Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Obama's Second Bill of Rights

By: Ellis Washington - World Net Daily - January 16, 2010

Obama = FDR II

President Obama
has repeatedly bragged how he would finish what FDR started. His regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, even wrote a book outlining how government (not We the People) would finally be free from the constraints of the Constitution: "The Second Bill of Rights." Sunstein's thesis – that there are no God-given or natural rights, but basically rights that the government gives or takes away according to its own expediency and caprice.

Sunstein, Obama and their legions of fascists throughout the federal government venerate FDR's "New Deal," an outrageous socialist takeover of America's republic, and his Second Bill of Rights, of which universal health care was a fundamental element. An excerpt from President Roosevelt's Jan. 11, 1944, State of the Union message to the Congress is instructive here:

    It is our duty now to begin to lay the plans and determine the strategy for the winning of a lasting peace and the establishment of an American standard of living higher than ever before known. We cannot be content, no matter how high that general standard of living may be, if some fraction of our people – whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth – is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed and insecure.

    This republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights – among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

    As our nation has grown in size and stature, however – as our industrial economy expanded – these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.

    We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. "Necessitous men are not free men." People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

Fascist presidents like Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ and Obama had one singular goal: to destroy the U.S. Constitution and erect over its ashes a fascist, one-party state. Remember, FDR's socialism openly copied many aspects of Lenin's Soviet Union, Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany, which was called the "National Socialist German Workers Party."

FDR's Second Bill of Rights

FDR further stated in his Second Bill of Rights speech: "In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all – regardless of station, race, or creed." Among these are:

    * The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation; The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

    * The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

    * The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

    * The right of every family to a decent home;

    * The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

    * The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment;

    * The right to a good education.

FDR concluded: "All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being; America's own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens."

However, JFK said The rights of man come not from the generosity of the State, but from mouth of God. Even so, Obama, in emulating FDR, only seeks to liberate government at the expense of the people's inalienable rights and personal wealth. In other words, We the People be damned!

How Lady Macbeth administers health care

Look at entitlement liberals like Elizabeth Edwards who steals our money for her health care. A FoxNews editorial read in part:

    But [John] Edwards' downfall is well-documented. Perhaps most interesting is the book's depiction of Elizabeth Edwards as a vicious, spiteful, out-of-control head case.

    The book ["Game Change"] described an incident in 2005 shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer. She was on a conference call with dozens of campaign aides when she was told the Edwards' family health-care coverage had not yet been set up.

    "She flew into a rage," according to the book, lashing out at those on the call and threatening to cut off everyone's health care until the problem was fixed.

America! Is this what you want … voluntary slavery? Vindictive, incompetent bureaucrats on death panels deciding who lives and who dies, who gets full health care and who doesn't? Why can't Lady Macbeth, I mean Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, a multimillionaire, pay for her own health care?

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher rightly stated, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."

Obama and the Democrats are essentially tyrannical fascists. If you doubt me, remember Russia for over 300 years was ruled by a total of 18 czars of the Romanov dynasty. However, as David Rothkopf of "Foreign Policy" noted, the Obama administration had appointed more czars than that in just three months. That number doesn't even include his health-care czar.

What Obama is forcing upon all Americans is not universal health care, but FDR's Second Bill of Rights, which, in my opinion, will become cradle-to-grave death care and the ruination of America's republic.

May God forbid.

Ellis Washington, authorized biographer for the conservative intellectual Dr. Michael Savage (see www.MichaelSavage.com), is former editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at The Rutherford Institute. He is a graduate of John Marshall Law School and a lecturer and freelance writer on constitutional law, legal history, political philosophy and critical race theory.

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