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November 14, 2008
Honesty not an Obama policy
Senator, President-elect or President, regardless of his Honorable title, I am not going to sugar-coat the anger I feel toward Barack Obama at this moment. The irony of the situation is that my feelings are based on something that I already knew was true. Sometimes when reality is so disturbing, even the brightest minds will hold out for any indication that they may be wrong. When their beliefs are confirmed, it just makes everything that much worse. My soon to be President looked America in the eye and lied about his friendship with a domestic terrorist.
Domestic terrorist turned college professor William Ayers, told the Chicago Tribune that he is a "family friend" of President-elect Barack Obama, contradicting Obama's claims that Ayers was "a guy who lives in my neighborhood" and "somebody who worked on education issues in Chicago that I know."
What angers me most of all is why Obama wouldn't be honest about his relationship with Ayers during the campaign. Put the truth on the table and let the American people decide what matters and what does not. However Obama is a savvy politician who knows full well that people would not elect a man to the White House who was friends with a cop-killer and dedicated his 1974 book "Prairie Fire" to the man that murdered Bobby Kennedy.
Don't tell me you just served on an education board with this poor excuse for a human being and that Ayers held a campaign kick-off/fundraiser at his house, by no means indicates a friendship. Stop lying to me and America Mr. President-elect.
Obama faithful will continue to defend their savior, claim that Ayers is a liar or use the guilt by association excuse. They will line-up like mindless drones to drink the Obama-kool-aid, believing he can do no wrong.
The fact is he has done wrong. He chooses to be friends with terrorists and he deceived America to benefit his political ambitions.
Barack Obama is very intelligent; he is highly educated and knows American history. Nobody put a gun to his head and forced him to serve with Ayers or to have a campaign event at his home. Certainly he wasn't forced to be friends with a person who praises the man that murdered Bobby Kennedy. But here we are.
People are judged everyday by the company they keep. Do you associate yourself with bigots, murderers or people who believed 9/11 was an inside job? No of course not. Our soon to be President does and it sickens me.
What hurts more than anything is writing what I have just written. They say ignorance is bliss and at this moment I wish I was the most ignorant person on the face of the earth. However denial has never been a part of my life and never will be.
People can have honest debate and disagreements about policy. Obama believes that government can solve our problems better than people and that is a legitimate ideology. I believe government is the problem and people permitted to utilize the free market will make America stronger and the vast majority to prosper. Honest disagreement.
Worshiping at the feet of anti-Semites, praising terrorists and establishing friendships with those who wish to harm our country, is something we all can agree is wrong and for the most part, honest-thinking people do.
Unfortunately people won't choose right over wrong when they look at wrong with rose-colored glasses.
Paul Miller is a writer; consultant and activist dedicated to issues concerning Israel, limited government and free market ideas. You can read his opinions at pauliespoint.blogspot.com.