Sunday, July 18, 2010

Obama Legacy-Erosion of American Personal Rights

The consistent theme in the Obama administration is the reduction of American exceptionalism, which is framed in personal freedoms. Obama is not unique in his agenda, but he is the most successful leftist American leader in terms of the rapidity and expansiveness of the federal grab of personal freedoms.

Obama is putting in play and adding federal bureaucratic teeth to a whole host of mechanisms that reduce Americans’ personal rights. He is now signaling that an American foundational concept, religious freedom, is in jeopardy.

“Words matter - listen carefully to our current administration.” This quote is from the article, “Minor Changes in Language Could Mean Major Changes in Religious Freedom.”

“The change in language was barely noticeable to the average citizen but political observers are raising red flags at the use of a new term "freedom of worship" by President Obama and Secretary Clinton as a replacement for the term freedom of religion. This shift happened between the President's speech in Cairo where he showcased America's freedom of religion and his appearance in November at a memorial for the victims of Fort Hood, where he specifically used the term "freedom of worship." From that point on, it has become the term of choice for the president and Clinton.”

"To anyone who closely follows prominent discussion of religious freedom in the diplomatic and political arena, this linguistic shift is troubling: "The reason is simple. Any person of faith knows that religious exercise is about a lot more than freedom of worship. It's about the right to dress according to one's religious dictates, to preach openly, to evangelize, to engage in the public square. Everyone knows that religious Jews keep kosher, religious Quakers don't go to war, and religious Muslim women wear headscarves-yet "freedom of worship" would protect none of these acts of faith."
Wake up Americans! Your president and the leftist political leaders are intent upon structurally transforming America with an expansive federal government power grab that diminishes personal freedoms. It is happening in a myriad of ways: from healthcare; to voting rights; to mining rights; to the public access of public lands, and it has been going on for a long time. The trend diminishes when Republicans control the government and rapidly accelerates when the Democrates wield the power.

You should be feeling a little European socialist by now. When do we become fascist?

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1 comment:

Cyranos DeMet said...

Sir, I am wide awake, and I thank the God of my Fathers that President Obama has and continues to challenge the fascist intentions of the international corporate conspirators who sponsored Bushite fiasco, the single blackest chapter in our history. Their blatant attempt to negate and render impotent the Constitution of the United States of America using money driven manipulations of foreign events culminated in an attack on the sovereign soil of the United States, the first sir, the first such attack since the British invasions in 1812. This conspiracy is the product of the multi-national corporations, feudal, primitive, amoral and violent who are the new players on the stage of international diplomacy controlling manufacturing capabilities, and their desperate need for a sovereign land, a currency of their own and a military to represent their interests the driving motive for their assault on the United States. The years of 2001 through 2009 witnessed their attempt to conquer the United States using media manipulation, lies, and blatant disregard for the Constitution of this land: their transgressions against that document are more numerous and more heinous than the sum of the century prior. History will judge them I'm sure, many of their operatives are already indicted by the world court and may well be summoned before the same tribunal that judged the minions of Adolph Hitler, and well they should be.

I am a man who will honor his oath, and in truth until President Obama was elected, giving the United States a fighting chance (at survival as a functioning Republic rather than a shadow fa├žade of one similar to Rome under Augustus Caesar) I was seriously wondering where falls this line: at what point does a totally corrupt administration trashing the Constitution at convenience while serving more foreign interests than domestic ones, at what point would that make them a domestic enemy of the Constitution?

So sir, rant on if you wish, but I will support Obama's administration of pragmatic sanity without fear for my freedom, a thing I could not say concerning any administration representing the ideals and ideology of the one his replaced. I am well aware of the pitfalls of precedent which this administration must navigate, I do not consider the man some supernatural hero sent to deliver us, but he is a fully competent man, and he has something to prove to history, he will do his best. He has much bigger fish to fry than worrying about tinkering with the nuances of the superstitions enthroned that hinder this land and cripple the minds of those the Bushite's abused into violent insanity to serve the cause of their assault.