Clinton beginning to sound like Hugo Chavez
By Sher Zieve
Although more than a few Democrat leaders are working very hard to turn the USA into a socialist nanny state, 2008 presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton blatantly threw down her gauntlet last Friday. In an apparent attempt to outdo Venezuela's Marxist leader Hugo Chavez, Hillary announced that—if elected president of the United States—she will seize (in a true and pure communistic manner) all profits made by oil companies and redirect them into her [own] programs. Clinton said: "I want to take those profits and put them into an alternative energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy alternatives that will actually begin to move us toward the direction of independence." Although the mainstream media has summarily ignored and not reported on it until recently, President Bush has been proposing alternative energy sources' legislation since his first administration. However, the president's program does not include the theft of oil companies' profits from their stockholders.
Recently, Emperor-to-be Chavez announced that he is confiscating the Venezuelan media, telecommunications companies, oil companies, banks etc. and placing them under his personal control. He has also rewritten the Venezuelan constitution to allow him to take total control of the country and has even gone so far as to set himself up as the leader of Venezuela's church. With newly proposed anti-free speech and other communistically-inspired bills, the now-back-in-power leftist Democrats are attempting to affect much the same in the United States. Reps Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) are diligently working to bring back the falsely named "fairness doctrine" in an attempt to control or completely shut down conservative talk-radio and other conservative media. If passed, this dogma would force conservatives to include the leftist point of view on their programs—and, presumably, in written commentary. As leftists already control the lion's share of the current media, this would be anathema and an extremely effective way to silence the left's opposition voices.
One has to wonder if, as Chavez has done, Clinton or any Democrat president will attempt to nationalize large portions of the US economy. Potential tax hikes, which will effectively cease and destroy the US' current economic boom, have already been announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). We-the-people can safely assume that these tax increases will be applicable only to those who are not Democrats and those who do not heavily contribute to Democrat causes.
Senator Clinton has already announced that, if elected, she will instate her previously failed universal health care program—which will presumably include illegal immigrants. Heck, in many states illegals, not US citizens, are already receiving free health care. So, one must assume their benefits would be increased. Democrats consistently tout the Canadian health care system as a model for the United States. However, for years, Canada's system has been failing and a recent Canadian SARS commission report cites: "…the emergency infrastructure of [one of] the province[s] is decaying and being neglected" and "hospitals are as dangerous as mines and factories for their workers." One can logically extrapolate these situations as endemic to the entire system. No matter. When the Democrats' socialism and communism are on the march—logic and reason are the last things that will deter them.
The 2006 midterm elections are over. Democrats again control both Houses of Congress. Unless the results were due to massive voter fraud (which we will never know as Democrats won and they are the only ones who level the "fraud" charge), Republicans and conservatives angry with their Party either stayed home or voted for the Democrat candidate. So, we-the-people are now reaping the whirlwind. Will we, also, allow them to take the presidency in 2008?
Sher Zieve is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.