It is a legitimate question to ask "Is Obama a Marxist?" While Obama will not come out and say he is a Marxist we know that the extreme left are willing to hide their underlying intentions and ideology so as not to draw immediate scrutiny of their position. Karl Marx himself said that socialism was the step toward communism. Hitler did not make his intentions known up front. We must be careful of who we put in public office: "The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men." --Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren November 4, 1775 This country was founded on personal liberty and capitalism and now it is being destroyed. By both those who claim to be conservative and hold to founding principles but who are willing to capitulate in order to be bi-partisan and by those who have suffered from socialistic indoctrination in our schools. We will look at three areas, Obama's statements, his associations, and his policies. First looking at his statements: "As radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that." ~ Barack Obama He has a political agenda to bring about "redistributed change". Karl Marx taught this very idea as the basis for his ideology: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" ~ Karl Marx So we see that the underlying ideology of Barack Obama is without doubt founded on Marxist principles. He was even bold enough to admit this philosophy when he spoke to Joe the Plumber during the campaign. During his campaign at a press conference in 2008 in Jacksonville Fl he said he wanted to tax the profits of oil companies in order to pay for the mythical tax cuts he wanted to give to the middle class. Moving on during the same campaign Obama said “It’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Where did Obama get this philosophy from? One only need to look to Karl Marx once again. In the introduction of “Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right” Marx asserts “Religious suffering is at the same time an expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of a soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.” So we see, through his statements, that Obama has an underlying Marxist philosophy that he wants to implement in his politics.