Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

An oath and nickel will buy you a cup of coffee

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

On Sept. 21, 1996 President Bill Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was passed by Congress by a vote of 85–14 in the Senate and a vote of 342–67 in the House of Representatives.

 

 

On Jan 20, 2009 President Barack Obama was sworn into office reciting these words from our US Constitution “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Just recently President Obama issued a  “statement advising the Department of Justice to discontinue asserting DOMA’s constitutionality in federal court. They called the move a flagrant disregard for his duty to defend federal law.”

In the near future, President Obama should tender his resignation because whether he agrees with laws or not, he is sworn to uphold them.  Even from his alma mater Harvard, whose writers obviously disagree with the law, came this message for President Obama “overall a sitting administration has a responsibility to defend a law currently on the books”

Scary as it may be, if President Obama cannot or will not carry out his oath of office it is time for him to step down and make way for President Biden.

Socialism II – Destruction of the human spirit

Friday, October 10th, 2008

russian bread line Rounding the corner and coming down the homestretch to the 2008 election are two candidates who have vastly different plans for the future of our so far free nation.

On one hand we have the McCain/Palin ticket who lean towards conserving our nations traditionally free way of government and on the other hand we have the Obama/Biden ticket, who with Democratic Party support, are planning big changes in our nation.  If we elect Barrack Obama we are electing to transform our nation to a socialist nation.  Time to ask yourself if that is really the kind of change you are looking for in our nation.

Today I’ve reposted two earlier posts that I feel are very timely to the decision we have facing us in a few weeks.  Baby Steps, one of my earlier post, briefly describes the path from capitalism to communism.  The second Destruction of the Human Spirit is a more recent post that connects Barrack Obama with this line of thinking.

Destruction of the human spirit – June 15, 2008

The Democratic Party’s socialist aims are not really secret; just highly under reported and rarely spoken of. I don’t think Barack Obama’s socialist aims are a secret to anyone either; just highly under reported, rarely spoken of, and not highlighted as such by his campaign.

But in Barack Obama’s back yard, the Chicago arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (CDSA) have known and supported Sen. Obama’s socialist tendencies for over a decade. Googling their sight yields numerous references and as early as 1996 they recognized him as a socialist.

Obama also has put in time at the grass roots, working for five years as a community organizer in Harlem and in Chicago. When Obama participated in a 1996 UofC YDS Townhall Meeting on Economic Insecurity, much of what he had to say was well within the mainstream of European social democracy.

Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

That was in 1996 that the CDSA recognized that much of what Barack Obama promoted was “well within the mainstream of European social democracy.”

A lot about Barack Obama’s upbringing can be found in a Chicago Tribune article from March ’07. I consider the article Barack Obama: Mother not just a girl from Kansas to be essential reading. Senator Obama describes his mother as “the dominant figure in my formative years. . . . The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics.” and the Chicago Tribune article describes her in more detail

“She touted herself as an atheist, and it was something she’d read about and could argue,” said Maxine Box, who was Dunham’s best friend in high school. “She was always challenging and arguing and comparing.

paint a vivid portrait of Barack Obama’s mother as a self-assured, iconoclastic young teen seemingly hell-bent to resist Eisenhower-era conformity.

“If you were concerned about something going wrong in the world, Stanley would know about it first,” said Chip Wall, who described her as “a fellow traveler. . . . We were liberals before we knew what liberals were.”

One classmate, Jill Burton-Dascher, said Stanley Ann (Barack Obama’s mother) “was intellectually way more mature than we were and a little bit ahead of her time, in an off-center way.”

Socialism is apparently in his blood. His mother was very much into liberal socialist/communist thought and Barack’s exposure to the socialist mindset continued through his childhood.

However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”

Accuracy in Media

But where is the harm in Senator Obama’s socialist design for our nation? Well, there is the cost; several trillion dollars as reported by the CATO Institute, however the real harmful cost of socialism is the harmful cost to the human spirit. That cost may not be easy to describe in dollars, but it is easily comprehended by looking at the refugees from any socialist nation in history.

Coincidentally, in a 1978 address to Barack Obama’s Harvard alma mater, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, describes the peril of socialism first hand.

However, many people living in the West are dissatisfied with their own society. They despise it or accuse it of not being up to the level of maturity attained by mankind. A number of such critics turn to socialism, which is a false and dangerous current.

I hope that no one present will suspect me of offering my personal criticism of the Western system to present socialism as an alternative. Having experienced applied socialism in a country where the alternative has been realized, I certainly will not speak for it. The well-known Soviet mathematician Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliant book under the title Socialism; it is a profound analysis showing that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death.

Solzhenitsyn, Harvard Address, 1978

Plain and simple, Barack Obama’s socialist plan he refers to as change; is a proven plan for national misery.

Civil Forum on National Leadership

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

civil forumRick Warren, the purpose driven guy, is putting on what he refers to as a Civil Forum on National Leadership. It will be held at Saddleback Church

on Saturday August 16. The forum, not a debate, features just 3 men: Rick Warren, Barack Obama and John McCain. Rick Warren, pastor and moderator of the forum described the event.

“We’re honored that the candidates chose The Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion for their first joint appearance, an unprecedented opportunity for America to hear both men back-to-back on the same platform,” Warren said. “This is a critical time for our nation and the American people deserve to hear both candidates speak from the heart – without interruption – in a civil and thoughtful format absent the partisan ‘gotcha’ questions that typically produce heat instead of light.

I’d like to think that Pastor Warren will put the presumptive Barack Obama on the spot regarding his moral views, but I’m expecting more of a well scripted, no surprise kind of forum. Even so, I’d like to see it and since I don’t have box seats, I’m glad that I’ll be able to watch the whole thing live online. Here’s the link to the Saddleback Civil Forum.

Why Barack Obama must court evangelicals

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

In a Washington Post article titled Obama Making Christian Push, it is pointed out that John McCain has “done little to court the affections” of some evangelicals while Barack Obama “is making a full-throttle push for centrist evangelicals and Catholics.”

Obama’s campaign is also launching a grass-roots effort, tentatively called Joshua Generation, with plans to hold concerts and house meetings targeted at young evangelicals and Catholics.

The article also attempts to connect Sen. Obama in some fashion, to a Matthew 25 Project.

The Matthew 25 Project, named after the biblical passage in which Jesus promises eternal life for those who care for the least and the lost, will be led by Mara Vanderslice, a young evangelical who briefly led faith outreach for the 2004 campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and later founded a respected political consulting firm.

These projects, usually based on Matthew 25:40 are about nurturing a servant attitude in Christians. I wasn’t sure if the article was saying that Senator Obama was attempting to connect with all projects or one in specific.

5902But as it turned out, it didn’t really matter because a NY Times article cleared things up by correctly identifying the “project” as a new political action committee called Matthew 25 Network, rather than an actual service project based on the teachings in Matthew 25.

Barack Obama certainly does have a shrewd plan to market himself as an evangelical. And a shrewd marketing plan is what it will take to pass himself off to the evangelical community. Fortunately, the evangelicals don’t appear to be as dim witted as the Obama campaign thinks they are.

Despite the concerted push, Obama faces a tough task in trying to loosen the GOP‘s hold on a majority of white churchgoers. A recent poll by Calvin College found McCain leading Obama 57 percent to 25 percent among evangelicals and 43 percent to 35 percent among Catholics.

Abortion and gay marriage — issues on which he openly disagreed with many of the evangelical leaders in the room — dominated the discussion, according to participants.

Many many people recognize that Barack Obama doesn’t and hasn’t represented Christian ideals, so Barack Obama must court evangelicals simply because they won’t court him. To do so, he must employ the slickest marketing tactics he can come up with, what I would call, the Genesis 3 Project.

The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal GOD had made.

The serpent told the Woman, “You won’t die.

GOD said to the Woman, “What is this that you’ve done?” “The serpent seduced me,” she said, “and I ate.”

Am I saying that Barack Obama is the serpent? Well….no, not exactly, but maybe he is an apple; a vehicle for the serpent’s work. At the very least, this most liberal of the liberal senators is trying to convince the American voters he is something that he is not.

But remember the Washington Post article that said Barack Obama is selling hard to evangelicals while John McCain “has done little to court their affections.” I say good for John McCain. This is a great credit to his character. He just lives his life being who he is, and the evangelical community recognizes him for being himself, not someone invented as part of a shrewd campaign strategy. Way to go Senator McCain!

As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

(James 4:6 GNB)

James also follows with this sage bit of advice.

“So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.”

NObama!

***Big Disclaimer***

Any reference to Senator Obama being Satan or Satan’s emissary is purely speculative, but you know the old saying, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then…..