Winston Churchill said: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Ever since the beginning of his run for president, Obama has been labeled a socialist by many conservatives. It is true that he is a socialist, just as it is true that he knowingly lied about Americans being able to keep their healthcare plans if they liked them. But something much worse is right in front of us; something we don’t necessarily see at the moment. While we are caught up in the whirlwind of Obamamania, we are losing sight of the fact that there are a million others just like Obama coming down the road.
Democrats have always been socialist leaning, but until Obama, they had tried to hide it. At this point, we have Democrats who publicly parade their socialist values around town—a la the new Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. We have a presidential election coming at us literally sooner every day, and we have done little to prepare for that.
While Democrats may try to mask the name of socialist, they flagrantly display the policy choices fitting their beliefs. Obamacare—the most obvious example—is the socializing of healthcare. It now belongs to the government. The expansion of the powers of the EPA means that the government will soon have control over how we live our lives under the pretense of protecting the environment. Oil, electricity, light bulbs; everything will be regulated. The socialists want to control our expression of faith by removing God from public sites, and removing God from our military. Ten minutes of googling can produce examples for everything I’ve mentioned.
Once Obama leaves office, and we don’t win in 2016, his policies will only become more and more entrenched in our government. His socialist agenda will continue to expand with the next generation, eventually evolving into something catastrophic. People balk at the thought of a totalitarian state, but if we leave well enough alone, that is exactly what we will get. Not soon, mind you, but within the next 50 to 100 years, I see our nation becoming something gray. I see the American people under the thumb of the federal government.
If we don’t care to fight, we will lose. Obama claims he’s not a socialist, so we sit back and believe him. Don’t believe what he says; look to his actions. He’s not alone, either. An army of change is right around the corner, and it’s not a change we can believe in.