Why I Do Not Support Barack Obama

As we hurtle ever closer to the November election season – one that I deem to be the most significant in perhaps an entire generation – this blog will begin to focus more and more on our current president and what I believe to be his failure to lead America in the right direction. To this end I have republished my ongoing list of reasons why I do not support Barack Obama. This updated and expanded list is a resource that you are free to share. I welcome any respectful and honest commentary or feedback on this list in the comments section below.

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Note: This is an updated version of an article originally published July 9, 2009.

Mark Levin: Obama Is An Imperial President

Mark Levin has hit the nail on head regarding Obama, calling him an “imperial president”:

Obama, it would seem, wants to deny to others what he will not deny to himself. He wants to deny to the children of others what he will not deny to his own children. He wants to amass riches, but he doesn’t want you to amass wealth. He doesn’t mind private school for his own children, but he minds it for your children. He doesn’t mind eating whatever he wants to eat, but he minds what you eat. He doesn’t mind taking that 747 one frivolous trip after another, one self-serving fundraising after another, but he minds what you drive and how much fuel you use. And we can go on and on.

That’s the nature of an imperial president. That’s the nature of a society in which the president views himself as the sovereign and his wife views him as taking us out of the dark and bringing us into the light, like Jesus if you will. While the rest of us are here to serve. Second-class citizens, got to get skin in the game.

These attacks on Romney and his wealth are attacks on you. I know that you’re not worth $200 million. That’s not my point. There are attacks on your ability to succeed, to prosper and more importantly, the same for your children.

Is Obama jealous of Romney? Is that what it is? Is Obama jealous that he was incapable of earning the kind of money, of creating the kind of wealth, of creating that kind of prosperity in jobs and businesses that Romney did? Is that the problem?

Via Real Clear Politics.

Obamacare Stands

The Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare, including its individual mandate, will stand. I am shocked by this ruling and saddened for what it means for our country going forward. Of all the things racing through my mind as I write this, a few things stand out:

  • Ultimately the fate of this country still lies in the hands of its citizens. This ruling only underscores the foolishness of relying upon a group of unelected justices to correct the problems we face. We the People still have a voice, and it is up to us, not any court, to defend our freedom and liberties. The importance of your participation in every national, state, and local election cannot be emphasized enough, especially now.
  • Our president lied to us, repeatedly. His campaign promise was that there would be no middle income tax increases. He vehemently argued that Obamacare’s individual mandate is not a tax. Guess what? It is. Obama can now legitimately be labeled the biggest tax-raiser in the history of our country.
  • A dangerous precedent has now been set: Congress can tax you even when you are not participating in commerce. Basically the only requirement necessary for Congress to levy a tax is that you breathe. This gives Congress unlimited taxation power. They can tax you for anything, including not buying something. Wow. The possibilities for abuse are literally unlimited.
  • We have just hit the accelerator on our one-way path to tyranny. Everyone knows that Obamacare was never meant to be the end of the left’s health care agenda. It was only something they had to settle for until they could achieve their ultimate utopian dream of a single-payer system. Don’t be deceived! Obamacare is not the end of their agenda, but the beginning. They will not stop until they control everything. To control is the centerpiece of their worldview, since apparently you and I cannot be trusted to make our own decisions for ourselves. It is fallen man’s nature to conquer, and this nature is epitomized in the statist/leftist/liberal/progressive/Democrat agenda.
  • George W. Bush gave us trillions of dollars of debt…and John Roberts. *sigh*

November will soon be here. The Supreme Court does not have to have the last word on this issue. Obamacare is still widely unpopular in this country, and we have a chance to get rid of it at the ballot box. The fight may not be over, but our only hope now is a full repeal, and repeal can only be done with the right people in office.

Freedom is a sacred, God-given right. It is up to us to cherish and preserve it. Freedom freely surrendered is nearly impossible to get back. Stand up for your freedom, America.

The North Carolina Marriage Amendment

A friend of mine who lives in North Carolina posted the following message on his Facebook page after voting on the marriage amendment Tuesday. I thought it was insightful and summarized a lot of my own thinking on the topic.

Why I Voted For The Marriage Amendment

  1. I believe that marriage was intended to produce life, and the perpetuation of the human race and thus societies. This only happens between a male and female. I realize this still happens outside marriage, but that does not change the main purpose of marriage.
  2. In the same vein, marriage laws exist primarily to protect children. They do not exist to give certain rights or entitlements based on the gender of the couple.
  3. One of the main reasons I voted for it is because I firmly believe that homosexuals and heterosexuals who cohabit will still have equal protection under the law. All people deserve that protection, regardless of their identity. If I believed the amendment limited those protections, I would have voted against it.
  4. The family, two parents producing children, is the basic unit of society. It is not built on the government or whatever rights it may allow. Without stable families, there would be no society or government. Everyone that exists was brought into the world through this family relationship. Marriage offered further stability to the family. There is a moral restraint in marriage (or at least there used to be) to keep couples from breaking apart and undermining this stability.
  5. I also believe in tradition. The reason traditions get established is largely because people realized that living one way works and other ways did not. The ancients found that marriage between male and female offered stability for their societies, and not other relationships.
  6. I believe in revelation. God does communicate his will to us, both in general and special revelation. Nature (or biology, if you will) shows that the only life-producing relationship is between male and female. Special revelation, God’s direct communication, tells us that He created male and female, and that the male was intended to take female as a wife.

I think there is some hypocrisy when we as Christians talk about protecting marriage. The problem lies in the fact that the divorce rate among Christians is as high as it is among non-Christians. Since the onset of “no fault” divorce in the late sixties, divorce rates skyrocketed, and that lies at our door. We need to repent and begin standing up for traditional marriage. This is a step in the right direction.

I Support Mississippi Amendment 26

I support Mississippi Amendment 26. I believe that human life begins at conception and that this life is sacred. I believe that abortion or contraceptives or any fertilization methods that intentionally destroys a living human zygote, embryo or fetus is morally wrong and should be illegal. Amendment 26 will establish the legal principle that lawmakers and courts can build upon to protect innocent human life.

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Obama’s Dirty-Mouthed Secretary

Hilda L. Solis, Labor Secretary. AP photo.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke to the Florida Democratic Convention this past Saturday in a campaign speech for her boss. She attacked the Tea Party and called them ‘teabaggers’. This really bothers me, that someone at this level of the administration would be permitted (once again) to use such a vulgar description for a group of American citizens. But what can you expect when your boss used the very same language and has permitted countless others to wage a war on the activists. For example:

On August 22, Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) told supporters in California (many dressed in purple SEIU t-shirts), “[As] far as I’m concerned, the ‘Tea Party’ can go straight to Hell.”

In August, Rep. Andre Carson (D., Ind.) told the Congressional Black Caucus, “Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me . . . hanging on a tree.”

Vice President Joe Biden went so far as to compare the Tea Party to terrorists, and at a Labor Day speech he told a union audience that they are “the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.”

This is all from the very same people who call for ‘civility’ in public discourse. Apparently what they mean by civility is that people are not allowed to criticize their policies that are running this country into the ground while they can use any inflammatory language they desire to smear people’s character and incite hatred toward one or more groups.

I’m a fair guy and pretty thick-skinned. While I don’t agree with leftist policies, I welcome an honest and sincere debate on the issues. But this sort of tactic utilized by Obama and his minions is despicable and should be pointed out as such.