Collective Action – What does that mean in light of Obama’s accomplishments?


Obama was very brave in his inauguration speech. While he spoke of equality as defined in our Declaration of Independence, he somehow seemed to indicate that equality will be practiced for the first time, during his second term and that gay Americans are not treated the same as everyone else under the law. (Truthfully, they are treated exactly the same. They want the law changed.) He spoke of collective action and he seems to be ready to declare that anyone who doesn’t agree with him politically is an enemy. Are we enemies of him or enemies of the state? That wasn’t exactly clear.

Obama was inaugurated with much pomp and festivity. The crowds were enthusiastic and before we look at Obama’s plans for his enemies and collectivism, maybe we should look at the cause for celebration. There was much celebration around the inauguration.

When Obama took office in 2009 unemployment was 7.8 percent.

One year later, unemployment is 7.8 percent. CBS NEWS

When Obama took office in 2009 gasoline was $1.90/gallon. One year later gasoline is $3.30 a gallon. Consumer Energy Report

The consumer price index was at 211.143 January 2009. December 2012 consumer price index was 229.601.

In January 2009 our national debt was 10.0 trillion dollars.

January 2013 our national debt is 17.5 trillion dollars.  US Government Spending

USA Today’s report on actual deficit compared to reported deficit numbers.

In 2011-2012 Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions by their own admission. This came out in their annual report. If this is an average number and IF they reported every abortion committed by the organization, over one million abortions were performed during Obama’s four-year term of office by PP alone.  This doesn’t take into account any of the lives taken in hospitals, clinics, or abortion mills across the nation that are not affiliated with Planned Parenthood. We know that one million children did not live to experience life outside the womb due to the funding of Planned Parenthood alone. We know countless other lives were taken. (Were there really a million + rapes or Mothers whose lives were at risk?) No wonder Dr. Alveda King had mixed emotions about Barack Obama taking the oath of office on the Bible once owned by Dr. Martin Luther King.

Above, you see the kind of progress made in Obama’s first four years. On January 21, he told the nation what he wants to do his next four years. Make no mistake about Barack Obama’s intentions. His statement, “Preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action…” was intentional. I have never before heard the term ‘collective’ used when referring to our society or our republic. I did hear it used while studying ‘Comparative Government’ in 1963. The term “collective” was used to refer to the USSR and communist systems.

Beware of those who believe that ‘collective’ action should replace ‘individual’ actions.

No dictator, no tyrant, no ‘organizer’ will come before the people and say, “I am here to take away your individual freedoms.” Who would stand for that? Just as the people would not stand for a man saying, “I am going to raise your taxes until I have the nation in a broken position.” They will say, “I am going to raise taxes on the ‘evil’ rich.” The masses will cheer when they hear that the taxes of someone else will be raised and the raise will benefit the masses. And so it is with the ‘collective action’ statement. Obama knows that if he words this just right, he will hear the cheers of the masses.

Our founding fathers established a system with checks and balances for a reason and that reason was to protect individual freedoms.

Obama wants to paint himself as an Abraham Lincoln. There are many differences. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and a conservative. Also, Lincoln wanted a ‘united’ nation. He hated the fact that the nation was divided and was a broken man because of the division. Obama, on the other hand, has been the  person dividing our nation. He promotes class warfare and political warfare and he seems to thrive on the division.

Remember, the blanks may be filled in many different ways:

Then they came for the ___________, and I did not speak out because I was not a ____________.

(They came for the rich, and I did not speak out–Because I was not rich.)

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Eventually it ends with…

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

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About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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4 Responses to Collective Action – What does that mean in light of Obama’s accomplishments?

  1. paolosilv says:

    Good day..
    The truth is that Obama and the liberal dems don’t want the economy to improve. It’s obvious that they want to suppress the use of oil/fossil fuels, which largely drove the economy since the beginning of the 20th Century. The price of gas has tripled, if not quadrupled since 2008. That may be one factor in driving up the cost of living, and suppressing the economy. He is cowtowing to 1. the environmentalists and 2. the oil corporations which have profited from this and 3. George Soros, who is a billionaire investor who wants to reshape America in his own image. But that’s just my opinion. Paolo

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  2. jlue says:

    Paolo, I agree with everything you said here. What bothers me most is what he wants as the final outcome for the USA. He intends to transform the country, but his supporters do not seem to want to consider is this one question. What will the USA be when the transformation is complete? How will the transformed country’s freedoms and standard of living compare to the country he transformed?

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  3. paolosilv says:

    We’ll know when it’s too late.

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