Forget Train Wreck: Obama Is a Jet Crash
Some think a President Obama will help America by reinvigorating conservatism. They're playing with fire.
July 31, 2008 - 12:00 am
Progressives recognize that they face a center-right electorate, with no desire to exchange unique American liberties for the international socialist model, and know that their only feasible course is through the courts and aggressive judicial activism.
As the Weekly Standard summarized:
The left makes no secret of its intentions where the Constitution is concerned. It wants to change it, in ways that have nothing to do with what the document actually says. It wants the Constitution to enshrine its own policy preferences — thus freeing it from the tiresome necessity of winning elections.
The next president may have the opportunity to appoint up to three members of an aging Supreme Court. With Obama in the White House, a filibuster-proof Democrat majority in the Senate, and George Soros pulling his power levers offstage, we can certainly expect justices in the model of a Ginsburg or Souter, who have amply demonstrated their utter disregard for our own Constitution, while at the same time being enamored of international law.
Progressives could well do to America through a super-majority on the Supreme Court what they could never do through elections, and produce a catastrophe for our children on the scale of a mid-air plane explosion, not the kind of train wreck from which a recognizable America could walk away.
The forward march of Islamo-fascism
Whenever I try to imagine what life in America might be like under the jackboot of Islamo-fascism and the worldwide Muslim caliphate, it’s as hard for me to picture as it was for 1930s Germans to believe that in less than one decade, their freedoms could completely disappear. Tyranny in America is as hard for me to conceive of as it was for Cubans just prior to Castro’s era of change or for free Chinese hailing the changes Mao would bring. Right now in Venezuela, a free people are learning the hard way about change, Chavez style.
Think it can’t happen here?
Perhaps it was easy to miss last month, during Congressional hearings on oil company profits, when a proud member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Maxine Waters, made the public threat to “socialize our oil companies.” Consolidating government control of the economy is the fastest way, in my opinion, to make America vulnerable to foreign enemies.
Couple this driving desire on the part of “good” progressives everywhere with a completely naïve view of human nature, such as that of Barack Obama, who honestly believes that Islamic terrorism and war are merely the natural result of poverty, oppression, and inequalities among nations. The result is not only appeasement and a continuing drain on America’s economic resources, but a capitulation to evil that, unfortunately, Barack Obama and his backers do not even recognize.
Barack Obama has a plan that would effectively disarm America in the hopes that all others would follow suit. Gutting military programs in favor of global poverty initiatives is the left’s newest delusion, and one that promises to make us more vulnerable than ever to a nuclear 9/11, which has been the stated intention of al-Qaeda and Iran.
Safe or sorry?
I’m not a big believer in attempting to foretell the future. There is no reliable way for any of us to know, beyond doubt, the precise scope of changes an Obama presidency could produce. Nor is there any way for us to know whether the Islamo-fascist forces will make sufficient progress under a unilaterally disarmed America to bring us to our knees in relatively short order.
This much we do know, however.
The changes that progressives plan to make are huge, and unless Americans choose to mount a violent revolution to overthrow our own government and its court, then we would be stuck with the socialist vision, with no recourse to our legislative and executive branches.
The Islamo-fascists aren’t going anywhere. The money we give them, ostensibly to feed people, will instead be used to make more weapons with which to murder our families. Barack Obama is firmly convinced that his silver tongue can appease them.
As for me and my vote, we will elect to stay the course with America, proudly go with McCain, a known patriot, and be safe rather than sorry.