President Barack Obama makes remarks about the American automotive industry, Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

President Barack Obama makes remarks about the American automotive industry, Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Yesterday I watched President Obama drop the the last straw on the back of the American free enterprise system. In announcing his forced acquisition of Chrysler and General Motors, this arrogant upstart declared war on the American people.

This country was founded on the principle of free trade and unrestricted opportunity in the truest experiment of capitalism this world has ever seen.  The United States did not become the world’s greatest superpower because of grandiose plans drafted by pompous bureaucrats and petty politicians in their Washington citadel.  It was the vision, hard work and uncompromising ambition of the captains of industry, the warriors of Wall Street, the cavaliers of capitalism that brought us to the heights.  It took a special kind of grit to forge the raw energy of the common worker into a dynamic, productive force.  Without the executive, the financier, the CEO, the common worker would have squandered the promise of America on misguided welfare programs and the socialistic ambitions of self-serving labor leaders.

And now this community organizer has decided he is better suited to steer the fate of America’s greatest corporations!  He and his bean counting minions are going to realize profits for General Motors?  I don’t think so.  That is a job for real men, men who know the value of power and profit, men who are blessed with the wisdom and know-how to exploit the nation’s natural and human resources; men like Rick Wagoner, Robert Nardelli, John Thain, Dick Fuld, Bernie Madoff and Gordon Gekko.

When our founding fathers framed the Constitution, they explicitly proclaimed the separation of church and state. What this amateur administration does not understand is the separation of commerce and state that is implicitly imbedded in that great document – a sacred tenet that is at the very heart of the American experience.

When we sit back and watch Washington hijack our nation’s industries we are witnessing a socialist coup d’etat that will rob America of its true leaders and bring a pathetic end to the American Century.

monde dane  –  April 1st, 2009

Henry Payne, The Detroit News, Michigan

Henry Payne, The Detroit News, Michigan

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