Archive for December 5th, 2008

“Before We Carve Barack Obama’s Face on Mt. Rushmore” by John Hawkins

Friday, December 5th, 2008

In the entire history of our country, I’m not sure there has ever been a presidential honeymoon period as tender and loving as the one that Barack Obama is experiencing today.

In Perry County, Alabama they have already voted to create a paid holiday called “Barack Obama Day.” That’s an honor not bestowed on “lesser Presidents” like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Teddy Roosevelt — whose accomplishments, though great, surely will not eclipse those of “President Government” after his time in office. But, that’s just a county holiday. Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins, with the support of the NAACP, is actually working on a national holiday for Obama.

Given the way that our mainstream media is fawning over Barack Obama, we shouldn’t expect much resistance to the idea of creating a holiday to honor a man whose only real accomplishment so far is winning elections.

For example, MSNBC anchor Alex Witt was so taken with Obama that she was shocked that the mere fact that he was elected didn’t end terrorism worldwide,

…”There are many who suggested that with the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Obama administration there would be something of a lull in terrorism attacks. There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down.”

Then there’s Chris Matthews who said it is his “job” to make “this new presidency work,” a sentiment that seems to be widely shared in the media, even if most of them aren’t foolish enough to share that view of their “job description” with their audience.

That’s part of the reason why Obama’s hard core supporters, which would include most members of the mainstream media, haven’t had much to say about the fact that he has already started rapidly backing off his campaign promises on everything from the windfall profits tax to the Bush tax cuts, to a rapid withdrawal from Iraq. Of course, many of Obama’s supporters were so ignorant of what he stands for that they probably have no idea he’s breaking his promises in the first place.

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Obama: ‘Constitution a Living, Breathing Document and More Justices Have to Understand That’

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Yet another reason why didn’t vote for this guy.

President-elect Barack Obama believes the U.S. Constitution needs to be interpreted through the lens of current events, and the U.S. Supreme Court
needs to include empathy for the plight of minorities in its opinions, a new report has found.

The issues are raised in Fox News report in which Obama staff members affirm the Democrat’s goals. WND also reported Obama believes the Constitution is flawed, because it does not mandate redistribution of wealth, and he says the Supreme Court should have intervened years ago to accomplish that.

Fox News noted four of the Supreme Court justices are in their 70s, and Justice John Paul Stevens now is 88, so Obama is expected to leave a major footprint on the makeup of the court through possible appointments in the coming years.

Obama has stated repeatedly his desire for empathetic judges who “understand” the plight of minorities.

In a 2007 speech to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, he said, “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”

Obama has committed himself to respecting the Constitution, but he said the founding document must be interpreted in the context of current affairs and events.

Melody Barnes, a senior domestic policy adviser to the Obama campaign, said in the Fox News report, “His view is that our society isn’t static and the law isn’t static as well. That the Constitution is a living and breathing document and that the law and the justices who interpret it have to understand that.”

Obama has criticized Justice Clarence Thomas, who is on the more conservative side of the philosophical spectrum in the Supreme Court, as not a strong jurist or legal thinker.

And Obama voted against both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, two appointees of President Bush who vote with Thomas on many issues.

Obama doesn’t support their vision of the Constitution, essentially as a document whose provisions still are controlling all aspects of U.S. law.

“There’s nothing wrong with voting against nominees who don’t appear to share a broader vision of what the Constitution is about,” he told the pro-abortion audience in 2007.

He even raised the topic during a campaign event at Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, saying one of the most important jobs of the Supreme Court is to guard against “encroachment” on the separation of powers.

Obama has complained Roberts has given in to the White House too much while on the bench.

“I think he has been a little bit too … eager to give an administration … more power than I think the Constitution originally intended,” Obama said in the report.

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‘Abortion-On-Demand Culture’ Goes Global with Obama

Friday, December 5th, 2008

The head of a Washington-based pro-life group believes one of the first moves Barack Obama will make as president will be to revoke the so-called “Mexico City Policy” by executive order.

The Mexico City Policy, which was first implemented by President Ronald Reagan, bans all non-governmental organizations that receive federal funding from performing or promoting abortion in other countries.

“We will see our abortion-on-demand culture exported to countries that have problems with that,” [Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List] contends. The pro-life leader suggests Hillary Clinton, Obama’s pick for secretary of state, will provide guidance in that direction. “[We will see] our State Department officials and others [ambassadors] being allowed to be advocates for abortion policy in their countries, allowing International Planned Parenthood to go into countries and actually perform and promote abortions across the globe.”

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Moral Relativism – the ‘Troubling’ Future of America’s Children

Friday, December 5th, 2008

A new study compiled by the Josephson Institute — a California-based ethics organization — highlights the problem of dishonesty among America’s school-age children.

More than 29,000 students were randomly surveyed for the study — and Dr. Bill Maier, clinical psychologist at Focus on the Family, says the results are troubling. The study reveals that 64 percent of those surveyed said they had cheated on a test, 36 percent claimed to have used the Internet to plagiarize their school work, 42 percent lied to save money, and overall 93 percent claimed they were satisfied with their personal ethics. On top of that, 30 percent admitted to shoplifting.

“I think this is very troubling, and it’s just one more indication of how relativism has infected our society and negatively influenced the behavior of young people,” Maier notes. “[W]e’ve seen over the last generation or so a move to question absolute truth and certainly to question biblical truth — and it really doesn’t surprise me that now we are starting to see the result in the behavior of our young people.”

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