Daily Archives: February 22, 2008

America Should No Longer Stand Above: Obama

The more I hear the empty bloviating rhetoric and emotional polished platitudes of Do-Nothing Senator Barrack Obama, the more I am convinced he is a worse choice for President than Hillary Clinton.

Obviously the both of them loathe what America was, stood for and has accomplished in the world. Blame America First seems to be the zeitgeist of the moment, and given what Obama, Hillary and even McCain tout as “foreign policy”, America will soon sit down to tea and chat with enemies plotting to kill us behind their smiles duping the Liberal Elites into trusting madmen.

I’m not alone in noticing the pattern that is emerging with Obama: a devout and hard-core Socialist thinks America is no better than any other third world cesspool nation on the globe, and needs to start acting like the Bananna Republic he will see us become.

As with all Socialists and Stalinists – the goal is to spread misery equally, with only themselves exempt from the mediocrity they demand the rest of us “little people” relegate ourselves to.

We Stand Above

The Presidency: Just days after his wife declared she had never been proud of her country until now, Barack Obama says America mustn’t act like “we stand above the rest of the world.” A disturbing pattern is emerging.

The most famous image Ronald Reagan liked to inspire Americans with was that of the “shining city upon a hill.” Far from being original, it dated from America’s very beginnings.

In the 17th century, John Winthrop, the elected governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, used the vision to describe to his fellow Pilgrims the special meaning of their new land. “We must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us,” he said.

In his farewell address, one of the three greatest presidents of the 20th century explained that what he saw “was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace.” That, Reagan said, “is how I saw it and see it still.”

Millions of immigrants have come to America believing it to be the greatest country in the world, standing above their places of origin in the opportunities available here. They and their children and grandchildren continue to believe the U.S. stands above the rest of the world.

The French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville, who famously visited America in the early 19th century, described some of the character traits that set our country apart. “In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States,” he wrote, “and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.”

But in his Austin, Texas, presidential debate last week with Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama denied that America is exceptional. Explaining why he would unconditionally meet with the ruler of an enemy country like Cuba, the Democratic front-runner said: “If we think that meeting with the president (of the United States) is a privilege that has to be earned, I think that reinforces the sense that we stand above the rest of the world at this point in time.”

A president who doesn’t understand that America stands above the rest of the world is likely to be — especially in wartime — a president who, like Jimmy Carter, leads us into a dangerous national decline.

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