I'll have my Way -- or America will Suffer!
No, this is not a direct quote from Barack Obama, but it is an interpretation derived from every statement he has made of late, and his decision-making regarding what will be funded, and what will not, during the present partial government shutdown.
Since he was first elected in 2008, journalists and pundits have repeatedly exclaimed that Barack Obama is the first president in our history who does not love our country. Being a minister, I always initially refuse a bad report about anyone until there is ample proof; it is the benefit of the doubt. That day has come and gone and I am now among those who believe that Obama actually hates America.
He has smashed traditional marriage, exalted homosexual perversion, used the IRS like a battering ram, left border agents, ambassadors, and good soldiers to die without help, raised the debt to unimaginable heights and now is selectively battering various citizens and veterans with his shutdown. All for his pet legislation, hated by most Americans, the personal idol of his life -- ObamaCare!
In fact, I waited a full two years as Mr. Obama harrassed various governors on voting laws and immigration enforcement before concurring with those who say he hates America.
In 2010 in an article entitled "Obama Courts Latino Votes at Arizona's Expense" I was forced to say "Every time the president speaks, makes another appointment or ramrods a new bill through the democratically controlled congress, he reinforces what millions of Americans now feel; this president does not love America."
This conclusion was reached only after it became well known that Arizonans residing near the Mexican border were living in abject fear for their lives as illegal drug traffickers and gun runners were actually killing some of them. Obama instructed his attorney general to stand against Arizona's SB 1070, a law enacted to curb the influx of illegals into the state. No love evident in that act of political bullying.
It is hard to see a Commander in Chief who will not protect Americans from illegal marauders with automatic weapons -- as a loving president. In fact, to suggest it is obscene.
Almost five years into his administration he has proven time and again that if something is good for America, Barack Obama is against it; conversely if it is something they despise, he is behind it all the way. Think this is hyperbole or exaggeration? Consider these recent developments connected to Obama's refusal to negotiate with Congress.
Here's a clue, Mr. Obama -- most Americans do not blame the Congress for this shutdown. We are glad they took a stand; it is as American as it gets!
The Daily News of Newburyport, Massachusetts published a story Oct 8, 2013 about a tour bus filled with American citizens and visitors from Australia, Japan, and Canada being detained for hours by armed guards at our famed Yellowstone National Park.
The Daily News said, "The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest. When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route." Armed guards?
Is this the Obama "change we can believe in" touted as the 2008 campaign slogan?
Catholics, who are obligated to attend their Masses, are met with a sign posted to the door of their sanctuary that says "Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice," at the naval submarine base located in Kings Bay, Georgia. First amendment rights are now suspended because of what -- a fight over ObamaCare?
The most powerful story of all is found on the website of Warner Todd Huston. Huston's site, Publius Forum, tells the story of 14-year old Morgan Jones who is totally blind and has a fatal disease, but was granted her last wish by an organization known as The Lexington Dream Factory which helps many dying children to have their last wish.
Morgan, born with glutaric acidemia has no chance of survival and also has no chance of fulfilling her last wish to walk up the steps of the Statue of Liberty. The Obama shutdown will keep her from that dream.
Her mother says she may never get back to the statue because the family cannot raise funds to bring her back from the state of Kentucky, should the standoff end and the national monument opens again in the very near future.
Does the president know of Morgan Jones' plight? It is hard to say, since this is the president who didn't know conservatives were being targeted by the IRS even after over 150 visits from the head of that agency.
Michelle Obama's lavish Spanish vacation cost taxpayers $470,000 and how well we remember the national coverage of the queen. How much would it cost to keep the Statue of Liberty open for one day? Where is the media on Morgan Jones? Where is the president?
He is holding out in the great fortress known as the White House avoiding all reports of shutdown problems and sending sheepish mouthpiece Jay Carney to fend off reporters with obfuscation and political double talk.
Is this a loving president? Should Americans feel warmed, protected and secure with the idea of Barack Obama caring for the nation?
It is here we can safely say -- that ObamaCare is his only care!
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." Proverbs 29: 2
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