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Obama Ignores His Tocqueville...BHO on brink of un-doing a private sector success story...
The American Spectator, www.spectator.org ^
| March 27,2009 @ 6:07am
| G. Tracy Mehan, III
Posted on 03/27/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT by joygrace
In his 1835 masterpiece, Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, reported on his observations of the American scene after an extensive tour of the new Republic.
One of his most profound insights had to do with the genius of Americans in the formation of institutions that mediate between large, distant government and the solitary, insular individual:
Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations. They have not only commercial and manufacturing companies, in which all take part, but associations of a thousand other kinds, religious, moral serious, futile, general or restricted, enormous or diminutive.
The Americans make associations to give entertainments, to found seminaries, to build inns, to construct churches, to diffuse books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they found hospitals, prisons, and schools.
If it is proposed to inculcate some truth or to foster some feeling by the encouragement of a great example, they form a society. Whenever at the head of some new undertaking you see the government in France, or a man of rank in England, in the United States you will be sure to find an association.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; barackobama; bho2009; bho44; capitalism; charitabledonations; charity; economy; fascism; first100days; libertydivested; nationalism; notredame; obama; obamacontrol; obamapowergrab; philanthropy; politics; socialism; socialjustice; taxes
(SNIP) "Unfortunately, the Obama administration is on the brink of un-doing this private sector success story, along with even more important work done by educational, religious, health, cultural and social welfare organizations dependent on private philanthropy.
Writing in Wednesday's Washington Post ("A Deduction From Charity"), Martin Feldstein, the estimable professor of economics at Harvard and president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research, described the magnitude of the change proposed in President Obama's plan to limit the tax deductibility of charitable contributions.
Basically, the proposal will "effectively transfer more than $7 billion a year from the nation's charitable institutions to the federal government."
Obama's insatiable appetite for power and control continues unchecked and unleashed.
Dear Supreme Court, Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen,---the Founders created a three branch government system so each branch would keep the others in "check."
You know... so no one branch becomes too power drunk. I suggest you start CHECKING and doing your job, all of you. The Constitution sets some clear limits and you just have to follow them or make the other branch follow them because we are a nation of laws after all, aren't we?
posted on 03/27/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT
One of the goals of the Nazi movement was to ban all private clubs. This effectively cut people off from one another and allowed for the propoganda to dominate.
I’m surprised they have not changed the tax laws to punish the private clubs yet, but perhaps they will get around to it.
there’s no place for private charity in the Obama view...the government will do it all.
... so no one branch becomes too power drunk.
Too late, all three branches are power drunk or willing accomplices of the other two.
We're royally screwed unless the American people wake up before it's too late.
posted on 03/27/2009 6:54:20 AM PDT
(The RATs and Media are the enemy.)
The author assumes Obama has ever read de Tocqueville. That would require him to care about anything or anyone besides himself. And I’m deeply concerned he doesn’t.
posted on 03/27/2009 6:55:13 AM PDT
("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
Associations foster economic development. They bring people together who otherwise would not know of each other and business results from a common expression of needs. We unwind these associations at our own peril.
"The author assumes Obama has ever read de Tocqueville. That would require him to care about anything or anyone besides himself. And Im deeply concerned he doesnt."
Very true words. I believe BHO is a narcissist. Whether he knows it or not is irrelevant but he has been through indoctrination his entire life with being weened on radical marxism and bathing in it during his Occidental years and living it in the streets of Chicago.
BHO is incapable of accepting anything different than his radical agenda. He doesn't care about the truth or being honest. The truth is not important to him like it is to you and me.
The marxists and communists behind BHO pulling all the strings and pushing all the levers, like Soros, couldn't be more pleased with him even with his personality disorder.
Sir, I share your deep concern.
posted on 03/27/2009 7:07:49 AM PDT
>The Constitution sets some clear limits and you just have to follow them or make the other branch follow them because we are a nation of laws after all, aren’t we?
No, we no longer are. With Congress passing its retroactive, punitive, and onerous taxation law (which shows clear disregard of Constitutional law in that it violates it on 8 counts)... the signing of said law by the President, indicating that he does not follow the Constitution either. And the constant denial of “standing” to anyone who presents doubts to the USSC of the president’s elegibility, in conjunction with the 23Jun05 (Keelo v. New England) decision legitimizing theft show that the USSC is not really interested in Justice either.
posted on 03/27/2009 7:28:17 AM PDT
(Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
Somehow I don’t see de Tocqueville being studied at Haavahd. Marx, yes.
posted on 03/27/2009 7:28:33 AM PDT
(AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
To: texmexis best
Paul Weyrich (God rest his soul) wrote a compelling article in the Townhall almost a year ago which is so applicable to this thread and it also applies especially under the shadow of yesterdays Senate vote to pass HR1388, Serve America Act.
He says, (snip)
I mention de Toqueville's analysis of 19th-Century American society to remind readers that from the beginning of our history, Americans have actively and spontaneously engaged in civic and political life by forming voluntary associations.
The emphasis is on the voluntary aspect of these organizations and their intention to affect change in government. While all levels of government might have encouraged civic participation, the Federal Government did not create and fund its own voluntary societies, let alone micromanage them.
To do so would have had the reverse effect of the original intention of voluntary associations - it would have allowed politicians a unique means of manipulating public policy for their own agenda, ideological or otherwise.
So true especially today.
posted on 03/27/2009 7:34:04 AM PDT
No, we no longer are. With Congress passing its retroactive, punitive, and onerous taxation law (which shows clear disregard of Constitutional law in that it violates it on 8 counts)... the signing of said law by the President, indicating that he does not follow the Constitution either. And the constant denial of standing to anyone who presents doubts to the USSC of the presidents elegibility, in conjunction with the 23Jun05 (Keelo v. New England) decision legitimizing theft show that the USSC is not really interested in Justice either."
So according to the Constitution that leaves what? Us. The people have a right to make our Government to follow the Constituion don't we? So now what? Organize, unite, make our voices heard in a more powerful way than before??
The American people go on strike per se...against the current usurper. What will that "on strike" look like? We need to get organized faster and be two steps ahead of our adversary. Unite and push back and hold them accountable.
posted on 03/27/2009 7:45:00 AM PDT
>Unite and push back and hold them accountable.
Agreed. Very much so.
posted on 03/27/2009 7:49:34 AM PDT
(Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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Narcissists are not capable of empathy.
posted on 03/27/2009 8:07:30 AM PDT
(a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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