Reason Number One of Why Obama is Bad for America. Obama admits attending socialist conferences and reading Marxist literature. He stated that he "chose his friends carefully... the Marxist professors... we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints." Frank Marshall Davis to whom Obama refers to as "Frank" and with whom the young Obama "had a close relationship, almost like a son" is publicly identified as a prominent member of the Communist Party USA and an acknowledged Stalinist agent. Obama held receptions at the home of, and served on boards with, another mentor who has had an indelible influence on his world view: William Ayers along with his wife Bernardine Dohrn. The two were leaders of the terrorist group known as the Weathermen or the Weather Underground, notable for a campaign from 1969 through the middle 1970s of riots, bombings, murders, and a jailbreak. Under Ayers and Dohrn's leadership, the terrorist organization bombed the United States Capitol on March 1, 1971, The Pentagon on May 19, 1972, and the United States Department of State Building on January 29, 1975. Their founding document calls for "the destruction of US imperialism and achieve a classless world: world communism." When recently asked about his terrorist activities, Ayers replied he had "no regrets" and that "we didn't do enough". At one Obama reception at the Ayers/Dohrn home Alice Palmer, who was identified by the FBI as being on Soviet payroll in the Eighties and an enthusiastic attendee of the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, announced that she was stepping down from office as Obama was her chosen successor. Mike Klonsky was funded to the tune of $1,968,718.00 by an organization headed by Obama and Ayers. His father, Robert Klonsky, was an American communist who was convicted for advocating the forcible overthrow of the United States government. Mike founded a precursor of the Weatherman terrorist group, formed the American Communist Party (Marxist/Leninist), was feted in China by Maoists, and spoke in front of Hugo Chavez for the need to bring the Marxist revolution into the classroom. Obama admits that one of his close friends was Rashid Khalidi, who was the President of Columbia University's Communist Party and a former spokesperson for the PLO. They had frequent dinners together and the Obamas even babysat Khalidi's children. Obama led organizations funded the Arab American Action League an organization calling for the demolition of Israel and chaired by Khalidi's wife. Khalidi held successful fundraisers for Obama's campaign. Che Guevara who advocated the "extermination" of the United States, and was involved in a foiled plot to bomb crowded department stores and New York City's Grand Central Terminal, had his portraits hung on the precinct captain' wall of Obama headquarters in Houston. The campaign formally only stated that it was "inappropriate." During the presidential election campaign, Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef was quoted as saying, "We like Mr. Obama. We hope he will win the election." Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and is on the US State Department list of leftist terrorist organizations. The Communist Party USA actively supported Obama during the primary election and their leader Sam Webb recently stated: "Just look at the new lay of the land: a friend of labor and its allies sits in the White House." He went on to enthusiastically discuss Obama's agenda to nationalize the American financial system, the Federal Reserve Bank, and private industries such as energy and various other sectors. "All these – and many other things – are within OUR reach now... an opportunity of a lifetime," Webb exclaimed. Obama's father wrote a thesis entitled "Problems With Our Socialism" that advocates 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land. Obama's mother was a communist sympathizer from her youth. Obama has spoken of her beliefs: "The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics." Obama's parents met in a Russian language class, generally unusual in the USA of the Fifties, but a common activity for communists in that age. Barack Obama's older brother, Abongo "Roy" Obama is a militant Marxist Muslim who has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shari'a law. Barack calls his brother "the person who made me proudest of all." Obama's grandparents moved 2,000 miles so Obama's mother could attend a school where communism was openly advocated and whose chairman testified to being a member of the Communist Party. Obama's grandparents also attended a church known as "The Little Red Church" due to its promotion of communism. Obama received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America for an Illinois state senate seat in 1996. Obama delivered an eulogy for Saul Mendelson, a lifelong communist activist. Obama's physican, close friend and supporter Dr. Quentin Young was a prominent member of the communist Bethune Club. Obama's church, the Trinity United Church of Christ, is a leading proponent of Liberation Theology which is an religious overlay onto Marxism. Obama admits that he regularly attended communist conferences at Cooper Union College. Obama endorsed Bernie Sanders, who was the first self- described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate. The National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings placed only one Senator who had voted a more socialistic agenda than Sanders: Obama. Then there was Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist who was hired by the Obama administration as the “Special Advisor for Green Jobs.” Another Obama appointee, Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, was listed on the website of Socialist International (SI) as one of 14 leaders of its commission for a Sustainable World Society. SI says it supports socialism and is harshly critical of U.S. policies. This is a short list of clues to prove that Obama is a thinly veiled communist. His policies and agenda push for a government that is more and more involved with our personal lives. This tends to promote more and more dependence on government programs by the American citizens. Instead of becoming more productive, our nation has become less productive. Unemployment rate has steadily risen since Obama took office. Obama says he wants to bring more jobs to America, but his Jobs Council has not met for over six months. His administration says he’s too busy to meet with the council because “he has too much on his plate.” Meanwhile, there are more people on welfare and unemployment than ever before. Some believe, as I do, that this is part of his plan to destroy capitalism, by overwhelming the system. Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Obama has added more to the debt than all the former presidents from Washington to Reagan combined. In the light of the fact that he promised to reduce the deficit by half during his first term, one can only conclude that either his approach is completely off base or it was never his intention to fulfill this promise to begin with. Judging by his communist leanings I would be more inclined to believe the latter. I conclude that Barack Obama’s goal, when he speaks of hope and change, is to transform this nation in a fundamental way. He has already shown is disregard for the constitution as he has bypassed it several times to put policies in place without going through the proper procedures as laid forth by the constitution. During his time as the Democratic presidential candidate, he said in a radio interview the U.S. has suffered from a fundamentally flawed Constitution that does not mandate or allow for redistribution of wealth. From this an many other issues which I haven’t covered here, it is obvious that Barack Obama is determined to take this country down the road of socialism and communism. This in effect will destroy America as we know it. For those who stand for the Constitutional Republic that this Nation was founded as, the choice seems clear. You cannot vote for Obama and expect the United States to remain a free and democratic society.