Skip to comments.Following Hillary Clinton Down the "Common Good" Path to Socialism
Posted on 07/13/2004 9:41:46 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The Bush tax cuts enabled America to climb out of the Clinton recession despite the financial devastations of 9/11 and stock market downturns. Ten straight months of economic progress and job creation have made the economy robust.
So it is incongruous that Hillary Clinton would tell a San Francisco audience recently that Democrats will rescind the Bush tax cuts for the common good.
Mrs. Clintons plan is not only wrong, its socialist.
Ronald Reagan defeated communism, but we are still being leeched by creeping socialism. The 45 communist goals read into the Congressional Record in 1963 linger, and they were supposed to be for the common good also.
The phrase itself a few decades ago was anathema. It does not appear in the 1945 United Nations charter, though that institution is about nothing if not socialism. Mrs. Clintons rarely-mentioned very radical mentor, Saul Alinsky, revered it. The radical is that unique person to whom the common good is the greatest personal value.
The inscription on the Liberty Bell exhorts Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. And Ronald Reagan reminded the guiding hand of Providence did not create this new nation of America for ourselves alone, but for a higher cause: the preservation and extension of the sacred fire of human liberty.
In the coming presidential election America has a clear choice: Mrs. Clinton and universal socialism versus Ronald Reagan and universal freedom. George Bush has Ronald Reagans fire of freedom. John Kerry must bow to the Clintons, though his personal record certainly is socialist.
The rapacious Mrs. Clinton wants to empower the government to take what it wants. We see her proclivities in the monstrous HillaryCare attempt (Its time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals), in the idea that the village (state) should raise the child, in the greedy timing of the eight million dollar book advance, in the shrill escalating rant similar to Deans and Gores. (Socialists always exempt themselves from the restrictions they place on others.)
Founder James Wilson wrote Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. It is irrefutable. Government taking from one group to give to another approved group is socialism, Marxism, and/or communism.
The words common good are not of themselves evil of course. A group called Common Good works to reform the lawsuit culture in America. Bayer relaxed its Cipro patent during the anthrax scare for the common good.
But a religious group wants to develop religiously and politically informed advocates for the common good. Another has a vote litany. Libertarian Socialist Noam Chomsky wrote about The Common Good. The European Union demands to manage markets for the common good despite the incomparable success of Americas capitalism and the obvious decline of socialist and communist systems in recent decades. Right under our noses in Congress is the Progressive Caucus, a group of about 50 legislators who are openly socialist. Libertarian Ilana Mercer writes The common good piety should raise as much suspicion as Hillary Clintons reference to our children ought to. What is paraded by government and its lapdogs as the common good very often conceals an intention to override individual rights and interests. Objectivist Ayn Rand said Americas abundance was created not by public sacrifices for the common good, but by the productive genius of free men Socialism reaches into our pocketbooks and lives incrementally, always cloaked in some common good guise exhorting us to make America better, fairer, more equal. Life is not fair and equal. Socialism takes from producers what it cannot and will not produce itself.
George Washington warned Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Mrs. Clinton courts socialism. Weve defeated communism once in our lifetime, but common good socialism could revive the scourge. Patriotic Americans must actively reject the shill at the ballot box this November. For the real common good.
IIRC, most of those goals are part of Gramsci's recipe that goes back to the mid 1920s.
Her San Francisco blatantly socialist speech should come back to haunt the wicked witch of the north.
Amazingly, there are millions of people who are unaware of this woman's agenda, ambition and desire to CONTROL us all. I fear that someday, even those who supported her will feel the hardness of her jack-boots against their necks.
GWash1 mentioned something about foreign "entanglements" as well as he left office.
Those supporting the Judicial Fillibusters and degrading our troops seem to fall in this category.
My favorite is James Madison, who had amazing perception. He said that anyone who takes your money does not respect your ideas.
Got any guesses as to why DRUDGE has a banner up that says "Hillary's Out" - with no link?
Democratic National Committee on Tuesday released its lineup of the big-name politicians speaking at the convention this month, and it contained every major Democratic star except one. There was Bill Clinton near the top. Al Gore was there too. And so was Ted Kennedy and a few others. But Hillary Rodham Clinton was nowhere to be found...