There was a thread on this segment of the forum earlier called "Takin' Our Country Back?" that was based on you.tube video. It led to some sharp comments among members and at least one administrator who apparently didn't like the way the thread was going. It challenged his liberalism, and it may have gotten out of hand somewhat, but I didn't think it approached violations of the board rules. Apparently he did, however. There was one post on that thread that I was attempting to respond to when the thread simply "disappeared" from the face of the Earth -- or at least from BaptistBoard.com. I'd like to post that reply now, perhaps at the risk of raising the ire of that admin, but I think it needs to be addressed, so here goes. I don't think you're ready for this, but here goes: On repeated occasions, the Great Pretender has thwarted the development of domestic energy supplies through arbitrary regulatory control over massive tracts of federally owned land and restricting drilling in American waters off our coasts. He has an Ahab-like obsession with further raising taxes on “the rich” even though the top 1% of earners already pays almost as much of the federal income tax as the bottom 95% of taxpayers combined. He has succeeded in reinstating federal inheritance taxes and recently proposed raising them further by reducing the dollar threshold at which the tax kicks in and no longer allowing that amount to be indexed to inflation. The US has long been one of the few countries to tax its citizens on income earned abroad (a tax that applies to incomes above $95,100). In 2010, our pretend "president" won passage of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which orders foreign financial institutions to provide information to the IRS about Americans’ offshore holdings. Obviously one of the purposes of having this information is to seize assets belonging to those who would flee his Marxist regime once it is established, or is apparent to be the next step in his destruction of democracy in the U.S. Surely you jest?? Ever heard of the federal reserve? Certainly this trend was well established before this anti-colonialist/Marxist managed to dupe the American public and get elected president. Thanks to decades of deficit spending, enabled by an accommodating central bank willing to help underwrite the federal government’s chronic over-spending, Big Government and Big Finance have become joined at the hip. This was dramatically demonstrated in 2008 when the traitor doubled down on a necessary bailout authorized by George W. Bush and the Congress for Wall Street, necessary because to let those financial institutions fail would have meant collapse of the economy, with indebtedness being sold off at pennies on the dollar to first-come-first-serve buyers who would then ship that debt overseas. By that time, the heavily indebted federal government had grown far beyond Main Street banks’ ability to finance its massive fiscal operations. Only the colossal financial infrastructure of the megabanks and other gigantic financial institutions was sufficient to maintain an orderly market for the federal Treasury’s seas of red ink, and so federal intervention to rescue Wall Street was an inevitable act of self-preservation on the part of Uncle Sam, particularly since this Marxist was intent on furthering the debt in order to bankrupt the nation for his own purposes.This is a "two-post post reply" so here's the first, second to follow.