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As Long as We Remember...

January 25, 2013

Can this transformation be stopped?

Joe Charlebois

Just prior to the 2008 presidential election, then Sen. Barack Obama laid out his agenda for his vision of America. He stated “…we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”


Five days later he defeated Sen. John McCain at the ballot box to become the 44th President of the United States. What has transpired since has been a non-stop ideological attack on our founding principles.


What the president did in his first term – and will continue to do over the next four years – may change America forever. He will use all means to strike at the roots of our Founders.


Throughout his career, the president has deftly used the spoken word to communicate a message of divisiveness under the banner of unity.


Mr. Obama's hypocritical ramblings have always straddled the fence. He embraces our historical documents and leaders all the while totally abandoning them by espousing a swift march toward a progressive nirvana.


In Monday's inaugural address the president adeptly jumps from praise of centralized government – massive federal infrastructure projects, regulation, and welfare – to speaking in direct contradiction.


"Through it all we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society's ills can be cured through government alone."


If passage of the Affordable Care Act; use of strong-arm tactics by the Environmental Protection Agency; abuse of constitutional powers by using "recess" appointments while the Senate was in session; disregarding the First Amendment's free exercise of religion aren't marks of central authority, I'm not sure what is.


If using the full power of the federal government in the prosecution of a California "filmmaker" to distract the American people from the State Department's cover-up in Benghazi isn't symptomatic of centralized power, I don't what is.


Mr. Obama's belief in our founding principles is nominal at best.


Does the president actually believe in limited government?


Does the president truly believe that power comes from the people?


Does the president truly believe in a strong enough military to provide for the common defense?


Does the president believe in individual rights?


Does the president truly believe that our rights come from our creator?


Does he understand that man's pursuit of happiness is in fact the ability to make a living without worry that a government will seize his property?


This is how the 44th president treats our founding principles.


"But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”


The president can attempt to hide the radical nature of his progressive agenda steeped in the flowery rhetoric of faux patriotism, but it shouldn't be missed that he intends to continue to strip Americans of their God-given individual liberties. He will continue to seek implementation of his agenda through the concentration of power at the federal level. He has shown in the past that he will use every agency and department to control the actions of each citizen.


The transformation has begun. Will it be stopped in time?


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