Barack Obama in particular has used his natural charisma to attract an almost fanatical following with his message of change and ability to inspire. Despite a few screw-ups and poor choices of association, Obama has been able to preach his message of change without really letting anyone know what he had in mind. In fact, our criticism was that he hadn't given any details on the "change" he was speaking of - kind of an empty suit.
Saturday Obama gave everyone a glimpse behind the charm and charisma curtain and what we saw is an abomination. Now we're wishing he was just an empty suit because the reality is truly terrifying.
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.These are the words of one Barack Hussein Obama at a campaign rally in Oregon designed to celebrate his status as the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee. If you've spent any time at all on this blog you know that we are always concerned about the effects of legislation on liberty. You can imagine our reaction to Obama's willingness to make the future of our country and its freedoms subject to world opinion.
This country was founded on the concept of freedom. We threw off the shackles of an oppressive English king whose taxes became too onerous. We created a constitution not to enumerate our freedoms but to prevent government from taking those freedoms away. It's a document crafted to empower we the people by restraining government. So, it's more than a little concerning that a candidate for President of the United States would so blithely give our liberty away.
Obama does not seem to understand the concept of freedom. His rhetoric implies that government not only has the right but the responsibility to steal our liberty simply because other countries demand it. We're quite sure that King George wasn't all that happy about the colonies decision to leave his little empire. Hitler probably didn't think that we should stick our noses into his affairs either. Both tyrants demanded our liberty - both were defeated.
Our point is that despite recent court rulings that inexplicably cite court decisions from other countries, the United States is a sovereign nation built on liberty and only answerable to its citizens and not to foreign powers - at least it has been for the last 200 plus years. Should we really place our liberty in the hands of a man who would give it away even before he takes office?
We don't know about you, but we're not going to allow government officials from any nation including our own to tell us what we can drive, how warm or cold our home should be, and especially how much we can eat. These are basic freedoms that are the result of our personal achievement and the rewards that come from our hard work. No one has a right to have them and no one has the right to them. To believe otherwise is an abomination or more precisely an Obamination.