Written by Rene Guerra
Now, with the U.S. Census Bureau under direct control by the Obama White House, the infamous ACORN has been "hired" as partner of the Bureau. ACORN agitators will come knocking at your door for your household intimate data, and they will be paid handsomely for it...with your taxpayer money.
You for sure heard of the role that Obama and ACORN played in the scheme whereby banks were intimidated and extorted into issuing subprime home mortgage loans to people with no income, no jobs, no assets, which is the main cause of the current economic crisis.
You also heard about the cases of vote fraud and registration fraud allegations involving ACORN.
But that's not all; you better know who will be knocking at your door for the 2010 census. You better know the new terrible threat that Obama is subjecting America to.
That's why you better read the article below by Stanley Kurtz, published by National Review on May 29, 2008, and a copy of which is below.
Inside Obama's Acorn
By their fruits ye shall know them.
By Stanley Kurtz
What if Barack Obama's most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, you'd know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I'd wager, does Barack Obama.
This is a story we've largely missed. While Obama's Acorn connection has not gone entirely unreported, its depth, extent, and significance have been poorly understood. Typically, media background pieces note that, on behalf of Acorn, Obama and a team of Chicago attorneys won a 1995 suit forcing the state of Illinois to implement the federal "motor-voter" bill. In fact, Obama's Acorn connection is far more extensive. In the few stories where Obama's role as an Acorn "leadership trainer" is noted, or his seats on the boards of foundations that may have supported Acorn are discussed, there is little follow-up. Even these more extensive reports miss many aspects of Obama's ties to Acorn.
An Anti-Capitalism Agenda--------see full article on NRO
To understand the nature and extent of Acorn's radicalism, an excellent place to begin is Sol Stern's 2003 City Journal article, "ACORN's Nutty Regime for Cities." (For a shorter but helpful piece, try Steven Malanga's "Acorn Squash.")
Sol Stern explains that Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960's "New Left," with a "1960's-bred agenda of anti-capitalism" to match. Acorn, says Stern, grew out of "one of the New Left's silliest and most destructive groups, the National Welfare Rights Organization." In the 1960's, NWRO launched a campaign of sit-ins and disruptions at welfare offices. The goal was to remove eligibility restrictions, and thus effectively flood welfare rolls with so many clients that the system would burst. The theory, explains Stern, was that an impossibly overburdened welfare system would force "a radical reconstruction of America's unjust capitalist economy." Instead of a socialist utopia, however, we got the culture of dependency and family breakdown that ate away at America's inner cities - until welfare reform began to turn the tide.
- Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and an NRO contributing editor.
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