June 25, 2012 · By Jim Bowman · 2 Comments
The election results from 2008 represented the second exception to the rule, the first being Clinton’s innocent boy hoodwinking of the voting public. In both cases, Clinton and now Obama, the road to the Oval Office traveled through and was filtered by our main stream media (MSM). Given these two exceptions, stemming largely from public emotion rather than logic, our MSM has forever turned the corner into large disbursements of governmental propaganda. Harsh is the word yet appropriate since the product they are snake oil selling now owns a record; one which turns their false news reporting into that unpleasant genre.
In retrospect, many good-hearted and patriotic Americans voted for Obama; in all probability from ascertaining that a McCain Presidency would only continue down the same old establishment path.
It was generally theorized that this new addition to our Senate represented the fresh air of change. Few took note of Obama’s specialized type of offering. In probably his only truthful admission, one that now may represent equal parts of truth and defiance, he boldly promised to “fundamentally change” our Country. Our liberal media ignored his version of change, and instead, commenced with saturating the voting public with their endless and mind numbing Obama’s Messiah like fluff.
In retrospect, this pro-Obama protection policy went so far as to actually question McCain’s citizenship. Today, after three plus years of the MSM outlets either ignoring or assigning scant coverage, Obama’s citizenship qualifications appear to have been swept under the carpet. This revealing instance of MSM complicity emerges rather openly verses Obama’s own written accounts declaring that his father was never an American citizen.
While the media continues to denounce any “birther” inquiry, it glaringly ignores the more provable charge that Obama lacks the Constitutional requirement of being a “natural born citizen.”
Joining this suppression of truth are the scholarly revisionists who immediately point to the Constitution’s lack of definition to that Presidential qualification. This flimsy objection commits a disservice to our Founder’s purpose and intellect since it was an understood and commonly used term in their day.
It’s been generally accepted that our Founding Fathers read and researched many political philosophers, of their era and before. Many Constitutional safeguards originated from these references. While Paine, Burke, Locke and Montesquieu are often cited, others such as Emerich de Vattel were included.
It is this usage from that era which today’s revisionist conveniently ignore, and for good reason.
In Vattel’s Law of Nations, he defines his “natural born citizen” term as that of being born by parents who were both citizens. This all revolved around the question of upholding national loyalty. Most recently this arose with the candidacy of John F. Kennedy. Maintaining the highest standards for ensuring that the leader of our Country and the Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces is loyal beyond a sliver of doubt comes as a logical step and is served well by this “natural born” stipulation.
In retrospect, it might just be that our Founders assigned way too much credit to the intelligence of those who would follow. Prevailing logic should point to the need for understanding a word’s meaning from the meanings of that particular era. During the intervening two hundred plus years, many definitions and even spelling have affected words in the every day usage of our language.
The adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words” has never held so much relevance as the one photo appearing the Wall Street Journal’s Book Review section on June 16-17. This had to do with a review of David Maraniss’ 641 page, Barack Obama: The Story.
In my lifetime, the magnitude of this one photo erases that long ago media highlighting of the General pointing his pistol at the head of the Viet Cong prisoner. And yes, not to diminish its impact, the general discharged his weapon into the enemy.
However, this one photo of a 1980 slicked down yet a pensive Obama, just seventeen years prior to his illegal Presidential run, may well serve to eliminate and erase all the manufactured propaganda that we are sure to endure from this day till November. As I already mentioned, this one photo sums it all up, and more!
This one picture connects all the dots. Who cannot now understand his preference for golf over the intimidating duties of his office? Who having squatted in a corner, with a head hung low and cigarette in hand would not jump at the chance to fly off, and I mean “fly off,” for a New York City dinner or authorize jetting off to Europe for an extravagant vacation? From that corner of despair to the much sought after seclusion from the pressures of national leadership which Martha’s Vineyard offers. Especially if one is in over his head! In approximately twenty years, this transition from nothing to knowledge, from aimlessness to leadership over generals! And our media approves more of the same!
The American public was sold a bill of goods from a slick talker who with MSM backing hoodwinked the American voter. The sad part to this is that we are not talking about buying a used car or even purchasing a house. If these items fail to provide, we have options. Not so with one who manages the most threatening scam in American history. Can anyone doubt the motive for granting 800,000 illegals amnesty? Or how about the give away of “Obama phones?” Is there any question that this fraud will continue his attempt to buy the election? His must not hold the average citizen in high esteem.
And what of the media’s continued complicity? I can give the unsuspecting and honest voter a pass, we all have been taken in at one time or another. But to consistently ignore the obvious by an entity which supposedly seeks out truth? First, this effort to place an undeserving and unqualified person into our most responsible position of leadership and authority has brought disastrous results. Now, to continue with this scam, by helping to ensure his re-election? At what point do we as concerned Americans dissolve our trust from this mobster enterprise?
In closing, the difference between 2008 and now is Obama’s record. Bucking common sense, this ideologue remains unmoved. His intent is reflected through his policies and his policies have each contributed to the weakening of our national fabric both at home and abroad. Simply put, it’s not only we the people but America which cannot afford his re-election.
Obama’s not inept, he is totally committed to our Country’s decline. If from no other example, continuing with his dysfunctional budget completes the folder on his anti-American commitment.
In essence, we have elected the enemy. In Korea and Vietnam, politics were put aside as both democrat and republican covered each other’s back. What is taking place today is a peaceful revolution from that same communist mindset that we, as Americans, confronted so long ago.
Our Founders had a simple belief. Their sentiment, “Don’t Tread On Me” will serve us well for that’s exactly Obama’s next term intentions.
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"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964