The Rights and Freedoms You Enjoy Must Pass Through the Mind and Heart of Barack Obama. Do You Trust His Instincts?
Like it or not the rights and freedoms you enjoy must pass through the mind and heart of Barack Obama. If he chooses to modify your rights and freedoms he may do so. Do you trust how Barack will handle your rights and freedoms? Do you trust his instincts for recognizing and sensitively respecting your rights and freedoms?
You might say, no, I have rights and freedoms totally separate and apart from Barack Obama. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution say that my rights come from God not Barack. And the Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. They are part of the Constitution as well. That is correct. However, the constitution is only a piece of paper. It is the principles and ideals that it embodies that matter. Those principles and ideals only matter if the people in public office choose to follow those principles. Our rights and freedoms are always at the mercy of individuals holding the office.
Almost every country in Central and South America, and other countries around the world, have based their constitutions on our Constitution and our governmental principles. Yet, the leaders of most countries ignore constitutional principles if they do not allow those people to do what they want to do with respect to the rights and freedoms in their countries. Then regardless of the constitutional principles written on the paper, the people do not enjoy the kinds of rights and principles our
Constitution says should be in place.
The reason the United States of America has been able to endure for 200 years with most of the the critical principles of the Constitution being followed is because the people in public office have followed those principles, or the people or the courts have challenged them. A public official has to respect and feel constrained by constitutional principles in order to govern by constitutional principles.
But, Barack Obama has openly challenged and questioned rights and freedoms and requirements embodied in the Constitution. If he doesn’t like the constraints and limitations placed on him by the Constitution then he ignores them. He is not the first to do this but he has taken ignoring to a new level. He has openly announced that he will circumvent congress to get what he wants. And there is one more feature about Obama that is very problematic. He is the current president. His acts do and will directly affect us today, tomorrow and on into the future.
Do you trust how Barack Obama will handle any of your rights and freedoms in the future? Do you trust his instincts for being guided by Constitutional principles involving any act of government? Do you trust that your freedom of religion and freedom of conscience will be handled by Barack Obama carefully, by him having respect for your feelings? How do you feel about him following even major responsibilities required of the Executive by the Constitution, such as the major requirement that
he will implement and enforce laws passed by congress (think about the Defense of Marriage Act while you answer that question). Or how about the requirement that he will not legislate laws but instead will respect the laws passed by congress?
Like it or not the rights and freedoms that you enjoy must pass through the mind and heart of Barack Obama. Do you trust that your rights and freedoms will be handled carefully and thoughtfully by Barack Obama as he is guided by constitutional principles, or is he more likely to do as he pleases?
Is he more like the leaders of Central or South America who ignore constitutional principles and take power to themselves, or is he more like George Washington who voluntarily gave up power rather than becoming a king?
The article linked below talks about this very issue.
If you don’t want to read the whole article then just read through this list of abuses of power by Barack Obama showing his lack of respect for the law.
• Ignoring Advise & Consent, such as through recess appointments;
• Creating laws outside of the Congressional process, such as changing the unionization process, telling businesses where they are allowed to locate, imposing ropaganda mandates on employers, telling federal contractors who they have to hire, regulation of hydraulic fracturing, establishing a national ocean regulatory policy, creating a new land regulation program, global warming regulations, network neutrality regulations, auto efficiency mandate, claiming the power to define what constitutes religious employment, draconian regulation of coal;
• Ignoring the Plain Letter of the Law & Failing to Faithfully Execute the Law, such as waiving work requirements under welfare; the contraception mandate and the rights of religious employers, expansion of the refundable tax credit providing for premium assistance, Medicare Advantage quality bonus demonstration, medical loss ratio requirement for health insurers, termination of Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, rewriting bankruptcy law, failing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, recognition of Jerusalem, lobbying for abortion overseas, halting the airport screening partnership program, expedited airport screening for members of the Armed Forces, DREAM Act deferred action, administrative amnesty for illegal immigrants, withholding critical information about counterfeit goods, Medicare Solvency Requirements;
• Circumventing the Normal Regulatory Process, such as abuse of sue and settle tactics, re-write of coal regulations, abuse of guidance documents, refusing to disclose regulatory agenda, failing to list essential health benefits, Gulf drilling moratorium; banning uranium mining in Arizona;
• Government By Waiver, such as education policy by waiver and healthcare law waivers;
• Creating New Programs Not Authorized by Congress, such as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, new “super” agencies, the healthcare independent Payment Advisory Board, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“There is no excuse for this continuous disregard of legislative authority and the Constitutionally-required separation of powers.”
“This is no way to govern. The President has set a precedent that even his supporters should find troubling. . . . The Founding Fathers wisely gave the President many powers, but making law was not one of them.”
Do you trust his instincts for encouraging free enterprise, private property and a vibrant economy?
Do you trust his instincts for handling international crises?
Do you trust his instincts for promoting and establishing a moral environment in our country?
Do you trust his instincts for upholding traditional American standards and values?
Do you trust his instincts for having a strong, moral military to defend this country?
Do you trust his instincts for representing America and America’s interests to the rest of the world?
Do you trust his instincts for recognizing the unique American experiment in self government of the people instead of government by decree?
Do you trust his instincts for promoting and recognizing three branches of government, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, instead of consolidating the powers of all three into one individual.
Michelle Obama, in her talk at the Democratic Convention, said, “being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.” I couldn’t have said it any better.
Barack Obama has been revealed. We now know who he is, what he wants, how he governs, how he feels about America and the Constitution and about you.
Do you trust his instincts for respecting your rights and freedoms?
Every human being on the planet needs to read the article linked below. I agree with every word. I wish I had written it. If I had written it and I would have thought carefully about what I was writing I would have said everything it says.
It has been mind boggling to me how a country and a society that claims to believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for everyone; that human life is sacred; that every individual is important; can somehow twist and strain logic to believe that it is OK to kill millions of unborn children in the name of “choice.” Rational adults who seem perfectly normal otherwise, argue passionately that we should be able to mercilessly dismember, destroy the brain of, or otherwise brutally murder the most helpless of human beings. They have so numbed their conscience that they passionately believe, and argue, and yell, and even scream, that it should be an adult’s right, or even an adolescent’s right, to “choose” to kill an unborn baby, as though an unborn baby is not a human being but is simply some excess tissue, trash that should be thrown away.
As a people we put people in jail and charge them with a crime for mercilessly torturing and killing a dog and think we are so humane, yet we argue before courts of law, and loudly proclaim before thousands of cheering people at political pep rallies, and carry placards and demonstrate, and vote for serious politicians all the way up to the President of the United States under the belief that it is our right to kill unborn babies with no more reason than we want to. It is our choice.
We look at the barbaric practices of the Aztecs or Mayas or Incas, whoever it was, that performed human sacrifice to placate the “Gods” and we say, “how could they have conceived the thought that human sacrifice was somehow OK?” We ask ourselves, “how could they believe that brutally stabbing and cutting the beating heart out of fair young women was not evil beyond description? How could they think that throwing young children and babies into scalding volcanoes or stabbing them in the heart and watching them writhe in agony and then spread their blood over the alter was somehow a “God” approved activity?” We shake our heads in unbelief.
Well, folks, how can we sane, rational, human beings, living in the United States of America, in 2010, believe that it is OK to kill unborn babies simply because it is the desire of a pregnant woman to do so?
The article linked below explains that abortion is not now and never has been about “choice” or the right to control one’s body. It is about convenience. Abortion is about pure and simple convenience and comfort and avoiding difficulty and responsibility. And to think that we kill millions of babies every year in this enlightened country for this. The Aztecs have nothing over us when it comes to callous disregard for human life.
The healthcare bill that was just signed into law by the most vocal and vociferous supporters of abortion has as a major goal the elimination of “choice” from every man, woman and child in the country in every health care decision, not just abortion. The emperor has no clothes. They, the Democrats, have been exposed. Their supposed care and concern for the right of “choice” has just been revealed as a baseless cynical scam. In abortion the issue is convenience. In health care it is control.
The Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Max Baucus, Democrat from Montana, who played a big role in writing the health care bill, just recently explained that a main goal of the health care bill has nothing to do with health care. A main goal of the health care bill is to correct “the maldistribution of income” (Those are his words, not mine). Oh really? We didn’t hear this before the bill was passed. The bill is not about choice, or reducing health care costs, or expanding availability. It is about controlling people to redistribute income. The politicians who voted for this bill are not interested in freedom of choice in this or any other issue. Certainly not abortion.
Oh yes. I believe in cases of rape or incest an abortion may be performed. A woman should not be required to carry a child that she had no part in the decision to conceive. And, I believe that if a mother’s life is in danger an abortion should be performed. I have always believed that. A woman should not be required to sacrifice her life for the child. If she sacrifices her life accidentally it is a tragedy. But, likewise the child should not be required to sacrifice his/her life for the convenience of the woman, or the man.
The “Pro-Choice” Fraud Exposed
Thousands of people, including the very wealthy elite, are meeting right now in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to discuss how to force the world governments into putting in place efforts to stop global warming by shutting down the modern world economies and controlling the actions of people everywhere. They are planning on approving a treaty that they expect all the countries in the world to ratify, that will turn back carbon fuel emissions by about 85% by the year 2050. What they don’t tell the people of the world is that this will require that our modern industrial society be shut down. Life as we know it must be curtailed. Not only this, but the proposals will be outrageously expensive and “we the people” are going to be expected to pay for it.
The really serious part is that President Obama is going to be at the conference tomorrow December 9, 2009. He is expected to endorse all the plans, goals, and objectives of the conference. Mr Obama and his advisers have just ignored the revelations about the falsifying of data.
The truth is that the Copenhagen treaty has already been written. People know what it contains. The treaty is about global governance of the people of the world. The Conference is only being held to deceive, to give the people of the world the impression that thousands of people from all countries around the world have gotten together to make these far reaching decisions in the face of certain calamity if they don’t act. The fact is the treaty was written in secret by the global elite who want these policies put in place so they can control the world.
Here are more articles about what has become known as Climategate, the effort of climate scientists to falsify data to push their global warming scam and deceive the people of the world into believing that we are headed for a catastrophe if we don’t put in place serious controls on human activity. In case you have not understood the seriousness of the issue, here are some statements from one of the articles below:
“This may seem obscure, but the science involved is being used to justify the diversion of literally trillions of dollars of the world’s wealth in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out fossil fuels. The CRU is the Pentagon of global warming science, and these documents are its Pentagon Papers.”
“The three vital things the documents indicated were that ‘the scientists discuss manipulating data to get their preferred results,’ talked about ‘subverting the scientific peer review process’ to prevent skeptics from being published, and worked to prevent disclosure of the information.”
“But the leaked e-mails were only the tip of the iceberg. According to the London Times online, scientists at the University of East Anglia ‘admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.”
The article described the CRU (Climate Research Unit) at the University of East Anglia as “the world’s leading centre for reconstructing past climate and temperature.”
In case you would like to understand the issue better here are more articles that are available on the internet. You have to discover the truth about this climate scam on the internet because the establishment media have not hardly reported that Climategate even happened even though the issue is extremely important because very important decisions made by governments around the world are being based on phony data.
12 Days, 3 Networks and No mention of ClimateGate Scandal – December 2, 2009
The Left’s Climategate: A Scandal for Journalism, Too – December 3, 2009
White House Dismisses ‘Climategate’ Because ‘Most People” Believe in Global Warming – December 1, 2009
Inhofe Asks Boxer to Investigate Possible Scientific ‘Conspiracy’ in ‘Climategate’ – December 1, 2009
Here are a couple of the first articles to expose the conspiracy to keep the truth from the public about the phony global warming scam.
Possible Conspiracy To Falsify Temperature Data Uncovered – November 20, 2009
Climate Gate Totally Ignored by TV News Outlets Except Fox – November 24, 2009
If “we the people” don’t speak up and stop what is happening in Copenhagen, or at least understand it and tell our politicians that we don’t believe it, “we the people” will suffer as they implement the economy destroying proposals. This Climategate revelation that became public on November 20, 2009 is literally a gift from God to let us know what is really happening if we will understand it, believe it, and use.
The smoking gun on the climate change scam has finally been found. Emails and documents from one of the most prestigious climate change think tanks in the world were recently made public. What was discovered was that the great minds behind global warming at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia near Norwich, England have been feeding the gullible public garbage about global warming. The emails reveal that these “scientists” have been contaminating the soup. They have been doctoring the information they put out to make it look like global warming is serious science while they hide the truth. I believe that information like this would be found at every global warming think tank in the world as they put their heads together to figure out ways to keep the public deceived. The entire scam is a doctored lie to convince people to give up freedom. All global warming think tanks are nothing more than phony Wizards of OZ and these emails pull down the curtains. The global warming emperor has no clothes. This article exposes him.
When the Berlin Wall came down it did not stop the effort to lie and deceive and regiment and control people and eliminate freedom the world over. It simply changed the stage and the methods. Like Vaclav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic, says, Global Warming is the new communism. He also points out the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that is the main pusher behind the global warming hysteria, is not a scientific body, it is a political body.
I am sure we will not read about this revelation in the establishment press. It would make them look like fools for all of their support for global warming. This revelation will be buried deep. I am sure all environmentalist minded politicians will totally ignore this and go on with their economy destroying plans to shackle freedom everywhere.
Click here to read an article about the new revelation.
Global Warming consensus: Garbage in, Garbage Out:
To read some of Vaclav Klaus thoughts on global warming click on these links:
Freedom, Not Climate is at Risk – Financial Times of London- Vaclav Klaus (President of Czech Republic):
Global Warming, Truth or Propaganda – Interview with Vaclav Klaus:
Czech President Explains His Views on the IPCC Panel:
Vaclav Klaus speech to the U.N.:
by Gary DeMar
“I remember I was very sad for many days when I discovered that in the world there were poor people and rich people; and the strange thing is that the existence of the poor didn’t cause me as much pain as the knowledge that at the same time there were people who were rich.”
—Eva “Evita” Perón, La Razón de Mi Vida (The Reason for My Life)
The rich often get a bum rap. Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that “the rich” get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without the rich, most people would not have jobs.
The first computer American Vision purchased cost $7500. It was huge and could only perform a few simple tasks, mostly word processing. The floppy disks were the size of dinner plates and held very little data (360K). Almost overnight, computer prices dropped and performance levels increased dramatically.
The first portable computer built by Compaq was the size of a sewing machine, but it was a vast improvement over what was then available. The hard disk capacity was 10 megabytes. Today’s laptops have multi-gigabyte drives, super thin monitors, built-in modems, CD/DVD drives that can play music and movies, and much more, all in a 2 to 4 pound package.
The first cell phones were the size of a small suitcase. You needed a shoulder strap to carry it. Now they are smaller than a half-pack of cigarettes. They are so cheap to own and operate that many people have given up using conventional (land-line) phone service.
What made these performance gains and price reductions possible? People with lots of money purchased the first high-priced machines. They had the financial ability to lay out “excess” capital for what most people would consider luxury items.
The research and development costs of any new technology are enormous. That’s why the initial entry of new products into the market is expensive. But over time, when costs are recouped and production increases, costs and prices fall. The first CD players cost hundreds of dollars. They now sell for under $10. DVD players sell for under $50. This price reduction has led to the end of higher priced and mechanically inferior VHS players and tapes. The spending by rich people fuels the market for future goods at lower prices which benefits everybody.
Slamming the rich by contending that they should pay more in taxes to equalize income is the sin of envy. Envy is not the same as jealousy or covetousness. The covetous person says, “I wish I had what he has, and I’m miserable that I don’t have it.” Envy is quantitatively different. “I’d like to have what he has, but I know I can never get it. Nobody should be allowed to have it or at least that much of it. I’ll work to destroy it. Maybe I can get the government to make it illegal to own or too expensive to keep.” This is why the Bible describes envy as “rottenness of the bones” (Prov. 14:30).
Societies that struggle to exist economically are infected with envy. Prosperity in others infuriates the envier and moves him to destroy what he does not have and will not work to get. Western enviers are more sophisticated. We don’t burn a villager’s crops or sabotage his wells. We run for political office or vote for those who do so we can stick it to the rich in the name of “tax fairness.” The long-term result is the destruction of the prosperous man’s ability and incentive to create wealth. In the end, the destroyed crops, the poisoned well, the high taxes hurt all of us. With no “excess” capital, there is no one to buy those initially expensive goods that make life easier for all of us. So, instead of envying the rich man, thank him and work to be like him.
Cain was the first envier. He could have offered a sacrifice equal to that of Abel or offered a sacrifice that was from a pure heart. Instead, he murdered his brother for his success. It didn’t make Cain any more successful, but I suppose, for the moment, the act gave him satisfaction. Envy appears again in Genesis when the Philistines envied the prosperity of Isaac:
Now Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him, and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth (Gen. 26:12–15).
The Philistines could have dug their own wells and inquired of Isaac to learn the methods of success. Instead, they destroyed his property to bring him down to their standard of living. Of course, with Isaac’s wells sabotaged, a drought would affect Isaac and the Philistines. But enviers don’t think ahead. They only care about dragging the successful down to their level of incompetence.
Modern-day economic theory feeds off the sin of envy. The first step is to promise the citizenry that they will get some of the largess of the rich. When that only goes so far, legislators will make it more difficult for the prosperous to remain prosperous. Obstacles will be put up to stifle their success, all in the name of equality. We’ve seen it happen before. The Communists had to build a wall around East Berlin to keep the industrious from fleeing the politics of envy.
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