• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Obama’s Marxism is showing in Roanoke Rant

Rosen: Obama’s Roanoke rant

by Mike Rosen…..Denver Post

The teleprompter must have been out of commission when President Obama, speaking off the cuff, stuck his foot in his mouth at a campaign rally in Roanoke, Va., last Friday. You know someone is in trouble when his flacks, in damage-control mode, are forced to explain “what the president meant to say.” Despite the best efforts by campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt to recast Obama’s remarks, he said what he said.

“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

The hell they did! You made it happen. It’s true that no man is an island and, of course, government is a factor. If it weren’t for the U.S. military in World War II, we might all be speaking German or Japanese now. And, yes, there’s infrastructure paid for with taxes, and a legal system to enforce contracts. Although there were many kids in that great teacher’s classroom, you may be the only entrepreneur who emerged, the one with the inspiration and talent to build your own business; to risk a second mortgage on your home for startup capital; to work countless hours to get it off the ground; to run the obstacle course of government bureaucrats to get the required permits and licenses; and to take the job home with you every night.

What Obama called our “unbelievable American system” was founded on individual liberty, private enterprise and limited government. That was the engine that propelled our economy to world dominance from the 19th century industrial revolution onward. Government was miniscule then by today’s standards. Even by the roaring 1920s, federal outlays were a mere 3 percent of economic output. Today, big government has grown to 25 percent of GDP and we’re deeply in debt.

Henry Ford mass produced automobiles long before the infrastructure of paved highways. The likes of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are those who rise above the crowd. Their contributions were the result of individual initiative that ultimately created more wealth for the collective than it did for themselves.

This is all a blind spot for Barack Obama, the student, community organizer, law-school lecturer and politician. He’s had no life experience in the world of commerce. In his mind, business is something to be mistrusted, regulated and taxed. He takes production of wealth for granted. His joy is in the redistribution of it. And he sees government as the utopian solution to all our problems.

That mentality came through in the wording of his non-scripted populist rant in Roanoke, where he portrayed government as the mainspring of human progress. It’s not. I wouldn’t call government a “necessary evil.” It is necessary but not necessarily evil, as long as it’s kept under control as our founders intended. In places like Nazi Germany, the former Soviet Union, North Korea and far too many others, when government controls society, it does become evil.

Intrinsic in the trajectory of Obama’s political agenda is the expansion of government in everything from health care to energy to business — everything but defense. And his flawed vision equates society with the state. But the state isn’t society. It’s a subset of society.

This nation is much more than our government. In the words of Arthur Shenfield, “A society cannot be free if it is synonymous with the state. For if it were, all human activity would not only be governed by law, it would also be prescribed and licensed by law, which is the meaning of totalitarianism.”

Freelance columnist Mike Rosen’s radio show airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon on 850-KOA.
Read more: Rosen: Obama’s Roanoke rant – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21104846/obamas-roanoke-rant#ixzz216kq2eNK

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