By Ernest S. Christian
Investor's Business Daily
April 10, 2012
Barack Obama is very dangerous, the apotheosis of an insidious strain of authoritarianism that destroys freedom from within.
Like an invasive species, it had been gnawing away at America's vitals since the 1930s. Then, impatient for power, Obama's Chicago contingent hit upon the ultimate quick-acting fraud — capture the White House by electing an illusion.
They conjured up an imaginary Obama invested with virtues never before or since found in the original. The make-believe Obama then starred in an electoral fairy tale scripted by the media and proclaimed a hit by bewitched voters.
Thus did it come to pass in the year 2008 that Americans were duped into electing a president quite different from the illusion for which they voted.
The real Barack Obama is a steely-eyed autocrat, dedicated to expanding his power at the expense of our liberty, still a bit of a Marxist, alternately hostile to or agnostic about capitalism, and intent on transforming America into a government-controlled society composed of obedient automatons.
The lights of personal and economic freedom in America are starting to flicker. If Obama gets a second term, they will go out. As Charles Krauthammer said, Obama "will take the country to a place from which it will not be able to return."