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Our Creator gifted human beings with moral freedom (that being the ability to choose between good and evil) with good reason. Those reasons were His own, but since they would initiate an entire theological discussion, I won’t get into them here.
America’s founders reasoned that establishing a nation that observed the sanctity of that freedom would be of the highest moral good. This is why the American system of governance, though not perfect, is superior to those that have come before or since, and why this nation has enjoyed so many blessings. It gave rise to social, technological, industrial, economic and, yes, spiritual advancement and the ability to share those blessings with the rest of the world.
Up until about 40 years ago, this was also the conventional wisdom among Americans.
Those who find fault with the premises concerning the motives of God and the founders will, of course, disagree; likewise for those who subscribe to the propaganda of America’s ideological opponents, which maintains that the United States has simply prospered through predatory, opportunistic associations with less technologically developed nations and our imperialistic designs. This line of reasoning is inane and was originally part of the doctrine of our foreign enemies. Once progressive elites did away with classical education and critical thinking, the inane was readily adopted by wayward Western minds – including those of millions of Americans.
This is, by the by, the worldview with which President Barack Obama was raised. An avowed communist mother and father, a card-carrying communist in mentor Frank Marshall Davis, communist employers in the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and others, and assorted Leninists and Maoists in such people as Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett and Anita Dunn in his employ pretty much verify Obama’s political alignment.
Obama didn’t even spend his formative years in the U.S.; his teenage years (in Hawaii) were whiled away under the tutelage of Davis, who hated America and was a Communist Party operative in both in Chicago and Hawaii. Obama attended Harvard and allegedly Columbia, and ultimately moved to Chicago to learn how to “be black” and pursue Saul Alinsky’s Marxist model of community organizing.
This, from his earliest days of social consciousness, had always been his objective.
To put it bluntly, Obama was brought up with the idea that the U. S. stinks, which is why he believes that it needs to be fundamentally changed.
Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”
– The New York Times, March 10, 2011
As one blogger put it, “Of course it would. Then he could just slaughter those disruptive Gadsden flag-waving tea partiers,” pointing to how that hero of Obama cabinet members, Mao Zedong, slaughtered 70 million people to get the other 700 million to fall in line. How wonderful it would be if Obama could only operate entirely without restraint!
It is no surprise to me that this is where Mr. Obama’s heart lies; I have known for quite some time that this is the sort of power he truly craves. I also know of the frustration and fear of the thousands of Americans from whom I regularly hear referencing the gravity of this matter. What’s even more concerning to me – and them – is that there are powerful conservative lawmakers who would probably recoil from prosecuting the president, even given solid impeachable offenses to work with.
Why? Because of the new institutional racism that was instituted by progressives (as opposed to the old, pre-Civil Rights Movement institutional racism). The specter of Obama resigning in disgrace gives rise to deep fear on their part, regardless of their politics. Such an event would be viewed – and sold – as a “racist conspiracy” by his supporters. If the press, having been complicit in most areas when it comes to Obama, advanced it as such, it could conceivably give rise to civil war.
And as long as such people view this as a real possibility, the president has license to do just about anything; most of his political adversaries will try to wait him out until the 2012 election.
Thirty years ago, I could perhaps see young conservatives having certain doubts over liberals’ claims that it was preposterous to think a cyclopean, socialist state was in the offing – but not now. Thirty years ago, I was one of those young conservatives, and I had already seen and experienced many of the evils progressivism had wrought. How much more human suffering have Americans endured at their hands since then?
And how much awaits us in the future – when people such as Obama attain the kind of power they really want?