Does Obama hate America?
A friend recently complained about my use of the phrase “America hating” to describe Obama. First, I find odd that in amongst my statement that man is a textbook narcissist and is possibly suffering mentally delusions, that insulting his patriotism is what riles people a little odd–but we’ll leave that aside for the time being.
Second while I cannot claim to know the true feelings of any person, I can make logical deductions. And as far as I see it Obama is opposed to just about every core value that America stands for. Unlike many countries in history, America is not a country defined by its borders or ethnic makeup, America is defined by its ideas and ideals. From what I see, Obama is opposed to those ideas. And if I am correct in this then, I can only deduce that he either hates those principals, and by extension America, or is so stupid he doesn’t know what he is doing (or both).
It is logically impossible to say a man loves something that he is philosophically opposed to. Thus the only question that remains is “Does Obama oppose the ideals of America?”
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world:
Separation of Powers
Our government is based on the idea of separation of powers. That no branch of government is more powerful than another and that each branch has certain responsibilities. Specifically these branches are supposed to be adversarial, but Obama’s recent statement that the Republicans must learn to work with him if they win both Houses of Congress suggest that he believes that Congress is supposed to be just a rubber stamp for his beliefs. Further, he clearly is opposed to the idea of the Separation of Powers by his immensely stupid and tactless statement that the Supreme Court was wrong in defending the First Amendment. Few Presidents have ever been so hostile to the Supreme Court and those who have been have done terrible things with their power (FDR bringing this country much closer to socialism and Jackson who ignored the Supreme Court so he could commit acts of genocide against the Cherokee).
Also this man’s love of executive orders, czars and expansion of bureaucracy clearly demonstrate that he thinks his is the only branch that matters. I can only hope the Supreme Court and a Republican Congress team up to remind him that he is supposed to be the weakest of the three branches over the next two years.
And who can forget his belief that the soon to be Republican Congress has to learn to work with him. Actually, Barrack, if you had ever read the Constitution or Federalist Papers you might learn that we have what’s called an adversarial government and the point of multiple branches is so they actually don’t work with each other and oppose each other at every turn. But I guess it’s too much to ask that the President of the United States has read the Constitution he’s sworn to uphold (after all it’s not like he ever intended to uphold that oath).
Freedom of Speech and the Press
While we’re on this issue of his hostility toward the First Amendment Obama’s stance is clear: you have no right to express your free speech via contribution to the Republican party or its allies (about contributions he seems to have no problem with when they’re going to Democrats). But let’s also bring up his hostility to Fox News. This is not him disagreeing with statements a media group has made, the President and his administration have actually stated they are against Fox News as an organization. They have singled out this one media outlet, stating they should not be allowed to say the things they say. Every President may not like what is said about them, but he is the first President who has actually singled out a single media organization over everything they say. Usually you will see behavior like this from banana-republic dictators or Vladimir Putin as they try to solidify their power, but this is hardly the kind of behavior you expect from a man who has sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States which has an absolute freedom of the press guaranteed.
Supremacy of and Respect for the Law
Again, his treatment of the Supreme Court stands out here. But there are other things.
The recent Arizona immigration law stands out. Now you may disagree with that law and its provisions, but it would be foolish to deny that one of the driving forces for that law being passed was the Federal government not doing its job in defending the borders. It’s not just Obama who has not been defending the borders, it’s a long line of presidents, so the blame for this debacle is in no way only attributable to Obama. But there is how he chooses to respond. Not to tighten the border and then argue the law is unnecessary, not reform federal immigration law and policies which is the responsibility of the federal government, not do anything to improve the situation or seek a solution to the problem of illegal immigration. No, he just sues Arizona. He doesn’t want to enforce immigration law and he’s going to stop anyone else from enforcing immigration law….(there is also a beautiful hypocrisy here when you consider he has also said that he has to challenge the court decision that overturned “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” because it’s his job as President to enforce federal law even when he doesn’t agree with it….I’m confused if he in truth really likes illegal immigrants or really hates gays, but he is certainly picking and choosing which federal laws he doesn’t like to enforce).
Then there was the situation when Bond holders for Ford and Chrysler were told to go screw themselves during the bailout which not only violates U.S. contract law but a law respected for nearly 500 years of English Common and Contract Law. Yeah this is a man who believes that he isn’t above the law. (To be fair the other two branches of government were also to blame for this violation of law, common sense, and good taste).
As I posted a while back he signed an executive order which gave Interpol the freedom to do anything it wants within U.S. borders without fear of retribution or legal prosecution, which given my natural distrust of government organizations has me very worried. But that’s not the only time this man showed no respect for due process of law or those who enforce it. Remember when he called the cop who arrested a very rude, belligerent and asshole-like college professor and our commander-in-chief in a very racist knee-jerk reaction called the cop “stupid” for doing his job perfectly and without flaw. Hmmm. Makes you wonder how he feels about cops in general. Or prosecuting those who have violated laws (…like immigration laws.) So apparently he’s more into feeling his way through situations than allowing the due process of the police and court system to determine justice of our public officials and just punishment of those who break the law. To hell with due process, let’s just say whatever we feel like at the moment (or more accurately whatever the teleprompter feels like telling him to say at the moment).
On the flip side Obama believes in due process where none has ever existed in the history of this country. Yes, let’s put terrorists on trial in public courts….like we’ve never done before and no one in the history of government would ever conceive of until now. When talking about terrorists, please keep in mind, that the Founding Fathers, the back bone of our nation and its core beliefs and the guys who put the amendment about due process in there in the first place, would likely have just shot everybody in Guantanamo and called it a day. And with the occasional show trial, that would have been policy up to and through FDR and Truman. So, where Obama gets his beliefs in due process, I’m not sure, but it’s not the American conception of it.
Equality under the law
This is another one he and his administration don’t seem to be big on. If you want to get involved in trafficking 13-year-old El Salvadorian girls for prostitution, it’s okay if you contributed to the President’s campaign coffers like ACORN did. And if you want to intimidate voters trying to cast a ballot it’s perfectly fine to intimidate those voters if you’re only intimidating white people…yes that’s the actual stance of the Justice Department under Secretary Eric Holder. Now Obama hasn’t specifically commented on this situation, but as the only legal and ethical action would be to fire Eric Holder and charge him with a civil rights violation, Obama’s lack of action suggest he feels laws apply to people of different ethnicities in different ways. So much for equality under the law.
“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
Now you can only believe we are special because of what we have accomplished in history, or you can believe we have some destiny as a nation guided by higher power, but to deny that exceptionalism of America is just rational silly. No nation in only 234 years has accomplished what we have. In economics, art, science and technology, liberty and the advancement of democracy no nation has had such a spectacular run (although Great Britain might come close). Even when you detract the flaws of our history, we are still ahead (America has done some terrible things, but most of the world has managed to do much worse). But Barrack Obama has specifically spoken out against American exceptionalism, he may have said he believed in it, but an actual statement meant that a belief in American Exceptionalism is nothing more than an opinion without any facts behind it, stating that we must consider ourselves equals of the rest of the world, as if we are and have always been on equal intellectual and moral footing with them. Now I might entertain the argument that we are in danger of losing our status as the greatest nation on earth, but denying our exceptionalism which is a core and central belief of America as any, is certainly not helping us keep our #1 status. (Nor is it particularly patriotic, as patriotism does demand that you find your country special in at least some way…but that would also require you to believe that patriotism is a conditional virtue dependent upon your country actually standing for something worth believing in).
Capitalism and the American Dream
Well, that he is opposed to the very economic system that this country was based on is kind of a no-brainer. If you have any doubts that Obama believes in something other than capitalism then just take a look at his statement “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money”…(that is unless you’re donating to the his campaign…I’m also sure enough is always going to be somewhere short of his book royalty checks). Yeah, he’s not a socialist, no, not at all.
Government control of banks, healthcare, automotive industries, firing CEOs, higher taxes, more regulations (less actual enforcement of the laws as well), more welfare payments, more control of people’s lives. Yeah I can say without a moment of hesitation that he is opposed to capitalism.
This goes hand in hand with the last point.
Well I am not being forced to buy health insurance whether I want it or not. And as Milton Friedman would be happy to tell you the less capitalism you have the less freedom you have…but really Barrack Obama doesn’t want to have freedom, he wants you to follow him.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…I don’t care how politically incorrect it is, I’m going to be blunt. This man clearly hates just about every ideal that this country is based on. Logically I must conclude that he must hate this country….or if he loves this country he loves some version of it that was never intended nor has ever existed or meant to exist. Yeah, he hates this country.