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Obama’s Declaration of Collectivism

robb41 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 12:41 PM
These disgusting dictators didn't kill that many people while they were rising to power. They did it after they fooled the people into thinking it was best for the people. It took Adolf Hitler, in a time of severe econoimc hardship for Germany, six years to bring the country from a democracy (republic) to his dictatorship. The atrocities committed by all of these people were done after the people of their respective countries abdicated their government to them. Those who ignore history are destined to repeat it.

One of the least remarked upon aspects of President Obama’s inaugural speech was his attempt to co-opt the Founding Fathers’ Declaration of Independence to bolster his liberal-left agenda.

Sure, the president quoted one of the most important sentences in world history: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

So far, so good. But he later connected the Declaration with his own liberal agenda: “ . . . that fidelity to our founding principles...