Obama to 7-Year-Old: ‘America Is No Longer What It Could Be, What It Once Was’

Hussein Accuses Vegas Reporter Of Being McCain’s “Proxy” For Tough Questions

Know Your Failure: Ask Nancy Pelosi on washingtonpost.com today!

A Prayer Letter from a Prayer Warrior…Urgent

I don’t know where all of you stand politically, but I believe it is crucial to pray this year and GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE. Obama has already promised to champion the Muslims. Let’s let God be our Champion. Christians must wake up and act before it is too late. Please, read all of this and begin to pray forgiveness for allowing Him to be taken away in so many areas and ask God’s will in this election. Bettye
 
 

I was dismayed when, recently, a family member of mine said to me with great resignation that Obama will take the presidency.  These words came from someone who in the past has been a great prayer warrior. “What is happening” was my question.  Why are we Christians settling and not issuing a battle cry, falling to our knees and taking our country back?  We quietly allow ourselves to be stripped of the right to pray at schools and in school. We have let the Ten Commandments be removed from government places with barely a whimper, and are told we cannot pray in school, all the while providing public prayer places for Muslims.  What in the world is going on and why are we being apathetic?  We ought to be holding hands and praying.

Our God is a mighty God who is waiting patiently for us to raise our voices to heaven to stop the tide of the anti-Christian actions in our world today.  Now we find we have a charismatic candidate for president who does not respect our flag and refuses to wear one on his lapel except when it becomes politically expedient.  His own wife and pastor, that he loves, profess to have strong anti-white feelings, and we sit back and say “it is a given, we can do nothing.”  There has never been a time in 2000 years that we can do nothing, never a time that we must sit back and allow the evil in men’s and women’s hearts to take over our world.  We should be very afraid because our apathy is leading us to perdition.  It is time for all Christian Americans to raise the battle cry and take our nation back.  Maybe McCain on his own cannot defeat Obama, but our God can and He will if we take to our knees in prayer and raise a mighty cry to the heavens to “Save us O Lord.” !

We have the power to change the course of this election and to keep a man as suspect as Barak Obama from leading our country to who knows where with his message of “change” – a change which I fear will be away from our Christian ideals and away from Christ and further away from one nation under God ..TO …. one nation divided into sects.

We are great at passing stories and pictures around the internet, but where are our prayers and prayer warriors praying to stop this tide of liberalism? God parted the red sea, Jesus rose from the dead, and we can bring our country back to its Christian roots and stop the move to the left.  But we must begin to pray, to pray as if our country and our lives depended on it, because they do.  We can stop all these atrocities against God’s commands that have taken root in our country, through something as simple as sincere prayer; a call to God to deliver us, to forgive us our sins of apathy and to protect us from the evil that is upon us.

Okay prayer warriors, here is your challenge:  Start those prayer chains.  Get the spiritual power working on our behalf and stop this continuing creep to the left by calling on our God to save us from the deception that charismatic politicians are using to lead us down the wrong path; to stop those who would take God out of our country and our government.  Pray that God will rise up good men to lead us and protect us.  We should not rest and allow ourselves to be taken further off the path of Christianity and to have God removed from our presence in our schools, courts, government and businesses.  Invite God into the fray.  Ask that His power rest upon us and give us the victory.  Ask him to raise up a mighty creed to defend us and to protect our country as he did in days of old.  Let us be victorious ..beginning NOW.  The battle is His, but we are the soldiers who must call on Him without ceasing and unite our voices and hearts in prayer every day, not just on Sunday!

“Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I Thes 5:16-18

Obama: America not a model for the world?

Obama: America not a model for the world?

Thomas Lifson

A video clip taken from Obama’s  Dreams from My Father Book Signing, on New York on 11/23/2004 is burning up the internet. In it he appears to see America today as not a model for the world:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAY-K_puO58&eurl=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/08/obama_america_not_a_model_for.html

“The Basic Outline of the government we possess and our civic religion as a people is such that potentially at least, we could create a society that is a model for the world, it isn’t right now.”
Hat tip: Milton

Obama faked 2002 Anti-War Speech for Ad: New Book

Obama faked 2002 Anti-War Speech for Ad: New

Book

Rick Moran

Why this is coming out now in Jerome Corsi’s new book The Obama Nation is a mystery since you would think that Hilalry’s crack research team would have vetted every single ad Obama put out during the primary campaign.

But the fact is, an ad run by Obama during the primaries featuring a supposed snippet of his anti-war speech in Chicago in 2002 is probably faked. That’s because no one can find any video of the speech anywhere. All that exists is a small snip of audio. This from none other than the liberal NPR:

The speech was given at an anti-war rally on Oct. 2, 2002…..Jessie Jackson was the main speaker.  Obama’s speech went mainly unnoticed. He had not yet announced his run for the Senate, although now he claims he risked his political career.  Of course we know that there was NO risk in running against Alan Keyes, all Obama had to do was breathe..

The speech was given at an anti-war rally on Oct. 2, 2002…..He had not yet announced his run for the Senate, although now he claims he risked his political career.  Of course we know that there was NO risk in running against Alan Keyes, all Obama had to do was breathe..

 

Gonyea says…..”In an age of YouTube there is no video of the speech and only a snippet of audio. The Obama campaign has reenacted the speech in a campaign AD they are now running.
If there is no video available it would seem the entire Obama anti-war speech on which he is basing his Ad campaign may be faked.  In fact the entire speech could be distorted.
And this from the same website’s Morning Dispatch

 Even in this era of YouTube and camera phones, a recording of Obama’s speech is all but impossible to find. The Obama campaign has gone so far as to re-create portions of the speech for a television ad, with the candidate re-reading the text, with audience sound effects.

Contemporary accounts don’t even mention Obama – an insignificant state senator at the time (so much for putting his political career on the line for opposing the Iraq war in a district so far to the left, Che would win in a landslide). But since this report is from last March – a report by a mainstream news outlet – why this is the first we’re hearing of Obama faking an anti-war ad.

Just more evidence that Obama is not what he appears to be and that the press will go a long way to cover that fact up.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky

Ed adds:

Corsi points out that there is no record of Obama’s anti-war speech-no video, no audio, no written record. Instead, his speech was simulated after the fact in a  sound studio much later-complete with phony crowd sounds. He said during the primary campaign that he was in the midst of a US Senate campaign when he made the speech-making it seem as if it was a bold, risky move on his part- an act of courage. Not true-he gave the speech in  Nov. 2002. He did not announce his run for the Senate until Jan. 2003

 

Obama’s Abstract Patriotism

By Larrey Anderson

When Barack Obama gave a speech on patriotism, he equated patriotism with the abstract concepts of “sacrifice” and “service to a larger cause.” Senator Obama does not understand what patriotism is — or how it works.

A couple of political flubs forced Obama into his patriotic speech mode. It started last fall with the flag pin flap. Obama sometimes did — and more often did not — wear an American flag pin. Obama explained his refusal to wear the lapel pin thus:

 

“After a while, you start noticing people wearing a lapel pin, but not acting very patriotic. Not voting to provide veterans with resources that they need. Not voting to make sure that disability payments were coming out on time. My attitude is that I’m less concerned about what you’re wearing on your lapel than what’s in your heart.”

 

This initial explanation created a lot more questions than answers. Patriotism seems to be either reduced to support for certain pieces of legislation or it disappears into the mysterious (yet known to Obama) human heart. This ambiguous rationalization, for rather obvious reasons, did not fly.

 

A few weeks later, Obama was, literally, caught on film with his hands down. A widely circulated video showed Obama not placing his hand over his heart during the National Anthem.

 

Obama responded to a question about the National Anthem incident in a town hall meeting last November with this vague reply:

 

“Anytime that you pledge allegiance you put your hand over your heart and I always have and I always will. It’s simply not true.”

 

Apparently, Obama pledges allegiance with his hand over his heart; but it’s hands down for the National Anthem. Whatever.

 

My concern is not what is in Obama’s heart, or where he puts his hands, my concern is with his definition of patriotism. After being exposed for these two political faux pas, Obama seemed to sound more and more like a red, white, and blue patriot. His June 30 speech was intended to set the foundation for the new patriotic and pro-American Obama. Except it didn’t.

 

Obama’s hurt feelings (that his patriotism had been unfairly challenged) are evident in the speech:

 

“And yet, at certain times over the last sixteen months, I have found, for the first time, my patriotism challenged — at times as a result of my own carelessness, more often as a result of the desire by some to score political points and raise fears about who I am and what I stand for.”

 

Obama, in his inimitable style, gives a long and rambling speech, filled with patriotic buzzwords. He promises, early in the speech that “we can arrive at a definition of patriotism that, however rough and imperfect, captures the best of America’s common spirit.” He does not keep the promise. Obama never defines patriotism — but he leaves us enough clues to be able to catch his meaning.[ii]

 

“I came to understand that our revolution was waged for the sake of that belief … that we could have the right to pursue our individual dreams but the obligation to help our fellow citizens pursue theirs.”

 

That word “obligation” is the first hint Obama gives of what he understands as patriotism. “Sacrifice to a larger cause” becomes the theme:

 

“I also believe that patriotism must, if it is to mean anything, involve the willingness to sacrifice – to give up something we value on behalf of a larger cause.”

 

This sentence should set off an alarm in the mind of every rational person. Patriotism, according to Obama, does not mean to defend something, patriotism means to lose something.

 

Obama applies this logic to the military and the speech becomes almost sinister:

 

“We must always express our profound gratitude for the service of our men and women in uniform … the sacrifice of our troops is always worthy of honor … [even for those not in the military] the call to sacrifice for the country’s greater good remains an imperative of citizenship.”

 

A sacrifice made by a soldier is not an imperative of duty; it is, sometimes, a corollary of duty. A soldier’s duty is to protect the country and to defend the Constitution. Sacrifice may be a consequence of military service but it can never be an imperative.[iii] It is not a soldier’s obligation to be killed or wounded for his country. A soldier’s obligation is to protect his country and to try and stay alive while doing it. Obama’s notion of “a call to sacrifice for the country’s greater good” is not patriotic — it is Orwellian.

 

Sacrifice is an imperative of citizenship? Think about that for a second. This is a terrifying statement coming from someone who would be commander-in-chief. Obama’s amoral, and totalitarian, logic should make a rational person’s skin crawl.

 

In the only concrete proposal Obama makes in the speech, he makes it clear that the “greater cause” he is discussing is sacrifice in the form of service for the government:

 

“I believe one of the tasks of the next Administration is to ensure that this movement towards service grows and sustains itself in the years to come. We should expand AmeriCorps and grow the Peace Corps. We should encourage national service by making it part of the requirement for a new college assistance program….” [My emphasis.]

 

Obama continues in his quasi-messianic mode:

 

“Just as patriotism involves each of us making a commitment to this nation that extends beyond our own immediate self-interest, so must that commitment extends beyond our own time here on earth.” [sic]

 

The “sacrifice to a greater cause,” that Obama calls “patriotism,” apparently travels with us to the next life.

 

Patriotism may sometimes involve sacrifice but not to some ill-defined “greater cause.” Patriotism, at least according to the Founding Fathers, is the process of defending, both intellectually and by physical force when necessary, our federal republic and the Constitution. Patriotism is not an “imperative of citizenship” — it is a conscious choice. [iv]  

 

In spite of what Obama would have you believe, you can be an American and not be patriotic. That is part of the beautiful paradox of freedom that is America. Anyone who tells you that patriotism is an “imperative of citizenship” is not a patriot — but a peddler of socialism.

 

Barack Obama is an American original. He has charmed the nation, and the world, with the most obscure and intellectually dishonest political speeches in American history. He destroyed the mighty Clinton political machine using nothing but a single cliché: “Change We Can Believe In.”

 

Here is the first banner one sees at the official Obama campaign website:

Think about that tag line. Obama is asking me to believe that I believe in Obama’s ability to change Washington because I believe in my ability to change Washington. If that is what his tag line means, then I am not a believer.

 

I believe his “change we can believe in” rhetoric is nothing but a clever political slogan. My further belief is that it has been effectively delivered.

 

But Obama has also asked us to believe that our sacrifice for his vision of the greater good is the definition of patriotism. That is not believable. That is just plain scary.

 

Larrey Anderson is a philosopher and writer living in Idaho.  He can be reached at ldandersonbooks.com

[i]  Delivered June 30, 2008 in Independence, Missouri. The speech is one of the highlights on Obama’s campaign website. As of this writing, it appears three slots below Michelle Obama’s address to the DNC Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council.

 

[ii] He does quote Mark Twain’s one-line definition. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

 

[iii] The noun “imperative” means an order, instruction, or command. A moral imperative may be ignored. A legal imperative is enforced through coercion. As we will see, Obama is speaking here of a legal imperative.

 

[iv] I recently presented a brief description of the Founding Father’s definition of patriotism in American Thinker. Sacrifice, in a particular instance, might be a requisite for a patriotic act. (In philosophical terms, sacrifice for patriotism is contingent, not necessary.) But amorphous “sacrifice” to a nebulous “greater cause” is not patriotism — it is the first step to despotism.