Letter to the editor - Tulsa World - 02-08-13
At his second inauguration, President Barack Obama took his oath on Lincolnís Bible. He also borrowed from Lincolnís speeches and ideas. Hereís one Lincoln quote he missed:
"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot
keep out of financial trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the
brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot build character and courage by taking away initiative and independence."
Ė From "Epigrams," a collection of quotes gathered by Waite Phillips,
republished by the Philbrook Museum of Art .
If Obama wants to be like Lincoln, he must understand Lincolnís broader point of view.
Jeanmarie Billington, Tulsa
Obama has been shooting his mouth off for over 5 years promoting class hate. He shouts the rich donít pay their fair share, they have loopholes, they are greedy. Is he talking about Finestein, Kerry, Kennedy? Champions of socialism? Marx and Hitlers playbooks for forcing a government to go socialistic call for the promotion of class hate.
Class hate is easy to promote. All you have to do as a politician is hit on a persons envy and trade political support for bringing the rich down to the persons level and forcing the rich to pay all the taxes. Since the poor outnumber the rich the politician wins easily.
The liberals plan for world order which refers to the masses as cattle with the wind blowing through their heads requires a graduated income tax forcing the rich to pay a higher percent of taxes. The plan states this is required to eliminate people from trying to get ahead because if one of the masses become rich they might become competition in business and politics. By keeping everybody down the elite can determine who among the masses can get an education, get the good jobs or enter politics.
The bible does not punish the wealthy with a graduated tithing. It is ten percent regardless of income. In the bible everybody owes a tithing both rich and poor however the rich is expected to give to the poor but this is not dictated by the bible but gives the rich the freedom to determine the amount for himself. This freedom is not allowed under a socialistic government.
In a socialistic government a politician determines who gets what. The politician will give to what ever group will support the politician. This enhances the politicians power and eliminates the freedom of the people to give to whomever they think is in need. As the politicians uses socialism to gain more power the politician needs more money to give away. The money has to come from the working people. Eventually the income tax increases to 60 percent as it is in Europe. By this time the working man has
been reduced to a slave of the government working to keep the politician in power. By this time the working man is helpless. He has no guns and is outnumbered by those living off his labors.
This is Obamaís agenda and if it continues it will be a sad day for the United States.