Headed for the Bottom Rung
Watching the Obama Presidency in action is an uncomfortable thing. There’s no doubt about the fact that Barack Obama is intelligent. But being intelligent is not the same thing as being wise and competent. I hate to say it, but Barack Obama is an embarrassment as President of the United States, and it’s so unnecessary.
I did not wish it, but I did predict that the Administration of Barack Obama would resemble Jimmy Carter, but on steroids. I had hope that he would be more realistic and less ideological as President of the US. I had hope that he would use common sense and be a President of all people, not just a tight coterie of leftwing radicals. Sadly, he has made bad choices in advisors, and that has been deadly for a young man with such limited experience.
Being President of the United States is a big job for someone with common sense and big shoulders. Being President is about the people of the United States, not about the man or woman in the job. The President promised “hope and change,” but instead his inexperience and blind devotion to a hard left agenda has only brought on despair, division, and failure. There is less hope and the change is not what the American people want.
Growing up in Chicago politics with close ties to Marxists like bomber Bill Ayers and nut cases like Jeremiah Wright, together with a devotion to the radical tactics of Saul Alinsky, are not a good resume for serving as President of the United States. Our President has lots of smarts, but sadly little wisdom.
Clearly the President is a political captive of the big union bosses. He genuflects to big labor on every issue. When the UAW forced Chrysler and GM into bankruptcy, Obama forced the courts to violate and ignore the rights of the bond and stock holders, and then gave 50% of the ownership of the new GM Corporation to the Unions who had absolutely no right whatsoever to any equity position. The Unions who caused the problem in the first place, got paid off for their political support with a gift paid for by the American people.
Our President is also captive of a Marxist redistributionist philosophy. Obamacare is a tragedy, the scope of which will become quickly evident if and when it actually takes effect. Anyone with common sense knows that socialism or its twin sister fascism are failed economic models. Why would anyone think or believe that a top-down, government run (socialism) or government controlled (fascism) enterprise of any kind would be efficient, fair, or effective? There are no examples of scientific advances under Marxist (socialism) or NAZI (National Socialist Party) run enterprises. There are plenty of examples of limited human freedom, economic misery, and brutality under enlightened socialist/fascist utopias.
It is simply a failure to understand the fallen state of man that dooms all such utopian experiments to failure, to less individual freedom, and to human misery. There is no segment of people of any kind—rich, successful, intelligent, white, black, yellow, or brown—that have any claim to being better, more benign, more altruistic, or kinder than the rest of the human race. As our Founders understood clearly, we all live under the curse of sin. Look at our Founders, they understood the essence of human nature and that if power was not limited the natural course of any government is a devolution into a dictatorship. They themselves were very flawed. After all, many were slaveholders. Yet, in spite of their human failures, they created a government that was designed to limit the power of any group or single individual. And in doing so, they laid the groundwork for the end of human slavery. Their principles of limited government and maximum human freedom in a virtuous state are still as valid today as they were more than 200 years ago.
Today’s liberals and all who seek power over others are guilty of the first sin of man. The devil told Adam and Eve that if they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they would be like God. It was a lie by the father of lies. And you and I share the same DNA of Adam and Eve. We too seek to have power over others. Human nature has not changed and will never change and that is why human freedom depends on this understanding. When we lose this understanding and we no longer rely on God as the source of all wisdom and truth, we have cut loose the anchor that is essential to maintaining a healthy and free society. It’s not about intelligence, or smarts, or education, or hard work. It’s about holding onto the anchor and limiting the power of any group of people or any single individual over our lives. Freedom is precious and it is also rare in the annals of world history.
If only President Obama understood this absolute truth! If he did, he would not be promoting big government, or spending money we don’t have, or pushing massive, unprecedented tax increases. He would be cutting taxes and putting more money in the hands of the people, not the government. He would be slashing government spending, not creating record deficits. He would stop setting white against black, rich against poor, the educated against the uneducated, and instead seek to unite our nation. He would reject socialism and fascism as the failed economic models they are. He wouldn’t go on world tours apologizing for the greatest, most blessed nation in the history of the world. He would quit attacking our allies like Israel and quite cozying up to dictators like Hugo Chavez. He would man up and quite blaming others for the problems he has created. He would understand his own failings and limitations as a man and in humility seek God’s wisdom, and not rely on the rigid ideology of Karl Marx as his guiding light.
Barack Obama is a sad case. He is a bright, intelligent, energetic, young man who is trapped in the maze of confused and hazy far left thinking. Because of this blindness his Presidency is doomed to failure. It is already failing. Jimmy Carter move over, there’s someone else headed for the bottom rung on the scale of success for American Presidents. Barack Obama is a sad case. He is a bright, intelligent, energetic, young man who is trapped in the maze of confused and hazy far left thinking. Because of this blindness his Presidency is doomed to failure. It is already failing. Jimmy Carter move over, there’s someone else headed for the bottom rung on the scale of success for American Presidents.