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Why is the Obama Administration against Americans?

Posted by Jim Walsh on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recent news stories illustrate how the Obama administration consistently views the world contrary to the wishes a vast majority of Americans.

With regard to the Arizona immigration law, roughly 70% of Americans support the position of the State of Arizona and oppose the Justice Department lawsuit against the state’s act of self-defense. Yet, the Justice Department selectively decides to challenge under the doctrine of pre-emption a state law that actually follows federal law, yet turns a blind eye to possible pre-emption challenges to dozens of politically correct cities that declare themselves “sanctuaries” for immigrants and forbid their own police officers to enforce federal law. In my view, there can be no clearer violation of an elected official’s oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution than to direct local police NOT to enforce federal law. (I know that lax immigration enforcement was an issue under the Bush Administration as well, but that’s not the point: it’s the Obama Justice Department that is filing suit against Arizona.)

Then there’s the Ground Zero mosque. Again, roughly 70% of the population opposes the placement of the mosque/Islamic community center two blocks from Ground Zero. We all understand that the Islamic community has a constitutional right to worship where they wish. But there’s a difference between doing something because you have a right to do so and doing something that’s right to do. Most Americans believe this is not the right thing to do.

As Ron Smith pointed out on his radio show, it’s no coincidence that the “Cordoba Islamic Center” is going up two blocks from Ground Zero. Cordoba was the site of the primary mosque during the Moorish occupation of Spain, built on the ruins of a Christian cathedral and which in turn was converted to a Christian cathedral after the Moors were expelled from Spain. Many Muslim clerics teach that Islam will return to Cordoba, and Corboba has become a Muslim metaphor for conquest of the West.

Nonetheless, President Obama needs to chime in to lecture the rest of us that Muslims have their rights and we need to be sensitive to the Islamic community. (Apparently, they need not be sensitive to us.) After the following hue and cry over the president’s remarks, he backtracked somewhat, then facing criticism from the left for his backtracking, backtracked from his backtracking.

Then there’s the whole Obama attitude that America is just the same as every other nation in the world. Gone is Ronald Reagan’s vision of America as a shining beacon on the hill standing out among the rest of the whole world. Instead we have the worldwide apology tour for all the perceived slights and grudges that the rest of the world holds. If America is not a special place, why are we a wealthy nation and yet neighboring Mexico (with plenty of resources of its own) is dirt poor? Could it be that our culture had something to do with creating that wealth? And if Mexico is the equal of the U.S., why are so many Mexicans clamoring to come here?

The overall attitude that I perceive is that President Obama has no real appreciation of American culture or greatness. He sees greatness only in how the pie is sliced so that everyone is treated “fairly.” He fails to the see the greatness in the people who make the pie in the first place.


2 Responses to “Why is the Obama Administration against Americans?”

  1. GeneralZod said

    The teabaggers and conservative far right have no appreciation for the 1st amendment or the true values of this country. They do not value freedom of religion unless it’s for Christians only. The right are masters at creating smoke when there is no fire. This is nothing more than hate propaganda. If people are so concerned about ground zero then where is the outrage that after 9 years it is still a hole in the ground. I would not be surprised if you were one of the 20% who believe Obama is a Muslim.

    • Anna W said

      Thank you for continuing the ever-popular liberal rhetoric that anyone who is conservative/Republican MUST be completely idiotic, racist, or just downright evil. Obviously any concerns anyone has about Muslims in this country is nothing more than hate propaganda.
      Personally, I don’t care about the Islamic community center being built in Manhattan. I can understand why people are sensitive about it, & I think the people building the center should have been more sensitive themselves about the general location & the emotions associated with it, but to rage against it or expect our government to step in to stop its construction is ridiculous. However, I AM getting tired of Obama constantly lecturing the American people for being anti-Muslim. It seems to be getting to the point where, if anyone has any objections to the actions of members of the Muslim community, they’re accused of merely being prejudiced.
      Meanwhile, Muslims are allowed to riot, causing deaths in the process, all over the world because a cartoonist drew a picture of their prophet? When one crazy pastor in Florida threatened to burn copies of the Quran, top militaries leaders had to beg him not to because it might offend the Muslims & put American soldiers at risk in the Middle East. People died in Afghanistan in the riots protesting that. & You’re saying that the conservative far right are the ones limiting the first amendment? Please.
      These articles probably express my feelings better than I can.
      By the way, the author of this article happens to be one of the most intelligent people I know, so to say that, because he objects of Obama’s policies, he must merely be idiotic enough to believe that Obama is a secret Muslim is insulting & preposterous. Please stop spreading your own hate propaganda.

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