Herbert Hoover turned an economic downturn into a depression. Franklin Roosevelt deepened it into a hugely painful Great Depression and guaranteed it would drag out for a decade. Barack Obama is following exactly the same policies.

But where did these policies come from? In "The Forgotten Man," Amety Shlaes, one of the nation's most respected economic commentators looks behind the scenes. Hoover was a technocrat like Mitt Romney, willing to experiment with ideas which derived from Marxism as long as the experiments didn't give the appearance of violating the constitution. Roosevelt filled his administration with intellectuals who had been to the Soviet Union, met with Joseph Stalin, and returned determined to make America into a communist nation ... the constitution be damned!

Everywhere state socialism is tried ... it fails. Yet socialism's underlying Utopian ideal is just bright enough to blind arrogant and elitist intellectuals from seeing why it doesn't work. If you come within earshot of one of these intellectuals spouting socialist ideas, speak up and say: "It's dictatorship, stupid! Dictatorship is against human nature and cannot work."

Franklin Roosevelt's experiments didn't work and neither can the experiments of his little imitator, Barack Obama. Let's just hope it doesn't take decades of darkness for the vast majority of Americans before insulated intellectuals see the light.

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles