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What if I had told you...

  1. nicomp profile image62
    nicompposted 7 years ago

    I can't take credit for this. It's being circulated in email.

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    What would you say if I gave you 11 reasons why the elections in 2010 will be the most important in the history of the United States?


    1. What if I had told you in October 2008, before the last presidential election, that before Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, the federal government would be in control of both the mortgage and the banking industries? That 19 of America’s largest banks would be forced to undergo stress tests by the federal government which would determine if they were insufficiently capitalized, so they must be supervised by the government?

    Would you have said, "C'mon, that will never happen in America.”



    2. What if I had told you that within Barack Obama's first 100 days in office the federal government would be the largest shareholder in the US Big-Three automakers: Ford, GM, and Chrysler? That the government would kick out the CEO's of these companies and appoint hand-picked executives with zero experience in the auto industry and that executive compensation would be determined, not by a Board of Directors, but by the government?

    Would you have said, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    3. What if I had told you that Barack Obama would appoint 21 Czars, without congressional approval, accountable only to him, not to the voters, who would have control over a wide range of US policy decisions.  That there would be a Stimulus Accountability Czar, an Urban Czar, a Compensation Czar, an Iran Czar, an Auto Industry Czar, a Cyber Security Czar, an Energy Czar, a Bank Bailout Czar, and more than a dozen other government bureaucrats with unchecked regulatory powers over US domestic and foreign policy.

    Would you have said, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    4. What if I had told you that the federal deficit would be $915 billion in the first six months of the Obama presidency - with a projected annual deficit of $1.75 trillion - triple the $454.8 billion in 2008, for which the previous administration was highly criticized by Obama and his fellow Democrats. That congress would pass Obama's $3.53 trillion federal budget for fiscal 2010. That the projected deficit over the next ten years would be greater than $10 trillion.

    Would you have said, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    5. What if I had told you that the Obama Justice Department would order FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high-value detainees captured on the battlefield and held at US military detention facilities in Afghanistan. That Obama would order the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility with no plan for the disposition of the 200-plus individuals held there. That several of the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo would be sent to live in freedom in Bermuda at the expense of the US government. That our returning US veterans would be labeled terrorists and put on a watch list.

    Would you have said, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    6. What if I had told you that the federal government would seek powers to seize key companies whose failures could jeopardize the financial system. That a new regulatory agency would be proposed by Obama to control loans, credit cards, mortgage-backed securities, and other financial products offered to the public.

    Would you have said, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    7. What if I had told you that Obama would travel to the Middle East, bow before the Saudi king, and repeatedly apologize for America’s past actions. That he would travel to Latin America where he would warmly greet Venezuela’s strongman Hugo Chavez and sit passively in the audience while Nicaraguan Marxist thug Daniel Ortega charged America with terrorist aggression in Central America.

    Would you have said, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    8. Okay, now what if I were to tell you that Obama wants to dismantle conservative talk radio through the imposition of a new "Fairness Doctrine." That he wants to curtail the First Amendment rights of those who may disagree with his policies via internet blogs, cable news networks, or advocacy ads. That most major network television and most newspapers will only sing his phrases like state-run media in communist countries?

    Would you say, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    9. What if I were to tell you that the Obama Justice Department is doing everything it can to limit your Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. That the federal government wants to reinstate the so-called assault weapons ban which would prohibit the sale of any type of firearm that requires the shooter to pull the trigger every time a round is fired. That Obama's Attorney General wants to eliminate the sale of virtually all handguns and ammunition, which most citizens choose for self-defense.

    Would you say, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    10. What if I were to tell you that the Obama plan is to eliminate states rights guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment and give the federal government sweeping new powers over policies currently under the province of local and state governments and voted on by the people. That Obama plans to control the schools, energy production, the environment, health care, and the wealth of every US citizen.

    Would you say, "C’mon that will never happen in America?”



    11. What if I were to tell you that the president, the courts, and the federal government have ignored the US Constitution and have seized powers which the founders of our country fought to restrict. That our last presidential election may have been our last truly free election for some time to come. That our next presidential election may look similar to the one recently held in Iran. (And maybe under review by ACORN.) I know, I know what you will say. That will never happen in America.

    If we don't do everything in our power to stop this madness in 2010, may God have mercy on our worthless souls. Pass this on to every freedom loving American you can. Thank you.

  2. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    In all fairness I don't think it has got anything to do with obama because the same thing is happening in britain today. Maybe something to do with the illuminate and the new world order and all that stuff?

  3. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    One word:  OMG.

    Paranoid and incendiary.

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image82
      wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess I am probably a little paranoid,I read some pretty out there stuff. well done on your 100. (Trying not to sound stupid) but what does incendiary mean?

      1. profile image0
        Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Inflammatory...  It's just this serious partisanship thing we've got going on at Hubpages, that's all!

        If you are in Britain, it's just sorta an American thing.

        1. wrenfrost56 profile image82
          wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Right I get it now, thanks for that. I learn something everyday.

        2. nicomp profile image62
          nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hee hee. It's partisanship when your ox is being gored.

  4. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Yea I hate spam too!!

  5. blue dog profile image79
    blue dogposted 7 years ago

    "What would you say if I gave you 11 reasons why the elections in 2010 will be the most important in the history of the United States? "

    here's what i'd say:  there' actually a twelfth reason, and it's because people circulate this sort of nonsense.  by suggestion, there are those who actually believe barackstar has inflicted more damage on this country in six months than the buffoon who occupied his position for the previous eight years.  it's impossible to say that he won't inflict more damage - he's certainly positioning himself to do just that - but it's rather ironic  to not mention the name cheney when having a political discussion about the 11 great reasons why god should "have mercy on our worthless souls."

    1. nicomp profile image62
      nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your argument is old and tired. Bush is gone; BHO is in charge now. Man up, take responsibility, own the problem. Dick Cheney was *vice* president. Think Spiro Agnew, Al Gore, Joe Biden, James Sherman, Charles Curtis, and all the other veeps who had almost but not quite no impact whatsoever on anything. You've raised Mr. Cheney to the rank of demigod only for the purpose of vilifying him. Get over it, please.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Excellent post nicomp. The only reason they're all screaming "it ain't so" is because the left is finally going down. Don't worry. Pigs scream when they die too.

        1. nicomp profile image62
          nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The level of control that Obama and his czars presume to assume has dwarfed any activities of a tired old deposed vice president. My only explanation is that Progressives (nee Liberals) excuse the constitutional violations of their guy because he "means well". It's goofy, but I can deal with it.

          Unless they simply don't understand the constitution. I'd like to give them more credit than that.

          1. ledefensetech profile image81
            ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Progressives have always had as their stated goal the destruction of Constitutional protections.  The grand kleegle of Progressivism his own self, Woodrow Wilson, said it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_wi … ernment.27

            I really wish you wouldn't use Liberal to describe the Progressives.  Lenin once said that in order to succeed in a revolution, first confuse the language.  Liberalism and Progressivism are not the same thing.  I'm a Liberal, in the ancient sense of the word, not some Progressive parasite.

  6. Migodden profile image65
    Migoddenposted 7 years ago

    America is kind of the stage of the world isn't it, makes me think of the old god story. Which reminds me read my article big_smile
    <snipped - do not promote your hubs in the forums>

  7. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://www.sunmt.org/cryingeagle.jpg

    Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." As for me...I want what is best for everybody living in America...without all the fancy packaging of a box of ________. [name for brown stuff that really stinks.]

 
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