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Will Barack Obama Shoot John Hinckley?

The speed with which Barack Obama has seized—is seizing—private enterprise amazes even radical conservatives like me. Quite honestly, I am losing confidence in anyone’s ability to stop him from making the United States into a hip version of the old Soviet Union.  In his first 100, Barack Obama will have transformed the US government, completely erasing Ronald Reagan’s presidency—as it the 80s never happened.

The New York Times piece gives a great example.  This week, Obama will seize power to approve, reject, or rewrite private employment contracts.  In other words, business people no longer work for their boards, but for the federal government.  Reagan’s ideal of limited government—shared with Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Washington, and countless other founders—has been more than reversed. 

Then there was the Iran video in which Obama essentially capitulated to the world’s largest terrorist state.  While Reagan’s mere presence in the Oval Office frightened the Ayatollah into submission, Obama gave the present regime new legitimacy and power.  For its part, Iran said, “Let us finish our nukes and obliterate Israel.”  Obama has not said “no.”

Finally, Obama’s budget is not a budget but a down-payment on true socialism of the Soviet-bloc, not UK, type.  His deficits, funded with inflationary policies at the all-powerful Treasury department, will continue the economic crisis permanently, allowing him to tell us that “only government can save us now.”  Can wage and price controls be far off? 

In his first 100, Reagan reversed the massive and rapid growth of government intrusion into our lives.  Reagan’s results and methods were so effective that even Democrat Bill Clinton happily signed into law a sweeping reform of entitlement programs 10 years later.  In less than 100 days, Obama has restored the socialist dream to Washington, devaluing hard work, thrift, and individual liberty. 

One wonders if Obama will put the finishing touches on his anti-Reagan motif by shooting John Hinckley Jr. on March 30.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

One Commnet on “Will Barack Obama Shoot John Hinckley?

  1. Barack Obama is slipping the tentacles of government and the poison of entitlements into every part of American society, thereby ensuring that when he wants to go even further, he can serve up AIG’s “too big to fail” canard. When the credit markets continue to flounder, when the jobless rate edges into double digits, he will tell Americans that government has pumped so much money into the economy that we can’t stop now or it will be all for naught.

    So many people assume Obama’s administration has the best of intentions – they just can’t mentally process the idea that an American leader would preemptively destroy generations of American wealth to advance a political agenda. But the stimulus and spending and sweeping legislative changes aren’t a bitter pill we have to swallow to get better; they are a virulent pathogen that must neutralized before the vision of our founders is nothing but a distant memory.

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