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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama Embrace of Marxism Goes Back to Youth

Bill Sammon has a piece at Fox News which clearly points to Barack Obama's Marxist leanings going back to his college days.

Despite Joe Biden's feeble attempt to laugh off Obama's Marxism, the color red continues to deepen over the Obama trail.

We know about Obama's Marxist, racist, America-hating pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright.

We know about his association with avowed Marxist and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. And we know the avowed-Marxist Ayers helped launch Obama's political career with a meet-and-greet in Ayers' own living room.

We know about Obama's intent to take the fruits of hard-working Americans' labor and "spread the wealth around."

We also know Obama would rather government do the charitable giving than leave that to private individuals, as has historically been the case in America.

So Obama's Marxist thugocracy philosophy is no surprise to the informed.

But Sammon brings Obama's un-American ideas into even clearer focus:

But Obama himself acknowledges that he was drawn to socialists and even Marxists as a college student. He continued to associate with Marxists later in life, even choosing to launch his political career in the living room of a self-described Marxist, William Ayers, in 1995, when Obama was 34.

Obama's affinity for Marxists began when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles.

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully," the Democratic presidential candidate wrote in his memoir, "Dreams From My Father." "The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

Obama's interest in leftist politics continued after he transferred to Columbia University in New York. He lived on Manhattan's Upper East Side, venturing to the East Village for what he called "the socialist conferences I sometimes attended at Cooper Union."

If people want to live according to Marxist philosophy, there are several countries around the world where that can already be done: Cuba, China, North Korea. There are even countries where the milder form known as socialism can be experienced: the UK, France, Canada.

But America was founded on freedom, private property rights, and personal responsibility. America was founded on limited government. America was founded a free nation where private individuals and private organizations help people in need--on a voluntary basis.

The principles of Marxism are incompatible with the principles of Americanism. If Obama wants to embrace or promote Marxist ideals, he--and all who agree with him--should move to a country where that philosophy is already at work.

And leave us Americans who continue to believe in and embrace freedom, property rights and limited government in peace to enjoy the blessings of the greatest nation on earth.


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