Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Half Has Not Been Told

"The Half Has Not Been Told"
Can you guess who said the following?
"You might say that America is a Muslim nation." - recent trip to Egypt, 2009
"We're no longer a Christian nation." - June, 2007
"America has been Arrogant"
"After 9/11, America didn't always live up to her ideals."
If you've guessed President Barak Obama, you are correct. I never thought in my life time I"d hear a president of the United States put down his own country. I remember as a student sitting in Ms. Paulo's American Lit class reading a story about a "Man without a Country". His name was Philip Nolan and he was a follower of traitor Aaron Burr. He was tried for treason in a military court precided over by a crusty Colonel Morgan. He made this statement to the judge, "D_____ the United States! I wish I might never hear of the United States again." “Prisoner, hear the sentence of the Court! The Court decides, subject to the approval of the President, that you never hear the name of the United States again.”
Nolan laughed it off but no one else in the court was laughing. They sensed the seriousness in the voice and eyes of Colonel Morgan, a man who loved his country dearly.On May 11th, 1863, Nolan died aboard the U.S. Corvette. He had lived at sea without a country for nearly 50 years. Strange how fiction can sometimes mirror reality.Is President Obama a man without a country? He certainly doesn't talk about the same America I live in. When he declares we are no longer a Christian nation does he not consider that over 70% of Americans claim some type of Christianity. I would say that makes us pretty Christian.
Not even our Muslim neighbors would believe a poliitical stretch like, "...America is a Muslim nation." The Muslim population in the United States is less than .5%. There are far more Catholics, Chinese and homosexuals who live in America. Could he not also claim that we are a Chinese nation or a Catholic nation or even a homosexual nation?
How do you explain such absurd statements from the most powerful man on the globe? Well, Obama is a trained lawyer. He reasons like a lawyer. He sees everything through the eyes of an attorney. Terrorism is not to be opposed by war, it is to be addressed as a legal issue through the courts. As Lawyer in Chief, the first thing to die is the truth. Truth becomes something relevent. Truth is not based on biblical principles or morals, truth is the winner in a world court.
Lord Acton wrote in his letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." That is the common part of the quote. The remainder of the quote is little known, "Great men are almost always bad men."
We are just seeing the very beginnings of the corruption of power in the Obama administration. He has power grabbed the banks. (with our money) He has power grabbed the auto industry. (with our money) and he will also power grab the health care system. (with our money). Remember the Queen of Sheba's reply when asked about the wisdom of Solomon. The same can be applied to the foolishness of the present administration: "The half has not been told."

Man Without a Country

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