It really hadn’t sunk in. Someone said something on the news last night that made me realize:
The murders at Fort Hood by Hasan the terrorist constitute the first successful terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
Eight years of safety, under Bush. Then comes Obama, who renamed the War on Terror to be an “Overseas Contingency Operation”. I wonder why Obama has trouble saying the word ‘terrorist’?
I’m not being totally fair here; we will never know if anything would have been any different if Bush was still in office. However, Obama has most certainly de-emphasized the terrorist threat and lowered our defenses. Heck, he apologized to the Muslim nations for our defense of ourselves. Obama hasn’t got the cojones to say “Enough is enough. I’m going to protect my people”. I think he’s a wee bit confused about just who his people are.
The highest priority of the President of the United States is to protect the people of the United States. It says so, right here on the Homeland Security webpage. Obama is not doing as well on this as his predecessor.
The presidential oath:
“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“.
That part about “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”? Obama is not doing so well on that, either. As witness his attack on Fox News for telling it like it is. Their crime is speaking the truth that the other networks distort or ignore. Obama wanted to suppress that any way he can, because the other networks suppress news that would make Obama look bad. Hello? FIRST AMENDMENT. In that debate, you will notice that Obama never once pointed out any specific fact that Fox lied about – because he couldn’t. The very fact that Obama tried to suppress Fox violates his oath of office.
Then, there is the pending health bill, parts of which very likely violate the constitution. To begin with, there is nothing in the Constitution that gives the federal government the right to mandate that you purchase a product. ANY product. Yet here they are – buy insurance, or go to jail. This will almost certainly wind up at the Supreme Court, if it passes.
There is no mandate in the Constitution that the federal government provide health care, in any case. Congress and the President are clearly attempting to ram their socialist power grab health care plan through, regardless. It’s not about health care – it’s about power.
Obama not only breaks his oath, but he shows no respect for the Constitution at all. Maybe he should read it.
That’s the way it looks from here.