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The ObamaNation Poverty Plantations

Keeping Black Folks Enslaved on Government Welfare Plantations

By Mark Alexander · Sep. 20, 2012
“Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. [I]ndustry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.” –Benjamin Franklin (1753)

Near the end of the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Hussein Obama and his Leftmedia sycophants condemned the Romney-Ryan ticket of making a very offensive “political gaffe” at a private campaign five months earlier.

The colossal blunder in question? Romney identified the underbelly of Obama’s socialist political agenda – the fact that an ever-increasing number of “useful idiots” have been lured into subservience by generations of Socialist Democrat policies, are now dependent on a laundry list of government subsidies, and, consequently, they are very likely to vote for the candidate who will continue redistributing wealth to fund those subsidies.

Romney’s offhand remarks were surreptitiously recorded, then leaked by an opposition researcher named James Carter IV – yes, he’s the grandson of that Jimmy Carter – to a hard-left magazine, which timed its release of the video to comport with Obama’s socialist dezinformatsia propaganda.

Dezinformatsia indeed! Though Romney’s assertion that most Obama supporters are government dependents has generated a flood of faux-outrage on the Left, their underlying indignation is more accurately rooted in the fact that Romney did not declare that ALL Americans are dependent on government, which is more in line with the Left’s agenda. Obama himself recently asserted just that in his now-infamous assertion, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else [read: "government”] made that happen.“

In the video, Romney said, "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president, no matter what … who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s an entitlement, and the government should give it to them. And they will vote for [Obama] no matter what. … These are people who pay no income tax.”

While Romney’s citation of the percentage of Americans who pay no taxes was correct, and it happens to coincide with Obama’s current poll numbers, which is why he confused the number, clearly Romney was alluding to the fact that 30-35 percent of Obama’s most fervent constituent support is composed of those who are now culturally, if not irrevocably, dependent upon a plethora of government subsidies. These “takers” pay no income tax, and they thus have no direct liability in the economics of wealth redistribution and no stake in curtailing our calamitous $16,000,000,000,000 national debt.

Indeed, they are “dependent upon government,” and “believe that they are victims, believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, [and] believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

Now, there’s nothing new about Romney’s contention regarding the relationship between populist socialism and popular elections. Avowed socialist George Bernard Shaw, co-founder of the London School of Economics, smugly declared at the turn of the 20th century, “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

Observations about the inherent threat to Liberty posed by that electoral equation predates Shaw by at least two millennia. Greek Historian Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus wrote, “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”

Six centuries earlier, Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu wrote, “The people suffer from famine because of the multitude of taxes consumed by their superiors. It is through this that they suffer famine.”

And every generation of historians since has likewise noted that long and sordid history of destruction.

In 1766, that founding sage Ben Franklin observed, “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

In 1776, the year the ideological ancestors of today’s American Patriots were codifying our natural right to Liberty, Historian Edward Gibbon published his six-volume treatise, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” detailing how opulence and entitlement led to the loss of civic virtue and the fall of the world’s first great republic.

Another enlightened philosopher of the era, François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), observed, “The art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other.”

In his 1781 “Notes on the State of Virginia,” Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.”

These 18th-century observations about taxation and entitlement served as seminal reference points for the “Fatal Cycle of Democracy” published a century later.

That cycle follows this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to Liberty (Rule of Law); From Liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage (rule of men).

Thus, not only is the substance of Romney’s assertion about Obama’s “base,” tragically and completely accurate, it has been substantiated throughout history. And, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Dependence on Government, Obama’s earnest endeavor of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” is well underway, with historic numbers of Americans now dependent upon the state.

While it would be patently wrong to assert that everyone who receives a government subsidy and pays no taxes is an Obama supporter, the growing number of Americans who depend on government support under Obama’s Great Recession is staggering.

According to the Tax Policy Center, more than 46 percent of households pay no income tax. That is because over the last four decades, Congress has “engineered” the tax code to exempt income from targeted voter blocks.

The Census Bureau reports that almost 50 percent of Americans in the most recent quarter of record resided in a household where a family member received direct government assistance, at a cost of almost 70 percent of the federal budget. During the Reagan years, only 30 percent of households received government support, and the percentage has increased almost 10 percent since Obama took office.

About 16 percent of American households (one in seven) depend on food stamps – the rolls of which have swelled from 31.9 million when Obama took office, to a record 46.5 million people today. And when Obama gutted Welfare reform, that shuffled millions of voters into his camp.

Of course, most Americans who receive Medicare and Social Security have been forced to pay into those non-existent “trust funds” for their whole careers. Thus, to call that support an “entitlement” would be entirely wrong.

Responding to Romney's exposure of the relationship between Obama's socialist agenda and his electoral support, Barack endeavored to distance himself from his “redistributive justice” platform and instead enlisted his minions to kill the messenger.

House Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer claimed, “I don’t know that any Democrat believes redistribution of wealth is the end of government – it is not.”

Apparently Hoyer does not recall candidate Obama’s own words on the subject: “There has been a systematic, uh, uh, I don’t think it is too strong to call it a propaganda campaign, uh, against the possibility of government action and its efficacy. … As we try to resuscitate this notion that we are all in this together … the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that actually pool resources and hence facilitate redistribution, because I actually believe in redistribution.”

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, in a recent speech to the ultra-Leftist Center for American Progress Action Fund, said that Romney and Ryan “are gonna put y'all back in chains!” But what Obama’s state-dependent lemmings don’t understand is that they’ve already been lured into chattel slavery chains of by their narcissistic master.

Obama and his ideological Marxists have overtaken the once-noble Democratic Party, and converted it to the Socialist Democratic Party. The consequences have been devastating for those he ostensibly serves, particularly for his most loyal constituency – black Americans, 93 percent of whom blindly vote for Obama.

The primary protagonist of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King proclaimed famously, “I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” But Obama has done nothing to advance that proclamation, instead, affirming the statist status of most blacks, who, in effect, are enslaved on urban poverty plantations.

Obama maintains this most loyal constituency by maintaining their “victim status,” thus ensuring they are judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character – the antithesis of MLK’s dream.

In 1982, as the last Evil Empire was disintegrating from within, Ronald Reagan observed, “In an ironic sense, Karl Marx was right. We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis, a crisis where the demands of the economic order are conflicting directly with those of the political order. But the crisis is happening not in the West, but in the home of Marxism-Leninism, the Soviet Union.”

It is an even greater irony that today, the birthplace of Liberty is slovenly succumbing to the “Fatal Cycle of Democracy,” and is on the precipice of an irrevocable plunge into the abyss of tyranny. The good news is that if Obama’s re-election serves as the tipping point for that plunge, there is always the option of restoring Liberty by bullets when ballots fail.

The notion that the ballot box is not the only path to restore Liberty may make some of our countrymen uncomfortable. But that must be all the more motivation for every Patriot to contribute the utmost of our time, talent and treasure to restore Liberty, as “endowed by our Creator.”

Thomas Jefferson noted in the year our Constitution was written, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” To that end, I recall the words of Thomas Paine: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”

P.S. Regarding Obama’s utopian ObamaNation flags for sale on his official campaign Web site – unbelievable! For the record, desecrating our national colors, under which so many Patriots have fought and died, causes me a little heartburn….


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Lisa in MD said:

Romney told the truth. Some people can't handle the truth.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Burr in Ocala said:

Pardon my thick-headed lack of comprehension, but WTF are you doing with a link to the Obozo website to purchase their product?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

Unlike the lame dream media, the Patriot Post isn't afraid to show its sources, except where necessary to protect them from retaliation.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Arnold Pagani in keller, tx said:

Impeach The Treasonous Obama and His Administration. Obama is a cancer on America's Citizens.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

That's right! We need to raise our consciousness to the level of fever pitch and do it now! Get upset. Let yourself feel the anger and forget your blood pressure. We have little time but we need to take a naked look at what we're facing so we can arouse the emotions of our friends and family. I don't care who thinks I'm a nut-I probably am, but I am a patriotic nut and I love my country and my flag of freedom. Better to be a raw nut than a roasted, preserved, canned commodity with a shelf life of 55 years.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

That's how I feel, too! I find that many people don't want to hear it, though, because they think nothing can be done about.

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Sandra in CA replied:

What you say is true, but as long as he claims he is the son of a non-citizen he has no claim on the Oval Office and legally cannot be impeached (accused). Instead he should be removed from the office, denied any remuneration (salary/retirment benefits) and every executive decree he has put into play be removed as well. He also might be tried and imprisoned.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA replied:

And where is the Secret Service, they are within earshot of this guy almost continuously. Their Oath to protect the President does not trump their Oath to preserve the Constitution.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

They gotta eat too

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM

DonB52 in Wenham said:

Poor Barack! Somehow he had hoped no one would tell the awful truth about his support base. Shame on Mitt for opening up that door for all of us to see. (Please note the above is dripping with sarcasm) Obama really does think we are all stupid!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Tom in Florida said:

Romney merely stated what we have all been saying for the past year. Our country is becoming more like socialist Europe under this administration and the peoples watchdog, the Press, is MIA

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

The Press is not MIA. Instead of being the people's watchdog, they've joined the wolves and are working for the other side.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Tess in Michigan said:

WHEN will all Americans see that a vote for obama is a vote for Socialism.Romney has spoken the truth.. some people so enjoy being taken care of by the government from cradle to grave.. they will oppose anyone who tries to get them to help themselves

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Dear one, you are preaching to the choir! Go out and tell your poor, uninformed Democratic neighbor or your nephew in college. Do it now!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

While you there say healthcare is a no no, food is a no no, unemployment which some of you take is a no no.. As I said, I'm with personal responsibility but when the health insurance says, you got caner, die. That is a death panel. When Gov Brewer yanked someone off the operating table for there life is worth x amount of dollars, that is a conservative death panel of one.

I am for change but a radical change will cause the downfall of the republic

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 5:38 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

When people depend on the government for basics like food and healthcare, something is terribly wrong with the system. People should be able to provide those things for themselves.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

Yes, you are for change, only if everything stays the same, right?
You want food stamps, healthcare, unemployment benefits, what else? The gov to tell you what toilet to buy, car, lightbulbs, soda, and in the near future everything else.
I fail to see the difference between what you want and the Socialism of Obama. I hoped that you will get a little more enlightenend by continuing to read the PP, but I believe there is no hope there.
As for getting cancer and dying: I have news for you, even with Obamacare, we will, eventually, die. And if you are over 70, good luck with the bureaucrats deciding you deserve or not treatment for that cancer you're talking about.
What part of the Constitution gives the govmint the job of providing your food and health care? Since the Constitution doesn't allow for that, you must share Obama's opinion that it is just in the way of the liberals big plans.Why don't you admit it: you are not for respecting the Constitution, and never were. You want Socialism. There is no shame in admiting that you cannot think beyond that.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

Also see beyond, the submission from James. It applies perfectly.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM

James Michael Garland in USA said:

I didn't write this but think its true.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive an Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president."

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Tom Galda in Pittsburgh, PA said:

Who will provide for the takers when the providers run out of money? We are fast approaching the day when there won't be enough money to give away. When that day comes everyone will be dirt poor, & living in misery.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Bennie in Los Angeles, CA said:

Romney's figures were poorly chosen as they include people on Social Security--probably 10% of those he mentioned. Many of them, paid a lot in taxes over their lifetimes, and are not completely reliant on the government. That insinuation is offensive to many oldsters.
In any case, my dog would make a better president than OB.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

You said it: "In any case". We dont' need to convince ourselves that anybody that was raised a conservative in this county would be a better bet to lead than Obama. We don't need to listen daily to statistics and news clips to shore up our support for Romney. We don't need anything but our resolve to get rid of socialism and terrorism, which will soon visit us where we live if we end up with another 4 for Obama. From the start we saw that Obama wants to be chairman, not president. He is not qualified to be the president of a free nation. We must defeat him. We must get angry and do it. Work until you tire for the cause of freedom. We have never been challenged like this on our home soil, but understand, patriots, we are gambling with our freedom. Get up, off your computer chair and go to your local Victory Center to see what you can do in the next 30 days to defeat this miscreant.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA replied:

I am on disability, I am unable to work full-time. However, I had a job teaching a class After School Programs at a public school district & paid directly by parents- when the Socialist cadre decided I & others, (after we had been invited to teach) were leveraging the public schools for private profit!. $6K sporadically received, part-time seasonal work, is not a profit but a supplement. Only college students, unemployed, or semi-retired pensioners are able to do this type work, because it is 2-6pm daily work window, it is anti-shift. So the Socialist want us to pay a facilities charge which would mean 10 students minimum to cover my expense, & although we are known to them, must re-apply each year with a term-paper like mission statement essay (with all the right sentimentality no doubt) even if previously known to them. (Forbid it- a Christian granddad be near the little children). Also required a $1M Business liability insurance policy(OK), but also $1M Auto liability insurance policy which is 800% more than state of GA require for hi-way driving. Sure, the premiums are not that onerous but I already have Auto insurance required by the state. An annual criminal background check $40 each, OK 1st time, but they should pay the others. And the district does not hire the ASPs must apply; that is, run-around to each school separately to be hired. Red Tape. I taught there for from 2003- after my last full-time job until spring 09, when this new district policy started. My last full-time job in 2003, I have to plan every trip , & I refuse to take food stamps, I am a prisoner in my home soon to be fore-closed. the safety has been drawn up around my neck.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:14 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA replied:

last sentence should read -the safety net has been drawn up around my neck. Thanks to the socialist mentality.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM

enemaofthestatistquo in GA replied:

I am trying to do something about it though. I have a manufacturer interested in an invention of mine, and a partner who is investing some modest funds, we will produce a video to pitch the project on an internet group funding website to solicit venture capital. Please, Bless my project or wish me luck.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Debbi Moss in Vienna, MO said:

My dad, a career Army man, taught my brother and I that if we want a good job with good benefits, get a good education because the government owes us nothing. It is and always will be the individuals responsibility to provide for self and family, by God's grace. I have no idea when the notion that government owes everyone something came in to play, but nothing is farther from the truth. I love this country and am proud to be an American. This country is worth fighting for, by ballot or bullet.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Fed Up in Philly PA replied:

Re: Debbie,

You are absolutely correct - I was rasied the same way. My Dad said get a job, any job, to support yourself and your family. He said I don't care if it is shoveling chicken crap or working as a janitor, just do anything to earn a living.

That's the problem today. Too many Liberal parents rasing their children to believe life, and others, owes them something.

Until we are allowed to spay and neuter liberal parents, we will always have this problem.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM

NavyPilot in Fall River, MA said:

Why do you have those Obama campaign symbols in your editorial? Are you trying to show us how absolutely corrupt Obama really is and the tyranny he is going to spread under his Rule By Fiat?

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:15 PM

James Garland in USA said:

I didn't write this but I think its true
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive an Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president."

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:17 PM

wwlee4411 in Snellville, GA said:

I fought for this country once before. I'll fight for it again if necessary!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM

G K in Carlsbad said:

I would call Social Security and Medicare "mandated entitlements" ... just like ObamaCare

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Keith Carr in Corpus Christi, TX said:

Romney was absolutely correct and he should be much more vocal about it. It was NOT a political gaffe, it was the truth and it should be brought to light. I can guarantee that the people who do work for a living and who do pay [way too much] of my income in taxes are pissed off about that. Socialism (communism) sucks and will always end badly. Just like fiat currency, it is doomed to failure.

There is one thing I really wish that the media (including so-called conservative media) would talk about incessantly and you guys never do, is the real truth about who is really running things and WHY this country has gone the way it has. WHY it is that congress only passes laws that hurt Americans and never ever help us. PLEASE START EXPOSING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN CONTROL. Until yall start to do that, these people in the shadow government and the mega-wealthy bankers [illuminati, CFR, central banks, etc.] will always be able to operate secretly. These are the ones who own nobama and all the wasted payroll masquerading as congress.

If nobama gets re-elected I am leaving the country for good. He will have unlimited free reign to finish destroying the country so that the one-world government people can finalize their plans. They have to destroy the United States to do that and look around... THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING! Why don't you guys start telling the truth for a change instead of continually dancing around the truth? Talking about the symptoms is OK but does nothing to help rid us of the disease.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Sandra in CA replied:

Be encouraged. In the Word of God I find this:
Mat 10:26 "Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
Mar 4:22 "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.
Luk 12:2 "For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.
The truth will be known eventually and justice will be meted out to those deserving it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM

JtC in TX replied:

Amen, Sandra, and it is up to we Christians to not fall apart as the world crumbles around us. When they ask why I'm so calm, I share Jesus with them. True peace of mind.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Tarymelon in belleville, Il replied:

Thank you Sandra and JtC for sharing. Sometimes we do get so upset about the seriousness of this election we temporarily forget about His peace-the peace He gives to us.

Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM