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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

UPDATED: REVIEW OF OBAMA'S COLLECTIVIST INAUGURAL ADDRESS

 OBAMA SMASHES "ABSOLUTISM" AS YOU WOULD FIND IN THE BIBLE, THE U.S. FOUNDING DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING ALL THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. NOW, BECAUSE HE SAYS SO, THERE ARE NO LONGER ANY ABSOLUTES, EXCEPT THOSE THAT HE DICTATES.
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:

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
For more than two hundred years, we have.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.
Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.
Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.
But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.
This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.
We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher. But while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American. That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real meaning to our creed.
We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.
We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends, and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.
We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are na├»ve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.
We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.
It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.
That is our generation’s task – to make these words, these rights, these values – of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.
For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.
My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.
They are the words of citizens, and they represent our greatest hope.
You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.
You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.
Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America.

Jeffrey Anderson of the Weekly Standard also has a review titled: "Obama: Centralized Power is the Source of Freedom" here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/obama-centralized-power-source-freedom_697521.html.
From Investors.com (Investors Business Daily) a report titled: "Obama Inaugural Disguises Collectivism as Liberty" here: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/012213-641531-obama-sells-socialism-lip-service-capitalism-inaugural.htm
From Yahoo (of all places) an article, dated January 26, 2012, after Obama's annual State of the Union speech, by Mark Wise titled: "Barack Obama's 'Shared Responsibility' Is Actually Dangerous Collectivism" here: http://news.yahoo.com/barack-obamas-shared-responsibility-actually-dangerous-collectivism-174300662.html.
Ben Shapiro, editor of Breitbart.com, was interviewed about the speech and stated that Obama hates the U.S. Constitution:

Here's a video from G. Edward Griffin who discusses and explains collectivism: 

    We are very sorry that the church world has not dared to comment on Obama's speech to date, as far as we can observe in our research. That is indicative of the massive extent of the church's sellout.
    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.