Remember Herbert Hoover? If you do, you might remember that your school taught you that it was Hoover that caused the Great Depression, and the great and noble FDR saved the United States from his terrible destruction.
Poppycock. FDR put us in the mess we are today. His expansion of government was so huge, so invasive, we never got over it. He was also the Clinton’s god. It’s not by coincidence that when Obama ran for President, they put him on the cover of the Times as FDR. The liberals have never gotten over the man they thought was truly, government personified. They even build a memorial to him in Washington D.C., which not too many people know about. And now, Obama has become his reincarnation.
I was glancing through my Annals books today, and found this remarkable speech, given by Herbert Hoover—(see it in it’s entirety here.)
In this speech, Hoover sounds just like a Tea Party patriot—and who knew? Certainly not any history teacher I can remember. He was always made out to be the scum of the earth, and after reading some of this, I can see why.
Hoover could not believe what Roosevelt had done with the New Deal. Remember the New Deal? That was the biggest unconstitutional growth ever mandated by a President, BEFORE Obama came along.
Listen to a few things that Hoover said in a speech delivered to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on June 10, 1936, and tell me it doesn’t bring you to shake your head in: OMG..this crap has been around for a long, long, time:
”The Supreme Court has reversed some ten or twelve of the New Deal major enactments.”
(so..see, Obamacare CAN be reversed! )
(By the way, has anyone gone to Justice Roberts house for candy tonight?)
“the Congress has abandoned its responsibility to check even the expenditures of money. They have turned open appropriations into personal power. These are destruction of the very safeguards of free people.”
(Will Paul Ryan suddenly developed a fondness for China? )
“We have seen these gigantic expenditures and this torrent of waste pile up a national debt which two generation cannot repay. “
(Right now, we’re looking at the year….7822. )
“One time I told a Democratic Congress that “you cannot spend yourselves into prosperity.” You recall that advice did not take then. It hasn’t taken yet. ”
(How would Herbert like those Obama phones? And no, it hasn’t taken yet. Sorry Herbert.)
“Billions have been spent to prime the economic pump. It did employ a horde of paid officials upon the pump handle. We have seen the frantic attempts to find new taxes on the rich. Yet three quarters of the bill well be sent to the average man and the poor. He and his wife and his grandchildren will be giving a quarter for all their working days to pay taxes. Freedom to work for himself is changed into a slavery of work for the follies of government.”
(Why isn’t this engraved in the Halls of Congress..? And try half the year…)
“We have seen an explosive inflation of bank credits by this government borrowing . We have seen varied steps toward currency inflation that have already enriched the speculator and deprived the poor. If this is to continue, and end result is the tears and anguish of universal bankruptcy and distress. No democracy in history has survived the final stages of inflations.”
(We have seen…we are seeing, the final stages of inflations. Obama is stocking up on bullets.)
“We have seen the building up of a horde of political officials. We have seen the pressures upon the helpless and destitute to trade political support for relief. Both are a pollution of the very fountains of liberty. “
“The New Deal may be a revolutionary design to replace the American system with despotism. “
(Can we find a big pot to dump all the despots in and start over?)
Nobody Thinks that this speech could be uttered by Ted Cruz today…as it would sound as true as the day it was written.
Allistar Cooke remarked that FDR WAS a dictator. He expanded the government more than any that had come before him. And that’s one of the reasons Presidents have made Congress impotent.
In conclusion Hoover said this:
“There are some principles that cannot be compromised. Either we shall have a society based upon ordered liberty and the initiative of the individual, or we shall have a planned society that means dictation, no matter what you call it or who does it. There is no halfway ground. They cannot be mixed. Government must either release the powers of the individual for honest achievement or the very forces it creates will drive it inexorably to lay its paralyzing hand more and more heavily upon individual effort. Less than twenty years ago we accepted those ideal as the air we breathe. We fought a great war for their protection. We took upon ourselves obligations of billions. We buried our sons in foreign soil. but in this score of years we have seen the advance of collectivism and its inevitable tyranny in more than half the civilized world. In this thundering ear of world crisis distracted, American stand confused and uncertain.”
And American STILL stands confused and uncertain.
Obama hopes that in the future, George W. Bush will be remembered as the man who caused the “great recession” of the 21st century, and that he, Barack Obama, saved the people.
And if Herbert Hoover was alive today he would say: POPPYCOCK!!
My nobody friends, we are repeating history.
How can anyone not like Stephen Forbes? I remember feeling sorry for him when he ran for President, because, in this world of “who’s the prettiest” Steve was last in line. Still, I’m glad he did run, because I started paying attention to most everything he said afterwards. And here’s a small sample of why I like this man:
From Forbes Magazine: September 23. 2013
The Federal Reserve, with hardly a comment uttered, has openly made itself into the fourth branch of government, amassing immense powers. This must make the other branches, you know, the ones sanctioned by the Constitution drool with envy. By massively expanding its balance sheet, it has gone into the credit allocation business. Big Government and large businesses benefit from almost zero cost credit. “It comes at the expense of small businesses where most of the entry level jobs are created. “
And then Steve sites a quote from FDR:
“Our Industrial plant is built….Our last frontier has long since been reached, and there is practically no more free land…to which those thrown out of work by the Eastern economic machines can go for a new start.” Big companies were more and more dominating the economic landscape. If present trends continue, Roosevelt warns, the time will come when “We shall have all American industry controlled by a dozen corporations, and run by perhaps an hundred men…The independent businessman is running a lost race.” Roosevelt concluded with words that would have the current White House occupant nodding in sympathy: “Our task now is not discovery or exploitation of natural resources…It is the soberer, less dramatic business of administering resources and plants already in hand…of distribution wealth and products more equitably, of adapting existing economic organizations to the service of the people.” Then the Killer: “The day of enlightened (i.e., government) administration has come. ” Indeed.
The good news? We still have Steve Forbes, a man who knows the rich, doing all he can to inform and educate us. All we need is more of them speaking out.
(Written before the Oscars, but I’ve updated…in places)
Nobody will argue, that Lincoln will probably walk away with the most Oscars tonight, for the simple reason that Spielberg is a genius, and nobody can tell a story and bring it to life as well as he can.
It should win easily. But then again…Hillary and Kerry are rooting for Argo. Isn’t that a first in American history? Politicians publically announcing their favorite to win an Oscar?
Politics are in almost all the movies in contention for the Oscar tonight, and if ARGO wins over Lincoln, one might assume that Hillary Clinton and John Kerry had something to do with it. I haven’t seen it, but I’m sure it glorifies the State Department, and is more than likely, a propaganda film, to make everyone forget the horror Hillary’s State Department made in Benghazi
(It’s also not historically true. It was the Canadians who got the people out, says Jimmy Carter, who was President at the time.)
More times that I can count, Obama’s PR machine has been put him on the fronts of magazines portraying him as Lincoln, or FDR— the two Presidents in past history who, more than any others, ignored the Constitution and gave themselves overwhelming powers. Powers not intended for them to have. They simply took it. FDR, with his NEW DEAL, had become such a dictator, Congress passed the 22nd amendment to keep that from ever happening again.
Last week in the Washington Post, Tom Fox wrote an editorial called, “Why Presidents Need to be Exploiters” to support the idea that in crisis, President should always take advantage and extent their powers.
The public almost never moves in the president’s direction if there is division in the country. It is difficult to reach most citizens, overcome their predispositions and combat a vocal opposition. When FDR found Congress extraordinarily responsive to the crisis, (depressions and war) he effectively exploited this opportunity and rapidly passed the original New Deal. He did not try to create an opportunity; instead, he brilliantly exploited one. This is presidential effectiveness. (Can I gag here?)
In other words, whenever a man sees a chance to take more power…go for it.
And since this Nobody thinks nothing is a coincidence when it comes to politics, I think both Lincoln and Argo were made to promote the Obama administration in Washington. Argo, the State Department, and Lincoln—Obama. ALL of Congress got special viewings.
The movie Lincoln plays heavily in Obama’s favor, and this is why. The message coming out of that movie was that ONE President, bribed, broke laws, ignored the Constitution, because his Congress was too stupid and prejudiced. He did it to abolish slavery…, therefore, we should forgive him. Presidents should always be allowed to break the law when necessary for the greater good.
FDR gets the same pass. We were in a war, he expanded the government into the overgrown elephant we have today. Johnson added the Great Society. You could say the same about George W. Bush, who created the government program we will all come to fear someday, called, Homeland Security, all by himself. With the stroke of a pen.
Historically, Presidents have been expanding their powers whenever they could “exploit” the moment.
How many times have we heard Obama say that if Congress doesn’t get something he wants done..he will do it himself? Too many for my taste.
And he does it— Triples our debt, and makes Czars, and starts wars. His mission is to dismantle the country, the America he does not like, and reshape it in his own Marxist Utopian, and some say European, image.
For instance: He thought up the sequester, which of course cuts the military in two, and then, when it comes times to vote, he ups the ante and says he wants MORE taxes, so that the Republicans will NOT vote for it, and he gets exactly what he wants.
The office of the Presidency has grown too much power, and because impeachment is so rare, just one President can destroy the country…and we are watching that happen.
Lincoln broke the law, but it was for a good cause. The country is once again divided. Obama breaks the law, but not for some good cause, —NOT to unit and keep us together, but to further push the country into communism.
And that’s the dangerous message Lincoln and Spielberg bring: Give him the power. But Obama is NO Lincoln. The very fact that he is being allowed to kill anyone with his drones, makes him a dictator.
Did Steven Spielberg make Lincoln to hint that Obama is there to guide a divided nation into what’s good for them? Or did he just want to point out that all politics are corrupt?
UPDATE: Okay, I was right. Liam Nelsion just introduced Lincoln as a President who has to rule over a gridlocked Congress.(Hint…hint, our congress is gridlocked over sequestration)
Katzenberg , one of the biggest producers in Hollywood, said they make movies to influence the world.
Hollywood works for Obama now. And if you don’t believe that, then if you watched it to the end you saw, for the first time in History,
THE WHITE HOUSE, VIA MICHELLE OBAMA, ANNOUNCING BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR.
(Along with the usual politically correct we must all behave message)
Argo won Movie of the Years…Ben Affleck, the laughing stock of Hollywood, is now the King of the world. Hillary and Kerry will be thrilled….they threw the down and out kid, a bone….
Put that in your Oscar and smoke it
Nobody Remembers Pearl Harbor
Here’s FDR speech, made after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Notice that he mentions the words “invasion” “victory” and “so help us God.”
Now, compare that speech to one given by George W. Bush after 9/11
Big difference in delivery. We’ve become the more “compassionate” nation…..
Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages. .