I find that many young-ish people in their 20's are unfamiliar with what the term "redistribution of wealth" means. They don't know that those words are a basic concept of Marxist ideology, and that "redistribution of wealth" is exactly what socialist and communist governments attempted to do in the 20th century. These rigid, totalitarian societies failed to provide functioning economies, they lacked basic freedoms, they killed more people (more than 60 million) than all the wars of the 20th century put together. Kids these days don't seem to know much about that. But "spread the wealth" and "redistribution of wealth" are red flags for older folks, who know what Senator Obama is talking about here:
"To redistribute wealth, you first have to confiscate it from those who earned it with hard work, and the way to do that is with confiscatory taxes. Then you give it to those who didn't earn it."
Obama's true colors are becoming clearer and clearer every day. Great column in the Washington Post today by Wesley Pruden. Some excerpts:
"The tape recording of an interview that Barack Obama gave to Radio Station WBEZ in Chicago in 2001 surfaced, and in that interview Mr. Obama, then a law professor and a state senator, lays out how he would redistribute the wealth. He sounds like a man with a plan."
"....Mr. Obama doesn't think much of the Constitution, or even of the Supreme Court justices who have rewritten it over the years to accommodate notions of 'social justice.' The Warren Court, which wrote finis to public-school segregation with its unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, has been decried since as radical, but it wasn't radical enough. Earl Warren only pretended to be a soldier of the revolution"
" 'One of the 'tragedies of the civil-rights movement,' Mr. Obama says, is that the Supreme Court did not address redistribution of wealth, probably because of the inherent difficulty of achieving such goals through the courts. The Supreme Court did not break from the restraints of the Constitution and 'we still suffer from that.' Mr. Obama is not 'optimistic' that the Supreme Court can achieve redistribution of wealth - of taking from the workers to give to the deadbeats - but he obviously thinks he knows how to do it. A president with a compliant Congress, which he expects to be in January, can do it through legislation and 'administration.'"
"The Barack Obama of this interview clearly does not think much of what the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us: 'The Constitution reflected the enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on to this day. The framers had that same blind spot ... the fundamental flaw of this country. ' "
Obama does not deserve to be president of our country.
"There's nothing ambiguous about Mr. Obama's radical views, as revealed in this interview. He clearly thinks the Constitution was a 'tragedy,' that the men who wrote it were not the revolutionary heroes plain Americans regard them to be, and their work must be corrected by the surviving radicals of the '60s and their progeny. Anyone who listens to this interview, available on YouTube.com, understands why Michelle Obama was never proud of her country until she thought the opportunity was at hand to destroy the country to save it, and why Barack Obama could spend 20 years comfortably listening to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright exhort God to damn America."
Please vote for people who love this country and will make it stronger and better, John McCain and Sarah Palin.