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A few days ago, I posted a video of CEO Steve Wynn railing on the Obama administration for their socialist, anti-capitalist policies. One commenter expressed his disappointment that Mr. Wynn didn’t give any examples of how Obama’s policies are contributing to and causing the continued economic decline.

Lucky for us, iainswife, who blogs over at Shout First, Ask Questions Later and is a contributor to the fabulous Potluck blog points us to a great article in the American Spectator that provides many facts to back up Mr. Wynn’s conference call assessment of President Obama’s socialist policies.

As to what I described in the comment thread as “uncertainty,” my good friend The CL from The Classic Liberal helpfully pointed me to Robert Higgs, who, in 1997 wrote a paper coining the term “Regime Uncertainty” to describe how the socialist policies of the New Deal had a chilling effect on the recovery from the Great Depression. Those similar policies, now employed and expanded by Obama, are having the same predictably disastrous effect today.

Hopefully these links will get you on the path to understanding the effects of an over-expanding federal government, the  incremental destruction of property rights that go along with larger government, the intended transformation of our capitalist economic system to a socialist one and ultimately, an understanding of the loss of liberty for the whole of any nation that implements socialistic policies and programs.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.

Our Constitution was not instituted to save us from ourselves. Our Constitution was written, mainly, to protect us from our government. It’s time we remembered that and elect people who understand it as well. The alternative is not one worth savoring.

How about a linkfest gleaned mostly from my twitter feed? Be sure to follow these great tweeps, if you aren’t already.

New Black Panther Malik Shabazz – Blacks are the real holocaust victims, threatens tea party – Fire Andrea Mitchell H/T @dncfail

Obama embraces scattershot lie tactic -H/T @TheAnchoress @bookwormroom

New York Times Fooled by Fake Obama TIGER BEAT Cover… – Gawker H/T @politalogue

Barack Obama Tiger Beat Cover Clinches Slumber Party Vote – The Onion

Allen West doubles down on calling Obama a low level socialist agitator – The Right Scoop H/T @TRMirCat

Santorum: I made a mistake on medicare vote@Cubachi

Obama’s Bureaucrats Declare Escaping From Unions To Be Illegal@RightWingNews

George Soros Moves to Institute a New Global Currency@mnrobot

FactCheck.Org: Obama Repeatedly Lied In Critique of Ryan Plan [Video]@gatewaypundit

Obama says will take more than one term to destroy USA@canadafreepress H/T @stacyhyatt

Black conservative tea party backers take heat – Breitbart H/T @4frespeech

Feds mine Facebook for info@Drudge_Report

Okay, So We Don’t Touch Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. . . – Fuzzy Logic

More proof Democrats stifle job creation:

Did Total Employment Move Sideways Over The Last Decade? – Motor City Times

No Easter Proclamation From Obama@lonelycon

Try to avoid the Gospel of Grayling@theoriginalCL

Into The Economic Abyss – Zero Hedge H/T @catinflorida

Uncontrolled Spending Is the Real Threat -The Foundry Morning Bell H/T @KOSMOSNET

Undercover Census Fraud Investigation – New Jersey – Big Government H/T @TPO_Hisself

Obama Continues War Against Oil. EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Drilling Plans in Alaska – Yid With Lid H/T @CO2HOG

Mississippi town figures out simple, effective way to stop Westboro Baptist Church funeral protest – I Hate the Media H/T @TXCupCake

Former Planned Parenthood Employee Exposes Truth in New Ad – Christian Post H/T @TerriGreenUSA

Obama Versus the Constitution – American Thinker H/T @Kalel194

Hawaii senator questions Obama’s true birth father – WND H/T @CSteven

[The real question should be, is he eligible to be President? – ‘bot]

So, while we’re on the subject…

THE BIG LIST of eligibility ‘proofers’ – WND

UPDATE: Oh, but wait. Two birds, one stone:

AP declares Obama “Kenyan-Born”!

This report explains the context of the oft cited debate, between Obama and Keyes in the following Fall, in which Keyes faulted Obama for not being a “natural born citizen”, and in which Obama, by his quick retort, “So what? I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency”, self-admitted that he was not eligible for the office.

Hmmm. H/T @73degrees

“Neutral” Wikipedia Editors. Every wonder what they look like? – American Digest H/T MNR FB feed

Celebrate Earth Daze! – IBD H/T @gerfingerpoken

Soros Event Sets in Motion New Attacks on Dollar – MRC H/T @VOTEemOUTNOW

Fukushima release many times larger than previously admitted – American Perspective @opus_6

Herman Cain: “We Need To Go From An Entitlement Society To An Empowerment Society” – RCP H/T @BACFA via @rcpvideo

More Cain:

Herman Cain: “Drill Here, Drill Now!” – And So It Goes In Shreveport

Black Panthers Pledge ‘Severe’ Consequences; Defends Anti-Semitic Candidate – Fleming and Hayes H/T @KandyseRennie

Tweet of the day:

@MerlePearl Merle

Scary, but true. RT @PatDollard If Obama wins the next election, then there aren’t enough Americans left for it to be America anymore.

Unfortunately, that knowledge could serve to energize either base. – ‘bot

Fin.

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