As we approach the mid-term 2018 elections where many U.S citizens and Citizens of the States will be exercising their franshised right to vote on who shall they trust best to uphold their Constitutionally protected rights at the city, State and federal levels. The unfortunate thing is that many of them will be voting on everything other than someone who ensures that their rights are protected, but how much of the government’s benefits and treasure they can get for their personal benefit.
Like most of Americans watching the Presidential elections of 2009, I was more curious and anxiously excited about having a black man represent America as the United States’ President. With so many Americans and U. S Citizens openly expressing that it was time for the nation to be represented by a black man, I had to question aloud, have we as a nation “overcome”? Had we as a nation overcome the notion that blacks were not intelligent enough or too inferior to be president? Could we as a nation finally put the shameful and tragic period of our nation’s history of black-American slavery in the past and finally give the credit that we as a nation truly deserves for providing blacks, people of all color, more wealth and economic opportunity here as in no other nation on the planet? Could we at long last have a shining example that as a black-American you can be anything that you set your dreams on, even president of the United States? But, even after learning that his mother was a devout leftist socialist and that his two fathers came from socialist countries, hearing his interview referring to the Constitution of “a charter of negative liberties”, because he saw that the Constitution limited the government too much, and reading in his book that he favored communist ideology and idols as he grew up and in college, I grew more anxious than anything else. But I still hoped like a child awaiting Santa Claus to come deliver my gift, to find out that was my mother and father placing the gifts under the tree. And not one of the gifts was what I truly wanted; At all! I was greatly disappointed.
Just as I was emotionally crushed in not getting the jet pack that I saw the Robinsons on “Lost In Space” fly around on for me to fly to elementary school, I am more disappointed in the lost opportunity that Barack Obama offered to many blacks, and all ethnicities in America, and around the world, to be the one to set things off on the road for a better America, and to highlight it’s goodness and be a beacon for others to follow. There may not be another such opportunity in my life time.
I believe that the average American would be hard press to not find Obama’s charm, looks, hip and charismatic presence, golden tongue, and picturesque family, appealing, and may even have you reminiscing about another such man, John F. Kennedy. But when you review the 8 years of Mr. Obama’s tenure as president it will be his radical leftist progressive political ideology that has made this man an alien to the silent American majority and a cancer to his Party, both nationally and federally; and he’s definitely no J.F.K.
Following Barack Obama’s first presidential election, Newsweek in 2009 infamously shouted on it’s front page “We Are All Socialist Now”, maybe in mind, but certainly no in heart, yet. Measuring from the results of the total policy rebuttal of the most unabashed leftist progressive U.S citizen ever elected as president since Woodrow Wilson by the voters, there heart of Americanism still beats, though lightly.
Obama was, and is, a pure ideologue first, and a politician distant second. When he got elected major polls showed that jobs and economy where first and foremost on American’s minds. And the election of 2016 major polls show that the economy and jobs are still foremost on the minds of Americans. It is clear that it was not the economic health of the nation that he targeted for fundamental transformation, but it’s social identity. Lets just take a look at the accomplishments of president Obama:
- March 2010, months after becoming president, signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), i.e., Obamacare – the most sweeping and costly government expansion into American healthcare since 1965 Medicare & Medicaid.
- July 2010, Obama signs the most sweeping takeover of the U.S financial system with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, costing approx. costs to $24 billion in compliance-related expenses and 61 million paperwork hours. [7/2015 nationalmortgageprofessional.com]
- In February 2011 Obama ordered his Justice Department to cease defending the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, that strictly defined marriage a between one man and one woman. [2/2011 abcnews.go.com] It was later struck down by the Supreme Court in June 2013.
- November 2014 Obama signs Executive Order effectively granting legal status to over 11 MILLION ILLEGAL Immigrants. [12/2014 foxnews.com]
- The Obama Administration has added $108 BILLION in annual regulatory cost. Costing $784 million every day the federal government was open for business in 2015 for Americans. [1/2016 Dailycaller.com]
- The number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 14,573,000 under his rule. [1/2017 cnsnews.com]
Just imagine if Mr. Obama would have sought to be a shining example as to what is possible as a son of African in America, rather than apologize for the nation’s greatness? Had he sought to improve the wealth and status of citizens on the low end of the economy by emphasizing, low taxation and government regulation, personal self-reliance and self-responsibility, civics, and increasing economic literacy throughout the nation? If had he sought to mimic J.F.K by challenging the educational institutions to focus on the sciences to make the nation tops in the world? And what if he challenged the nation to boldly harvest the abundance of the nation’s natural resources, natural gas, oil, coal, etc.? Yeah, imagine.
There is no question to the even most passive observer that Mr. O’s grand agenda was to permanently make the federal government the American people’s daddy and to shred the cultural fabric that has bound us together for some 200 plus years. And he has succeeded in many ways like no one could have imagined possible in 2009. But at what cost? To both his Party as well as the nation? The Democrat Party has lost BIG during Mr. O’s reign, federally and nationally, down over 10% in the Senate, over 19% in the House, over 20% in the State Legislatures, and an astounding plus 35% in State Governorships. The very fact that the U.S Citizens and American voters have sent a very clear message that we are not totally ready for blatant socialism, just yet, is promising. The question is do we know and understand why?
The charactership of Barack Obama was visually pleasing and accepted. He represented hope for a better future and change from an ugly past. Little attention or vigorous objection was paid to what he was actually saying or the consequences of his action and motives. And we seemingly cared little of the specifics. But unless the American people reignite genuine reverence for what makes America exceptionally unique and what makes being an American special, i.e., the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, there will be another character presented to us boasting grand promises that he will whisk our deepest fears and worries away, who posses unvetted motives and idelology intuitively repugnant to Americanism that will lead the nation to depths of social and economic poverty that will be inescapable.
On Wednesday morning, the 9th of November 2016, many Americans and citizens of the United States awaken with sadness, heartache, joy, exhilaration, and some with anger. And I’m sure that there were some wondering WTF?!. and asking themselves, how did we get to such a decrepit political situation, again? We were literally stuck with no good choice to be the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet. Some members of the society were so upset over the democratic election of the Mr. Donald J. Trump that they marched in the nation’s streets and lashed out to almost anything of a visual reminder of the victor to express their dissatisfaction and frustration. I found it interesting that Media sought not to describe this extreme expression of dissatisfaction as “racist” due to the fact that Mr. Trump is Caucasian, or discriminatory against the wealthy, due to Mr. Trump’s immense wealth, or age discrimination, due to the fact the Trump will be the oldest man to be elected president at 70 years old, or any other excuse for violent acts and disorder to attach to a protected class as it did strenuously struggled to apply to any criticism or expression of dissatisfaction over the election or policies of Mr. Barack Obama; as though any and all discontent expressed was simply due to the fact that he was Black.
As I look at it, I see very little difference from post-election day 2016 and that of 2008 or 2012. I’m sure that were many of the voters wondering, could we had done better with the choices that were laid in front of us? A good argument can be made that in the 2008 and 2012 elections the voters were left between rather to have their left arm or right leg sawed off at the joints. Whereas on Tuesday November 8th 2016 left voters with the choice of either have the left or right eye ball removed with a rusty tong; both candidate’s had unfavourabilities hovering near 60%. Amazing!
I think that mid-1700’s French lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher, Joseph de Maistre, may have said it best, “In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve.” You notice that he did not say that we get the leaders that we want, but the leaders that we deserve. I’d be willing to bet you a dollar to a donut that most U.S voters would say that they want the U.S president to be a person of high moral conviction, of good character, and honest. But, actions speak volumes. If you take an honest assessment of the two individuals that were the electable choices to be president, it would be quite obvious that that’s not what the voters ultimately voted for. Quite the opposite. So too the same can be said as for the two prior presidential election outcomes.
The Citizens of the United States in ’08 and 2012 elected a man to be president without enquiring of him anything more than they would someone who was applying to manicure their yard. We cared not his political philosophy. We cared not of his personal affiliations that helped mold and influence his world view, men such as Frank Marshall Davis, Saul Alinsky, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. All of whom were either Communist/Marxist, Socialist, and or Anarchist. We showed scant, if any, interest in how did the effects of both of his dads being from socialist/communist Muslim countries, one being from Indonesia and his biological father being from Kenya, and his mother having extreme socialist political leanings, had on his world perception. Nor did we seem to be too inquisitive how he could be part of the Trinity United Church of Christ for some 20 plus years, be married in it, and have a person such Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who preached a radical form of black liberation, and then tell us that he had no idea of the type of preaching that was espoused by Rev. Wright. Mr. O was presented to the voters as blank canvas, for which we could mentally create into who we wanted him to be, as he spoke with velvet silk tongue about “Hope & Change”. How he would make all of our economic pains go away; that Santa [the government] would take from the bad an evil rich and give all of their ill-gotten wealth to us, the “less fortunate”; and that Santa would deliver us a Utopian paradise, just because. Too many of us chose not to question with boldness the man who promised to “Fundamentally transform America”, just what was he transforming America from, and into what? And the complicit Media ensured that we the people stayed distracted and squabbling amongst over selves so those such questions remain unasked.
With so much of the population so conditionally adverse to learning history, and therefore lack the ability to learn from it, it should come as no surprise that another virtual unknown is elected to the highest political office of the land, once again. This time he wears the Republican brand, billionaire businessman Mr. Donald J. Trump. Riding an emotional tsunami of a nation’s silent majority’s anger and discontent who has felt betrayed by the political “Establishment” and disillusioned with the future prospects of the nation – economically, nationally, and socially, with admittedly having never held any public office and showing no passion for historical political functioning nor posture. He sailed his way to being elected president of the United States on bluster, showmanship, machoism, and an emotionally charged mantra, “I’m Going to Make America Great Again”. And let’s not forget to mention he was up against the most ethically and morally flawed Democrat opponent who literally had a personality, that if she was honey, would draw 2 bees; and 1 would be lost. But even the most intellectually passive person might ask, What is his vision of America’s greatness? and How will that be manifested?
Once again, the voters of the United States some to be grossly disinterested in the philosophical constitution of the man who they have chosen to be president. The nation voters seem curiosity vacant regarding the political constitution of a man who has never held political office. For the man who is to be the face of the Republican Party, Mr. Trump has stated positions that are more than intellectually counter-intuitive, if not repugnant, to the ideology of Republicanism, such as; he favors Planned Parenthood, favors gender “equality” in the workforce, advocates eminent domain, he is for forcing businesses to adopt family paid leave policies, has stated the need for “universal healthcare”, and what to me is the most irreprehensible statement that he made was that “he has never sought the need to repent or ask the Creator for forgiveness. Should even the least inquisitive amongst us not pause and ask, what is it that guides this man who will be president’s decision making and governs his notion of right and wrong? Should someone be asking what does the fact that he is on his third marriage and that he has many times placed a greater value on potential golf course over that of 92 y/o Scottish woman’s fundamental right to be left alone say about his moral compass? Should we be at all concern of his strong fascist and corporatist leanings? What does the fact that he treats the Constitution with ill reverence says about whom he may choose to enforce it? Is he the best amongst us whom we could have chosen? Do we care to even ask such bold questions anymore? And if the voters continue to take their choices so triviality, what does that say about the future of our great country?
A good argument can be made that it hasn’t been since the election of Reagan that the nation has had a president who the people, with little conscience reservation, felt proud when he spoke in our name, felt confident in his character, had confident that he was guided by Divine moral conviction, and felt little need question his judgement. There is a reason that Reagan’s name still demands honor and respect, and so many Republicans blasphemously speaks his name for their illicit political benefit. When have you heard any Democrat president spoken nearly with such reverence? Carter? Clinton? Will Obama be? Yes, you can say Kennedy. But the nation was vastly different then – morally, socially, economically, and politically. The distance from America then and America now is comparable to that of Earth and Pluto.
The importance of choosing a God-fearing man of good moral character to govern and the consequences that would come if the American people failed in that undertaking may have been foretold no more prophetically them Founding Father Noah Webster, when he said, “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who will rule in the fear of God.” The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” and “When a citizen gives his suffrage (vote) to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor, he betrays the interest of his country.”
This nation will not fail or succeed by the moral compass or quality of character of the leaders placed to govern, but by that of the people who chooses them to govern.
The great 1800’s German author and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once stated, “Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action”. I do believe that he would be more than deeply sadden at the political and social culture present in today’s America. We have two political parties who at the top seemingly differ little in ideology. Unfortunately that ideology goes counter to the fundamental principles of the Founders of the nation; that of limit government led by Judeo-Christain principles. Coupled with a populace that appears to be more engaged with what is going on with the Kardashians than what’s going with the Clinton’s, the Trumps, or the Obama’s, things look to become more worrisome for the nation.
We have become too numb to late night comedians and commentary analyst doing street surveys of the average citizens knowledge on basic American history and civics, from who won the Revolutionary War to who is the President of the United States, and barely 4% knowing the correct answers. And to many it is a joke, a laughing matter. I dare say that only a couple of generations ago this would have been shameful and embarrassing. Its become acceptable and cool to not know consequential or non-frivolous matters today. The traditional American drive to be exceptional, to be the best, and to be knowledgeable of the most basics of the nation’s history and civics, has been all but marginalize as though it were vinyl records or family dinners at the table. We are being dumbed down as a nation. Standards throughout our society and culture are being lowered to the lowest decibel. The reverence for our culture has too diminished greatly. It starts with the government educational system placing more emphasis on protecting esteem, via political correctness, and indoctrinating cultural secularism, rather than teaching the 7 sciences and American civics.
The Citizens of the United States have twice elected a man who was never publicly pressed on his affiliation with Marxist/Socialist persons, such as Frank Marshal Davis and Saul Alinsky, or his preference to Marxist ideology that he openly expressed in his own books and speeches. Not to mention his being less than honest in his presentation of his agenda establishing single-payer healthcare, via Obamacare, and “fundamentally transforming” this nation. But, he speaks well. He is young and hip. And lets not forget that he is the first true African-U. S Citizen to become President. What else could matter? We really need to get down to the truth about Tom Brady and that deflated football, eh!
Out of the entire Democrat Party it could only get an unapologetic Socialist, Barney Sanders, and another Alinsky disciple Hillary Clinton, who too has demonstrated a severe aversion to the truth; regarding her “lost papers” at Rhodes Law Firm, her public Benghazi Attack narrative, of it being due to a little known YouTube video, and with her unlawful “private” email system as Secretary of State, to run for the Presidency. Really?! Can it be little wonder that the Democrat Party has strategically scheduled few debates to showcase their prime candidates and placed them on the weekends? During the debates they can only argue which one can grant the citizenry more tokens from the treasury, that will have to be borrowed from our enemies. Thus leaving the nation as a whole more financially destitute and unsafe. But hey, the government can print more money. Right? It’s all about me and mine today. No worries. Right?
And as for the Republican side, they have a twenty-time billionaire TV personality with an extreme inferiority complex, much like Mr. O, to head line it’s Party’s Presidential Candidates line, Donald Trump. And like Mr. O, he presents a catchy campaign line, “I’ll Make America Great Again!” He’s extremely vague on policy specifics-the how. When challenged, he seeks to personally attack and destroy the challenger, rather than defend his position on the substance or merit. And he too has developed a massive cult-like following of enablers, defenders, and people who just want to be a part of the show. Kinda Alinsky-like,hmm?. The issue of character, moral governance, or whether of not one can actually govern as mandated by the Constitution, and is qualified to be the representative of the people of America is seemingly irrelevant to too many of the populace today. We do not care. Trump is hip, vociferously demonstrative as he says what many feel has gone publicly unspoken within politics. And he has good hair. What else does one need to be the President of the United States today? Right?
Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge,…” Too many of us no longer want to know anything, but that which is easily understandable, frivolous, convenient, superficial, or trivial and most important fun. One can leave a stack a books related to politics, finances, history, and religion on the streets of many of America today and it would be untouched next week. While arguably 75% of the population is financially illiterate, do not know the proper functions of the 3 Branches of the U.S government, can not tell you who fought in the War of 1812, and believe that religion is measured on moral equivalency. Confining learning between the school walls is cool today. This has become acceptable. But this phenomena doesn’t just happen. Where people wantingly begets wanting knowledge. It starts in the educational system. It is edified through the Entertainment and Establishment Media complex. And then it is enabled in the homes and churches.
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin prophetically warned, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
If we as a nation wantingly continue to only be knowledgeable of matters of triviality, thus surrendering knowledge of matters of importance and consequence, and the responsibility that comes, to someone else, or the government, we can not expect to free.
In the wake of the Iranian-U. S Nuclear Treaty Agreement, where by nearly all conscious observers the U.S government went far beyond bending over and grabbing it’s ankles to give Iran all that it wanted out of the deal. The Agreement between Iran and the 5 Permanent members of the U.N Security Council – the U.S, the U.K, Communist China, Russia, & France, plus Germany gave Iran access to Trillions of seized funds and blockaded military hardware and technology. But, what may be an even greater prized for Iran is the public relations value of the strong appearance that they surrendered little to nothing of it’s core principles or position. It does not have to denounce it’s sponsorship and promotion of terrorism. It does not have to denounce it’s position of wiping Israel off the map. And it did not give into demands of unfettered inspection of it’s nuclear sites nor disclose the status of it’s nuclear program.
There are many who strain to draw comparison to this perceived U.S/Obama led gross capitulation to Iran and U.K/Chamberlain’s towards Hitler’s Germany [the Munich Pact Treaty] that arguably led to WW 2. But I like to look at the possible intent and motives of the two main characters – Obama and Chamberlain.
By all historical accounts, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain loved his country and it’s people and was determined to not get his people involved in another war, like the WW 1. And even though he eventually saw the error in his position, he relented to his arch political nemesis, Winston Churchill. But he stayed on to serve in Churchill’s Administration. As for Mr. Barry-Barack Hussein Soetoro-Obama [Barry Soetoro is Barack’s official name age 6] his loyalty is very much in question. Though seemingly of little to no interest to the U.S Establishment News Media.
The U.S Media appears to be most disinterested in the fact that Mr. O was raised by two Muslim fathers of nations which did not hold western culture or America in high regards. He was not taught of Americanism like many of us have, due to the fact that he did not step foot on the Continental United States of America until his college days where he became heavily influenced by anti-American/Marxist/Communist/ Socialist personalities, such as Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, and Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The U.S Media seems narcoleptic when it comes to Mr. O’s relationship with Islam and his brother, who is linked to the Iranian-backed Muslim Brotherhood. And I have not even included Mr. O’s repeated expressed mantra of America and the United States’ unjust dominant position in the world, as evidenced by his infamous Apology Tour and his unfailing attempts to degrade and or denigrate America’s culture and history whenever he’s presumably out of ear shot of the American people. Even on foreign Muslim soil as in Turkey he thought it was a good time to shine light on America’s “dark periods”, referring to our nation’s slave period. Of which he has a connection only through books and movies, for neither Kenya nor Indonesia were sources of American slaves.
Though the Media can easily gets hyper invigorated over the fact that Republican Candidates Marco Rubio has had a couple of speeding tickets in the past and has a bought a boat, Ted Cruz was a dual Canadian citizen, and that Wis. Governor Scott Walker dropped out of Marquette University, it seemingly sees nothing at all to be the slightest bit inquisitive of in the current occupier of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Mr. O will be the face of what future historians may call the most tragic military agreement ever! If there has ever been a nation’s leader that has epitomized such a severe indifference and hostility to the fundamental principles and traditional values of the very nation that he or she was supposed to represent and serve as Mr. O, history has yet to give him or her their just due.