America is about to pass through a crossroads. With Barack Obama about to take office as President of The United States of America a great deal will be subjected to change in our nation. Most of us aren’t truly cognizant of what those changes are expected to be or encompass.
In an attempt to give people the opportunity to educate themselves on what to expect and/or fear from the upcoming Liberal administration I’ve compiled three resources that I believe can provide a basis for understanding what Obama and his administration plan on doing.
Rahm Emanuel is Obama’s White House Chief of Staff and Bruce Reed President of the Democratic Leadership Council. Together they wrote The Plan: Big Ideas for America.
Their plan includes: Universal Citizen Service, Universal College Access, and Universal Children’s Health Care.
By combining Emanuel’s Chicago style political streetfighting realism with Reed’s neo-Socialist Utopian agenda, The Plan is a blueprint for an entirely new America, one based on strong federal control and a nationwide, state-run agenda.
Yes, another book by Barack Obama. In Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise now President-elect – and soon to be President – Obama provides some more details to the airy promises he made during his campaign.
There’s a great deal of overlap between Obama’s “Change” and Emanuel’s “Plan”. It seems that The Plan is the framework that Obama fleshed out to create his plan for his new America.
Assuming that Obama sticks somewhat close to his stated goals, this book will be a valuable source of information about what American’s should expect over the next few years.
Alinsky’s radical teachings influenced Barack Obama in his early career as a community organizer on the far South Side of Chicago. Rules for Radicals is Alinsky’s manifesto for overthrowing the American governmental and societal structure so as to replace it with a neo-Socialist state.
This book was essentially the blueprint for the Obama presidential campaign.
The tactics for revolution that Alinsky detailed are very applicable to Obama’s view of the desired future of America. American’s should expect these stratagems to be used by Obama’s administration as they move forward with their agenda.
Whether you’re a Conservative, Moderate, or Liberal these three books are important reading. The Plan, Change We Can Believe In, and Rules for Radicals outline the threats posed and/or promises offered by the incoming administration and some of the tactics they will probably use to implement them.
Read, learn, be studiously aware! Whether you loath and fear Obama or see him as the hope for a brighter American future, learn as much of the truth as you can and manage your own expectations.
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