The Port Arthur News
PORT NECHES —
I try to be a good citizen. I try to stay informed and active. There are millions of us, and I’m quite certain I was not alone when I confess I did not stay glued to the TV during either political convention.
You pretty much know what is going to take place at those little fais-do-dos, so why waste time unless you’re a dyed-in-the-wool party addict?
Well, I missed something at the Democrat Convention this year. I saw it on replay, after replay, after replay. And the Republicans lost no time in jumping on it.
You know to what I refer, the God business.
Initially, the Demo platform left God out. Fortunately, there came an outcry, so the powers that be were forced to call for an oral vote on whether to put God back in or not. ‘Aye’ for yes; ‘nay’ for no.
I had to watch it a couple times to understand what was going on with the subsequent voting. You know how these political voting statements go for either side. They’ll say something like ‘all those who support the negative decision to uphold the positive referendum that denies negative agreement for farm supports, say aye.’
Three quarters of the time, I have no idea the point on which the vote is taken.
I’ll be honest, folks. That very fact God was left out set me back on my heels.
But back to the voting. I might be old and kind of hard of hearing, but I listened to those oral votes. The ‘nays’ had it, but the moderator called the turn for the ‘ayes’ against an overwhelming ‘nay’ vote.
I still couldn’t believe the majority did not want ‘God’ in their platform.
Where did such a proposal come from?
What gave it birth?
You and I know there are folks out there who want to take God out of everything. That is their right in our country even if many of us disagree.
Progressivism? Socialism? Communism? Democracy?
I don’t know. I do believe the socialistic trend that began decades back has been given a huge boost with the present administration. And it was the administration’s philosophical precepts that nurtured the disdain for God at the Democratic Convention.
The whole thing puzzled me until I ran across a guy named Wayne Allyn Roots. He connected a lot of dots for me.
He was a classmate of our president when Obama was at Columbia University. He claims that if Obama is re-elected in 2012, the U.S. is finished. “Obama,” he says “Is no fool. He is not incompetent. On the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis, and social chaos thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.”
“He is a devout Muslim. Look at his czars, anti-business and anti-American.”
Glenn Beck, years back, stated Obama was following the plan of Cloward and Piven, two of his professors at Columbia University. The two outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands.
Note: Government spending — $16 trillion in debt, five of which came in the last four years
Note: Entitlement demands — 47 million on food stamps, the usage of which has increased 70% under Obama
Note: Almost half of our citizens pay no income tax
When I read that, I went back to the books to find out just if there really were a Cloward and Piven, or if this were some of the crud floating around on cyberspace. Even Snopes confirmed it.
Professors at Columbian University School of Social Work, Cloward and Piven were a married couple whose political strategy called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would replace the present welfare system with a national system of ‘a guaranteed annual income’ and thus end poverty.
Obama’s game plan, Roots asserts, is to turn the U.S. into a Socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival. As such, they can be counted on to always vote for even bigger government.
And why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
Universal Health Care has more to do with unionizing millions of hospital and healthcare workers as well as adding 16,000 new IRS agents than it does with healthcare.
In all honesty, folks, I had to think about this. Looking back over the last few years, I saw the trend.
Cap and Trade for example has nothing to do with global warming. Instead it has everything to do with spreading wealth, government control of the economy, and payoffs to Obama’s biggest contributors who can be counted on to support whatever he wants to do.
What about making Puerto Rico a state?
Who benefits from one million new welfare recipients and government entitlement prospects? Obama. He picks up two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressmen, and a million loyal Democrat voters.
What about legalizing 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants?
Same as Puerto Rico.
What about Stimulus and bailouts?
The funds went to Democrat contributors and unions. Teachers’ unions up north got S125 billion. Texas teachers-$3.2 billion. (and our esteemed governor, Rick Perry, did some slight-of-hand with the $3.2 to balance the state budget — if you and I’d pulled that kind of stunt, we’d be in Huntsville right now)
You know, I’d often wondered what the Obama had in mind.
Driven by a lust for power, he and his regime have created — and you can’t deny this, a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialistic rulers by overwhelming the system.
Kent Conwell of Port Neches is a retired educator. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conwell blogs at kentconwell.blogspot.com.