At the outset of his remarks, Obama laid out four major questions for the future, indicating our success as a nation would be determined by our answers to them. These seemingly innocuous questions, however, are simply a platform designed to sustain the liberal agenda.
Question #1: How do we give everybody a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy? Yet again, this question appears to be a compassionate plea for those less fortunate in our nation. In essence, however, it is merely the justification for government to be the primary kingpin in collecting wealth through various legislative means and redistributing it at its own discretion. There is nothing new to see here folks. This intrusion on the basis of equality and fairness has been going on since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Over $15 trillion in taxpayer dollars has been expended on various programs since the mid-60’s resulting in the inequity that Obama & Co. see in our society today. This is about the government controlling wealth and lives and about expanding a program rooted in theft to benefit Washington insiders.
Question #2: How do we make technology work for us rather than against us especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change? Obviously, the real focus here to sell the listeners on the reality of climate change and, thanks to Obama, the notion that the economy is good. We were told that 900,000 new manufacturing jobs had been created during Obama’s seven years, but this number is still 230,000 shy of when he took office. We were told that we are in the minority if we don’t buy into climate change, so we need to keep silent—after all, even the military is now on board with it and the world’s economies and world peace are based on eradicating it. Finally, near the end of this meandering lecture, Obama remembered the Russians’ initial foray into space and how it set off a wildfire of American initiative to create and own the technology that would make us the leaders in space exploration. For a moment Obama sounded a bit like JFK, but then I remembered what Obama did to NASA at the outset of his presidency. So much for technology.
Question #3: How do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman? Here the astute reader will notice that Obama separates keeping America safe and leading the world as if the two do not go hand in hand. He suggests that our fears are rooted in isolationism and that any concern for border security is a move in that direction. His reference to the world’s policeman suggests that there is no connection between our own sense of security and the actions of others around the globe. When we take action to stop a threat like ISIS (or ISIL, as he insists on calling them), it has nothing to do with “nation building” or the colonialism that so clouds Obama’s Marxist mind—it has to do with a perceived threat and our response of extending the elements that guard our security. Mr. Obama also fails to recognize that the role of “leadership” assigned to the USA by other nations has been bought with U.S. taxpayer dollars. Obama’s desire to leave the problems of the world where he found them leaves all of us in the chaos we find in relation to our security today.
And finally, Question #4: How do we make our “politics” reflect what’s best in us, and not what’s worst? First, Obama wants us to believe that he is talking about all of us. On public platforms Obama often speaks of the need for bipartisan compromise to achieve results, yet behind the scenes in Washington he has shown that he is less interested in compromise and more interested in getting his way. Even when it appears that he has proffered an olive branch, he has found reasons to either pull it back or pull the rug out from under the naïve Republicans. For example, in 2009 Obama invited Paul Ryan to George Washington University to hear his (Obama’s) plan to reduce the national deficit. As a member of the House Budget Committee, Mr. Ryan believed this was a gracious gesture and was surprised to be on the receiving end of a nasty assault on his plan while he sat haplessly in the front row. And who can forget the scolding Obama gave the Supreme Court on the occasion of another State of the Union address? Oh, Obama gives lip service to “appreciating our differences,” but in the end, he holds no regard for conservatives or the conservative perspective, especially when it comes to pushing his agenda and that of the Left.
I for one cannot wait for January 20, 2017 to come and go. Hopefully on that day Barack Hussein Obama will no longer have any part in shaping the future of this nation or interpreting the documents that have kept it together for over 200 years. In November, if we do our job and elect a conservative leader, then one year from now we can truly assess where we are and chart our course as a nation.
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