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Obama’s SOTU Brings Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to Life

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President Obama’s State of the Union address skillfully glossed over just what a sorry state the Union is in these days. Obama’s address, full of deceit and the obfuscation of any facts at odds with his hard-left secular agenda, 
stands out in its repetition of the threat to act without Congress as perhaps the most anti-democratic public statement by an American president since Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced his plan to pack the Supreme Court when its existing nine Justices blocked major parts of his early New Deal program.

Only Richard Nixon’s infamous “When the President does it, it’s not illegal” comment to journalist David Frost comes close – and Nixon had no well-thought-out agenda to advance, he was simply revealing the inner man. 

As I listened to President Obama’s repeated statements that government was going to somehow fix what Obama calls “income inequality” it brought to mind several of the more depressing chapters of Any Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, which you recall envisioned a dystopian world in which government “looters” stripped society’s producers, thinkers and creators of the fruits of their labor in the name of equalizing society.  The looting of the fruit of their labor provoked the producers to withdraw from society. Without producers, thinkers and creators there was an economic implosion and society rapidly declined and fell into chaos. 

The notion that the government should or even can provide “opportunity for all,” by as Amie Parnes and Justin Sink of The Hill put it, “addressing head-on the problems of income inequality and waning mobility” is at the very heart of Rand’s argument against the welfare state.

Obama’s vision of a government that can and will end “income inequality” is based upon an expansive agenda that presuppose executive action free of any Congressional or constitutional restraint. Such an extra-constitutional view of government’s role in society mimics the totalitarian regime Ayn Rand saw would be necessary to extort from producers, thinkers and creators the resources required to provide ever-expanding services to people who abandoned the status of free men and women to become “clients” of the welfare state.

Every time Obama mentioned government enforced income equality or government-led opportunity I fully expected the camera to pan to one of the villains of Atlas Shrugged, such as politician Wesley Mouch (New York Senator Chuck Schumer) or crony capitalist Orren Boyle (various green energy vampires).

What was the Republican response to Obama’s expansive vision of an American government committed to stripping producers, thinkers and creators of the wealth necessary to end income inequality and make “clients” of 300 million previously free citizens?

Delivered by House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers it seemed to consist mostly of promising that establishment Republicans would not do what they have been doing for the past five years – caving in to Obama’s hard-left agenda. 

Cathy McMorris Rodgers came across as a sincere and caring person, and is clearly an effective inside player in the machinations of the House Republican Conference, but until Republicans actually fight Obama’s agenda to a conclusion that does not involve caving-in to the President’s plan to bring about the dystopian world of government enforced income equality that Ayn Rand envisioned in Atlas Shrugged they will remain irrelevant.

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King Barack I

As Henry de Bracton (1210-1268) observed a very long time ago, “The king ought not to be subject to man, but to God, and to the law; for the law maketh the king.” [De Legibus et Constuetudinibus Angliae (On the Laws and Constitution of England) as quoted in Justice Sir Willliam Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, (1765) Claitor’s Edition, Book I, Chapter 6, p. 351-354.]

The same Constitution and laws that created his office and which allow him to hold it can remove him from office and hold him responsible for his malfeasance once removed. As I have said many times, for his sake someone ought to remind Obama what happened to England’s King Charles I for trying to rule without Parliament.

The late Lady Margaret Thatcher slams the President’s new concern about “inequality” but good:

Not only does this new emphasis on “equality” by our 15 multi-million-dollar-vacations-a-year-president in the face of the lowest workforce participation rate in 40 years set the record for the decade for both hypocrisy and chutzpah, it shows a horrible lack of imagination and originality.

This “equality” thing has been used by socialists to bamboozle soft headed people going all the way back to Jan Matthys and Jan Bockelson’s (a.k.a. John of Leiden’s) prototype socialist terror state in Munster 1534-35. Of course their reign of terror yielded greater not less inequality. While the people of Munster starved, the egalitarian leadership seized even needed draft animals for slaughter so they could continue to eat well. Socialism in reality yields GREATER inequality than even relative laissez faire capitalism as, Frederic Bastiat pointed out back in 1850, while keeping all people except the leadership elite of the socialist tyranny poorer.

The President and his cronies have taken on living by using the government that is SUPPOSED to protect the Life, Liberty, and Property of each citizen to rob, enslave, and murder. The-in-the-gutter loss of hope the Obamanomics economy is causing thousands to give up and commit suicide. The Prez might as well have put a loaded gun to their heads and pulled the trigger.

On the other hand they condemn those people who envision, finance and organize the production that provides jobs and high-quality low-cost goods to workers as SELFISH and GREEDY. Phooey!

Remember that Ayn Rand’s experience with socialism was very direct as she grew up in Russia and experienced the Soviet revolution and its aftermath personally.

Ayn Rand's Tale of Betrayal

Using the case scenario for failure the Atlas Failed book is the script for the decadence and laxity America has suffered by plan and plot, the dumbing down of a free society and the loss of moral compass has been easily accomplished when today's technology is constantly banging the heads of the people exposed to the rhetoric coming from the naysayers. So easily lead and so poorly informed are so many of our citizens they are a clutch of pathetic empty headed victims of a designed implication of subtle lies and deception.
No wonder we allow the C- congress and the moraless politician to parade in a elected office as a leader with nothing to offer but prizes given for being ignorant victims of the plan to destroy all your freedoms and use the feudal government to govern you like a serf....Any Rand wrote the book but we are letting it happen.