rallies in Ohio and Virginia, Mrs Obama told the folks in Tucson last Monday, "We are blessed to have him" as President.
Both the slogan and the statement were intended to cause people to think about the future, although the 7-minute video that introduces his new slogan spends a good deal of time "looking back" at the crises he inherited coming into the White House. He simply can't seem to mentally get past George W. Bush, whether he looks forward or backward.
What is really concerning is when you realize that all the President's men (and women) didn't take a moment to look back beyond President Bush at the recent history of the slogan, "Forward."
It should be terrorizing to conservative Americans if you think he did actually look back and knows full well what he is symbolizing with his new slogan.
When I read about his new slogan, my mind went back to another time when, as a school kid in the Yakima Valley, we practiced air raid drills and the like and talked about how communism, Marxism and socialism was the enemy of our way of life.
The word "Forward" was a hallmark term for socialist Marx, his son-in-law Paul LaFaque, Lenin, Engels and other European socialists. Socialism activists frequently used "Forward" to advance their socialist agenda. Campaigns, pamphlets and newspapers were called "Forward." It was the banner carried to the formation of the Soviet Union.
I'm not the only one who thought of that. Victor Morton also thought about it and wrote a column for the Washington Times about it. This is part of what he wrote:
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialismPublished on April 30, 2012
The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.
Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications).
The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.
The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.
The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word "Forward" with the "O" having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign's official beginning.
There's more historical information in the article.. I have linked it above. You should read it.
We cannot count all the ways in which Obamacare will "bless" us, however, we do know that if it stands, it will fund sterilization for women and all FDA- approved contraceptives, including abortifacients, or abortion pills.
By most financial proformas it will also bankrupt our country.
Many believe, myself included, that the health care plan is one of the greatest attacks on religious liberty in American history.
It is also a giant leap into European socialism.
And thinking about Moving Forward, reminds me of President Obama's defined destination. And perhaps sheds more light on the choice of his slogan "Forward," and the ideology of many of the people the President was associated with prior to becoming President and some of his appointments since becoming President.
When the President had completed his first 100 days in office, he returned to Missouri, where he had concluded his successful campaign for the Presidency, and spoke to the kids at Fox High School in Arnold Missouri.
"So today on my 100th day in office, I've come to report to you, the American people, that we have begun to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and we've begun the work of re-making America. ( applause) We're working to re-make America."
Indeed he is.
So "Forward" is an abandonment of the dynamic principles of free enterprise and an unprecedented rush toward socialism where the "Blessing" will be provided by the State. Not the "God who gave us liberty"
President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, "Every step we take towards making the State the Caretaker of our lives, by that much more we move toward making the State our Master."
In the "work of re-making of America," we have learned that "Forward" and "Blessed" also means an abandonment of the biblical moral principles upon which this country was founded and has thrived.
Marriage and family, in this new "re-made" State is to be redefined, with the President himself declaring the Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA) which was passed by passed by Congress, null and void.
Abortion on demand is a right and the "re-made" State will figure out ways to pay for it, while advancing a complete disregard for the sanctity of life and it's Creator. Forgetting God, we will call tolerance 'truth", biblical beliefs "bigotry" and perversion "normal."
In our rush "Forward," we will forget that Founder Patrick Henry warned us, "When we forget God, tyrants forge our chains."
We will forget, until the discomfort and weight of the chains become unbearable and the bondage of them intolerable.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. President, for reminding us of the path we are walking as we move "Forward". And the "Blessings" it will bring.
It is time to once again "Let Freedom Ring".
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.