Monday, February 17, 2014

If You Like Your Country Can You Keep It? Happy President’s Day

This nation is living in the twilight of its existence.  The world has grown darker during the reign of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.  Proof of this can be found in an excellent article written by Walter Russell Meade entitled. “Slaughter in the Cities, Ineffectual Mumbling in the White House.”

Another clarifying point was the preposterous recommendation of a handful of George Washington University political science professors who wanted to carve TWMDCO into Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

In furtherance of that absurdity, a Facebook page was created with the title of “Campaign to Put President Obama on Mount Rushmore”.  It has generated 834 likes since being put up in March of 2010.  Not exactly overwhelming.

Today, we remember the greatness—and it was greatness—of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln whose time in office preserved the freedoms we must never take for granted.

The presidential oath of office is required by Article 2, Section 1 of the United States Constitution:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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.
TWMDCO as an imperial president with little regard for the legislative process who is making a mockery of the separation of powers and what was once a well-ordered government.

In June 1985, speaking at an endowment fundraiser for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Ronald Reagan let his imagination take flight:
“And sometimes I want to say to those who are still in school, and who sometimes think that history is a dry thing that lives in a book:  Nothing is ever lost in that great house; some music plays on. I have been told that late at night when the clouds are still and the moon is high, you can just about hear the sound of certain memories brushing by. You can almost hear, if you listen close, the whir of a wheelchair rolling by and the sound of a voice calling out, ‘And another thing, Eleanor!’ Turn down a hall and you can hear the brisk strut of a fellow saying, ‘Bully! Absolutely ripping!’ Walk softly now and you’re drawn to the soft notes of a piano and a brilliant gathering in the East Room, where a crowd surrounds a bright young president who is full of hope and laughter. I don’t know if this is true…but it’s a story I’ve been told. And it’s not a bad one, because it reminds us that history is a living thing that never dies. A life given in service to one’s country is a living thing that never dies.”
Godfrey Hodgson notes in “The Myth of American Exceptionalism” that “Americans’ declining belief in our special virtue as a world power really is connected to our declining belief in our special virtue as a people. And the young are leading the way. A 2013 poll by the Public Religion Research Institute found that while almost two in three Americans over 65 call themselves 'extremely proud to be American,' among Americans under 30 it is fewer than two in five. According to a Pew study in 2011, Millennials were a whopping 40 points less likely than people 75 and older to call America 'the greatest country in the world.'”

Happy President’s Day America.  If you like your country can you keep it?

Will you make the effort to prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of other nations?  You cannot be a patriot and a sheep at the same time.

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