Obama’s Service Corps and Maine’s Midnight Government

Posted: 12/11/2008 in Uncategorized
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The politics of America continue to erode as we drift further and further from the right. I’ve been reading between the lines of some of the reports and statements floating around the net, and these left wingers really seem to be clueless as to what’s in store.
Take for instance, the Great B.O.’s transition website, www.change.gov where he has a page called America Serves. The headline statement says; “When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That’s why it’s called the American dream.” I presume that’s a quote from the Great B.O. himself, but it doesn’t say. It’s a great statement that I would guess intends to make us feel as though the American dream is alive and well. Actually, it is, but certain advocates wish that dream to die, and I am betting they’re going to do their damndest to turn that dream into a nightmare. But we’ll see.
Are we looking at a one termer here, or is the Great B.O. smooth enough to fool all of the people all of the time? Again, we’ll see. In reading the statement, it brings to mind an article in the Houston Chronicle regarding some statements by Georgia’s Congressman Paul Broun(R) concerning his fears that Obama may have a Hitler like regime. When I first read the article, I kind of thought he was a bit off center. Well, a lot off center actually. Maybe even a bit of a nut job.
But as I read the comments in the article, he made more and more sense, especially when you put his comments, and the statements made on Obama’s America serve’s page together. Let’s look at some of the article and compare it to the Great B.O.’s own words. The article starts out by stating; “A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.” The potential is certainly there, and although I believe the Great B.O. is definitely a Socialist, I’m not certain he’d go so far as to be considered a Marxist with his ideology.
The H.C. quotes Broun’s position, or statement in full here, by saying; “It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force,” Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. “I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism.”
One of the things that exists in a Socialist nation beyond the fact that taxes are job one, so that your income can be equally distributed to others, is the sheer numbers of people willing to spy on the individual for the government. Communist Russia as well as any other communist nation such as china et al, have hordes of block wardens watching for anti government activities. It’s how the leaders maintain their power base and control over the polulation.
These people are usually paid by the government for their information, and use the exchange as a way to keep a thumb on the lid of freedom. Won’t happen here in the USA? Read some of the statement from America Serves;
The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps.
The Great B.O. will expand national service programs, and will also create new programs to boost his support amongst the unwashed masses, creating the same environment that stifles free thinking, free economy, and freedom in other nations of the world. All of these people he intends to use will have to be paid in some way for their “service” won’t they? What will be the exchange? Cash? Rent payments? Groceries and gas money? What will all of these people be giving back to the government in exchange for their service in these new “corps?”
Obama’s going to call us to serve. Serve who, exactly? Or better put, serve what? He doesn’t seem to say much about all of these programs, and probably for good reason. I remember reading many, many years ago that some felt incremental change in government was better than a drastic change. People usually don’t notice incremental change, and usually don’t react until it’s too late. They find themselves enslaved to an ideology in that they have no choice left, except to support that ideology. That’s how Hitler got to be Chancellor of Germany. He snuck right in the front door of populist support, loved by the masses because he promised change. Well, Germany got change, all right. Are we in for some change?
One of the aspects of the Nazi government, as well as all of the Socialist/Communist nations is complete support, from cradle to grave of that nations citizenry. They accomplish this by having a nationalist agenda, and requiring people of all ages to work for the government in some way. Remember all of those photo’s we saw during the 60s of those students in school uniforms marching in the national parades from the Eastern Bloc nations? Proud little boys and girls, eager to support the cause. Of course we all know that right always wins out in the end, even over might. Look at where these governments are today.
But the America Serves page goes on to say: Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.
Hmmm. He’ll set a goal for all of our children to do at least 50 hours of community service every year. Community service? Is this like inmates picking trash up on the side of the road? How come there are no details of what this service will include? Usually when someone omits details when presenting a plan, it is because they have something to hide. What is the Great B.O. trying to hide?
Cradle to grave is a key phrase of the Socialist ideology, and Obama intends to follow suit with the next portion of this statement; Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
So, it looks as though he intends to be in power for a long time, or at least see to it that those who follow these beliefs retain power in this country. It looks as though your toddlers will be going to preschool and being indoctrinated even before they can read and write. And he’ll be bribing Grandma to report you to the authorities by improving their final years. Again, I don’t know how as there are no details, as there usually aren’t with what I call midnight government.
Midnight government? What’s that, you ask? A midnight government is a government that does things with little or no transparency. Laws and bills are passed in ways that the public has little understanding of, and frequently without their knowledge. Taxes like the recently repealed Soda Tax here in Maine. It was passed in the dark hours of one night after the day’s session was basically closed to the public. Most reporters and staffing had already been long gone for the day, and the actual debates were actually supposed to be about funding Dirigo empty pockets. And that’s what they did, fund a program that has little popular support, and no hope of ever being a self sustaining program without benefit of the government handout system.
And that is just one glaring occurrence of Maine’s midnight government tendency. Let’s take the windshield tax, for instance. We are required to get a sticker on our windshield every twelve months. Originally, it was intended to be safety check for brakes, tires etc. I have no problem with that, but over the years, the safety check has turned into an emissions, windshield cracks and all kinds of things, most of which any car over two years old could be failed on if driven over Maine’s decaying roadway’s. All of these add-on’s were never approved by the people of Maine. They were passed as little noticed recommendations by the head of Maine’s state police. No discussion, no debate, no public notification. The guy makes a recommendation, the committee approves the recommendation, it goes to the floor for a vote, and it’s unanimously passed into law.
Public debate or input was denied, as they are in most of the regulations and taxes imposed by midnight governments. Is this the same way Obama’s government going to act? Will we wake up some morning realizing that it is too late? Will Madame Pelosi shut off the cameras and deny press access to chambers while the new set of laws directing our every way of life is passed? Will the Great B.O. use his executive powers to enact his own brand of legislation?
History in fact has been made with the election of Barak Hussein Obama as the first black American as president of these United States. The Great B.O. deserves a chance, and he’s going to get that chance to try to make America a better place for all. If he screws up, and I have a feeling he will, and panders to all of the left wing special interests, driving the federal deficit even higher than it is, raising taxes and piling needless regulations upon us, then he’s a one termer. Period. No if’s ands or buts about it.
American taxpayers on the left and on the right are getting pretty fed up with the democrat’s tax and spend policies. The mainstream media, dominated by young, socialist minded writers who believe in ideology that can be traced back to Marx’s own words, have consistently misled the public with false and misleading stories about how Bush and Cheney have destroyed America. It’s time they start telling the truth.
Maine’s midnight government tactics will eventually become too great for the people of Maine to bear. Increasing taxes and regulations are destroying Maine’s ability to compete for our share of the nations GDP, stifling our own progress. We were stupid enough as a congressional district to have elected the angry and narrow minded Chellie Pinegree over Charlie Summers. How much longer is Maine going to wait before we stand up and put these liberal, socialist ideologies these people adhere to in their proper place?

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