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This will probably be my last column before the election of 2008. I will not go into specifics regarding my claims in this essay, simply because the facts that back up my assertions have already been presented here on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed countless times in previous essays, written by me and AADB’s team members, over the past few months. I urge any new readers here to scroll down the list of essays and read those that may be of interest. There is much to be learned, and there are many links provided that steer the readers to source material and further research outlets.
Barring a miracle of God (and why would He favor us, when we have made it illegal to even utter his name in the public square?), America is about to elect a President who not only will not represent, but who despises, the regular readers of this weblog.
Barack Obama has spent his entire adult life encouraging, and working toward, the establishment of an entitlement state, where the rich get poorer, and the poor get richer on the back of the working class. He will see to it that the already-dismembered United States Constitution is shredded beyond recognition, and beyond repair, by implementing a rule by elite that sees the redistribution of wealth and power as its highest calling. And that redistribution will be accomplished through an incessant focus on the concept of fairness – a term whose definition will be the sole responsibility of the elite class.
There is no more subjective term in the English language.
Listen for that word … fairness … in political rhetoric. You will find that it is almost exclusively used by leftists. It is a term that seeks definition by someone who intends to level a playing field. And leftists see themselves as the Great Levelers, whose destiny it is to both define and accomplish fairness, at the point of a gun if need be.
Those of you who are Christians ... pick up any Bible concordance. Look up the word fairness and count the number of times it appears in His word.
It appears once:
- Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair. (Colossians 4:1)
Our soon-to-be President has longtime, deep personal and ideological ties with anti-American mentors, Marxist ideologues, and terrorist sympathizers. His beliefs and his agenda were largely forged by those ties.
But any mention during the campaign of said ties is, of course, mean-spirited. And mean-spirited is something that no one wants to be considered in Amerika 2008.
Yet by my own personal perspective, all of the above ‘sins’ are trumped by one less frequently reported one. It is not considered an issue of urgency by most Americans, and yet, even more than his stand on any other issue, I believe it goes to the heart of the man who will lead us, so I ask you to allow me my momentary diversion:
- In 2001, while serving in the Illinois senate, Barack Obama was the only senator to speak out in opposition to a bill that would have banned the practice of leaving premature babies to die ... babies who were ‘unfortunate’ enough to be born alive after an abortion attempt.
The bill was short and carefully worded in unambiguous language. It applied only to premature babies, already born alive, and there was no way it could be interpreted so as to limit a woman’s ‘right’ to abortion.
Under the bill, babies born alive during an attempted abortion would have to be treated just like every other baby that is born alive or prematurely — not left to die a tortuous death, but given treatment according to an acting physician’s medical judgment as to what is necessary and what is possible — just as would apply to any other human being.
In the end, and inarguably as a result of his arguments against the bill, Barack Obama and eleven other senators voted ‘present’ in a strategy they had conceived along with Planned Parenthood lobbyists. ‘Present’ votes in the Illinois senate are tallied as ‘no’ votes. Despite his objections, and his cowardice in voting ‘present’, the bill sailed through the senate supported by a bipartisan majority.
The American economy and the free market system are verging on collapse. Barack Obama, through his deep and longstanding connections with organizations such as ACORN, his ‘community activism’ (read: inciting minority/low-income groups to demand increasingly more money and special favors from government), and his embracing of Marxist doctrine, has played a pivotal role in bringing this crisis about.
John McCain warned the senate as early as three years ago that there was an economic crisis-in-the-making, and Barack Obama and his cadre of left-leaning power brokers – Senators Dodd and Reid, and Congressman Frank chief among them – succeeded in stifling McCain’s voice.
Yet the American electorate, fearful for their economic future, have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated into the belief that democrats can handle economic issues better than republicans.
Adolf Hitler believed, and urged his ministers of propaganda to always remember, that the receptivity of the masses is limited, their intelligence is small, and they respond well to slogans. The italicized sentence above would have made him proud!
And this simple slogan will prove to be what heralds Barack Obama’s ascension to the Presidency of the United States, and leader of the free world.
With few exceptions, the mainstream media do not talk of Obama’s dark past, or his largely hidden present. And they label as intolerant, racist, or mean-spirited, anyone who does. Yet, thanks to the internet, the truth is out there, for anyone to discover who is concerned enough to seek it.
The large majority of the American electorate prefer not to know, to embrace the mean-spirited charges made against the truth-tellers, and to spend their time in more enjoyable pursuits than doing their own research in order to distinguish truth from lies, and in order to uncover information that the media would prefer remained buried.
The legacy that our Founders left us contained a stern, drumbeat-repeated warning … expressed in all of their speeches and writings: that, above all else, we must seek to be informed and well-acquainted with the enemies of liberty. Without vigilance, liberty cannot long endure.
Echoing their pleas, one hundred and seventy years ago, Abraham Lincoln warned:
- At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
It will not be the specter of Islamic fascism that pounds the final nail into America’s coffin. Nor will it be the economic cataclysm that results from our abandoning the concepts of personal responsibility, limited government and the free market system.
It will be the ignorance and apathy of the American people that bring our beloved republic to her knees.
We owe our Founders, and our children, better.