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Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Socialist?
Fox news ^ | May 29, 2012 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 05/29/2012 9:59:06 PM PDT by george76

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.

Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dsa; unions

1 posted on 05/29/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

“Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Socialist?”

“But I see your true colors
Shining through”

Anyone surprised?


2 posted on 05/29/2012 10:03:51 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: george76

Why not ... a kindred spirit.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 10:04:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: george76

Two peas out of the same pod !!

Why am I not surprised ?


4 posted on 05/29/2012 10:04:56 PM PDT by Rabble
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
5 posted on 05/29/2012 10:15:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: george76

What I found ironic is he also gave the award to Bob Dylan whose real name is Robert Zimmerman which is also the name of George Zimmermans father. I wonder if Bob said to Obama “George Zimmerman could have been my son.”


6 posted on 05/29/2012 10:20:26 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: george76
“Legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole—with their common aim of legal plunder—constitute socialism.

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.”

~Frederic Bastiat
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When is thievery “Freedom”?

I guess when Obama says it's so.

7 posted on 05/29/2012 10:22:18 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: george76
This is just another sign of the perilous times in which we live. Obama is just throwing another bone to curry the 'brown' vote. Ain't diversity grand?

Socialism didn't bring us to the dance, capitalism did. Socialism hasn't 'brung' anybody to a dance other than the Despair Homecoming, Shoot Anyone Wearing Glasses Ball, and more recently, the Kill Whitey Even If He's Half Peruvian This Is For Trayvon music fest.

The bigger irony is hanging a medal of freedom around the neck of one who would snap the neck of anyone seeking freedom from their socialism. "From each, according to their ability.." means you already have your neck in a noose. Nooses should be outlawed. Liberals should be outlawed. Keep America Beautiful.

8 posted on 05/29/2012 10:40:08 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: george76; All

That disgusting, hate-mongering, low life Communist, vermin! Just dry up and blow away, traitorous hag!


9 posted on 05/29/2012 10:44:55 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: george76

There is a charter school in Pueblo, CO, named after her too. That was probably 8 years ago.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 10:51:47 PM PDT by 11x62
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To: Puckster
Really like this last line:

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.”

Obama's response to Joe-the-plumber was: I intend to plunder what you make. Not "spread the wealth around". We can't send this Chicago street agitator back soon enough.

Worst President Ever! WPE! WPE!

Worst Incompetent President Ever! WIPE! WIPE!

11 posted on 05/29/2012 11:00:23 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: george76
The only people dumber than President Dumb@$$ are the people who voted for this Marxist Moron.
12 posted on 05/29/2012 11:04:52 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: george76
Fox never gave this much attention to The Obammunist's EPA political commissar Carol "Director of Solialists International" Browner, Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy Czar.

yitbos

13 posted on 05/29/2012 11:29:15 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: budwiesest

Another level of thievery is politicians using their power of vote to buy votes from the citizenry via “pork” legislation.

Socialism, right or left, the new slavery.

Those that espouse Romney better slam on him hard, in an effective manner, when the first signs of sliding into the thievery of “Green” appears.

If you don’t....hang your heads in shame.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 11:57:59 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: george76

Just wait until you see his Presidential pardons list.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 2:43:10 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: george76
As my buddy Gomer Pyle would say:
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
16 posted on 05/30/2012 3:10:45 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: submarinerswife
"Just wait until you see his Presidential pardons list."

I am counting on it to be sooner rather than later. . . . .

17 posted on 05/30/2012 3:14:47 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Not surprised one single bit.

Socialists in America deserve nothing.

That award means nothing because it was awarded by a nobody.

I can buy a good Chinese copy from fleabay.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 3:26:08 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: george76

Socialism leads to human freedom through secular redemption that allows troubled souls to return to the One from which they were alienated. This is Gnosticism!

Gnoticism teaches that human spirit was God, is now trapped in the evil matierial and only through the sufficient knowledge, can we return to be God. The process of being removed from God is called “alienation”, a theme that should be familiar to students of Marx, even as he put a secular interpretation on it. Humanity could return to God when it achieved the perfect socialist condition. The foundational ideas of Gnosticism go back to the time of Plato.

“To understand [alienation] we have to go back behind Hegel, the immediate source of Marx’s ideas, to Hegel’s own ultimate source: viz. Gnosticism. For alienation is the central theme of Gnosticism, along with the saving knowledge of how we became alienated, and from what, and of how we can escape from it. That theme is summarized in the Valentinian
formula:

‘What liberates is the knowledge of who we were, what we became; where we were, whereinto we came; what birth is and what rebirth.’

All the Gnostic texts, though they differ in details, declare that we are strangers, aliens, sparks of Light or Spirit trapped in evil matter. They recount the cosmic process whereby the circles of the world have been created, by ignorant or evil creators and not by the Light, and hereby we have become entrapped in the midmost or deepest dungeon. Finally they impart the knowledge needed to escape back to the one Light whence we have come and which is our real home.

This is the pattern of thought that Hegel took over. But, rejecting all other-worldliness, he sought to reconcile men to this world, of nature and society, from which they had become estranged. We are the vehicles of a self-creating Geist which, in order to become and to know itself, has gone out into what is most alien to itself—the merely physical
world of Newtonian science—and is progressively coming thence to its full self-realization and self-knowledge in and through human life and history. With this knowledge, given by Hegel’s own philosophy, man’s alienation from the world is in principle, overcome although Geist has not yet fully realized itself in the world.

Marx took from Hegel two basic themes of Gnosticism, which Hegel had secularized, and re-interpreted them in his own way: viz. the cosmic drama of a fall into alienation from nature and one’s fellow men, and the saving knowledge, Marxism, which explains this and the way out of alienation back to an unalienated existence. But in one central respect Marx did not fully learn the lesson that Hegel had to teach him about modifying ancient Gnosticism.

The Gnostic texts state that we are sparks of Light or fragments of Spirit (pneuma), and imply that we are distinct from each other and from the Light or Spirit only because of our fall or seduction into the circles of the world. As we fell through each circle, we were clothed with an outer covering. The return to the Light will be a reversal of that
process, so that, as we pass back through each circle we shall strip off each coating. Consequently, but this is never stated, as far as I know, at the end of that process each spark or fragment will cease to be distinct and will merge back into the One Light or Spirit. Hence the End will be the same as the Beginning.”

From Flew, Marx and Gnosticism, by R.T. Allen,
Philosophy Vol 68, No 263, (Jan, 1993),
pp. 94-98

(”Flew” is Antony Flew, 1923-2010, a British philosopher)


19 posted on 05/30/2012 3:40:00 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: BwanaNdege

This is why voting for Mitt is better than “non of the above” or staying home. Obambi picks people for every department in government to fit the same “profile.” The only way to stop the creeping of government is to elect more Tea Party people at every level of government. It may take 10 years or more but we must change the NATURE of government.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 4:52:04 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: george76

It is rather ironic to award a Freedom award to a person who advocates that 51% of the people can control the other 49%....

To this crowd, Mob rule is freedom...just so long as they get to be part of the mob...


21 posted on 05/30/2012 8:28:29 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Is the pic at the link of Bob Dylan? That makes more sense...I was really wondering how that was a pic of a woman...


22 posted on 05/30/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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