America's 44th President. The pageantry far exceeded this man's stature.
It has been said that "Tolerance is a crime when applied to evil" (Thomas Mann
). Do not pray for President Obama's policies to
succeed. Good Christians should not pray for evil to prevail. Those sentiments are contrary to God's word. "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10
Corruption of the human heart
America has proven to have one of the most successful forms of government in the world's history. The United States is as close to perfection as we're likely to get on earth, compared to any other country. Our democracy was formed and established by our Founding Fathers, who wanted to make sure America was not going to become a mere replica of what was feared and left behind in Europe. Intelligent, God-fearing men therefore crafted policies that created
the separation of powers in our Constitution to prevent such an outcome.
We have checks and balances within our government. There is a purposeful, clear separation of powers among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The very fact that we need checks and balances in government says something about the unbridled human heart. It can be deceitful. "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9
As each election passes and one administration gives way to another, there will always be people who are willing to put all of their hopes in a leader who promises to solve all of life's problems. I find it unfortunate that so many of our fellow countrymen gravitated to a contrived Messianic
figure. He rose up from obscurity in a city where corruption and deception are part and parcel of politics. Anyone who comes out of the corrupt Daley political machine is suspect, including pay-to-play Governor Rod Blagojevich
, who shares sordid connections with some of Obama's inner circle.
President Barack Obama was tainted from the beginning of his presidential campaign. His
involvement with a convicted felon named Tony Rezko and the transactions that took place in Chicago between them were more than just shady.
Let's not be naÃ¯ve. Obama is still the same man who sat in a church pastored by Rev. Jeremiah Wright. For twenty years, the new president was tutored in Black Liberation
theology. Obama's religious beliefs in no way represent mainline Christianity. Rev. Wright is a bigoted, anti-Semitic man who hangs out with Louis Farrakhan, the Supreme Minister and National Representative of the Nation of Islam
During the time Obama attended the Trinity United Church of Christ, the church printed
Hamas literature. Do you not think it strange that this particular pastor and his congregation felt an unhealthy sympathy for the Hamas terrorist group? The "Pastor's Page" in the church bulletin should have been an eye-opener for American Jews and Christians who love the people and land of Israel. These anti-Semitic pages were full of untruthful information, and they were available to the media before the election.
Why the disconnect?
Political pundits sounded the alarm in their opinion pieces. Conservative talk show hosts from coast to coast voiced concern about Obama. People from left to right listened intensely. Americans understand the importance of talk radio, no matter what political views they hold. It is the last bastion
of truth where the average Joe or Jane can have their say. Where then was the disconnect?
I am asking with sincerity, because I have a need to understand and learn. Where were the thinkers among the voting citizenry? Obama allowed himself
to begin his political career in the home of William Ayers. He knew Ayers was an unrepentant terrorist of the 60's who tried to blow up the Pentagon, and who bombed police stations and a judge's home. The homegrown terrorist group called the Weathermen
was a Communist-driven splinter faction of Students for a Democratic Society
and was responsible - according to the FBI - for the death of a San Francisco policeman
It was Rev. Wright who told America that our chickens would come home to roost. As of this past week, Obama has given us reason to worry. Where will the Islamic terrorists who are in a safe and secure environment be sent when the doors of Gitmo are finally shut? We've been pretty much told that they will be kept in America's prisons. The same maniacal terrorists will appeal to every deadbeat and radicalize them so they too can wreak havoc upon our nation when let back into our society. A number of terrorists
who were released from Gitmo have returned to the battle fields and killed innocent citizens in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are a threat to our brave heroic troops serving their country.
"We're talking about terrorists here. Do we bring them into our borders? Do we release them back into the battlefield?", asked House Republican Leader John A. Boehner.
A free pass for alarming "change"
Almost immediately after Obama's exposure to the media at the DNC convention in 2004, where he presented the keynote address, he began to run for the most important office a man can hold - without any experience. Nevertheless, the American voters have spoken. Unfortunately, we will now have to endure the change that many of us will live to regret.
Since Obama has been in office, he has not done one thing to prove that those who didn't vote for him were wrong. With the stroke
of his executive pen, he has started the process of making our country weak and vulnerable. The prison that holds potential murderers should not be closed.
With his funding of international abortion subsidies, Obama has signed a death warrant that reaches across to other lands. The innocent
and helpless do not stand a chance against his repeated callous actions. Taxpayers will now be paying to eliminate human life in abortion clinics not only in America, but in other countries.
The beginning days of the new administration came with some problems. Eric Holder
is the president's
choice for the United States Attorney General. There is reason to be concerned. Holder has been a yes-man for those he has worked for in the past. He was
high in the corrupt Clinton Administration (serving as Deputy Attorney General) and has connections with terrorists.
"There is no clearly defined rule of international law prohibiting material support of terrorism." - Eric Holder.
was chosen for Treasury Secretary. He hadn't paid his taxes and had hired an illegal alien for a housekeeper. It's clear that both acts were not mere oversights. Unfortunately, it is a given that all of Obama's appointees, no matter how questionable, will be given a pass
and approved by Congress.
Socialism vs. personal responsibility
Democrats want their constituents to put all of our hopes in big government programs that will eventually ensnare Americans' freedoms. Regrettably, there are misguided souls who want to believe that Obama will make their lot in life much better. However, it has been proven that people who take the personal responsibility to reach their highest goals are the happiest. Those who do for themselves
maintain a certain confidence because whatever is gained by personal perseverance is appreciated by the achiever and society. Successful, goal-oriented people are not interested in having government take care of their every need from cradle to grave. In fact, it's an imposition.
sharing the wealth is socialism; it walked in the door with the newly elected president - whose party holds the majority in both the House and the Senate, and threatens the balance of power.
I am a firm believer that those in the public arena should strive to make life better for those they govern. However, I understand that on this side of eternity, human governments will bring with them "people" problems. America has ushered in the era of socialism, along with the fifth column
Excerpts from Human Events
: "The Obama Presidency: Here Comes Socialism," by Dick Morris -
"2009-2010 will rank with 1913-1914, 1933-1936, 1964-1965 and 1981-1982 as years that will permanently change our government, politics and lives.
"Just as the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they are aligned for Barack Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as free enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom or Sweden - a socialist democracy, in which the government dominates the economy, determines private sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes.
"Obama will accomplish his agenda of 'reform' under the rubric of 'recovery.' Using the electoral mandate bestowed on a Democratic Congress by restless voters and the economic power given his administration by terrified Americans, he will change our country fundamentally in the name of lifting the depression. His stimulus packages won't do much to shorten the downturn - although they will make it less painful - but they will do a great deal to change our nation.
"In implementing his agenda, Obama will emulate the example of Franklin D. Roosevelt (not the liberal mythology of the New Deal, but the actuality of what it accomplished). When FDR took office, he was enormously successful in averting a total collapse of the banking system and the economy. But his New Deal measures only succeeded in lowering the unemployment rate from 23 percent in 1933 when he took office to 13 percent in the summer of 1937. It never went lower. And his policies of over-regulation generated such business uncertainty that they triggered a second-term recession. Unemployment rose to 17 percent in 1938 and, in 1940, on the verge of the war-driven recovery, stood at 15 percent. (These data and the real story of Hoover's and Roosevelt's missteps, uncolored by ideology, are available in 'The Forgotten Man' by Amity Shlaes.)" Full Article
America held hostage
Let me help those who still do not understand how we ended up in the financial mess we're in today. The problems were brought about by a housing debacle caused by the Democrats in the Senate. They were warned about their irresponsible and reckless ways by President G. W. Bush
in 2001, then again by Senator John McCain
in 2005. The Senate kept pouring taxpayer money into institutions that were failing, and had the unmitigated gall to lie about it.
In a video, we see Rep. Barney Frank
and other well-known Democrats
betray us in their own words. They covered up the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac scam that caused our economic crisis.
America's new president has a very nice smile. However, he is one crafty son of a gun who will continue the unwise direction he is going, all the while campaigning for the job he now holds. Meanwhile, Democrats
will not allow us to drill for more oil. There will be no more use of clean coal, because Obama said
he would eliminate jobs related to it through strict, unrealistic rules and regulations.
Once again, America will be held hostage to those Middle Eastern countries that have the world on a string. While the economy continues to spin out of control and the prices of energy and food go sky high, please thank our new president. From now on, America's gains and losses belong to him.
Those warm and fuzzy, nurturing environmentalists are terribly worried about global warming, so Democrats prefer going green. They will stop anything - other than their own whimsy - to disrupt our nation's energy. There will be no new nuclear plants
built as long as "that one" has his say.
Did you know
that Obama's inauguration set the record for gas-guzzling private jets? Amazing!
Congratulations to 59-plus million Americans who voted for socialism and a man with whom we will have to contend for at least four miserable years. And a hearty applause of appreciation to the others who knew better and voted for their country. May God bless America and those who love "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
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