July 23, 2011

Las Vegas mogul, Steve Wynn, reportedly said the following about President Barack Obama:

"This is Obama's deal and it's Obama that's responsible for this fear in America. The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution. And, maybe we [the administration] ought to do something to businesses that don't invest, they're holding too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody's afraid of the government and there's no need soft-peddling it, it's the truth. It is the truth! And that's true of Democratic businessmen and Republican businessmen, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And, I'm telling you that the business community in this country is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he's gone, everybody's going to be sitting on their thumbs."

Is Wynn right? Is Obama a socialist threatening to "do something to businesses" if they don't toe the Obama line? Does Obama reveal himself to be an ideologue with a Socialist/Marxist agenda? How does a country know that socialism is being forced on its people by its government? Do Obama's policies reveal a deeply rooted problem with socialism at its core?

Allow a resubmission of a partial checklist, a jet tour of Obama and his Progressive governance.

Core to socialism is "redistribution of wealth," which is Obama's constant mantra (check).

Government leaders assume an elitist mentality and ignore the will of the majority of the people (check).

The government takes control of the majority of the nation's economy by nationalizing industries such as auto, insurance, banks and health care and attacks free enterprise (check).

The president puts an anti-free-market Czar over the nation's vital manufacturing sector who is quoted as saying -- "we know the free market is nonsense" (check).

The President blurs the checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches of government (check).

The President derides or circumvents the Constitution that protects the people from tyranny at the hands of the government (check).

The President advocates personally invasive laws that will force compliance by citizens with the threat of fines and legal penalties (Obamacare/EPA -- check).

The government force-feeds laws before they are read, that allow the government to fill in the blanks without oversight after the laws go into effect -- such as the reported hundreds of incomplete mandates in Obamacare and the FDA (check).

The President and his czars threaten freedom of speech with an agenda to control the citizen's use of the Internet via an empowered FCC, to shut-down opposition Radio-TV-Cable stations with massive taxation, to continue to target groups "as the enemy" that peacefully speak out against government and then direct radicals to "go get in the face" of those who dissent peacefully (check, check, check, and check).

Obama ridicules the nation's faithful while sending his minions out to attempt to transition the very faith itself into a core element of socialism known as "social justice" as if it is a pillar of Christianity.

Troubling to any free society is President Obama stating, on the record, the Socialist/Marxist dogma that the Americans can have "too much information." Still on his agenda is what the President has long said he desires. It is what all Socialist, Communist and Fascist governments desire, a civilian militia as the enforcement arm that can kowtow citizens into compliance. Obama's Manufacturing Czar is quoted as saying that -- "we kind of agree with Mao that power comes largely from the barrel of a gun."

President Obama has clearly stated that he wants a civilian militia as well-armed, as well-funded and as powerful as our U.S. military. Why? Again, presented above is a partial list from a short two-and-a-half years of the Obama presidency.

Democrat Steve Wynn reportedly further stated, "I could spend the next three hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. A President that keeps using that word 'redistribution.' Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry in the United States of America -- they are frightened of this administration."

For good reason, Mr. Wynn. For good reason.

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