MILITARY SACRIFICES: Have Obama and the Dems Made Them All For Nothing?

A little over one week removed from that weekend in which patriotic Americans are supposed to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives and/or limbs for the freedom and prosperity of our nation and people elsewhere, I cannot help wondering to what extent we have done our part to understand and preserve the ideals they sacrificed for.   
 
History has clearly demonstrated what these warriors fought to preserve − the keys to a flourishing America: plentiful, good-paying jobs; individual prosperity for the greatest number; a competitive, cooperative, free-market, free-enterprise, balance-of-trade, entrepreneurial, innovative, personal-initiative, profit-motivated, moral, law-and-order, low-tax, decentralized economic and political system − where private companies and enterprises exist, and people freely produce, to meet the needs, wants and expectations of their customers, clients, employees, suppliers, communities, creditors, shareholders, and future generations, in that order of priority.  And this was to be accomplished at a price/cost ratio sufficient to support the ongoing and balanced needs of their free-enterprises and their suppliers − and adequate to provide investors and creditors with an attractive return on their invested capital − and sufficient to offset the implicit risk of supporting the financial needs of businesses and their stakeholders.
 
Free market, competitive, Constitutional Capitalism was worth fighting to preserve.  It is a time-proven economic and political system that benefits the greatest number − based on freedom, natural law, and the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods − characterized by free, competitive markets, motivation-by-profit, and safety nets for those who cannot care for themselves.
 
In a quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist oriented economy, many of these functions and forces are taken over by centralized government elites, bureaucrats, and complacent job-fillers, who can’t possibly provide the collective wisdom, experience and motivation of liberated businesspersons, entrepreneurs, innovators, and workers − producing in a competitive, cooperative, free-market, free-enterprise, low-tax, private-property, “sky’s-the-limit,” financially-responsible, Constitutional, Capitalistic economy.
 
Although most Americans don’t recognize it, the United States has become a quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist nation under the manipulative leadership of President Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, which took control in 2009 and 2007, respectively?   
 
Obama – who never ran anything even as complex as a popcorn stand – has now established the largest quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist enterprise in the history of the world.  Like previous de facto Marxist/Socialist rulers, he has accomplished his transformation of America via a charismatic personality, a willingness to engage in mass deception, a Saul Alinsky inspired political strategy, the promise of massive entitlements for low-information citizens, and a supportive liberal-leftist Democrat Party and media.     
 
Even President Bill Clinton acknowledges this fundamental transformation – and has pledged that Hillary, as the next president, will perpetuate Obama’s revolution.
 
This transformation of the American Way started with the election of Obama and his expansion of government entitlements – climaxing with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act – otherwise known as ObamaCare.
 
ObamaCare is the 2400 page, law-of-the-land – with the President’s and Democrat Congress’s forced approval – which virtually no one read and no one still understands. Instead of solving the real problem of healthcare for the poor – Obama and his colleagues used it to impose their quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist system of centralized, authoritarian government on the American people. Obama claimed his election in 2008  – and the Democrat election of Congress in 2006 – gave them the endorsement required to radically transform the traditional American Way.
 
With the exception of the privileged few, e.g.,  Obama and his family – his Administration – Congress – the very rich – big corporations – big unions – etc., ObamaCare is mandated for everyone else.  Our children and healthy Americans are now required to pay for this scheme in typical quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist fashion – by forcing them to purchase healthcare insurance that many cannot afford and/or do not want – or by paying a fine for noncompliance.
 
Of course, ObamaCare will eventually lead to a single-payer system – the ultimate quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist goal for securing the centralized power and control of the federal government over the lives of the American people. Like Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro and other Marxists/Socialists/Leftists – Obama and the Democrats are employing a similar strategy.
 
Unfortunately, the majority of the American people are not cognizant of what is really happening to the American Republic and to our Competitive, Free-Market, Constitutional, Free-Enterprise Economic and Political System.  Low-information citizens do not understand the adverse consequences of a quasi-Marxist/Fabian-Socialist centralized government takeover. 
 
If the present trend continues, those who sacrificed their lives and/or limbs for the freedom and prosperity of our nation and people may prove to have sacrificed in vain.  Heaven forbid!
 
In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote the truth and a better way – to protect our freedom and interests – and to defend the Judeo-Christian American-Way. 

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About the author: William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.

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