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Did Obama Affirm His Collectivist Mentality In His Inaugural Speech? A Reflection of His Marxist Foundations?- Part Two

By Terry | Bill of Rights

Before reviewing the statements made in Obama’s inaugural speech and comparing them to the concepts covered in Part One, I would like to clarify one other point. A careful reading of the Bill of Rights affirms the individualist concept. However, it is probably most clearly expressed in an often overlooked amendment- the 9th.

The 9th amendment reads:

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

In other words, even though this Bill of Rights spells out certain or some of the rights of the people, it does not mean that the government owns any others.

The people’s rights are their own and government may not claim them but only those powers delegated to them through the Constitution.

Rights vs. Powers

In our Constitution only the people are assigned rights.  Rights were recognized to exist before government and given to us by God.

Contrarily, the government has been given powers. Powers were assigned after the government was established.

The rights of the people already exist. The powers of the government are delegated through the consent of the people.

Please take a moment and view the following video before reviewing the Obama speech:

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Keep in mind the point made in the video above the dictators always claim to represent the greater good for the greater number when in fact they are their support organization actually comprise less than 1% of the population. (See the video The Tiny Dot in my post “The Most Dangerous Superstition.)

Now, let’s look at some of the statements Obama made during his inaugural speech. Then based on what you now know, decide where you think he falls on the Collectivism vs. Individualism scale of balance:

On Federal Education Spending: “No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.”

Collectivist or Individualist?

On Federal Infrastructure Spending:Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.”

Collectivist or Individualist?

On Federal Social Welfare Spending:Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.”

Collectivist or Individualist?

On Federal Spending: “We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future,”

Collectivist or Individualist?

Now, of course, all of this pointed to more deficit spending at a time our nation could ill afford it. However, note Obama’s assumption that he speaks for the rest of us.

Is this the mentality of a collectivist or an individualist? You decide.

I think a massive rise in the Federal deficit under his 8 years spending more than all other Presidents combined holds the answer.

One of the unacknowledged results of collectivism is that it is very costly. A cost which the group all shares in- chosen individually or not. Too bad. Individuals get to choose. You as the collective get the bill.

Unless that bill gets reduced by shrinking government, it will ultimately result in a very costly re-set. A re-set that will cost all of us our freedom and quite possibly life on this planet as well.