10.01.2008 0

Mr. Obama: Tear Down This Wall!

  • On: 10/19/2008 22:00:43
  • In: Barack Obama

  • “The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand… These now are the walls we must tear down.”—Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), July 24th, 2008, Berlin.

    If voters learn nothing else of Barack Obama in 2008, they ought to learn of this gem of a quote from his now-famous speech to Germans—and all other “citizens of the world”—for it clearly illustrates his Marxist, class warfare, wealth-redistributionist philosophy. In his eyes, the “walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand.” But this is not the wall that he ought to be seeking to tear down.

    The Berlin Wall that President Ronald Reagan so eloquently implored Mr. Gorbachev to tear down stood for tyranny, and the poverty tyranny engenders. It was built not to keep anyone out. Rather, it was to keep the impoverished East Berliners inside the nightmare of Soviet East Germany and from reaching the freedom and prosperity of the West.

    And if Mr. Obama stays on his current path, that is just the wall that he will build.

    Mr. Obama’s implicit message to Americans is clear: You have too much. You are too wealthy. The rest of the world is impoverished. And this cannot stand.

    And so, he means to knock Americans down a notch or two. Basically, he wants America’s wealth to be transferred overseas, as opposed to encouraging policies that would make probable the creation of wealth both at home and abroad.

    How do we know this? Here’s three reasons:

    1. Instead of supporting free trade that creates wealth throughout the world, especially for companies here in America that do business globally, Mr. Obama supports protectionism, thus limiting the markets that American companies may sell to.
    2. Instead of simplifying the tax code and reducing rates for all, Mr. Obama means to raise tax rates on businesses, investors, and those he considers to be the wealthiest, thus discouraging wealth creation domestically and making America a less attractive place to do business.
    3. Instead of supporting American energy independence through expanded domestic energy production, Mr. Obama stands with Democrats on Capitol Hill who will not allow more drilling at any cost, thus ensuring the nation’s present and future dependence on foreign oil and transferring vast wealth overseas.

    This list is by no means exhaustive, but they emphasize a key insight: Never before in history has a political party that was not a fifth column acted so contrary to its own country’s national interests. Mr. Obama’s sincerity speaks volumes when you watch the tape of his “walls” speech. He really believes this part of the speech quoted above.

    His worldview sees beyond the interests of the United States. His vision is globalist in nature. His President of the World Tour is a testament to it. He wants not just the approval of Americans, but of all peoples.

    That makes him a truly dangerous man to be President of the United States. Why? Because it poses a grave conflict of interests that he cannot hope to reconcile. Read between the lines: In his eyes, in order for the rest of the world to prosper, America must decline.

    An alternative worldview, often offered by conservatives and free market capitalists, views American exceptionalism as the beacon of freedom and prosperity for the entire world. An America in decline would take the whole world with it.

    If Americans follow Mr. Obama down his road, they will find themselves behind a wall of his own making: Mediocrity. Or worse. The wall Mr. Obama is building is between Americans—and ironically the world entire—and future prosperity. And it must not stand.

    So, Mr. Obama: Tear down this wall!


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