Earlier today we heard the words .. ” I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Sadly, after four years of observing the actions of his first term, I must say those are just words, very empty words.
This country does not need more empty words. It does not need more opinion poll promises. It does not need more Governmental responsibility for the lives of its citizens. For if such things were key to our prosperity we would be living in the golden age of this Republic. But we are not.
What we need is a return to the most simple of beliefs, a return to the core philosophies on which this Republic, and her greatness, were founded.
A return to the beliefs of men like Ronald Wilson Reagan, who not only spoke, but lived these words of freedom:
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~ Ronald Reagan
I sincerely believe that the greatest threat facing America and the world today comes from radical Islam. The longer we deny this simple fact, the longer we worry about what others think of our non politically correct beliefs, the longer we do nothing, the greater the threat grows. Soon we will be left with no choice but to bide the end.
There is a radical Islamist war against America and our allies. It would be helpful if President Obama had found time in his speech tonight to explain to the American people how we are going to win this war. Giving a speech in isolation about our military operations in Afghanistan without explaining how it connects with a larger strategy for winning the war against radical Islamists does not help Americans understand what it will take to provide for the security of the American people. ~ New Gingrich June23, 2012
P.S We are at war with radical Islamists – and it is a war we are losing! ~ Newt Gingrich
Today at the office I was sent a link to a web hosting and design company that one of our clients had decided to switch to. No worries about losing this client. It’s the classic story of a customer who was not happy with his old provider when he moved his hosting to our firm and then a year later was of course not happy with us either. But that’s not important. What is important is that in the link to his new design and hosting company was a horrid website I noticed listed on their portfolio page. That website sold children’s books. One of the children’s books listed there was called “Obama, Our Hero”. Although I wish for nothing but success for our President Elect I was saddened to see this book because in my opinion it shows how deeply we have bought into the myth that has become Barack Obama.
That in turn reminded me of these words of warning issued to our young people at a Yale Commencement Address in 1962:
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy