I vividly remember hearing “there was another hijacking today” on the news when I was a young child. The fear engendered by hijackers was very real. When I put it into the context of what has taken place in our culture, we should have the same kind of fear.
The takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy — you know it as ObamaCare — is a great example. The real goal is not as the administration projects it to be. It is to further control the populace by taking control of health care so a group of people who know better can tell you what you can and can't do, based upon your health.
The White House suggested 2.5 million workers would have the freedom to choose working part-time (to make less money to qualify) so they could have health care. That is the hijacking of the American dream. It grows poverty, not eliminates it.
“Tea party Republicans” is a mischaracterization meant to drive a wedge in the American public's mind. Rest assured that is not true. The millions of citizens who are part of the tea party value the Constitution, not the radical agendas of the “progressives” in power.
The culture war for political control has been waged by these progressives, who really are communists. Using the active debates to split the populace and confuse the real issues of the day is hijacking. We should all be afraid.
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