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Patton: Obama’s Policies Returning America to Slavery

By Doug Patton

Longtime readers of my columns know that my favorite movie is “Braveheart,” Mel Gibson’s 1995 tale of Scottish leader William Wallace. One of my favorite lines from that film is Wallace’s rebellious reply to a statement uttered by the English princess regarding compromise with a tyrant — in this case Edward Longshanks, the ruthless King of England.

“Peace is made in such ways,” the princess naïvely proclaims to our hero.

“Slaves are made in such ways!” Wallace snaps.

Therein lies the truth of dealing with the treachery of Barack Obama, whose policies are turning America into a nation of slaves. For those who think I am being hyperbolic, I offer the following:

For the poor, it is self-evident that bondage to government largesse is a form of servitude. For poor and working class blacks, who in November will surely vote for Obama again in percentages that defy all logic, the negative impact of his policies on their lives will last for generations. His economic record has decimated their job prospects and left them with double-digit unemployment. Meanwhile, he has taken the welfare state of FDR and LBJ and put it on steroids, thereby setting true progress for minorities back decades.

For Hispanics, many of whom applaud his administration’s challenges to common-sense immigration laws, he has shackled them with generational anxiety about the best way to advance in America. Far too many of them — even legal immigrants — believe his lies when he tells them that he and his party are their salvation, while Republicans, and especially conservatives, want to destroy them, their families and their future in this country. If Obama has his way, hard-working, family-oriented Hispanics will be as economically crippled and dependent on government as many blacks and poor whites are today.

For impressionable young people, Obama has set his sights on them from high school to the grave. He wants them to believe the monstrous mendacity that the federal government is their ticket to an education, to “free” health care, a good job, a secure retirement, and anything else they may want or need along the way.

For the elderly, Obama has done his best to frighten them into submission with his deceit about Social Security and Medicare. He and his corrupt Democrats stripped half a trillion dollars from Medicare in order to help them finance Obamacare, and then ran television commercials depicting Republicans pushing granny off a cliff in a wheelchair. I’m not sure these tactics will work with seniors this year. Perhaps they will manage to break free from Obama’s guile and see the truth. If not, they will be enslaved to government until the day they die.

Then there are the women — especially the single women. Liberals have spent the last five decades enslaving women to their warped creed. They created a society that rewards promiscuity, illegitimacy and single motherhood, and now they are desperately trying to keep today’s women enslaved by offering them “free” contraception and abortion services — even if it means shredding the First Amendment to do it.

Finally, there are the rest of us. The small business owners. The big business owners. Yes, even those whom Obama tries to demonize as the evil rich. In other words, the taxpayers. All of us are now slaves in Obama’s America — or soon will be.

Each of us is allotted a certain amount of time on this earth. Obviously, it is different for each of us, but the time is most assuredly finite. The fruits of the time we spend laboring should be ours, available to us and to our families, to use as we, and they, see fit, with a small portion voluntarily allotted for the public good. Obama does not believe this. He believes our labor belongs to the federal government, and it is for him and his minions to dole out at their pleasure.

This is immoral, pure and simple. It is anti-individual. It is anti-family. It is against everything the Founders fought and died defending. Obama’s depraved ideology must be soundly defeated, for slaves are made in such ways.


Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself much more often than not. Now working as a freelance writer, his weekly columns of sage political analysis are published the world over by legions of discerning bloggers, courageous webmasters and open-minded newspaper editors. Astute supporters and inane detractors alike are encouraged to e-mail him with their pithy comments at

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  1. RWComment by RW
    March 20, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Absolutely brilliant, Mr. Patton, brilliant!

    I’d like to point out just HOW rapidly o is making us slaves…between his czars, who do not have to be confirmed by Congress, and have SO much unbridled power, and o’s increasingly restrictive and power grabbing “Executive Orders,” we are far closer to total enslavement and literal death, than you laid out in the above commentary.

    Whereas Agenda 21 is a long term, relatively slowly moving project, o has just last week, signed an executive order giving him total control of all resources in case of “emergency.” WHO decides there’s an emergency? Why, Mr. o, himself and only himself. In just a few months, we have the general election, which decides a lot of governmental positions, from House to Senate to POTUS. Under this executive order, with the help, of course, of his minions who want to keep their cushy, powerful, high paying jobs, Mr. o can declare a state of emergency (and if Iran decides to nuke or even just bomb us, there’s that state of emergency he is preparing for), cancel all elections and BINGO…there’s his power grab made complete. And how do we reverse THAT, excepting all out civil war? If o and his overly powerful now, minions have control of food, water, fuel, electricity, phone lines, internet lines, wireless spectrum, how on earth will we survive, physically?

    I’ve nevah been an Armageddon believer, at least not in my lifetime, but we’re lookin’ straight in the eye, of an Armageddon, man-made, when we look back at even the last year of o’s regime.

    I see the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as obama, Pelosi, Reid and the media.

    And they’re runnin’ straight at us, full gallop and swords swinging…

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      March 20, 2012 @ 8:54 am

      Armageddon is coming, and Obama is hastening the arrival. Iran is planning on nuking both Israel and the U.S. and the man who sits in the White House won’t be able to do anything to stop what has been prophesied.

      I see the Four Horseman too, and they are a lot more formidable than these progressives could ever imagine — “and they’re runnin’ straight at us, full gallop and swords swinging…” which is oh, so true.

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    • Texas GuyComment by Texas Guy
      March 20, 2012 @ 9:01 am

      This is similar to what I have been saying for the last four years. We better watch out…hide your guns and conserve your ammo. You might need both of them sooner than you think.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      March 20, 2012 @ 10:20 am

      This is God saying “This is what H3ll’s like’, if you keep it up”

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    • peddlar06Comment by peddlar06
      March 20, 2012 @ 11:18 am

      The methods and tactics used by Obama and the social Democrats are specifically laid out in the “Road to Serfdom”, a book by F. A. Hayek about 70 years ago.
      The methods are 100+ years old and the Americn people in general (particularly those being gov’t fed) are too stupid to recognize it. The deciet, deception, untruths, propaganda, class warfare have all been used before to enslave and decieve whole nations. Russia, the U. S. Elites who visited Russia in the 20′s, the German people & the Italian people in the 30′s. Obama honed the program with the Left Wing Media at the meeting with them on Dec. 19th at the White House. The media was given their marching orders! The next few months are going to be the nastiest presidential campaign in history with more lies and propaganda than we have ever seen in this country. They will try and destroy every Repulican and conservative in the news and stifle any dissent they can. It’s going on right now against Rush Limbough and it will spread to try and destroy any voice of opposition they can.
      The average life of democracies has been about 250 years. We may have outlived our time.

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      March 20, 2012 @ 12:24 pm


      Did you know that everyone in the Democratic-OBAMA-Party know that mothers, even most women, of America just are plain weaklngs…I thought it was the MEN who were the weakest?

      Mothers, women, won’t make TOUGH decisions…they just can’t…they were made the weakest…and OBAMA takes advantage of MOTHERS & WOMEN because of that.

      In fact, women, all AMERICAN women just can’t be trust to make tough decisions…example:

      1. “What do you mean they want to cut food stamps. free medical….how can I feed my children…look this is the 2000s, not the 1800s when women dug in the fields, had children with just a mid-wife, maybe…no. don’t touch these things”

      2. “Now children, just don’t complain about the Obama government…he is just trying his best…as my children he should train you just as he chooses and you should bow to him as he passes…he is like a father to us…and we should LISTEN to him, ya hear?”

      3. “Yes…AMERICA should support you, even if you don’t want to work…look, there are Mexicans who sneak across our borders, get our jobs, sell drugs, abuse our children…sooo, who can I judge…they should vote, no matter”

      4. “Look, all you Latino women…you should teach your children to bow to Obama when he passes, you should burn the AMERICAN flag, they have more; if you have US citizenship you don’t have to respect America nor its flag, and our MEN…they aren’t like a father to you, because they are too weak and they BOW to OBAMA because they want to be slaves…pathetic, but do what your father says”

      “If you Latino men were true men for us women, you wouldn’t allow the illegals to shame your culture…but I know, you are too weak to support AMerica, and you are afraid of the illegal who steals from your country…in fact YOU are supporting these bums”

      Look, America does not expect its women to complain, nor to lead…they are made to FOLLOW…and do as OBAMA commands you…”if you are always getting pregnant, OBAMA says, I will give you pills and condoms to help stop those pregnancies…its not your failt…JUST DON’T TELL YOUR CHURCH, nor your God…soo keep your sex, just get rid of the kid, I’ll pay for it…”


      Now, AMERICAN MEN,….don’t get me started on you!

      NOTE: (The owner of this fictional posting is not responsible for the weird opinions of its writer)

      Now, back to reality:

      American women are the pride of this Nation…the sacrifices they have made are beyond expectations…so American women, we ask that you be the role models of the youngster, enfluence and encourage those who have less so they can help themselves…and the security and success of our country relies on you DEMANDING THE PROPER LEADERSHIP from your elected…its you time to step to the plate and rid us of the whimps who in this for their own should be for AMERICA…GOD BLESS

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    March 20, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Obama’s enslaving half truths only work so long as there is previously build and earned wealth and economic flesh to steal and feed upon,,,,only so long as current economically enslaved living classes of productive men to continue to produce the food of the new age Socialist Progressive parasites to feed upon their flesh. Obama’s failed ideology of wealth redistribution without honest replacement of stolen earned wealth and rebuilt economic sinew, can only work so long as the parasitic thieves are in the minority who like blood sucking parasites can continue to fool themselves that what they do to the host will not eventually kill the host and lead the eventual starvation and death of both host and parasite.

    The great American host of the poor and down trodden has been so weakened by the swarms of Liberal human parasites, bought and bred, and illegally brought into America by the Democrat party have now become the lethal majority. Unless a permanent Constitutional form of fumigation is applied at the polls, we Americans will all either become walking economic zombies or dead Democrat party produced financial carrion fit only for the worms of the world to continue to feed upon.

    All Obama’s pandering political Progressive leadership has to offer is Fear Itself, so that in that fear the people willingly trade their freedoms for the security of the state, a place where your next meal, next condom, next false sense of equality can be taken from you as quickly as it was given, to finance the next socialist whim of the feckless fearless leader that the mindless minions of the Democrat Party put forth to enslave your mind, enslave you wallet and enslave your children for generations to come.

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  3. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    March 20, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Look around the World, The only places where slavery exists in its ancient form, or close to it, are the Islamic ‘republics’. ‘Change’ you can believe in.

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  4. downdraftComment by downdraft
    March 20, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    aall of these are brilliant posts…

    And every ADULT AMERICAN sees SERFDOM before them from an OBAMA dictatorship…



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    • cxComment by genesal
      March 20, 2012 @ 10:23 am

      AMERICA has been postponed for awhile.

      Time to get up, Patriots.

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  5. trains4meComment by trains4me
    March 20, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    You’re a bit late, Patton. America is a nation of slavery. Two parents working to make ends meet, when one should be free to watch the kids, is a form of slavery. Being a politician is another such form, because senior party leaders expect their members to do as the Party wants, irregardless of their personal feelings. Even “Obozo” is a slave for his “masters” in the Democratic Party, for he follows their dictates without question or comment, just like a good little slave should. Massive monetary gain enslaves the workers and consumers both, while the CEOs sit on their butts, raking in obscene profits for doing nothing useful.

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    • RWComment by RW
      March 20, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

      trains, you had me until the last sentence.

      PLULEEEZZZEEE, don’t tell me you think CEOs are paid millions of dollars in cash, take the “company profits” into a gold lined room, swill champagne, light cigars with 100 dollar bills, wipe their nether regions with more bills, and have sweaty, nekkid, orgiastic parties on yet more money?

      CEOs get paid millions of dollars in stock, some cash, but mostly stock, stock that they cannot sell. WHY? So they are personally invested in keeping the company in the black. They are each responsible to many many lives, not just the stockholders’, but the employees, their families, and the companies that are in turn attached to the main company as support, or buying from them.

      CEOs aren’t paid to look cute, they are paid for the enormous responsibility they have.

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  6. William MagginettiComment by William Magginetti
    March 20, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    the Declaration Of Independence tells us how we are to deal with just such tyranny. If the founding fathers of this nation had the guts to build a nation FOR the future generations of this nation, then why is it that the current generation does NOT have the guts to defend the freedoms given us by those who fought and died for this nation.

    Just like my kids, give it to them and they abuse it, make them earn it themselves and they guard it like gold.

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  7. JDZComment by JDZ
    March 20, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    So, what do do? How can we stop Obama from putting the last nails in the coffin of our unbelievably once wonderful country? What will it take besides some form of civil war?

    What is unbelievable to me is that the majority of Americans in this country would actually support what the socialists (Obama and his minions and supporters) are doing to our country. Do you think the Blacks living in the inner cities want their future to be “more of the same” with no real path to self support and independence? Do we believe that Hispanics that have taken their first steps away from a miserable life with limited future to come to America, want to see it ruined by the socialist policies of Obama and the liberals in this country? Do the seniors dependent on SS, Medicare, and Medicaid want the country to go bankrupt and leave them high and dry? Do those that have worked their whole lives and saved money for retirement want their savings to lose significant value due to poor federal fiscal policies and end up having to struggle to survive and pay their bills? Do you think the half of Americans that pay taxes are looking forward to giving more and more of their earned income to the government to spread around to the 50% that do not pay taxes?

    To me, we have a huge “communications” and education problem in this country. There are too many Americans that just do not “get it” and have not “connected the dots” on the implications of how these liberal socialist zealots and their policies are damaging our country and our future.

    I want the real “Americans” in this country to pledge to help educate the rest of America as to what is happening and why Obama must not be re-elected. We need to get “mean” and in the faces of these liberals who are pushing the socialist policies and stop being so meek and “polite” to them. Many of them have been brainwashed from childhood and enamored with the liberal mentality and some of their well meaning aspects, but have lost any pragmatic realism with regard to their ideology.

    I want to see the Republicans running for office “take it to them” in this election cycle and “take no prisoners” so to speak. Romney, or whomever the Republican candidate turns out to be, must get forceful and articulate during their campaign and debates and put the Democrats on the defense.

    The American public, given enough well presented facts, will eventually figure it out…but they need help.

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  8. ps33Comment by ps33
    March 20, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    This is typical of Alinsky disciples like Obama. They believe (for some unknown reason) that they can produce a heaven on earth by empowering government to make everyone equal. The American political and economic system that allows “haves” and “have nots” is seen as the ultimate enemy and it is their ultimate goal to destroy it and create a utopia on earth in which there are no classes, but everyone is provided for in every way by the government (a totalitarian one most likely).
    Read the booklet “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model” by David Horowitz for a detailed analysis of the Alinsky model.

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  9. Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
    March 20, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

    Regarding the enslavement of women, I’ve got to say that I’m amazed at how quickly the demand for free contraception has hit us. Until a month ago, who knew that the cost of birth control was crippling so many women out there? I refuse to put such a poisonous synthetic chemical into my body, but if I did, I hear the Wal Mart pharmacy could accommodate me for about the cost of a Starbucks coffee!

    And, where are the eco-fascists? The Pill is harming our waterways! You’re okay with your bold and fearless leader encouraging its use?

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      March 20, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      Women are obviously getting more than just birth control from those pills. They are putting on the chains of their sexual enslavement to the passions of the worst male examples of American depravity. They can now actually state they are men’s equals,,,,,equals in making their fellow opposites objects of their lowest passions. Isn’t equal rights just wonderful.

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  10. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    March 20, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Left out of this discussion is the simple fact that EVERY medication is prone to having side effects. Just read the label’s fine print.

    For example, I recently spent two days in critical care, result of a hypertension medication that I had been taking for at least 5 years. Amazing, every doctor in ER knew exactly what the symptoms were caused by. Does anybody remember Thalidimide? Or VIOXX?

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  11. Tom Townsend IIComment by Tom Townsend II
    March 20, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    I would like to thank Mr. Patton for this valuable and highly accurate article. We need far more like him with the courange and integrity to write the truth. This said.

    The remainder of this post is directed to the actual business and finance leaders who may actually read this. You are the ones who have the best chance of doing something to save us from the scum and criminals and their illegal alien tyrant, who are all trying to subvert, enslave and destroy us.

    Do any of you remember a movie “Atlas Shrugged?” While it is an interesting movie, it is also a valid blueprint for how to handle someone like Soros, Ayers, and even obama. But it takes coordingation, tenacity, a clear vision of what you are doing and true patriotism backed by integrity with a will to defend and preserve our U.S. Constitution and our republic. I understand that at least one company has decided to hold roughly 60 Billion dollars outside the USA because of obama’s taxes. I believe they are on the right track, but half measures likd freezing hiring or removing assets will never halt or even slow the insanity obama and company are foisting on the American citizens. Only a strong combined orchestrated pullout or shutdown of major business backed by the citizens of this republic has any chance of getting the attention of the U.S. Governemt and making them understand that their treasonous subversive, criminal and outright deplorable activities aimed against US the actual citizens of this republic has gone too far. If obama’s spending spree were dried up so that the only wealth that he and his cronies could redistribute was that belonging to Soros, the many various elected officials and most importantly, out of obama’s very own pockets and if the citizens of this nation backed this move by way of one single solid loud voice that ALL the politicians would be held accountable for the rogue government and all of the harm it is doing and that as a result they could all lose their jobs, then perhaps some of the arrogance would be removed and the powers that be might take note and stop their ruinous disasterous actions. Now mind you, I do not suggest anything criminal or stupid, only that what we do with our own property and money is still one of the freedoms we supposedly all enjoy. If we each or together decide to shut down our businesses, transportation companies, shipping or otherwise and remove all of our money and keep it in a safe somewhere that we own and decide to do so indefinitely, this is our own business and it is totally legal as far as I know. While this would impart serious hardship upon everyone (including myself as a person now mostly unemployed for well over a year, disabled but not recognized legally as such with a judge verified disabled wife who then had the judge declare her as not disabled with no supporting resons and who is almost totally without means for survival through our own means or with government assistance), I do love my country enough and support the U.S. Constitution, our republic, and the actual citizens of this nation enough that I would willingly face such added hardships, even if it was what pushed us once more to the point of homelessness, which is where my wife and I were until almost a year and a half ago after the policies of this regime helped me lose three different jobs that I had all at the same time. As a former member of two different branches of the U.S. armed forces, someone who was raised on John Wayne movies, a strong background in the history, values and traditions of this republic (much of which is no longer taught in our schools and are the same that obama has repeatedly apologized for while bowing to foreign despots), was raised to cherish this God and this republic, to me, these United States of America as originally created, before the increased government, massive corruption, criminality in government and the stripping away of our Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution followed by the invasion of our Justice System by inapplicalbe and unethically applied foreign laws, Law writing judges and unconstitutionally criminally agenda driven leadership. To me, this republic must be supported (lawfully and without reservation) or we will lose her forever.

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