Posts tagged: Barack Obama

Instruments of Our Own Oppression: The State of Black America

Written by Rev. Dr. Eric M. Wallace, PhD.

In 1907, Bal Gangadhar Tilak addressed the Indian National Congress as the nation of India struggled to shake off British empirical rule. Tilak, and others, were determined to achieve independence from Great Britain; and to establish self-rule as a nation and people.

Tilak argued that independence was within the grasp of his countrymen, particularly because Britain’s control over India was due, in fact, to those Indians responsible for assisting the British. He said, “[w]e have perceived one fact, that the whole of this administration, which is carried on by a handful of Englishmen, is carried on with our assistance.” In other words, there were a handful of foreigners who ultimately controlled the destiny of millions, because the millions allowed them. Thus, Tilak aptly expressed his people’s cooperation with foreign government as the “instruments of our own oppression.” Here is the quote in its context:

This whole government is carried on with our assistance and they try to keep us in ignorance of our power of cooperation between ourselves by which that which is in our own hands at present can be claimed by us and administered by us…Self-government is our goal; we want a control over our administrative machinery.

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Obamacrats Go for More While the Clock Is Ticking

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Written by Robert Knight

Barack Obama has about nine months left as president, and his administration is working overtime to abuse current regulatory machinery and create new rules that will “transform” America beyond recognition without any say by Congress.

“Nearly 4,000 regulations are squirming their way through the federal bureaucracy in the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency,” Politico reported in January, “many costing industry more than $100 million — in a mad dash by the White House to push through government actions affecting everything from furnaces to gun sales to Guantánamo.”

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is preparing a crushing new form for businesses requiring 3,360 data points about employees instead of the current 140. The idea is to create statistics that leftwing interest groups representing feminists and various minorities can use to sue over alleged discrimination.… Continue Reading

Obama’s Unacceptable Love Affair With Communism

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Written by David Limbaugh

Conservatives and other Barack Obama critics are entitled to a big “I told you so,” after Obama’s stunning admission that he doesn’t believe there’s that much difference between communism and capitalism.

Actually, it’s not that stunning to people paying attention. Many of us warned about Obama’s Marxist sympathies before he was first elected president, and we’ve repeatedly pointed it out during his presidency. Obama was raised and mentored by communists and spent many years engaged in community organizing (radical leftist activism). He established himself as the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate. Yet our warnings were met with cries of extremism, irrationality and, of course, racism. I wonder what these scolds would say now.

After playing his fiddle in Cuba and paying homage to the romanticized Marxist Castro regime while Belgium was burning, Obama spoke to a group of young people in Argentina.… Continue Reading

A Not-So-Happy Obamacare Anniversary

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Written by Justin Haskins

Six years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), radically transforming the U.S. health care system and insurance marketplace. Proponents of the ambitious legislation promised it would improve the quality of care for all Americans and provide access to health insurance for millions of people who couldn’t afford insurance but didn’t qualify for Medicaid. Proponents also said insurance companies would make billions of dollars in additional revenue from the expanded health insurance market, largely resulting from the individual mandate.

Sounds like a win-win-win scenario. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently.

Since the ACA marketplaces opened in 2014, health insurance premiums have skyrocketed, high-quality health insurance policies have disappeared from Obamacare marketplaces across the country, and health insurance companies are losing millions of dollars (UnitedHealth lost nearly $475 million in 2015 alone.)

The Obama administration and congressional Democrats ignored the protests made by tens of millions of Americans, the recommendations of countless think tanks and policy experts, and pleas from pro-liberty elected officials in Washington, DC and in state governments across the United States.… Continue Reading

Why is Obama’s Dangerous Ideology Being Ignored?

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Written by Dan Bongino

I left the Secret Service five years ago because I was deeply troubled by the direction President Barack Obama was taking the country. I, along with millions of conservatives, libertarians, and JFK Democrats, have repeatedly warned the country about Barack Obama and, sadly, he has proven us right again and again. Yet, many Americans choose to blind themselves to this president’s radicalism. Tragically, none of this is conjecture or hyperbole; we can determine the ideological motivations of Barack Obama by simply listening to his own words, and the words of his closest advisors.

Before I delve into Barack Obama’s latest transgression, I want to briefly list some of the Obama team’s more troubling statements, which paint a clear picture of the troubling anti-American ideology which has infected our White House.… Continue Reading

Obama, Guevara, and Us

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Written by Jay Nordlinger

So, the American president has allowed himself to be photographed in front of a giant Che Guevara mural in Havana. A friend of mine just asked me, “How bad is that?” Pretty bad, I would say.

What I have to say about Guevara and his cult, I said in a piece many years ago: “Che Chic: It’s très disgusting.” To read it, go HERE.

I thought I would include a paragraph here on the Corner:

The fog of time and the strength of anti-anti-Communism have obscured the real Che. Who was he? He was an Argentinian revolutionary who served as Castro’s primary thug. He was especially infamous for presiding over summary executions at La Cabaña, the fortress that was his abattoir. He liked to administer the coup de grâce, the bullet to the back of the neck.

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What’s Wrong with ‘Democratic Socialism?’

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Written by Robert Knight

Ever wonder how Bernie Sanders’ brand of “democratic socialism” differs from socialism in general, which has wreaked havoc all over the world?

The short answer is: only by degree.  Progressives of all stripes work to establish “equality” by empowering governments. The difference is their place on the axis of forced egalitarianism.

Like other democratic socialists, the Vermont Democrat rejects communism, National Socialism (Nazis), fascism and other variants as anti-democratic.  The democratic socialists insist that they can preserve human liberties while forcing everyone into communal economic arrangements.  The key is to have “the people” collectively make all important economic decisions.

I ask: Have you ever been on a small committee? Can you imagine trying to get collective agreement on literally millions of economic decisions made by people every day?… Continue Reading

Which Presidential Aspirant(s) Would Make America (And You!) Prosper?

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Written by Ralph Benko – Senior Economic Advisor at the American Principles Project

As I recently wrote in my Forbes.com column, “Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity.” The GOP candidates have been emphatic about our national security, about which more in a bit.

All of them strangely have been pretty quiet about our prosperity. Getting the economy moving again deserves, now, to be the top issue. Ted Cruz has offered the most Reaganesque plan for getting us robust growth. Cruz laid out a solid, credible, prosperity plan. He presented his Flat Tax and, most important, staked out a credible recipe for excellent monetary policy: the gold standard.

Cruz references these. He’ll defend them. He’s committed to them. But, like the others, he’s not been featuring either the prosperity theme or his solid plan.… Continue Reading

Obama’s Hidden Climate Leverage

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Patsy Lynch/REX Shutterstock (4926262g) Barack Obama holds a press conference at that White House to announce new Clean Power Plan, designed to impact climate change. President Obama announces 'Clean Power Plan' at a White House press conference, Washington DC, America - 03 Aug 2015

Pres Obama announces ‘Clean Power Plan’ at a White House press conference on Aug 3, 2015
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The Clean Air Act gives him one more big tool to control states’ energy sectors. Will he use it?

Written by Brian Potts

Over the past six months, President Barack Obama has cemented his climate legacy with the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan and the execution of the Paris climate agreement. But, as even he admits, neither of those policies will be enough to avert the worst effects of climate change. In fact, the laws on the books today aren’t even enough for the United States to meet its Paris obligations. The U.S. — and the rest of the world — must do much more.

Fortunately for the president, there’s a new way for him to right the U.S.’ greenhouse gas trajectory before leaving office: Buried in the Clean Air Act is an extremely powerful mechanism that effectively gives EPA carte blanche to tell states to make drastic cuts to their emissions.… Continue Reading

Why the Media Don’t Want You to See the Must-See 13 Hours

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Written by Jack Cashill

The more naïve members of the Hillary Clinton campaign have long dreaded the release of Michael Bay‘s factual account of the Benghazi attack, 13 Hours.  The more sophisticated members of that campaign were less worried.  They were confident their friends in the media would scare off all but the most deluded “tea-baggers.”

Yes, the media will try.  They are trying.  I am not sure, however, that they will succeed.  In the age of social media, word of mouth is much more significant a force than it ever was before.  And the word of mouth on 13 Hours will be justifiably powerful.  The movie is riveting from beginning to end.

I saw the movie without benefit of having read a review. I was further burdened by the fact that I know the story well; I have written extensively about Benghazi.  … Continue Reading

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