.

        Communism…here’s some qualifications on this list. I will refer to the beginning formative years immediate post-revolution. the transition stopped and more authoritarian measures implemented where the government leadership assumed dictatorship rather than representing a popular vote.

        i would list at the top Cuba. Batista was a corrupt hedonistic blood sucking parasite and had to go. Immediately after his ouster, the Cuban economy improved as did the state of living for the masses. for the population as a whole, there can be not argument that the late 50′s to early 60′s saw a vast improvement in the standard of living of the Cuban people.

        It went awry though as Castro cemented his rule and went the way of the Soviet bloc.

        interestingly, had Eisenhower not rejected Castro’s feelers in the lte 50′s…and not pushed Castro to the Soviets when Castro was pleading for American aid and assistance…things may well have been quite different in Cuba. We were still in the final throes of McCarthyism then…and any hint or taint was enough to paint red anything but right wing dictatorships.

        So Eisenhower rejected any overtures or pleadings from Castro and shoved him to the Soviets. Consequently, the need for strict austerity in light of the American embargo and the insistence of the Soviets to adopt their ways…add in Castro’s megalomania that he was the true leader of the Revolution…and you have a stagnant, yet somewhat popular in comparison to what Batista was, government run economy.

        One should often wonder how Cuba would have turned out had Eisenhower accepted the overtures by Castro in the late 50′s ..

      • Flashy

        BTW Dave H…how is Elian doing these days? A baby eating heathen savage as his future was being portrayed by the far Right?

      • s c

        Once a shill, always a shill, comrade ‘f.’ Trotsky had the right idea. That is, when you learn that ‘Dear Leader’ is a loser, it’s time to depart. Of course, Trotsky paid for his “evolving” ideas with his life [courtesy of Stalin's paid killer in Mexico]. You, comrade ‘f,’ have no clue. Apparently your conscience has been surgically removed. Your real world vocabulary is no better than a child’s. Your W H ‘God’ is a puppet. That makes you a puppet, also (in case you need to be reminded).
        Find a community college and take 5 or 10 years of courses (you’re out of grade school, aren’t you?). Maybe then you’ll be able to converse and use basic words and definitions. Comrade ‘f,’ give Cuba a try. Now that Fidel’s health has caught up with him, Cuba is left with Fidel’s brother. They probably need a shill – aka czar – there. Keep in touch. Take a good multi-language dictionary. Utopian loser.

      • DaveH

        Flashman says — “Well…seeing as Harding wasn’t president in 1920″.
        Nice equivocation, Flashman. Warren Harding WAS president from 1921 to 1923. The 1920 economic calamity ended in 1921.
        Unemployment was 11.7 percent in 1921, 6.7 percent in 1922, and 2.4 percent in 1923.
        Let’s see, what is the unemployment rate today — 3 years after Obama took office?

        When are you going to become a decent human being, Flashman, and quit trying to mislead people?

      • DaveH

        Flashman uses Sweden as an example of where Socialism has worked.
        The truth about Sweden from a Swedish Native:
        http://mises.org/daily/2259

        Flashman, can you tell the truth about anything?

      • Flashy

        DaveH…you were the one citing a “1920 Depression’ and mentioning harding.

        So you take the stance that a post World War recession and a presidency in the first few months can affect an economy are signs of …what exactly? And you stop in the first few years…not choosing to continue to draw the parallel with the policies of Harding and Coolidge which widened the gap between rich and poor and allowed rampant abuse of the markets which led….to the Depression. (the real one).

        And are you stating that the post war boom where America came into its industrial might technologically is a product of harding/ i’d pioint out to you that during the 20′s…unions came into their own and had a strong impact . I take it you would agree then that the growth of unions in the 20′s also aided in that growth.

        Quit trying to twist facts and history DaveH…

      • Flashy

        DaveH…you cite a “Swedish native’ from a Mises article as proof Sweden was a failed state. Ummmm…so if i posted an article from the Red Star which cited the USSR as the greatest thing since sliced bread…you’d accept that?

        get real … jeesh …

      • DaveH

        Flashman even has the gall to try and sell Cuba as a Communist success.
        Per Capita Income US (Atlas Methodology) — $47,140.
        Per Capita Income Cuba (Atlas Methodology) — $5,500.
        And how far is Cuba from the US? About 100 miles.

      • DaveH

        Flashman,
        The more you talk, the more the readers can see the dishonesty of Progressives. So, keep it up.

      • Flashy

        twisting in the wind again eh DaveH? As you noticed and conveniently left out…i limited the Cuban economic turnaround from the late 50′s to early 60′s..and specifically commented on the strangle hold of having to deal with the restrictions of the US embargo and adhering to Soviet bloc limitations.

        Get real someday…you may find it nice.

      • marine72

        Flashy: So! which part do you play in the “obamination.org” skunk works in the bowels of the White House or do you just work for Sir Moonbeam, his self-proclaimed purveyor of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” for us incompetent citizens of Kalifornia?

      • marine72

        Flashy man: You sound like a candidate to broaden the content of “Liberalman, Liberalman1, and Greg” at floppingaces. We surely love to have another BOHICAman join us for political discourse. And now that our ever flagellating P-POTUS (as in Poser-POTUS) now embraces the homosexual agenda espoused by NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) and similarly chartered perversions. This turn-around four years in the coming must have emanated from a deep seated (no pun intended; now that I have thought about it, the pun potential is available) conviction born of personal experience: Mr. Sinclair could tell us that Donald Young choked to death on his fork in Chicago.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        Blah blah blah blah blah, blah!

      • eddie47d

        I hope he does too Phyllis for then capitalism can be exposed for what it is and for what it has done. For better or for worse you may not get the answer you think should be there. Capitalism can be crooked,corrupt and very combustible. The 2008 recession was mostly brought to you by those capitalists with a dose of government interference. So you can lie all you want and run from the truth as far as you want to go. You should have heeded the warning signs and reigned in the greed but since you didn’t you’re left with what is going on now.

      • JeffH

        Falsy, you really should sit back and think for a minute and understand that most everyone here, the exceptionns being a few of your flock mates, knows or recognizes that you are a progressive lackey, a shill being paid to be here. That’s the logical conclusion from your own admission, and of course Mr. Livingston outing you mulri-personalities. Gace the realities that your quest to turn this board upside down is a failure, that your lack of credibility now preceeds your words, that your ambiguity, equivocations and doublespeak are all well recognized and in some cases, well documented.

        Best advice to give you is for you to start earning your stipend honestly and moraly…if you have any in you.

      • JeffH

        OOPS should have spell checked first.

        “multi-personalities” and f”ace the realities”

      • JeffH

        eddie, this one for you…for about the hundreth time…hoping someday that you’ll get it.

        Definition of ‘Crony Capitalism’:
        A description of capitalist society as being based on the close relationships between businessmen and the state. Instead of success being determined by a free market and the rule of law, the success of a business is dependent on the favoritism that is shown to it by the ruling government in the form of tax breaks, government grants and other incentives.

        Definition of ‘Capitalism’:
        An economic system based on a free market, open competition, profit motive and private ownership of the means of production. Capitalism encourages private investment and business, compared to a government-controlled economy. Investors in these private companies (i.e. shareholders) also own the firms and are known as capitalists.

        Definition of ‘Free Market’:
        A market economy based on supply and demand with little or no government control. A completely free market is an idealized form of a market economy where buyers and sellers are allowed to transact freely (i.e. buy/sell/trade) based on a mutual agreement on price without state intervention in the form of taxes, subsidies or regulation.

      • DaveH

        Flashman says — “can you cite any instance where ‘trickle down’ did not cause huge budget deficits?”.
        I will take that as Flashman saying that budget deficits are bad.
        Budget deficit in 2008 (Bush) — $455 Billion
        Budget deficit in 2009 (Obama) — $1,400 Billion
        Budget deficit in 2010 (Obama) — $1,300 Billion
        Budget deficit in 2011 (Obama) — $1,500 Billion

      • http://hathcockchrisandstan.wordpress.com stanandchris

        You obviously are an idiot, if you think government can solve the problems that currently face us. Water doesn’t run up hill dumb ass. I am far far far from the 1% however, I know the rich pay the vast majority of the taxes in this country even if the “rate” is lower than someone making 30k per year. I’m don’t profess to be an economic scholar but the last that I heard is that the “rich” pay over 50% of the total taxes in this country. The “rich” according to your majesty Obummer is anyone making over 250k per year. Ok, even given that ignorant assessment how many jobs were created by the people below that 250k level? Some I’m sure, but very few. People making less than that do not own the majority of businesses in this country.. There are the little mom and pops that may hire a worker in their business paying them around minimum wage, but they are not hiring people and giving multiple jobs earning 30,40,50 thousand a year. If you believe the government is going to provide all the good paying jobs, then where are the taxes coming from to pay those wages? If all the very wealthy were to put their money and their earnings in some other country and move from here, what would become of this country? I venture to say that we would then be the “third world” country with no ability to provide for the rest of us.

        Flashy, I have been on this forum for a while and have seen most of your post. You must either be retired, unemployed, on welfare to spend your life on this forum. Espousing the rhetoric of this administration and how wonderful you think it is? REALLY? DO YOU HONESTLY BELIEVE THIS BS? or are you just trying to stir things up?
        If it’s the former, then as I said “IDIOT”,, IF THE LATER,LET GO ALREADY.

      • DaveH

        Flashman says — “i limited the Cuban economic turnaround from the late 50′s to early 60′s..and specifically commented on the strangle hold of having to deal with the restrictions of the US embargo and adhering to Soviet bloc limitations”.
        How convenient, Flashman picks ten years out of 60 to make his claim. So, Flashman, what are the figures from the late 50′s to early 60′s, or are you just making that up also?
        And is South America also embargoing Cuba?
        You’re clutching for straws as usual, Progressive.

      • APN

        FLASHY said: “Now keep in mind, I start from the belief that government cannot and should not try to solve every single problem that we’ve got. Government is not the answer to everything.

        What drags our entire economy down is when the benefits of economic growth and productivity go only to the few, which is what’s been happening for over a decade now, and gap between those at the very, very top and everybody else keeps growing wider and wider and wider and wider…..end stupid progressive statement……

        _____________________________________________________________________

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO!!!!!

        Yep! Boy that makes perfect sense to me “Flashy” ! Let’s see….hum….. Oh….I just remembered……. UNION THUG CONTROLLED GM of which most GM workers make more than most doctors in AMERICA!!! Kinda sounds like the department of “education”……SHAZAAM!!!!

        Hum…those at the VERY VERY TOP, as if you have a constitutional power to make that judgement or any other human being in this country, including CONGRESS. How did the BILLIONS that my children and grandchildren spent on this unconstitutional “Bailout”, without even the right to vote on it, “Trickle down” to the TOP of those UNION MARXIST THUGS who ran GM in the ground??????????? Explain it FLASHY BOY!

        Let’s see your euphoric DUMB Marxist progressive answer……..

        By the way, I am a mathematician, so I do in fact understand the POWERS of the many as it relates to a “CEO’S” pay. So don’t waste YOUR time……marxist boy!

      • JUKEBOX

        Flashy, in the advertising business, there is a premise that to reach your audience, if you are appealing to an ignorant or dumb audience, you scream louder and louder. Review Obama’s latest campaign speeches, and you will notice how shrill and loud he is getting.

      • http://www.facebook.com/david.a.deal David A Deal

        Great job Flashy! Now a note to DaveH. What kind of Highway system did we have to support in 1900? Did we have a contiuation of COSTLY Wars going on? Did we have NASA? Did we NEED oversight because of the Industrial revolution spewing massive amounts of poison and toxins into the air and water? Just a few examples of how things CHANGE! China had to start putting a b unch of money into roads the last decade because as Capitalism grew and incomes grew the Chinese started buying a lot of cars. They even had to import driving instructors because of all these new drivers running rampant on roads shared by walkers, carts, bicycles. If you want to make FAIR comparisons try Reagan era policies which TRIPLED out debt over a 12 year period with irresponsible military spending and tax cuts mostly benefitting the wealthy. Then look at the Clinton era reduced military spending and tax increases mostly on the wealthy and not only did our debt NOT rise for 6 years but we created a surplus when he left. Then GW gets us into 2 wars and cuts taxes mostly for the wealthy (TEMPORARY cuts which when they expire will increase revenues $5 Trillion over the next decade. Obama is still working under BUSH rules because of a Rethuglican menatality of just say NO!)

      • http://naver samurai

        SSDD, eh David Deal? Same old lies, rhetoric, and innuendo? Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

      Preach!!! Bro Mike in MI! HALLELUJAH!!! The only problem is, as you so pointed out so precisely, the LOVE of money, or if I may borrow a term I heard used by of all people, Bill O’Reilly, “Unbridled capitalism” it is the ROOT of ALL evil, and I believe that God’s Holy Word makes it QUITE CLEAR how HARD it will be for a rich person to enter in!!! (Mark 10 :25, read also Matt. 25:31-46!) When the CEO’s are gettin’ almost richer than God, livin’ PHAT here in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave by exploiting SLAVE labor overseas, we might as well be flippin’ the Good Lord off!!! It’s a shame that this description from the book of II Timothy chap. three fits ALL of mankind, from the least to the greatest, better than your’s Bro Mike!!!

      “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” – II Tim. 3:1-5 (KJV)

      Pay close attention in the next prophecy THE REASON God gives for his soon return!!!

      “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.” – James 5:1-8

      Soo! How’s your 401K doin’?!!

      The Gospel in six minutes! Ya got six minutes to spare for eternity?!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sLkioKFLEE

      It is my prayer you recieve Him today!!!

    • Jeff

      Any time I see one of your NY Post or National Enquirer-style headlines about something Obama is supposed to have said, I know the truth is at least 179 degrees different. His message has not changed. Capitalism is the engine of economic growth, but an engine without steering, brakes, and an intelligent driver (read: sensible regulation) leads to utter disaster (read: GWB and the Crash of 2008). Unfettered capitalism with no regulation of the banks, polluters, etc. will make a few people (read: Mitt Romney) very rich, but will impoverish society as a whole. We’ve always had debates about which regulations make sense; the difference now is you guys on the right act like all regulations are bad. So, we need to get rid of the EPA, allow banks to destroy the economy, coal companies to strip mine and kill their workers – all in the name of your religion of unregulated capitalism.

      There’s a reason FDR was considered the savior of capitalism. Without intelligent oversight, the system will implode, as it essentially did in 2008. Now, you want to let the banks do whatever they please. Why not return to the regulatory climate established in the 30s that prevented a major collapse until it was undone beginning in the 80s?

    • http://naver samurai

      HHHHHooooorrrrraaaaahhhhh! Way to go and a great statement. Let’s get this lib, gay loving, baby killing, marxist COOTUS out of office.

      “The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.”

      Thomas Jefferson

      He sure must have been talking about our current situation and Obama bin Laden.

      “To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”

      George Washington

      This would leave out the likes of Obama bin Laden and the 5th columners in this country.

      “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”

      Thomas Paine

      This means all of us, who call themselves patriots, need to stand against the growing tyranny of our government or we may end up being like the Romans. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • http://naver samurai

        BTW, I still remember my swearing in when I went into the army and after re-enlisting 4 times. I suggest we remember it when it comes to going against the 5th column, Soros, Obama bin Laden, and other satan motivated groups.

        “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”

        If you are a patriot, you will continue to remember this oath and do whatever is needed to protect this country. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://httpaol.com sean murry

    These kids today need to hear something real not from obummer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

      Do you know what’s wrong with these kids today sean?!

      “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” – II Cor.4:3&4 (KJV).

    • Jeff

      Sean:

      Did you think that one up? All by yourself? So clever! What a hell of a guy. With such eloquence, you should run for office.

    • http://naver samurai

      You can tell thwm these truths:

      “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.”

      Northwest Ordinance
      April 07, 1789

      “Respect your country always. Respect your government, when they earn it.”

      Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain)

      The current administration hasn’t earned a darned thing for them to be respected in anyway, shape, or form.

      “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”

      Ronald Reagan

      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Power To The People

    There is a war underway in America between Marxist/Fascist like Obummer and the remaining threads of capitalism. Obummer continues to use the liberal playbook started in the 60′s where by they intend to re-educate the masses. This is why he goes to the universities who are in most cases managed by liberal administrators.

    The capitalists must counter their message by going before the same young adults with the message of personal responsibility, hard work and success, compassion for those in need through self help and support by the community.

    If this is not done, the minds of the most easily to sway will be swayed. Let us hope not in the direction the current occupant of the White House wants.

    • TopSgt11C

      I really wish you were correct about the conflict between marxist and American capitalists.
      Fact is, this generation of young americans do not have the stomach for confrontation
      and they prefer to stay home and draw benefits they were accustomed to. If there be any
      war at all, it will be at the senior citizen level and not very effective any more. We are toast!

      • Patriot1776

        It is all a product of the “everyone wins, there are no losers here” philosophy that is everywhere in our country today. In the recreation league sports, everyone gets a trophy, it’s about playing together, not winning or losing. With that mentality there is no motivation to work hard, to succeed, because no matter how hard you strive, everyone else will receive the same “reward” as you. This carries on into the union philosophy, no matter how hard you work, you receive the same pay increases and benefits as the person that just barely shows up for work. The next generation has been tamed by the liberals to believe that all that matters is fairness, competition is bad, winning is bad.

        It has always been the American way to work hard, succeed and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Some acheive more, some less, but the feeling of knowing that you have earned what you have cannot be beat. We have now produced an entire generation that has no work ethic and no motivation to achieve.

      • Polski

        To Patriot 1776, the union philosophy is “protection for the REAL workers from the company owners and the CEO and senior executive officers, the board of directors, politicians, and all OTHER CROOKS”!!!!

      • texastwin827

        TopSgt, I believe you will be surprised at who all would fight right along side the old vets. I have one daughter who is in her 20′s and she has many friends who have served in the military, since 9/11, some of whom are still active duty. The general concensus amongst the majority of those young veterans is that they took their oath to defend the Constitution, not the President nor Congress.

        What the neo-con & liberals, who would gladly destroy the United States that we know, do not realize is that all these wars they’ve committed young Americans to, has created an entire new & YOUNG generation of seasoned combat vets and many of them do NOT like what the politicians are doing to their country.

        • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

          Love to hear and want to tell your Daughter and her side warriors we really appreciate them here in Texas

      • DaveH

        To Polski.
        The Union Philosophy is — take advantage of the Company Owners, their consumers, non-Union workers, and even less senior Union Workers, so that the more Senior Union Workers and Union Management can have better lives.
        Polski has the nerve to call Company Owners, who have invested their own money and offered voluntary people a chance to make a living, Crooks, when in fact the Union Workers are using Force and Coercion to take Other Peoples’ Money? Has the definition of Crooks been turned upside down by Progressives?

      • eddie47d

        Dave seldom allows himself to fall into the quicksand of capitalism. Your defense is admirable but it is those kinds of attitudes that have allowed capitalists to weave their dirty tricks and break every rule in the book.

      • http://naver samurai

        Well said Texas Twin, fellow patriot. I’m not an old vet, but I am a middle aged vet. I’ll gladly stand side by side with anyone that wishes to right the course this country is taking.

        “When the people rise in masses in behalf of the Union and the liberties of their country, truly may it be said, the gates of hell shall not prevail against them.”

        Abraham Lincoln

        “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

        Abraham Lincoln

        http://www.usfreedomfighters.com

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • Mike in MI

        Polski – You, sir, are a prevaricatin’ paper-tube container of equine alimentation.
        My Grandpa was one of the leaders of the early labor movements in the Grand Trunk Railroad in the late 19th Century and early Twentieth. He held positions of responsibility and authority – both in the union and rail company employment.
        One day when we were alone a few years before he died, I asked him if he was glad he had done it. He got kinda teary and said, “No, I’d rather you don’t bring it up again.”

    • Mary Scott-Nelson

      What you say has no power because you have no respect. The least you could do is to spell a person’s name right. The sitting president of this country is president B. H. Obama, not your sarcastic obummer. you are not making any quality sence when you do something that. Get real, you don’t have to like it but, he is the President, have some self respect and do the right thing the right way.

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        Mary we all will miss him in November, hate to see you go too, but hey Odrama is done baby!!!

      • texastwin827

        Mary, something my mother taught me, many years ago….You have to EARN respect. So far, Obama has done nothing to earn respect. While the office of the Presidency should be respected, it does not mean we have to respect the man who holds the title, if he does nothing to earn it.

        • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

          Nor respects the people who sign is way over paid check and feeds his family. He is a traitor and should be strung like a good ole southern lynchin’

      • http://hathcockchrisandstan.wordpress.com stanandchris

        “you are not making any quality sence when you do something that. ”
        This is your quote and you’re telling people how to spell and make “sense”.
        Typical dumb liberal

      • JeffH

        stanandchris :), not to mention starting a sentance without a capital letter.

      • http://naver samurai

        Really? If this is true, then why doesn’t he do the right thing by telling the truth, stop paying someone to hide his past, and tenure his resignation for being a fraud? Why can’t Obama bin Laden do that?

        “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

        Baron Acton 1834-1902

        How about how he helped his brother attain power in Kenya, which was illegal for him to do?

        http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/video-is-obama-responsible-for-1000-kenyan-deaths/

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Jeff

      Power:

      I’m certainly glad you avoided the influence of those awful perfessers who read books and other subversive stuff. Stay ignorant and you’ll always know all you need to know – like horse sense!

  • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

    Mind growing and a great inspiration as always Wayne. Thank you Brother

  • Nottakenyan

    Pray the Maker does a recall !!

  • ringgo1

    Amen.

  • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

    yip that nasty “old tea part is [dead]” LMAO. WE HAVE BECOME THE MOST SOPHISTICATED social media experts, you bumbling libnuts.

    • Flashy

      I would agree the Radical right/TP/American Taliban have learned to use the ‘net as a means of disseminating lies. It will be refreshing when they learn to use it for truth.

      What should be realized is the trick of lying and making stuff up is growing wearisome and discrediting any potentially positive message or policy. Here is the link to the speech Root refers to claiming Pres. Obama called Capitalism broken down.

      Go ahead…find the quote from Obama that Mr. Root states was made …

      https://historymusings.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/full-text-obama-presidency-april-10-2012-president-barack-obamas-speech-on-the-economy-and-income-tax-makes-case-for-buffett-rule-at-florida-atlantic-university/

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        Hey Flashy did you see yesterday Luger left leaning said to be Republican lost to a Tea Party ellect? Keep on telling yourself that crap, but it won’t come true :)

      • Deerinwater

        I couldn’t find anything on it either Flashy other the contrived right wing commentary which appears bountiful among the dealers of Snake Oil Sales.

        I would summize the phase has been taken out of context to serve as political as fodder

        • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

          Tea Party kicked some liberal asses yeterday in Indy Baby!!!

      • Flashy

        Yep…saw that. reinforced the analysis that the GOP is growing even nor distant and marginalized and unless it regains balance it will be a “minority party” for decades. If not 2012, 2014 is when the worm turns and the TPers and radicalists in the GOP will be facing that music.

        The Dems went through similar infighting when the radicals took over in the 70′s. It took almost all of the 80′s for the radicals to be ousted from the upper structures of the party and they are still combating the impressions made back then. The GOP has a similar battle ahead.

        • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

          Good Luck with that Theory Flash Bag!! Or is that Duesche Bag??

      • FreedomFighter

        “Obama’s Parasites”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prRNBLIZ1bk&feature=relmfu

        Yes Flash, sane government will work, Parasite socialism and communisum will not work.

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • DaveH

        You have nerve to call others liars, Flashman, when in fact you have been proven repeatedly to have no Credibility.
        Remember Flashman’s Sniper comments, Folks? If you don’t, then follow this whole thread to see how he plagiarizes comments from somebody else’s ignorant article about Sniping (of course Flashman was too ignorant to know the article was ignorant), as if they were his own and obviously thinking it made him look intelligent. And then he continues to try to back up his comment with more ignorant comments:
        http://personalliberty.com/2012/01/25/your-choice-ron-paul-or-a-wheelbarrow/#comment-517886

      • Dale on the left coast

        “i would list at the top Cuba. Batista was a corrupt hedonistic blood sucking parasite and had to go. Immediately after his ouster, the Cuban economy improved as did the state of living for the masses. for the population as a whole, there can be not argument that the late 50′s to early 60′s saw a vast improvement in the standard of living of the Cuban people.”
        Absolute nonsense Flash . . . Che was standing them up against the wall and shooting them by the thousands . . . improvement in the standard of living . . . lol

        As for Sweden . . . they have been abandoning their “Socialist” models in the last two decades . . . why? Because they don’t work . . . they are anti-business and anti-productivity . . . Question . . . why are you so stuckonstoopid?

      • Flashy

        Ummm Dale…hate ta burst your bubble…but you wouldn’t happen to have the economic and life standard figures for Cuba late 50′s early 60′s would you? You should look at them. i also went to great lengths to limit that period and stated a hypothesis of why Cuba remained in the Soviet bloc as long as it did. Also….you have no clue about Che…he wasn’t involved in the Cuban government…

        jeesh…ignorance abounds today …

      • texastwin827

        Flashy, the only ignorance that abounds, is yours. Try reading before you speak.
        http://www.chronicallybiased.com/index.php?itemid=131

        The facts stated in this article were taken from the US State Dept Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. If Cuba is so great, why was their infant mortality & literacy rates superior to France & many western European countries in 1957 but worse today? They were also ranked 3rd in South American food consumption before Castro and are not, now.

      • Flashy

        Tex… i know. What was i thinking? Life was so good under Batista is the reason Castro was able to have a successful revolution ….

      • eddie47d

        Yes Flashy Batista was capitalism err (exploitation ) south of the border style. In case Brad is still on board Lugar was defeated by infighting within the Republican Party. That won’t necessarily bring defeat to Obama but more unhappy Republicans back biting each other.

      • texastwin827

        Flashy, I never said Batista was any better than Castro….what I pointed out is that, economically, her people were better off. As for Castro being “good” for the country, many dictators take power by convincing the people that they would do a better job, thereby enlisting those who would help overthrow the existing government. That doesn’t mean it will happen. Hitler was a perfect example of that and we all know how that ended.

        Obama has done the same thing…made many promises but followed through with very few of those promises. Most likely, he never intended to…it was a means of reaching his goals & nothing more. He has, however, with the help of a Democratic majority in both houses passed bills that the majority of Americans disagree with and he carefully never mentioned his intent to enact those bills, when he was running for office.

      • APN

        Bottom line ole Flashy……….SMOKED come November!!! Just wait and see my friend…… People have long since grown tired of the “Progressive Nightmare”.

      • Void1972

        Trashy
        When the coming civil war is over, I hope your still around to be my personal whipping boy!

      • http://naver samurai

        SSDD, eh Flashy? Just remember what we are fighting for and why we are fighting, if you have the mental capacity to understand.

        “The Americans are the first people whom Heaven has favored with an opportunity of deliberating upon and choosing the form of government under which they should live.”

        John Jay

        So you are saying that we don’t have the right to decide or take this opportunity to deliberate on the type of government, representatives, etc., to lead this country into the future? Neeeeed to be making that popping sound.

        “They who are decrying the Christian religion are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

        Charles Carroll of Carrollton

        Since many of you 5th columners are trying to strip this country of our Christian founding, our country is starting to rot from the inside out. People like you, and your ilk, are the growing cancer inside this great country. I think it is time to have you tumors surgically removed.

        “Only a viruous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, They have more need of masters.”

        Benjamin Franklin, April 17, 1787

        We all know that Obama bin Laden, his administration, and the 5th columners have no virtue. You are all nothing but empty shells pretending to care about this country. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        P.S. You need both love of country and love of God to be a patriot.

  • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

    TEA PARTY *****WE THE PEOPLE “RULE” DOWN with Obamunnism.

    • Deerinwater

      Now how many is “we”? Do you know? I thought I was “we” in 1980 only to fine out later I wasn’t. I thought I was “we” in 1991 only to find out later that I wasn’t.

      So~ I’m not “we”. I’m learn to accept it and take some comfort in knowing so.

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        But you keep wanting to wee wee down our legs Deer. That is not water there you are standing in dude

      • JeffH

        deer bob, your constant use of the word “I” is a clear indication that there is no “we” in your vocabulary…that’s more than likely why you’re confused and have to ask.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        You have ALWAYS been in your OWM delusional little world Deer.

      • http://naver samurai

        “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.”

        John Stuart Mill 1806-1873

        This means that one patriot on this site is worth more than 99 of you in the 5th column, deereatingyellowsnow. I see you use the word “I” alot. Are we a bit self-centered?

        ” To attain a serious end it behooves not to stop at any means or count the victims sacrificed for the sake of that end.”

        The Wise Elders of Zion, Protocol 15

        Sound likt the brainwashed beliefs of you 5th columners. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Mike Thomas

    What a narcissistic fool we have for a, so called, President. Forty one percent of a state voting for an unknown prisoner rather than the Arab should tell him it is an LBJ moment.
    We can’t rest until he is gone!! And please tell Maxine the Tea Party is still alive and very well.

    • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

      it was hard for them to decide “who the biggest criminal was”.

  • http://hbledbetter@gmail.com Henry Ledbetter

    WAYNE: Great to hear of the reception you received at Harvard to the truth. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” I am of the opinion, based on my research, that there is already a cure for cancer and aids but they have been blocked by congress and the FDA. I AGREE WITH MIKE, that the Word OF God and the God of the Word should be our manuel for whatever we do.

    • Polski

      You’re correct, Henry. But remember, the FDA and the Cancer Industry are part of the Sickness Industry, which is interested in making money, NOT in healing or preventing. Actually, they need sick people to exist. If everyone was healthy, there would be no need for the Sickness Industry.

    • moonbeam

      “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Henry, it is not “set” you free. The correct wording is “The truth shall MAKE you free” John 8:32. Read it and see for yourself.

      These have two different meanings. Heard a sermon on this very exact thing. “Set you free” and “make you free” are two different meanings.

      I hear people say this all the time and it’s not what The Word says. I also hear people saying “God only helps those who help themselves”, “God don’t like ugly”, etc. None of these are in the Bible. Neither is coloring eggs for the easter bunny and relating it to Christ. That ain’t in the Bible either. Don’t get me started on the lies these preachers are telling folks. PLEASE don’t get me started.

      Read your Bible folks if you wanna know what’s really happenin’. “The truth shall make you free.”

      • moonbeam

        Oh, and toss the NIV in the river where it belongs. That is not God’s word, but man’s vain attempt to do the work of the Holy Spirit. God’s Word was changed without His permission. He talks about that in His Living Word the Bible.

        Deuteronomy 12:32 and Proverbs 30:6

        Deuteronomy 4:2 “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it…”

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        Hey Sister moonbeam! How ya are girlfriend?! Another poster shared with me that the practice of coloring eggs came from the ritual of dipping the eggs in the blood of a child sacrifice offered to the Queen of Heaven; Astare, the fertility goddess of the Mosopotamians and Pheonicians. The eggs were then presented to the king as good fortune tokens!!! It’s all pagan BS!

  • dan

    The Lyin’ King…the only good he’s wrought is that he’s brought his fellow creatures
    of darkness creeping from beneath their rocks …mark them well

  • hoguej1

    Funny thing……..it is the countries that have embraced the socialist agenda that seem to be struggling the most economically and so has our country since it has been leaning more and more to that agenda.

    • Flashy

      if you refer to Europe….best rethink your statement as the issues they suffer from today have been exacerbated by the austerity measures they implemented three years ago…a path this admin rejected. As a result, we grew and our employment situation is slowly improving….Europe cannot say the same (GB is headed for a double dip recession)

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        Maybe they should of flushed twice 3 years ago Flushy!

      • Dale on the left coast

        Austerity caused Europe’s problems . . . laughable Flash . . .
        Europe’s problems are caused by high taxes, low expectations, no productivity and endless govt handouts. In the real world we call that “Socialism” . . .
        What is really sad it the fact that the masses in France, Greece and other countries thing they can just vote themselves largess from govt coffers . . . when the reality is THEY ARE FRIGGIN BROKE ! ! !

      • Flashy

        I know Dale…all the economists and all the financial analysis’s which discuss the issues of why Europe is in a stagnant economy are wrong. Even the WSJ …

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        Flush, when Spain crumbles (And it’s comin’!), well it looks like they’ve put another bandaide on it for now, but WHEN IT HAPPENS, we’re as much toast as the rest of the world economy11! Now the FED is wanting to allow Chinese banks to exspand in the US! WAKE UP AMERICA!!! PLEASE WAKE UP!

        http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304543904577394533978464876.html

      • http://naver samurai

        Are you sure that unemployment is really improving or is it that many people are just dropping off the statistical charts due to their benefits running out? If you want to know what this COOTUS is all about, look at this.

        http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=106938

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • madmemere

        Flashy-Take you head out of the closet – -the “real” unemployment rate is 36% AND growing – -not improving. Do not take “statistics” from the DOL as anything related to “realism”! Remember Mark Twain? He said “There’s lies, there’s damn lies and then, there’s statistics”!

  • jake

    capitalism has it’s problems as does democracy….but, it has raised standards of living where it exists like no other ….and democracy does have it’s problems….it allowed us to elect the closest candidate to communist we have ever…..so , yes there is always room for improvement in both. but dont throw out the baby with the bathwater……communism and socialism brings down countries and still is. take a look at europe. communism ….look at ussr, cuba, north korea…..china? they have gone capitalistic, but, remain a dictatorship.

    • Flashy

      Here…in this speech Mr. Root refers to… read it and not rely upon someone els’s bizarre twisting of words…

      Specifically ….what part(s) do you find objectionable?

      https://historymusings.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/full-text-obama-presidency-april-10-2012-president-barack-obamas-speech-on-the-economy-and-income-tax-makes-case-for-buffett-rule-at-florida-atlantic-university/

    • Jeff

      Jake:

      I really don’t get it. How is Obama anything close to a Communist? Is it because he saved the auto industry and avoided another Depression? Or is it because he advocates a slight increase in marginal tax rates on the wealthiest people in the country? The stock market is through the roof compared to early 2009 and corporate profits are their highest in years. Meanwhile, the Republicans have opposed every measure designed to rescue the economy. In case you didn’t know, the vast majority of economists, even the conservatives, recognize that when private demand dries up, the government has to step in. Yes, stimulus.

      Lenin is either spinning in his grave or laughing his ass off. The difference between a free market capitalist and a communist in 2012 is 35 v 39% marginal tax rates?

      • http://naver samurai

        Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • TML

    If capitalism is a broken down theory, then it would only be due to the need for separation of corporation and state, the same as we have separation of church and state.

    • http://naver samurai

      Separation of church and state is not mentioned in the Constitution, nor does it exist in this Christian founed country. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • TML

        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..”

        No offense, but pay close attention to that fist part.

      • http://naver samurai

        Well TML, there is no separation of church and state. If there is, then why did Jefferson and Trumble turn the Capitol Builing, uner the dome, into a church that ran for around a century? Why did Jefferson attend these services every Sunday for 2 terms? Why did he have the Marine Corps Band play the music for the hymns? Why did Jefferson use federal funds to send missionaries to the Aniscosi Indians (sp) and convert them to Christianity, then sent federal funds to build them a church after they were converted? This arguement has been refuted many times, in which we patruits always win. Why would Jefferson sign the Enabling Acts of April 13, 1802? In these acts, it stated how states could be formed from the Northwest Territory by meeting all the requirements of the Northwest Ordinance. One of the requirements was the teaching of religion and use of Bibles in our schools.

        “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of namkind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.”

        Northwest Ordinance, April 07, 1789

        If you want to go by modern day references, here is one.

        “…It is a misleading metaphor and it should be abandoned, as it is not Constitutional Law.”

        Chief Justice William Rehquist

        Looks like the atheists, secularists, humanists, and 5th columners lose again. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Nottakenyan

    The Truth:

    Difference between Wahington Zoo and the White House—-

    Zoo has African lion while the White House has lying African!!!!!

    • Jeff

      Dear Not:

      Speaking of liars, your man Mitt is in a league of his own. Even Nixon in his prime couldn’t match Mitt. Now, the auto bailout was his idea. He was totally against the Government loans, arguing that following a “managed” bankruptcy, private money would magically appear to save the industry. A managed bankruptcy was ultimately employed as a tool to deal with existing debt and executory contracts, but only along with the money loaned by the Government. Without the loans, the Bankruptcy would have meant nothing but the liquidation of the companies and at least a million jobs. Had Obama followed Romney’s advice, blogs like this one would be calling Obama a communist for killing the auto industry. Now Romney claims it was his idea. Like the guy who sold Steven King his first diary claiming credit for all his books!

  • Pete0097

    The only problem with any form of government and society (capitalism, socalism, naziism, communisim) is that when you put humans in, GREED comes to the top. The big difference is that in capitalism, greed generally becomes short term as people migrate away from the greedy ones that screw things up. They have short term wealth, but in the long run, they get caught and lose everything. Look at Madoff.

    • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coal miner

      Pete0097,
      Not just greed,money and power plays a decisive role.

    • http://gravatar.com/catman11 coal miner

      Not just greed,money and power plays a decisive role..

  • http://mozilla Robert E. Lee

    Obamao tse Tung goes to the colleges and tells the recipients of their parents rewards of capitalism that it has not worked? communism is the way “forward” America’s past is evil and unjust;; in the wine business there is a belief that “our past IS our future”; listen up EARS you might learn something.

    • Flashy

      well…seeing as the President never said that …

  • http://n/a AmFer

    I am surprised this author was even invited to speak at Harvard (O’s Alma Mater) – they have become the bane of conservative views. I am happy to hear that there are students who actually listened and were smart enough to take his views into ‘consideration’ albeit against the Harvard grain. Just wondering if these students look to their backgrounds of well-off parents who could afford to send them there (capitalists!) and thinking – Capitalizism is not bad – it’s good! I sincerely hope so.

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    We have college students that believe that crap about Capitalism dosen’t work, if they believe that they are brain dead and shows that our education system dosen’t work. How do these young people think we got where we are in less time than every other Country in the world? Our Constitution, Bill of Rights and Freedom based on Capitalism and free enterprise, allowing people to earn what they are worth or at least giving them the opportunity to better themselves. We also formed this Nation under GOD and freedom of Religion. Why would you want a system of Slavery called Communism or the Muslim Cult that promotes Hatred against everyone who dosen’t believe what they believe like Obamination our Illegal Kenyan Born Radical Muslim Communist Half Breed NOT BLACK/WHITE. Ron Paul is the only American Constitutional 2nd Amendment candidate running or possibly in Congress and the Semi White House. Romney is a Demo-Communist plant just like half of the RepubliRATS in Congress. His true voting record his policys as Govonor are all left of center and he will do the same thing as Obamination just a little slower. Romney will keep all three bills that were passed by Congress and that took away our 1st and 5th Amendment rights away and THE FLIM FLAM MAN IS ALREADY FLIP FLOPPING ON AMNESTY FOR THE 40 MILLION ILLEGALS THAT ARE TAKING OUR JOBS AND COSTING AMERICANS $500 BILLION YEAR AND THEY HAVE MURDERED OVER 11,000 AMERICANS SINCE 9/11. LETS NOT ELECT ANOTHER POLITICIAN, RON PAUL IS THE ONLY ANSWER FOR AMERICA.

  • http://ccopakeman.wordpress.com copakeman

    please do not waste any of your efforts to covince o that capitalism actually works. it would be similar to convincing castro, pol pot, stalin, krushchev, mao, the dictator of venezuala, the taliban, islam and all other misfits in our currrent world, that capitalism is a good thing.

    it would be a cant win situation. i agree with you 100%.

  • Chisna

    Something is broken. Trickle down doesn’t work… That’s obvious to everyone except perhaps to some republicans. The middle class has been getting screwed since the end of the Great Compression. And U.S. corporations have been posting record profits every quarter since Oct. 2009. http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/data/CP.txt

    Yet, they haven’t ( and don’t plan on ) hiring back even a fraction of the employees they laid off during the recession.

    • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

      Dear Chisna,

      I have a question for you. What is the purpose of a business?

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • Flashy

        Mr. Livingston:

        The purpose of business is three fold.

        Profit generation,
        Service to its community
        Distribution of income for shareholders ROI and fair compensation to its employees for their labor, talent and skills which enabled the first (generation of profit) to occur.

      • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

        Dear Flashy,

        Incorrect.

        I believe I was addressing Chisna.

        Best wishes,
        Bob

      • Flashy

        Mr. Livingston. Chisna was not responding…so I decided to play the game. Pray tell, what is your view for the purpose of business?

        Thank you

        • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

          Dear Flashy,

          I am interested in reading Chisna’s response.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

      • Flashy

        And i will be interested in not only Chisna’s response (if any) , but also what your opinion is as to the purpose of business.

        Thank you

      • Jeff

        Dear Bob:

        I have a question for you. What’s the purpose of a government? If it’s the same as a business, then I guess it’s redundant. If it has a different purpose, maybe we need a president who is not a spokesperson for big business since they have plenty of lobbyists already.

      • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

        Dear Jeff,

        You write: “What’s the purpose of a government?” The purposes of the Federal government are enumerated in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. There are 17 enumerated powers. All others are reserved to the States, or to the people (Amendment 10). The purposes of the state governments are enumerated in their respective constitutions and include items not addressed in the U.S. Constitution but thought necessary or expedient by the residents (voters) of the states. Local governments are necessary to deal with local issues like providing for basic services (roads, sewers, parks, water, etc.) zoning, law enforcement, etc. as deemed necessary and expedient by the local population. The Founders envisioned a place where local governments, which are closer to the people, be responsible for the issues most immediately impacting the residents. The farther away government got from the people the more broad in scope the issues governments dealt with were supposed to be.

        You write: “If it’s the same as a business, then I guess it’s redundant.” Government and business have (or at least should have) distinctly different purposes. However, that is no longer the case.

        You write: “If it has a different purpose, maybe we need a president who is not a spokesperson for big business since they have plenty of lobbyists already.” Agreed.

        Best wishes,
        Bob

      • http://naver samurai

        You should just ignore the lib dynamic duo of Jeff and Flashy. They are no better than tweedle dee and tweedle dumb, except it is hard to tell who is Dee and who is Dumb. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      In the history of the world, there has never been a stable three class sociey. The upper class views a lord serf situation while the middle class doesn’t see a need for either of them. Thesis, a society at peace with itself. Anti-Thesis, a society in turmoil. Synthesis, the result ? after the trumoil stops. What we’ve proved is the man can’t govern himself peacefully. Our forsaken Constitution was the best try.

    • http://naver samurai

      “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. No truth is more evident to my mind then that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”

      Preface, Webster’s Dictionary 1828

      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • FreedomFighter

    Ayn Rand – In Defense of Capitalism

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7CjdJ1QyxI

    America had the only free people in the world, until the collectivists (communists) worked the system

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      In the beginning there were two governmental philosophies. States rights and a strong federal government. States rights won out for a long time but the civil war changed that. The 14th Amendment made people citizens of the Federal government instead of their respective states .America has grown under that premise ever since. A central government is necessary for social orders such as communism or fascism. How about abolishing the 14th. I can dream can’t I?

  • miken25

    Good speech Wayne. Keep speaking on the positive message that capitalism is the most conducive social system ever devised and how it benefits all of us across the board.

    • Flashy

      root sounds like a community organizer …. gasp. And repeats the untruth as to what president Obama actually stated in his speech. Self hype … nothing of substance.

      • FreedomFighter

        Chuck Missler on Obama

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=CIjf0u0ah80

        “Obama is the enemy within”

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • http://naver samurai

        Isn’t that what Obama bin Laden started as in Chicago? Remember this when it comes to voting for your leaders.

        “It is alleged that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for political stations. But the Scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men “Who rule in the fear of God, able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.”

        Noah Webster

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidhendrick.behrens David Hendrick Behrens

    A good honest President that is born as a American and is knowledgeable about all and is patriotic and is fit and belongs in the job and takes his oath of office seriously and loves his job and is proud of it and loves and honors it and is proud of America and Americans and believes in the American Three Branches of Government and loves and is proud of the Constitution and honors it and follows it to the law and would protect and die for it and never would bash or trash it and loves and is proud of all the American Freedoms and it’s Democracy and loves and honors it and is proud of a Capitolistic Society and believes in it and honors it and promotes it and wants America to lead the World and be strong and financially fit and powerful and loves and is proud of the American Military and honors them and is proud America won WWI and WWII and is proud the United States of America is the best place to live and loves and is proud of Old Glory and honors it and loves to say the pledge of allegiance and believes in it and honors it all and the part of, Once Nation under God and hates Socialism and other forms of Governments and would never would want America to change in any way, does deserve to be called Mr. President and should be honored…

    Obama is not that person and is not fit and does not deserve to called President, because, he is only in the office falsely and doesn’t belong there,,,

    • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

      Great post Mr. Behrens. You rock man and are a true Patriot. Oriley should give you a Big Ole “P” :)

  • Bob Iaccino

    In Corporate America” Yesterday & TODAY’S TIMES ” is only Corporate Capitalism and only for the rich that CONTROL the Republican party . The middle class and poor are what the African people where to America when they were slaved to the Corporate Capitalist then . It hasn’t changed . it has gotten much worse because of the number of players . The Power of White Collar Corporate Crime . The Good Old Boy’s . Just look around the Corporate Rich are never punished and if they are it is a JOKE HANDED DOWN PUNISHMENT . The Rich don’t creat jobs , they only create the opportunity , it’s the worker that creates the job by filling the empty position and working , this grows the company for the Owner Capitalist . The workers are the only one’s that make the Owner Capitalist Wealthy . I can recite thousands of Examples , fact . Just look at all the Perks and Benefits the Corporate Capitalist receive and use for their benefit on a Global basis .
    Do you have any Idea how many Corporate Capitalist Tax Havens are available to the
    1% of American Corporate Capitalist utilize and Never bring the NON-TAXABLE DOLLARS back into America to stimulate the American Economy . Mr . Root you are
    a Joke American ! You are one of the 1% Dictator’s . Freedom what a Farse ! The middle
    class and poor have always been SLAVES to the Corporate Capitalist . America was
    never built on Freedom or Democracy . It was all about Taxes then and now for the Founding Corporate Capitalist . Freedom/Democracy you IDIOTS , just look at the benefits
    all politicians receive and then look at middle America or the poor . Freedom/Democracy
    stick it up your ____ . Middle America and the Poor pay for everything . What middle
    America and the Poor need to do is Stop Working for One Month , or Don’t Pay any taxes
    for One Year . MIDDLE AMERICA AND THE POOR PAY FOR AMERICA ‘S EXISTENCE
    AND SURVIVAL .

    • MAP

      So, Bob, the solution is to steal the wealth from the successful and have the government give us food, clothing, medical, etc. There is a name for such a system. It is called ‘slavery’.

      • http://naver samurai

        It is also called communism, socialism, and facism. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • MAP

    The Kennedy Twins have a free downloadable book that is very informative and quite readable. It explains our current problems and how we might overcome them.
    http://kennedytwins.com/Nullification_Book_2012.pdf

    Way too much Flashy going on here today!

  • Robert Phariss

    You have all been successfully divided, you will next be conquered. The ONLY way out of this mess is to disengage from the radical wing-nuts on both sides of the aisle. The only acceptable government, or form of government, is one that provides and protects individual liberty and personal freedom of choice.

  • http://ccopakeman.wordpress.com copakeman

    our govt shd mind its own business and realize you cant spend more then you earn (a bad choice of a word).

  • http://Iguesstheideaisthisincentivizeyourchildren,hardworkisnotworthit.Don'tworryyouwillbetakencareofsowhybothertogooverandaboveinschooloratworkyournotgoingtogetanythingforit.Andyou'llbetakencareofany Fred

    I guess the idea is this incentivize your children, hard work is not worth it. Don’t worry you will be taken care of so why bother to go over and above in school or at work your not going to get anything for it. And you’ll be taken care of anyway. Is that really what you want for your children? Or do you want them to think I need to do more, education, work and anything else to get ahead. That’s up to you when you raise your children or perhaps we should let the government decide how they grow up!

  • Progressive in Portland….

    Thsi guy is a complete moron. The “right” people know so much that they HOMESCHOOL to prevent their kids from learning about the rest of the world???? PLEEEEEEEESE. This guy needs a church not a business.

    • FreedomFighter

      So you feel government indoctrination program called public school will teach about the world…what world ?

      Some prefer an approach that involves the teachings of the creator contained in the Holy Bible, Math, Science, Biology English and a good dose of whats right and wrong, NOT progressive communist indoctrination.

      Laus Deo
      Semper fi

      • carrobin

        How about architecture? Oh yeah, the Tower of Babel didn’t get very far. Fortunately today’s builders aren’t going by the Old Testament.

      • http://naver samurai

        Remember this Carrobin:

        “Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, just men who will rule in the fear of God. If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will be soon corrupted. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.”

        Noah Webster
        The History of the United States

        Think about this and the direction our country is going. It seems our founders are wiser then you 5th columners give them credit for.

        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • JeffH

      PiP says “The “right” people know so much that they HOMESCHOOL to prevent their kids from learning about the rest of the world????”

      HELLO! Have you actually stopped to smell the coffee and take a look at how the rest of the world is really doing…I think something rotten in Progressive in Portlands public educated mind.

  • http://liberty Tony

    To Everyone:
    Any rational person will tell you free markets/capitalism is the best way to run an economy.
    Even the late Karl Marx stated that capitalism is a wonderful thing. The problem that exists in this country is corporate monopolism. It’s the huge corporations that are choking with bleeding are econ. dry. They,also, recieve the hugest amount of welfare of any facet in our society. These corporations get this through subsidies, gov. handouts/bailouts, plus specialized loans where these entities don’t have to begin paying back until 10 yrs down the road and that’s only if they made a sizable profit. The solution is get rid of corporate welfare. Then, let the small business owner thrive. Our econ. would leap forward by a generation or two. Remember big corps go hand in hand with big gov. Thanks!!

    • chuckb

      you make a good point. the problem is the corporations are made up of stock holders, not one or two wealthy individuals.
      the people complaining about corporate america probably have their own retirement money invested in these same corporations.
      never envy someone for what they have, you may get your wish and find out there are problems that come with the wealth you envy.

      • http://liberty Tony

        To chuckb:
        You see sir, the issue here is not about envy. Heck, the corps. or an individual should be able to make a profit, a big one at that. What i’m getting at is that big corps with gov. assistance shouldn’t interfer with others, who want to make a profit or at least thrive. Therefore, as mentioned in my first post, time end subsidies and let competition take place for that leads to better products. The only role of gov. in this scenario is to act like a judge to make sure one entity doesn’t overstep the boundaries of another one. I hope this explaination clears things up. Thanks!!

  • Louis Lemieux

    Libertarians believe no law should prevent anyone or any group of people from acquiring the assets of someone else who is willing to sell. Nevertheless, antitrust laws are necessary to protect competition; and,as far as libertarianism goes, when there’s a crack in the shell, the whole egg is compromised. Capitalism is a kind of legalized pyramid scheme, in the sense that the more money you make the more your possibility of making more and thus concentrating the money supply. It’s a system that needs to be kept in check by socialistic measures. Relying on individual virtue to keep people from using their freedom to step on their neighbor’s freedom is just utopian and silly. Unbridled capitalism is for those who believe that people exist for money instead of money existing for people!

    • ToeTagTunny

      What? It’s now been over two hours since you’ve posted your message and still not one applause? Well, let me be the first Louis.. Very informative read, most should take note.

  • FreedomFighter

    Breaking News!

    High Level Insider: DHS Preparing to Start A Civil War

    http://www.infowars.com/high-level-insider-dhs-preparing-to-start-a-civil-war/

    “Earlier this month, Doug said high-level, reliable sources told him the Department of Homeland Security is preparing for “massive civil war” in America as a result of a collapse of the dollar and the hyperinflation that will result.”

    Get ready guys and gals its coming — and soon. Obama knows he cant get re-elected, and they want to retain power, —– riots -> Martial Law –> no election —> DICTATOR–CIVIL WAR

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Paul

    Root takes several liberties with his opinions, and cheap shots at President that never made the comment about capitalism is “a broken down theory.” Our young people aren’t stupid, and don’t buy the used car sales pitch guys like Root are coming up with critisizing our current administration. Trickle down economics and capitalism aren’t the same thing, capitalism is still the bases of our economics that does still seperate US from other Nations in the free world that have adopted more of a socialist point of view in their governments. Root had some good things to share about entrepreneurism, too bad he couldn’t make presentation without the unecessary rhetoric about the President.

    • http://naver samurai

      Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! Baaaaa! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Blah blah

    Capitalism is not to blame for our current situation. Crony capitalism and businsess leaders with no ethics or morals are to blame for where we are. We need lightly regulated markets and a sense of responsibility restored to everyone in this nation or we will fall within the next few years.

    • http://hathcockchrisandstan.wordpress.com stanandchris

      If Obama is re-elected, then we will fail in the next four years and become a Marxist, Socialist State. We need to elect a constitutionalist leader. I don’t believe Ron Paul will be elected and Mitt is not the answer either. I guess Mitt is better than Obama, but not that much. He is a nothing and will do whatever his handlers tell him to do. So, either way, we are screwed and life as we have known it in this country is almost over.

      • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

        Either way, Romney or Obama, the country is finished. Don’t believe Ron Paul doesn’t have a chance. Vote for him and get friends as well. The problem is people listen to other people and formulate their ideas from them. Be a leader not a follower.

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      Lightly regulated markets is like having the first stages of terminal cancer. You regulate the market everytime you make a purchase. Businesses have got to get your vote to stay in business. The consumer, the best regulator of all. He regulates price, quality, quantity and everything else you can think of.

  • Michael O’Hara

    Root is lying about what the president said in his speech.
    The full text is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/07/full-text-barack-obama-speech

    • Paul

      I know your right the statement wasn’t made as Root said it was, but that almost doesn’t matter stretching the chain of logic. Trickle-down economocs = laisex-faire economics = free market capitalism. I think in this particular speech by Root, the man presents it like a used car salesman using too much latitude in his opinion and the opinion of Obama, but the conflict is deviding the country, conservatives vs liberals, and anyone somewhere in the middle is getting pushed to one side or the other.
      I think free enterprise is the best thing to ush in our economics, but regulation is also needed due to a large population of people, and the greed, or temptation too many people have with self centered ideas of their own success.

    • Flashy

      Michael…the correct verbiage i would say to be accurate is Mr. Root didn’t exactly shoot straight and kinda sorta twisted the reality so far out of context as to rival a Disney movie in fantasy.

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        The three lying frogs; Flashy, Michael and Paul!!!

      • http://naver samurai

        Ha, ha, ha, ha! Well said Jay. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

    There’s capital and consumptive. Capital get us things to consume. Things can have dual roles, like a loaf of bread to a baker. He consumes a loaf of bread and sells a loaf, capital item. His capital loaf of bread gets him other thing to consume. Money is a medium of exchange, not capital or consumptive. In an involuntary socialist society people become capital. They produce for the State. Capital is a bad word for a social order of people thinking it’s a better way.

  • FreedomFighter

    All Americans, including Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal:

    A communist/Facist style takeover of America and subject slavery of the American people to offshore interest bent on global domination.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • http://wildeyguns.com Wildey

      The current structure of America, unequaled strength, a central state, political system makes it much sought after prize for any Tyrant. With the exception of Ron Paul all the candidates would gladly fill that role. The interesting thing is the people elect their own Tyrant. Oh we’ve got a deturent in the form of our 1st & 2nd Amendments. The first is being whittled away so better watchout for the 2nd and use it in an organized fashion.

  • http://www.charter.net James Graham

    DENNIS PRAGER–

    — On Mon, 5/7/12, Buddy Niolon:
    I hope you like what Mr. Prager had to say. He hit it on the button sorry to say.

    Subject: DENNIS PRAGER–

    -This clip features Dennis Prager on a panel at the University of
    Denver . You‚ll recognize the other panelists, but never mind; this is
    about Prager. And he is about the future of this nation, so listen well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=XNUc8nuo7HI

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS IN AUSTRALIA

    I agree with what Wayne says and as i stated in another post….Can I suggest that if Obama is a socialist or Marxist or communist then let him declare it as he does in his policies, so voters can have time to digest his/the Democrats policies/ideology for what they are, but remember that in a free enterprise society the voters can decide to choose any mix of political flavors they may wish to select which might include socialism.
    It’s up to free enterprise capitalists and Libertarians to promote the better benefits of freedom from tax and regulation. After that may the best ideology win.

    A bit like selling a product or a brand name. If we are not winning the contests to date, it’s because we are failing to SELL THE BENEFITS. Forget promoting the opposition by bagging Obama as you are giving him lots of free publicity. Many of your contributors feel that by bagging OBAMA with all manner of derogatory names is going to win more us philosophy’s votes…IMO it won’t …you will lose more votes because readers will judge the writers personality as the probable personality of Libertarians and IMO it is very counterproductive.

    SELL THE BENEFITS OF LIBERTARIANISM, BE POSITIVE…..FORGET THE NEGATIVES…COUNT THE NEGATIVES IN THESE POSTS…COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES I READ OBAMA. THE WORD OBAMA, OBUMMER…IT OUT NUMBERS DR RON PAUL 30 to 1 …I bet….your giving OBAMA more attention…FREE ATTENTION, FREE UNWARRANTED MENTION.

    DO YOU REALLY THINK THESE DEROGATORY MENTIONS ARE DOING JUSTICE TO THE CAUSE..? I DON’T THINK SO.

    Freelance political and economic commentator as well a Liberterian political supporter and subsequent candidate prior to the Centre of Independent Studies was created in Australia. …

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS IN AUSTRALIA

    In Australia, our current treasuers budget claims a little surplus which really means either balanced or deficit by year end, but he still has requested an increase in debt ceiling by another $50 billion to $300 Billion. If Australia or USA politicians were subjected to same rules as companies on the stock exchanges they would all be up for FRAUD and misleading the market.

  • Jake Goode

    DaveH says:

    May 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

    In 1900 Government consumed 3% of our GDP.
    Currently Government consumes over 40% of our GDP.


    On the same note, between 1890 and 2000, US GDP increased by 4300%.

    You can’t compare government in 1900, where there were no cars, highway systems, telephones, large-scale utilities, airplanes, computers, modern medicine, modern law system, modern chemical industry, modern agriculture, etc. etc., with government of 2000. OF COURSE it had to grow. Someone has to manage all of these things. I read these posts sometimes, and think people interpret facts according to an ideology, rather than looking at facts for what they are and interpreting them according to reality. BIGger government is something you can’t get away from, as our world gets more and more complex. It’s just a question of oversight, not a return to the 1900s.

  • Dens

    As usual Mr Root is 100% correct in everything he says in his video. Capitalism is the only way to go. For proof of this I look at successful, wealthy people who started out with very little money or help but with their own personal drive and a lot of hard work they made it happen for themselves and many others. Did Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Michael Jordan become successful because of big government handouts or having their heads chock full of Marxist, Socialist theory?

    When Winfrey, Jordan, Jobs and Gates think of ways to “share the wealth” are they thinking about taking someone elses money by force and giving it away to some more “politically favored” group? Are there any highly successful, super rich self made, “individuals” in Communist Cuba, Communist China or any other “big government” controlled Communist Country who are free to make all the money they want and do with most of it as they please?

    Obama despises such people. They make him look like the worthless liar and parasite he is. He gets his support from many successful people like those just mentioned because he is a Negro who reads speeches well. Nothing else. America continues to wait for it’s first Negro President.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

    A magazine features a cover photo of Obama with a halo beaming behind his head in the likeness of the murals of medieval saints. Women faint on hearing his speeches. He delivers those speeches with lines and cadences borrowed from his mentor, a radical clergyman. “In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of god. He’s going to bring all different sides together,” proclaimed Newsweek editor Evan Thomas.

    Barack Obama is of course a messiah, one of the latest in a long line of socialist messiahs, men whom socialists and liberals believed were meant to radically reform the world, to teach people to overcome selfishness and greed, and unite as one.

    The phenomenon of the quasi-religious worship of Obama is only shocking to those who fail to understand that socialism is itself a religion.

    Henri de Saint-Simon, the French 18th century thinker who coined the term socialism, described it as “The New Christianity”.

    Like many early socialists he envisioned its ideas as a tool for returning to primitive Christianity. The famous 19th century historian Renan explicitly made the comparison, writing, “If you want to get an idea of what the first Christian communities were like, take a look at a local branch of the International Workingmen’s Association.” The Association is better known as the First International, one of whose members was Karl Marx.

    The original name of the Communist party that Karl Marx would go on to head was The League of the Just, whose stated goal was, “the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth, based on the ideals of love of one’s neighbour, equality and justice”.

    The same essential principles sum up the ideals of the Religious Left today which define religion in terms of social justice. Of course the end result of this process wipes everything from the blackboard, including God and the Bible, which become nothing more than props for socialist preaching. And that is exactly what the religion of socialism looks like.

    Communism simply rejected one god, in favor of human divinities worshiped for bringing social justice to mankind.

    Communism was never atheistic, it simply rejected one god, in favor of human divinities worshiped for bringing social justice to mankind,

    Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao and the whole gang of crimson murderers and thieves. These men formed cults of personality around them because they embodied the theology of socialism as a vital active work on earth. To socialist Christians they embodied the message of Jesus. To socialist Jews, the message of the prophets—stripped of anything but social justice.

    But what sort of religion is socialism exactly? What drives and motivates it?

    Socialism views individualism as sinful and unity as the solution to human evils. The brotherhood of all men, a phrase that resounds from the French Revolution down to Saint-Simon and to the Bolsheviks, idealizes a collectivist struggle and tyranny under the guiding hand of the great socialists.

    Saint Simon, the original socialist, did not envision the common man running things. Instead he foresaw socialism as being overseen by “Men of Science” who would direct the industrialists on how to run society for the benefit of all.

    Two centuries later, virtually the same dogma runs through the administration of Barack Obama, with its manifold Czars and Harvard graduates directing everything from banks to car companies.

    They are the Saints of Socialism, presumed to know better by virtue of their commitment to socialism, just as nothing could be built in Communist China without crediting Mao’s red book as its inspiration, and Stalin was presumed to know all there was to know every field better than its practitioners. The supernatural competence credited to Obama by his supporters must be seen in that light.

    The paradox of socialism is that it demands equality for all, and yet insists that the common man is completely unfit to make his own decisions.

    Their argument is that individual man is too flawed, too bent on seeking personal advancement and wealth, and too little given to considering the needs of society as a whole, a flaw that he can only overcome in concert with others as part of a larger organization dedicated to the betterment of man.

    That same line of propaganda runs through the talking points of every socialist agenda, from health care nationalization to environmentalism to multilateralism.

    One bad. Many good.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16048

  • swampfox

    everytime i have to go do a #2(crap),i tell folks i have to go take a obama.
    damn i can’t wait till this sack of crap is gone and maybe we can drag his sorry marxist ass to court and hang the bastard like we did the nurumburg nazi war criminals!!!

    • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS from Australia

      As I stated above, you are not doing the Liberterian Opportunity any favours by continuing this type of derogatory behaviour. Its a little or a lot like selling a product or a brand name. If we are not winning the contests to date, it’s because we are failing to SELL THE BENEFITS. Forget promoting the opposition by bagging Obama as you are giving him lots of free publicity. Many of your contributors feel that by bagging OBAMA with all manner of derogatory names is going to win more us philosophy’s votes…IMO it won’t …you will lose more votes because readers will judge the writers personality as the probable personality of Libertarians as disgusting low life and IMO it is very counterproductive.

      SELL THE BENEFITS OF LIBERTARIANISM, BE POSITIVE…..FORGET THE NEGATIVES…COUNT THE NEGATIVES IN THESE POSTS…COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES I READ OBAMA. THE WORD OBAMA, OBUMMER…IT OUT NUMBERS DR RON PAUL 30 to 1 …I bet….your giving OBAMA more attention…FREE ATTENTION, FREE UNWARRANTED MENTION.

      DO YOU REALLY THINK THESE DEROGATORY MENTIONS ARE DOING JUSTICE TO THE CAUSE..? NOT ONLY DO I DON’T THINK SO. I KNOW SO.

      Freelance political and economic commentator as well a Liberterian political supporter and subsequent candidate prior to the Centre of Independent Studies was created in Australia. …

  • American Driver

    Wayne Allyn Root, Another Tea party nut case heard from. Anyone remember airhead Sarah Palin? It must be her long, lost relative.

    • http://naver samurai

      Way too much kool aid. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Deerinwater
    • http://naver samurai

      Still showing the ignorance of the 5th column? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • madmemere

    The economy, business AND “capitalism” have worked well, in the USA, for over two-hundred years! The only thing wrong with those concepts, today, is “over-bearing government interference”!

  • Blake Price

    Actually President Obama said no such thing. That makes you, Mr. Root, a liar. Is everyone on this site too ignorant to look it up. Try Google!

  • Blake Price

    One way I can tell who the conservatives are. They sound like 8 year olds making up silly names and saying stupid things. Any intelligent conservatives on here? I’d like to hear something from them. That would be refreshing.

    • http://naver samurai

      Another member of the 5th column has arrived. I’d like to hear from an intelligent libtard, but there is no such thing. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      P.S. You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

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