The Editors: On the eve of the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform” America. Now, as we approach another national vote, it is clear that while other promises have fallen by the wayside, the President has kept his word about trying to transform the country — to disastrous effect. Obama has increased the national debt by trillions of dollars. His stimulus package may have failed to revive the economy but it succeeded in inflating the bureaucracy. In passing a health care plan that will make the country poorer as well as sicker, he has presided over a massive expansion of government and increased its power to intrude into our lives.
This transformation — and the President has made it clear that this is just the beginning of what he has in store for the country — may be catastrophic, but it is not accidental. As his pre-election promise suggest — and as David Horowitz and Liz Blaine document in their trenchant new pamphlet, Breaking the System — what Obama has done to America and what he plans for the future if his power is not curbed, is the product of a calculated strategy by the radical Left to subvert America’s free-enterprise system and to turn the country’s citizens into wards of an always-growing state whose ultimate objective is to engineer American lives. Specifically, Obama’s policies reflect the strategy developed by two leftist professors, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, in the mid-1960s to manufacture crises that will fracture our social and cultural institutions and pave the way for a socialist redistribution of wealth and control over every aspect of individual endeavor.
In Breaking the System, Horowitz and Blaine show how Obama and his leftist administration have used the Cloward-Piven strategy to achieve the maximum amount of “change” in the minimum amount of time and how in the process they have driven our country to the brink of disaster.
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