Monday, October 27, 2008
President Bush is a Marxist:
Barbara West, WFTV anchor, asking
Joe Biden a question:
You may recognize this famous quote: “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” That’s from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?
President Bush in a speech
at United Nations Financing for Development Conference (22 March 2002):
Developed nations have a duty not only to share our wealth, but also to encourage sources that produce wealth: economic freedom, political liberty, the rule of law and human rights.
Acts 4: 32-35 --
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
I thought this was a Christian nation.
You can't respond to things like that with facts or logic, it's like the "have you stopped beating your wife" question. It's not intended to be answered, just to tar Obama as a Marxist, at least in the "some people say" sense.
Far better to subsidize the dysfunction and unproductivity of foreign lands than to spread it within our borders.
This was running on the front page of foxnews.com today and it made a big impact on a co-worker of mine:
"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully," the Democratic presidential candidate wrote in his memoir, "Dreams From My Father." "The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."
I tried to explain to him that this was taken a bit out of context but I couldn't make much of an impression on him.