But then, Obama was never meant to be anything other than a string puppet for the Maxists hell-bent on destroying this country. I wonder whether he would re-consider some of his deeply inculcated ideology if he had the intelligence to read, and understand the following passage? Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832): The healthy state of industry and wealthy is the state of absolute liberty, in which each interest is left to take care of itself. In times of political confusion and under arbitrary government, many will prefer to keep their capital inactive, concealed and unproductive, either of profit or gratification, rather than run the risk of its display. This latter evil is never felt under good government. The interference of authority is not the road to affluence, which results from activity of production, seconded by the spirit of frugality and of frugality tending to accumulation of capital. Capital naturally flows to those places that hold out security and lucrative employment, and gradually retires from countries offering no such advantages. If it be desired that capital in search of employment, and industry in search of capital, should both be satisfied in the fullest manner, entire liberty of dealing must be allowed in all matters touching loans at interest. Wealth is by nature fugitive and independent; incapable of all restraint, it is sure to vanish from the fetters that are contrived to confine it, and to expand and flourish under the influence of liberty. Political economy recognizes the right of property solely as the most powerful of all encouragements to the multiplication of wealth. . . . The legal inviolability of property is obviously a mere mockery where the sovereign power is unable to make the laws respected, where it either practices robbery itself or is impotent to repress it in others; or where possession is rendered perpetually insecure, by the intricacy of the legislative enactments and the subtleties of technical nicety. The temporary dread of taxation, arbitrary exaction, or violence will deter numbers from exposing their persons or their property. Undertakings, however promising and well-planned, become too hazardous; new ones are altogether discouraged; old ones feel a diminution of profit. Whatever renders the condition of the producer, the essential party in every society, more painful, tends to destroy the vital principle of the social body; to reduce a civilized people to a savage state; to introduce a state of things in which less is produced and less is consumed; to destroy civilization.