I sit perplexed at the inability of the American populace to fully engage in the realm of politics. At no other time in our history have we faced an election that will shape our country as we do now. Understandably, many are focused on themselves rather than the future state of domestic and international policy and are only interested in the “here and now”; but it’s tantamount that we all grasp the collision course our country is on.
Inaccurately, I believe, President Obama is labeled as a communist or socialist; on the contrary, President Obama is neither. While a few of his policies may dabble in Marxist philosophy, his intent is to fully disperse American money to the rest of the world. Let me reiterate this to my leftist friends who support the Occupy Wall Street movement, who honestly believe they are the ninety-nine percent—you are wrong. President Obama sees all Americans as the one percentile, and we “owe” the rest of the world our prosperity. Author Dinesh D’Souza portrays this president as someone who despises colonialism and believes, accurately in some cases, that America’s wealth was built on the backs of the labor and resources of other countries. As a result, he is of the opinion that our wealth should be given back to areas of the world such as Africa, parts of Asia, and Latin America.
His world-wide apology tour was an attempt to begin recompense, of sorts, to many of those areas. Recall his speech in Egypt speaking about our arrogance and intrusions into sovereign nations. Look no further than his disinterest in engaging Benjamin Netanyahu, who was here in the United States during the recent United Nations conference. President Obama’s opinion is that the Jews are “invaders” and do not belong in the Middle East, thereby engaging in a form of imperialistic colonialism.
Is it so far-fetched to believe, then, that our very freedoms we so fervently cling to are endangered? If our monetary worth is devalued and redistributed globally, who will we turn to in times of desperation? Rather than turn inward, I think our population will look to the government for relief, which ultimately plays into the hands of the powerful. Civil liberties could be extinguished as we begin to rely more and more on “big brother” to protect us. We are currently looking at a true unemployment rate of eleven to fifteen percent, over forty-six million Americans on food stamps, government bailouts of private institutions, and takeovers of private business. These are ugly and scary times, so I implore each of you to not only engage in the political process but show no fear in discussing these issues with those who would oppose these views and perspectives.
Will you stand for or against America in November?
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