Friday, June 13, 2008

By Jun Policarpio


Politics affects every person in this world without knowing it.

The poor suffering people of Myanmar or Burma hopes against hope for a quick change of their country’s political situation from a totalitarian government to a free and democratic system of government where freedom reigns. Who does not want liberty?

Millions of slum dwellers in the Philippine ghettoes still look forward to a day when the corrupt politicians stealing the wealth of the land go to jail. Then they can hope for a better government that can provide for their needs and aspirations.

A change in the political system to seek for solutions to rising oil prices and other problems in America does not apply in American politics. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s cry for “change” applies only to countries like Iran, Iraq, or North Korea. These countries definitely need regime change for the good of the people.

Changing the American economic system from capitalistic to socialistic that Obama longs for echoes the cry of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the forerunner of the communist ideology. It is antithetical to the founding principles of the American nation which is freedom of the individual to earn, save, and invest and to contribute for the common good in the form of taxes.

One clear evidence of Obama’s socialistic philosophy similar to Hillary is his idea of a socialized health care system to be imposed on the American people. We, the American people, should realize that in this economic model that the Democrats propound to the electorate next November election, the government mandates every American to contribute to a health care fund regardless of their earning capacity under penalty of law. In case of non compliance, they suffer sanctions or some form of punishment. Indeed, that is not democracy!

If I said before that Hillary would be a dangerous American president because of her tarnished political and economic record, Obama is not far behind from her political notoriety. So a possible Obama-Clinton ticket in next presidential election would surely spell doom to the country’s business enterprise system and perhaps to the country’s moral system.



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