By Dr. Robert Owens
Once an entitlement program is started it never stops. It never shrinks. It never stands still. It always grows. According to the Mainstream Media it's merely rightwing spin to say Obamacare is meant to become a single-payer one-size fits all public option. However, President Obama's own words easily found online plainly tell us this is his goal. When the Best-Congress-Money-Can-Buy returns they'll pass something, calling it Insurance Reform until signed by the Commander-O-Chief when it becomes National Health Care. It'll start small and grow. This is merely the beginning of the re-making of America. Then comes Cap-N-Trade, mandatory pre-K, paid volunteerism, the Fairness Doctrine by any other name, and of course the Key.
The Key to institutionalizing the November Revolution is Comprehensive Immigration Reform. When the Oministration manages to Rahm this through America morphs into the Obamanation. Convincing the Blue-Dogs to rubberstamp legalization for multiple millions of illegal aliens by 2010 brings generations of majorities. In addition, the up-coming 2010 Acorn census plan is to count illegal aliens the same as citizens. Since the original and primary purpose of the census is for the re-apportionment of the House of Representatives this means the number of illegal aliens helps decide who gets how many representatives. This obviously violates the spirit of the Constitution which was written to limit not empower government. If this isn't recognized as illegal and unconstitutional what will be? And if our community organizing bean counters can find the illegal aliens to count them why can't the INS find them to send them home? The door this key opens leads to a Brave New World.
Why do our central planning social engineers want to remake the greatest engine for human advancement ever seen into just another socialist sinkhole? Ask any of them, from the extra-constitutional Commiczars in the White House to your brother-in-law across the table, why the hard-working should be harnessed to the hardly-working and they'll say, because we must take care of the less fortunate.
If these hyper-concerned Liberal/Progressives want to help the less fortunate, what's stopping them? What's holding them back from giving of their own resources and volunteering their own time? Why can't they take in a homeless family or use their food to make meals and feed those in need? Maybe they need a Big Brother government to force them to help others but many people do not. As a person who established several feeding programs in multiple locations feeding thousands and regularly providing groceries and other necessities for families without using government money, I know that coercion isn't needed to inspire people to give and work to help those less fortunate. All that's needed is genuine compassion as opposed to a general feeling that someone should do something.
Surveys and studies consistently show Liberal/Progressives don't give of their own resources to charities and Conservatives do. Books such as Who Really Cares by Arthur C. Brooks document, "that the average conservative-headed household gives 30 percent more money to charity than the average liberal-headed one ($1,600 compared with $1,227), despite earning 6 percent less annually." For example, between 2000 through 2007, Barack Obama donated between 0.4% and 6.1% of his net income to charities in the same years McCain gave 28.6% and 27.3% of his income to charities yet it is President Obama telling us piously, "I am my brother's keeper." This leads to the crowding out issue. Force people to give their money for inept government programs with unintended consequences more negative than the original problems and they have less to give to private charities that work.
So what does charitable giving have to do with Comprehensive Immigration Reform? In their effort to subject the productive members of society to a New New Deal the Oministration knows they have to re-make America before 2010. As their poll numbers sink like a rock, they know that they'll reap the same harvest as the Republicans in 2006 and 2008 unless they bring in a new electorate to sustain them. They know passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the key to institutionalizing their re-made America. From this key flow a new status quo, and a new establishment.
The organizers trying their best to re-make America into their vision of Utopia, level playing fields and a quota generated court enforced equality of result should remember Saul Alinsky said, "History is a relay of revolutions; the torch of idealism is carried by the revolutionary group until this group becomes an establishment, and then quietly the torch is put down to wait until a new revolution ary group picks it up for the next leg of the run." Revolutions breed counter-revolutions and the town hall meetings may be the key reminding us that no matter what to-good-to-be-true freebees the statists offer the whole world doesn't really lay waiting behind door number three.
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, Religion, and Leadership for Southside Virginia Community College. Contact Dr. Owens. © 2009 Robert R. Owens Dr. Owens is available for speaking engagements.
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