From Joseph Farah's February 5 WorldNetDaily column:
Here's a sneak peak at what I will be talking about in my keynote address to the first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville tonight. I wish you could all be there, but it's a sellout:
I have a dream.
My dream is that IF Barack Obama even seeks re-election as president in 2012, he won't be able to go to any city, any town, any hamlet in America without seeing signs that ask, "Where's the birth certificate?"
It's a simple question.
The rest of the media think it's ridiculous, which makes me certain it's one of the most important questions we can be asking. It really hits the target. Polls now show 33 percent of Californians either believe Obama was born outside the country or have doubts about his alleged Hawaiian birth. Nationwide it's closer to 50 percent. Even significant numbers of Democrats have doubts.
But the media and the politicians keep pretending it's all been settled.
I say if it's been settled, show us the birth certificate.
It's an old trick really. It was actually codified by a Marxist Columbia University professor and his research assistant in an article in The Nation May 2, 1966 -- when Barack Obama was only 4 years old. (Or at least we think he was about 4 years old. Without that birth certificate, we just don't really know.) The professor of social work was Richard A. Cloward, and his research assistant was Frances Fox Piven. What they authored became known as "the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis."
Today, Obama is still employing the Cloward-Piven strategy, but not as a community organizer. Today he is the Community Organizer in Chief.
He's still creating crises as a means of empowerment.
Think about it: With Obama, everything is a crisis -- carbon dioxide levels, the banking industry, the automobile industry, the health-care system and especially the economy.
He's going to fix them all, he promises.
By turning make-believe crises into real crises.
The goal remains the same as when it was first outlined in 1966. It is, as the Marxists of the 1960s and early 1970s explained, to "heighten the contradictions of capitalism," bring the system to its knees and, ultimately, collapse.
Do I exaggerate?
I don't think so.
It's the only paradigm that makes sense given the policies of the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress. They are following a deliberate course to destroy the American free-enterprise system, your freedom and the American way of life.
After all, the God of the Christians and Jews says: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
That's His first commandment. And His second doesn't make Him any easier to swallow: Don't worship idols.
That's pretty much what the U.S. government has become for many Americans.
And God says: "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me."
You see, it's kind of a mutual aversion situation.