Is it possible to have a dictator in the United States? It doesn’t seem possible, but it can happen, just like it did in Venezuela when Hugo Chavez took the presidency in 1999 with a socialist agenda. He established class resentment, taking from the rich and giving free services to the “poor.”
Chavez stacked the Supreme Court with loyalists and has cracked down on the press. His re-election was due to crooked elections. He nationalized lands and industries, even suspended the country’s congress.
How does this relate to President Obama? It is very obvious to me that President Obama has a socialist agenda. He hasn’t kept it secret.
“My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” he said in a 2001 interview with Gretchen Helfrich (WBEZ radio), during which Obama lamented the lack of redistributive change in American wealth, according to CNSNews.com. This is exactly what Chavez did.
The Tax Policy Center, a well-regarded think tank, calculated that 47 percent of Americans do not pay federal income taxes. Are these America’s “poor?” If so, this is the base that Obama will count on to get him re-elected. Free handouts are what got Chavez elected.
Wayne LaPierre of the NRA said, “Obama presents the gravest danger to our individual liberty in our lifetimes. President Obama says he doesn’t need congressional authority to fundamentally transform the United States.”
Obama once said, “We can’t wait for a dysfunctional Congress to do its job. When they won’t act, I will. I’ve told my administration to keep looking every single day for actions we can take without Congress.”
Can you see Chavez at work?
The president’s chief social program, the Health Care Reform Act, is so against the Constitution that more than 26 states have filed suit to stop it. During his presidency, Obama has named two justices to the Supreme Court, 25 judges to the Courts of Appeal and 97 judges to the District Courts, who likely will decide constitutional issues in his favor.
A president who can control the press controls our very thoughts. The White House is using its government blog to directly attack what it called “Fox lies.” David Gergen, who has worked for President Bill Clinton, questioned the propriety of the White House declaring war on a news organization. If he can control the press, Obama can control the people.
By using his “czars,” the president is consolidating his power by bypassing Congress. Some of these czars have the power of a cabinet position, controlling massive amounts of money and setting national policy, answering only to the president. One such czar is Mark Lloyd, whose job it is to silence conservative talk radio through FCC regulations.
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate’s top Republican, once accused Obama of an unprecedented power grab that “arrogantly circumvented the American people.” According to many news outlets, such as www.theblaze.com and www.usatoday.com, Republicans have stalled Richard Cordray’s nomination as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau because they think the consumer agency is too powerful and unaccountable. The president made him a czar.
Newsmax reported that Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, said, “Today’s appointment of another unaccountable czar is an arrogant abuse of presidential power.”
Obama wants to do us all a big favor by amassing unchecked power to give us things that he believes are for our own good, according to the blueprintbook.net. He is trying to create the ultimate socialist presidency that would end our constitutional government.
Calderone is a conservative who lives in Midway. He is a professional salesperson and for 30 years has written articles for trade publications in various fields.