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The most effective way of making everyone serve the socialist system is to make everyone believe in the socialist way of thinking. It’s not only that everyone should be forced to work for the same ends, but people must regard them as their own ends. The beliefs must be chosen for the people and imposed upon them.

The ultimate aim is that the government succeeds in making you think their way.

How do they do this? It’s called propaganda. If all the sources of current information are effectively under one single control, it is no longer a question of persuading people of this or that. Your mind will be molded in any direction chosen.

And even the most intelligent and independent people will not entirely escape that influence if they are long isolated from all other sources of information.

Think of the lopsided liberal media coverage during the last presidential election. Think of this administration’s attempt to enact the “fairness doctrine,” silencing opposition talk radio and TV.

These thoughts and attempts to destroy our 1st Amendment rights is evil. And consider this: Without the 2nd Amendment there would be no 1st Amendment.

Don’t forget, the word “freedom” means when your government fears “we the people.” Under socialism, it’s tyranny when “we the people” fear their government. This is what this government is attempting to accomplish, and if they’re successful, it will be the end of truth.

Stan Rachesky

Glenwood Springs

Since the term “natural born citizen” is not specifically defined in Article II, Section 1 of our Constitution, Senate Resolution 511 became the basis for more precisely determining the eligibility of a person running for the office of president.

This was necessitated because John McCain was born on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936.

In April 2010, the Senate agreed without amendment that there was no intent on the part of the framers “to limit the constitutional rights of children born to Americans serving in the military, nor to prevent those children from serving as their country’s president.”

The bottom line of this resolution reads, verbatim, as follows:

“Whereas John Sidney McCain III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a ‘natural born citizen’ under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States.”

So the real issue with Obama is being “born to American citizens.” The intent of the First Congress was influenced by a legal thesis, “The Law of Nations,” written by Emerich de Vattel in 1758, in which he defined a natural born citizen as “born in the country of parents who are citizens.”

What part of his Kenyan heritage qualifies Barack Hussein Obama’s father as an American citizen?

Ironically, then-Senator Obama was a co-sponsor of this resolution. Does this exempt him from its requirements?

Richard Doran


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