Obama’s Statist Speech

One like from Obama’s speech keeps getting repeated…

“Preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”

Such a reasonable thing to say, huh? The men who signed the Declaration of Independence were engaging in collective action. The Continental Army at Yorktown was engaging in collective action. The men hitting the beach at Normandy were all about collective action. Of course protecting our freedoms requires collective action; that is axiomatic. We don’t bother to say that a game of football takes collective action. It goes without saying. So why say it?

Obama knows that, on its face there is nothing controversial about people working together. Stating the obvious, however, is pointless unless you wish to signal a deeper meaning.

Obama’s statement was designed to presage his plan to impose greater economic, social and cultural collectivism in the United States. Obama’s vision is radical leftism and, taken to its logical end, holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the collective. When you are part of the collective, the group may sacrifice you at its whim and to its own interests. We have seen Obama’s government centered collectivism before and, always and everywhere, it is founded on brute force statism.

Obama’s speech yesterday was the most radical inauguration speech in history. It was couched in a manner that makes collectivism sounds humane because by stresses the importance of the needs of people. In reality, Obama was rationalizing a demand that you and I must sacrifice our rights to the desires of others. Obama’s statist vision is nothing new. It is the subordination of the individual to the state and it everywhere and always leads to the a hell of hideous oppression.

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