Be afraid. Be very afraid…

The American Spectator
July 24, 2009
By Ben Stein

We’ve Figured Him Out

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill — a great idea in theory — was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama’s plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be — a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to "protect us" from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms.

There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes "Ben Stein’s Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.

8 responses to “Be afraid. Be very afraid…

  1. JW, I am a big fan of his. You must see the DVD called `Intellegence Not Allowed` by Ben Stein, it is great. I also belong to a `Constitutional study Group (9-12 Project) and I have to say, your `Blog is right on the money. These are the items and issues we discuss in our groups and what we as `Americans can do to stop them according to `OUR `Constitution. `We The People` of the `United States, really need to come together as one and stand up against our `Corrupt government, or we will lose everything our forefathers fought so hard for all of us to have and enjoy. I hear continually, `The government is too big, what can we do? I don`t think alot of us `Americans don`t understand. Our Government` works for us, we `Do Not Work For Them!! They are servants to `Us. Tell me when to stop, please. I am a `True Patriot` and very proud of it.

  2. Hmmm…for some reason Nebuchadnezzar comes to mind…Who knows what God will do to make it crystal clear exactly Who it is that reigns in the kingdom of men…Sure would be interesting to find out, thought, wouldn’t it?

  3. Change was promised. Change is being produced. But the Change will not lead us into the visionary Utopia presented. Instead, we are heading into the time in which we will see "men’s hearts failing them for fear". The bad news is this – in the near future, it will become a fearful thing to just make a trip to the grocery store (at least it will be terrifying for the unprepared). If you don’t believe this, I would encourage you to spend some time with folks who lived under a socialist or totalitarian government. The Good News – "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

  4. Again, we are on the same page. I don’t tremble because of Obama. My heart bleeds for those who idolize him.J.W.L.

  5. Oh yes, I agree 110%. There are some very VERY evil people in power right now. Barrack Obama does NOT LIKE AMERICA. Period. There I’ve said it in a public forum.

  6. The good news is, don’t fret. God is still in-charge, and everything is being set in-place even as it was from before the foundation! :-)Adrian

  7. Maybe we should vote in Arnold Schwartzensomething to be president, then instead of one state being bankrupt we can get all 50 in there, equal opportunity ;-P

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