While the nation's focus is on the oil crisis and the afghan war -- both of which are spiralling out of control under obama's failed leadership -- obama has been pushing a silent agenda to destroy basic freedoms in america. I say silent agenda, because the media has refused to report the story.
obama's support of card check, an attempt to deprive workers of a secret ballot when voting on union membership, should have frightened americans and alerted them to the coercive tactics being employed by the left to push their agenda. With obamacare, the nation did wake up, but obama, pelosi and reid managed to push the unpopular program through congress. As obama said before the election, his vision of universal healthcare is means of punitive income redistribution. By seizing control of america's private healthcare industry, obama will require all americans to purchase health insurance. While obama denied that the plan was a scheme to tax americans during the debate, his lawyers argued in court this week that the individual mandate was a tax after all -- a tax on working class and middle class americans, which obama promised would never be part of his agenda.
But, americans do not pay taxes directly to corporations. That is, they did not until obamacare came along.
There have been five under-reported or mis-reported plans put forward by obama to institutionalize his leftist agenda, combining the worst elements of both card check and obamacare. First, obama tried to de-legitimize fox news, by declaring that he did not consider the fox news network to be a legitimate news agency. His attempt to strip the nominally conservative news network of first amendment protection failed -- but only because the other major news bureaus refused to buy into his boycott of fox news.
In the last month, obama has sailed two stalinist programs under the radar. His plan to tax the internet and other "non-traditional information sources", is shockingly blatant. Like obamacare, the federal government would gain great control over a formerly free market enterprise. Also, like obamacare, the beneficiary of the taxed income would be corporations -- namely newspapers. Seeing the trend toward independent news outlets as a threat, obama will tax them and use that tax to sustain leftist newspapers, which are nearing collapse. This will create state-sponsored network of propaganda outlets, far greater even than today's pbs. When the govt subsidizes the free press, they own the free press. This is a real threat to free speech and the free press in america, but almost no one knows about it.
In a similar vein, obama is seeking to impose on the internet the "fair play" agenda which was formerly aimed at conservative talk radio. This "net neutrality" plan will force internet providers to submit to fcc monitoring and control of their content. If big brother does not think you have a fair balance of coverage across the political spectrum, they will mandate (mandate is a popular word for the new stalinists) what the isp or internet provider must offer. A kinder, gentler orwellian future is being planned for you in washington right now.
obama is also suing the state of arizona, for showing the temerity to pass a law which mirrors the federal law on immigration. obama declared his feelings toward conservatives during the election, seeing them as frightened people "clinging to their guns and religion," and his feelings have sharpened since he took the white house. Instead of taking up the responsiblity of his office and enforcing the immigration laws written by the federal government, obama wants to force arizona to become a "sanctuary state" ala san francisco. The identity politics of the left trumps common sense and the rule of law in the obama white house. When the will of obama (or other leftists) supplants the rule of law, our nation is headed quickly toward tyranny.
While obama and the democratic congress have stonewalled the investigation of potential crimes committed by obama and/or rahm, who offered jobs to senate candidates to coerce political action from them, their handling of the gulf oil crisis has enabled the greatest environmental disaster in us history to occur. In order to stop criticism of his failings, obama again ignored the rule of law and due process, forcing bp to setup a $20 billion dollar escrow fund to aid the victims of the tragedy. If unpopular people or corporations are denied due process, our legal system has devolved into nothing but mob rule.
To borrow the analogy from thomas sowell, the beginning of tyranny always begins with a popular agenda. The reichstag fire allowed hitler to launch his campaign to shut down opposition to his movement and to begin in earnest the round up of jews. obama has shown over and over that his stalinist policies are seeking to minimize and even destroy the freedoms of the american people. Even with historic levels of unpopularity, obama, pelosi and reid continue moving their agenda forward. By 2012, they may have effectively destroyed the traditional meaning of freedom in america.