Obama's second inaugural address was filled with trite, time-worn boilerplate language that had a sort of mystical fairyland tone, reminiscent of the movie, "The Wizard of Oz". Now re-elected, Obama gets to pull all the levers of power and authority behind the curtain of speeches crafted not by him personally, but by his speech writers and handlers. Lets take a closer look at what was said and wasn't said.
In this speech given January 21, 2013, he seems to lay all the proper patriotic underpinnings, as have other presidents before him. But then things begin to get more focused, homing in on his decidedly "collectivist" mindset that he wishes we would all adopt, in the phrase "that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action", and "we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people" (as in Hitler's reference to "Volk"). Right away, he would have us believe that "collectivism" is somehow substantially different from fascism and communism, which it isn't. He's taking us for the fools, which many of us clearly are. So then, we are prepared to swallow the rest without an ounce of discernment.
We believe that he means, of course, subject to his personal narcissistic/egocentric will and globalist agenda as that of the United Nations. The sovereignty of the USA, plus the many and varied real enemies that threaten that sovereignty, is never mentioned, nor is the fact that the freedoms of individuals and individual families in the traditional sense make up the backbone of a strong people.
How dare he mentions "prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class" when in the sentence just prior, he talks about a "shrinking few" (the wealthy) and a "growing many barely making it", which is none other than the legacy of his own middle class destroying, fear inspiring, confiscatory tax strategies. He goes on by stating: "our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American". The marketplace rewards individuals who produce goods and services that buyers demand. No amount of effort and determination should be rewarded unless the market decides it has a usefulness, and then the market itself does the rewarding in the form of profits, but certainly not the nation's government. His twisted theories of equal outcome, equal pay, and rewards, only for trying are totalitarian in philosophy. Not every person can "find independence and pride in their work", nor can it be legislated or guaranteed to be so, provided we are free to work where we choose.
Obama also deliberately and hypocritically forgot to tell us about the millions of aborted male and female babies that his supporters at Planned Parenthood (who get tax dollars) carefully mask from public scrutiny when he talks of the little girl, who just by chance wasn't aborted by her desperate, ill equipped mother, but because she was birthed in the Obama era enjoys equality of success, treatment, and rights only when we are "true to our creed", i.e., whatever he decides are our new replacements for the "outworn" (or wornout) socialist programs that were tried and failed and then tried and failed repeatedlyas in Europe. He should have learned to keep his hands off free enterprise by now. No, he'll just keep on trying with more programs under new cutting edge terminology (like Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s), failing over and over.
Then, he dares to say he now wants to reduce the cost of healthcare (after the fact) when he forced Obamacare, and other associated mandates on all of us, which is increasing the size of the deficit daily.
No, Mr. Obama, we don't believe "freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few", but under your administration you have made life in America less free and less happy for all just because you thought you could level the playing field by confiscating from the so-called wealthy and middle classes and redistribute to the poor, using Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Food Stamps and the myriad of other entitlement programs based on discriminatory criteria, racial groups, gender, etc. and "fatherless" homes, which have indeed sapped our initiative, created a class of takers, and destroyed families.
Obama believes that "our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity". It therefore follows that we should not be overly concerned about the $16 trillion or more in national debt that the succeeding generations will inherit along with all those benefits that we are accruing for them.
Obama is more concerned about how we will "preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God" than the fetuses daily aborted by the thousands also "commanded to our care by God", but who are killed inside and outside the womb for convenience sake and the evil invention of the so-called "right to decide" which is clearly "not of God" but of Satan.
Obama states "America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe" except when he thinks, for instance, that the rights of the Palestinians take precedence over the survival of Israel, even when Israel is being constantly attacked by Palestinian terrorists.
The thumbs up nod and boost of equal treatment of gays under law is hoped for in this speech, but although we are created equal by God, he also made us male and female with separate and unique functions for procreation and complementarian, not egalitarian reasons. When we change the functions of male and female and still insist it is love, instead of calling it what it is, a perverted and unnatural lust for the same sex, the love that is committed to "one another" cannot be equal to that expressed in monogamous male/female marriage, for God so made it that way.
Yes, Mr. Obama, "we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate", but we are not mistaken, or temporarily blinded by the fiery glow which surrounds your countenance, when you willingly and knowingly employ your Chicago-style thugs, union worker mobs, czars, brown shirts, sycophants, and media outlets to destroy your opposition. We are just not inclined to be amenable to your advice when you and the Democratic Party employ all the methods you decry in this speech.
If you are interested in principle and reasoned debate, you'll issue executive orders at once calling off the attack dogs, the LGBTQ attacks on Christians, Christian businesses, and Christian ministries that are not to your liking or who defy your at will directives.
You will also, because you are obviously principled, allow Americans to buy weapons as is their consitutional right, you will protect all the freedoms the Constitution protects, you will allow religious freedom of expression, assembly and worship, you will protect the rights of the unborn, you will protect traditional marriage being between one man and one woman, and lastly, you will not overstep your consitutional powers and authority by bypassing the Congress which are the representatives of the will of the people, the nation you state is your primary interest. Hope you will obey the will of the nation as you have again sworn to uphold and protect.
Invocation and Benediction given by Luis Leon, Cuban-American Episcopal "gay affirming" priest from Washington, D.C. in this video. He replaced Louis Giglio, a pastor from Atlanta, Georgia who was rejected because of a scriptural sermon he gave 15-20 years ago against homosexuality. This prayer of Leon's was, of course, not received by God who in all His righteousness, cannot abide sin or any attempt to whitewash it:
Here is the oath of office and the speech in excellent quality video:
Below is the text of Obama's speech as delivered:
Instead of the few remnant churches of true biblical Christianity voicing outrage at Obama's denigration of absolutism, they cower in fear of "politics" and are AWOL (Absent Without Leave) from the battlefield of ideas. They let the false gospels of Obama and the emerging pastors like Stanley be promulgated to the masses, and in defeatism and fatalism return to the comfort of their sanctuaries letting God sort it all out instead, in the hope that the threat will subside. Later, they will want others to rescue them after its too late. Then they will hear others say: "That's your problem!".
Only Wayne LaPierre of the NRA (National Rifle Association) understood the ramifications of Obama's shot at absolutism and in boldness described the threat to weapon owners, but ultimately to all of us, if we let Obama dismantle our "absolutist" constitution. Naturally, he has since been berated and maligned by the Obama sycophants in the press, standing like a lone voice in the wilderness.