Today, I grieve for my beloved country. Passage by the United States Senate of the despicable Wall Street 'bailout' bill marks the official end of our form of government. That a full three-quarters of sitting Senators could vote to nationalize the banking industry tells us all we need to know about the direction our nation is going - and it isn't good.
I finally have found an area of agreement with Barack Obama; America is not what it once was. Once, we were a constitutionally-limited republic. Now we march headlong toward a socialist state, and our 'leaders', including both candidates for President and one for Vice President, vote in favor of it.
In the 'Communist Manifesto', published in 1848, Karl Marx proposed 10 measures to be implemented after the proletariat takes power, with the goal of centralizing all means of production in the hands of the state. Proposal Number Five was to bring about the “centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.” Sound familiar? It should: our Senators essentially accomplished this goal last night.