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This Editorial statement appears in the August 15, 2008 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Editorial Statement:
We Need a Doctor,
Not That Undertaker

August 7, 2008

[PDF version of this article can be seen on page five]

Under no circumstances could I support the candidacy of Barack Obama for nomination or election to be the President of the United States. The issue is not only the massively undemocratic display of sheer thuggery and of vast financial support for a kind of corruption which threatens the constitutional sovereignty of the U.S.A. The effect of his nomination would also be a threat to the continued existence of our constitutional republic, and also to the hope of defense of civilization world-wide.

Our republic has made bad choices of President in the past, but none of these was as grave a threat to civilization as the prospect of Obama's election would mean under the circumstances of an onrushing general economic-breakdown crisis of the planet as a whole. Given the present circumstances in the world at large, Obama's nomination would be a tragedy for the Democratic Party and our republic; worse, his election would be a virtual act of national suicide.

Let's stop trying to choose from among poisons. Let us find a nominee, a President, and a Presidential leadership team which will overturn the disaster which the George W. Bush, Jr., Administration has created. Let us save this republic, upon whose potential role at this time the world depends, for a U.S. partner for nations which share our proper concerns for this planet as a whole from around the world.

Let us free our republic from the grip of a 2% lunacy which has already bankrupted our banking system, and return to the recovery policies associated with the memory of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Push that 4% policy of mine as if your life depended on it; it probably does.

                                                                  —Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

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