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Topic - Robert Weissberg
At the outset of Steven Spielberg's 2005 remake of H. G. Well's sci- ence fiction classic, "The War of the Worlds," Dakota Fanning's character explains to her dad how there is no need to pull the splinter out of her finger - "When it's ready, my body will just push it out." This foreshadows the means through which humanity will be saved from the invading Martians who begin obliterating the human race just a few moments after cute little Dakota's prescient statement.
Two Tea Parties grip the nation in two very different ways. The first is the Tea Party movement, which traces its origins to a watershed historic event as its members attempt to bring sanity and sustainability back to government. The second finds its origins in literature - Lewis Carroll's "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" - and is descriptive of the surreal governance of the progressives in the White House and Congress as they continue their push toward governmental insanity and unsustainability.
"Where will the extra money come from? My own guess is that the necessary funding will come from yet one more increase in tuition or, for public universities, yet more taxpayer money," wrote Robert Weissberg, emeritus at the University of Illinois-Urbana, in an essay for Minding the Campus.
"I finally realized that the Obama administration and its congressional collaborators almost resemble a foreign occupying force, a coterie of politically and culturally nonindigenous leaders whose rule contravenes local values rooted in our national tradition. It is as if the United States has been occupied by a foreign power, and this transcends policy objections," wrote Robert Weissberg in the American Thinker on April 29, 2010.