Monday, July 03, 2017

"Citizen" Obama Warns Americans Against Too Much Patriotism

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On the 4th of July weekend, "citizen" Obama, speaking in Indonesia, warned Americans not to have "too much patriotism."

This is an echo of his presidency---always attempting to devalue the most exceptional, most free, most blessed, most prosperous nation in the history of the world---and doing so while on foreign soil.

Obama's gospel of globalism stands in stark contrast to the words of President Trump, who, on the same day was telling wounded warriors everywhere that, "America is rich with heroes"---and that God is the author of our freedom.

While most Americans are gathering with family and community this weekend to celebrate the most exceptional country in the history of the world, Kyle Olson writes, "Mr. Hope and Change is halfway around the world talking doom and gloom---and criticizing his successor."

In a series of appearances in Indonesia, "citizen" Obama attacked those who love our country and the policies of President Trump.

The Guardian, in London, said this:
The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups,” in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.
“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads. At an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.
But he said that increased prosperity had been accompanied by new global problems, adding that as the world confronts issues ranging from inequality to terrorism, some countries – both developed and less developed – had adopted a more aggressive and isolationist stance.
While former presidents rarely criticize their successors at home, Obama took the unusual step of going to a foreign country to do it---as America celebrates our Independence.

Obama also noted the "importance" of the Paris Climate, while criticizing President Trump for pulling the world's largest economy out of the pact---calling it a "set back for the environment."

Translated: "A setback for the global redistribution of wealth and power, with Obama wanting to catch the wave into his next global leadership role.

He also blasted the "temporary absence of American leadership." This from a man whose administration popularized the phrase "lead from behind."

Obama predicted that "If we don't stand up for tolerance and moderation and respect for others, if we begin to doubt ourselves and all that we have accomplished, then much of the progress we've made, will not continue."

"Progress," of course, is his legacy, and globalism his worldview.

Nearly 63 million Americans who voted for Trump, not Hillary, pray he is right. Half of America does not want his legacy to continue.

In a near threatening tone, Obama predicted that should America continue on our present course, "What we will see is more and more people arguing against democracy, we will see more intolerance, more tribal divisions, more ethnic divisions and religious divisions and more violence."

On the same day Barack Obama was criticizing our president and our country on the other side of the world to a strong Muslim constituency, President Trump was speaking to our wounded warriors and to the nation from the Lincoln Performing Arts Center in DC with wounded warriors and their family members in attendance.

Fox News reports the president's comments from the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington DC:
“America is a land rich with heroes,” said Trump at the event, which included wounded warriors who are patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
During his speech, the president personally saluted World War II veteran Harry Miller for his lifelong service and wounded warrior Luis Avila. Miller enlisted in the reserves at 15, even though he was not old enough to serve. He fought in Europe and in The Battle of the Bulge. Avila, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on a fifth deployment when he was wounded, losing his leg, during an intelligence reconnaissance mission.
“We all bleed the same red blood,” said Trump, promising an adoring crowd that America would “win again.”
“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our Creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is transferring power out of Washington and returning that power back where it belongs — to the people,” Trump said.
“Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence,” the president said. “Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. Inscribed on our currency are the words: ‘In God We Trust.’”

What a striking difference between Obama and Trump.

Obama told his audience the world is at a crossroads---indeed it is.

I'm reminded of another great leader, who gathered the nation together and told them they had seen the mighty miracles of God, but now they must personally choose which path they would walk... concluding with this: "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:14).

America has chosen a leader who, although imperfect, stands for the values and principles that made America the greatest nation in the history of the world.

And he proclaims publicly the role that Almighty God had in giving rise to this great country, and the role He must have if we are to continue to be that great nation under God.

May God Bless America.