William Murray, the incredibly stupid son of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, delivers one of his typically ignorant and absurd screeds in his latest Worldnutdaily column. And he starts it with yet another fake quote from one of the Founding Fathers:
At the founding of our nation, Benjamin Franklin said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
No he didn’t. Thomas Jefferson, to whom this quote is also frequently attributed, didn’t say it either. Or Alexis de Toqueville, another one it is attributed to sometimes. As Abraham Lincoln famously said, just because you find a quote on the internet doesn’t mean it’s real. I’m paraphrasing, of course.
President Barack Hussein Obama has a vision of an American utopia not of equal opportunity, but of centrally planned equal outcomes. Many refer to Obama as a socialist or even a communist, but those are just two of the roads politicians in the past have chosen to create their vision of a centrally planned utopia state, or a false Garden of Eden on Earth. Adolf Hitler is most often referred to as a fascist, but he was also one of the foremost central planners and utopianists in history. He called his brand of utopianism “national socialism.”
Mr. Godwin, call your office.