Rights being lost under Obama
In a 2001 radio interview, Barack Obama spoke about failures of the Warren court during the civil rights movement. He said “...generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties” (what government can’t do to you, not what it must do on your behalf). He lamented that the Supreme Court never ventured into redistribution of wealth and political and economic justice in society.
Hundreds of years ago, the founders saw Obama coming and intentionally limited intrusive federal powers like these in the Constitution. Read Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” at (bastiat.org/en/the_law.html). Learn why we have laws and why socialism must inevitably degenerate into communism.
Obama dislikes not having a federal mandate to “do to you.” Joe Knoedler (02-22-12) thinks Obama should have that power and characterizes him as “...someone who understands the middle class and will fight for...me and my future family...” As a Marxist socialist, Obama “understands the middle class” is his enemy. He wants it eliminated by killing off capitalism. I would like Knoedler to explain to me how Obama’s attempt to destroy the First Amendment shows understanding for the middle class (or any class).
Knoedler in his second letter (03-07-12) wrote “...those of the religious community sometimes forget that little part of the Constitution claiming the separation of church and state.” There is no such claim in the Constitution. What the First Amendment states is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”
Both statements are protection for the people. Government can’t form a state religion (what colonists fled from in England) and government can’t interfere with established religion. However, through Obamacare “the secretary shall” and has mandated religious employers to provide health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs.
This is a direct violation of Catholic tenets. The Archdiocese of New York, the University of Notre Dame and over 40 other plaintiffs filed a dozen separate federal lawsuits against the requirement.
In his 2012 State of the Union speech Obama announced “If you make more than one million dollars a year, you should not pay less than 30% in taxes…you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions.” Looking at his 2010 tax return we see that he made over $1.7 million and paid less than 26% in taxes, while taking over $373,000 in deductions. I guess his “Buffet rule” applies to everyone but him. Hypocrisy? While his talk is about millionaires and billionaires, the policies include business owners making $250,000 (middle class).
Some of the idiots in the Occupy Wall Street movement believe they can’t get good paying jobs because there is no money left. Rich people have taken it all. Obama encourages this line of thinking (attacking the evil rich gets votes). At the same time he thinks government can create money supply just by printing it. This man was elected POTUS because of the belief that Democrats are masterminds of economics? This stupidity must be voted out in November.