Norman Mattoon Thomas (1864-1968) ran for president of the U. S. on the socialist party ticket six times (1924-1948). That is an established fact. He has been quoted as saying the following; “It is no longer necessary for me to run for president on the Socialist party ticket because the Democrat party has adopted our platform. Americans will never accept Socialism as such but under the guise of liberalism, they will.” Snopes labels that as “probably false” which means they can’t prove he did not say it. Given his bent toward that kind of thinking I would say it very likely he did. Consider that he came into prominence during the time of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency and studied at Princeton Univ. which strengthens that probability.
He also studied for the ministry which gives us a preacher with strong socialistic leanings. This brings me to one of the points of this writing. At a political gathering in Paris recently I heard another politician who is also an ordained minister speak. However, the things I heard him say were very troubling. He was preaching his own brand of “Christian Socialism” The heartbeat of socialism is the theme of redistribution of wealth. This is being espoused as the “good Christian” thing to do, that we are obligated to take care of the less fortunate. This is a basic tenant of Christianity. However, there are mandates in the Bible also that those who are able must provide for themselves. This is in direct opposition to the “nanny state” mindset of modern liberal/socialist thinking.
When this same local politician was asked by one of two former career military men in attendance that day, about the issue of gays in the military his answer was “I would let the military deal with that.” Who appoints the Secretary of Defense? The PRESIDENT does! We have a PRESIDENT and a SECRETARY OF DEFENSE with NO military experience. Who appoints high ranking officers to their posts? Congress does! Who writes the laws that the military must obey? Congress does! If elected this man would be ONE more liberal congressman whose first vote would be for Nancy Pelosi and at the first opportunity would stand with those who advocate the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”, doing untold damage to the remaining integrity of our armed forces.
This is straight out of the communist manifesto on how to destroy the family unit and the effectiveness of the military at the same time. The new Commandant of the United Sates Marines understands that and has spoken publicly against the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”, which was Bill Clinton’s creation. Career military men have understood the dangers of this pervasive lifestyle to a fighting army for all of history. We have now come to the point where career politicians and some who would be, are willing to sacrifice the effectiveness of our military forces for the sake of gaining blocks of votes. And this at a time when we have already been attacked on our own shores and the threat of global terrorism causes alert levels to rise around the world even as I write this.
These same liberal/progressive/socialist politicians are the ones who bow and kiss up to leaders of the same nations from whence came attackers of 9-11, Fort Hood, our embassies, our ships, our allies and other country’s and their people ALL over the world.
In conjunction with that remember the words, “CREEPING SHARIA LAW!” there is much evidence (this to be addressed later) that “creeping sharia law” and socialism work hand in hand. Remember that when you vote on Nov. 2nd.
I did not know how well David Clendenin had it nailed when he said, “If they are in, vote ‘em out!” In this the 75thDistrict of Tn. And the 8thCongressional Dist. This holds true for THIS election cycle.