A typical work week for President Obama: A billion here, a billion there, a large sprinkling of hyprocrisy, topped off with yet another reversal of a Bush pro-life policy. Obama, who during the campaign couldn’t decide when a baby should receive rights, doesn’t seem to have any problem determining that now as he blazes forward with his agenda to end the United States as we know it and turn the USA into the USSA.
Funny how Obama always decides to deal with abortion issues on Friday, at the end of the news cycle. Seems rather cowardly to me. His latest will reverse a Bush policy that would protect health care workers’ consciences and allow them to deny services based upon their religious beliefs. Not anymore. (Nevermind that if it were a Muslim’s conscience, or an atheist’s, the ACLU would be right there to defend their consciences.) “Pro-life” Obama supporters: How ya feeling about Obama now? Or are you still entrenched in a deep, pervasive denial that disallows you to clearly and objectively think through the reality of the situation? I pray that someday your eyes will be opened to the truth about Barack Obama’s pro-abortion predilections.
So, we’re coming to understand that Obama is holding nothing back when it comes to actualizing his stated goal to “fundamentally transform the US of A.” If anyone actually believes that his “stimulus” bill will actually do anything to recover the economy, they’re in for a deep disappointment. Coupled with his $3.6 trillion dollar budget, which includes significant military cuts and tax increases, and his unprecedented expansion of the federal government—which will be completely in the driver’s seat when it comes to nearly every decision—it appears that Obama is intent upon spending our constitutional republic—with its assurance of individual freedom based upon individual responsibility—right out of existence.
It’s also amazing that Obama can be so “bold” as to claim that we not saddle our debt upon our children, when his actions of the past month have successfully ensured that not only our children, but our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will feel the effects of his irresponsible spending spree.
Another cause for concern? The rationing of health care that will effectively lower the quality and availability of that care, another goal of President Obama. When the government takes over health care in this country, we can expect the involvement of some governmental bureaucrat to make our personal health decisions. If that bureaucrat deems you too old for a life-saving treatment, you should be willing to gladly accept the ailments relating to your age, as former HHS appointee Tom Daschle explained. Say hello to government-mandated euthenasia. Kiss some more of your individual liberties goodbye.
Remember back during the election when I and thousands of other Americans pointed out the socialistic nature of Obama’s goals? Remember when John McCain and Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber did the same? Remember the reactions by the Left and Obama himself? They said those claims were “ridiculous.” Now, Newsweek comes out with a cover that says, “We are all Socialists now.” No one anywhere is denying this anymore. If you happened to vote for BO under the illusion that this was an empty claim, do you now feel “had”? I feel vindicated, except that I would have gladly ate my words and I would have rejoiced had I been wrong.
Millions of Americans are fed up. And millions more are waking up to the fact that Obama, with a Democrat majority in the House and Senate behind him, is risking his re-election to achieve his goal of fundamentally transforming this nation. Will it be too late to turn it around? I don’t know.
When people believe their own soul is in peril if they participate in an action, the conscientious objection should be sustained. It always has been, before.
Can it be sustainable in Obamaland, or is this very fundamental sort of American freedom to be denied her citizenry in service to expedient (and monetarily lucrative) politics?
If we are going to be a nation that supports the “freedom to choose,” then it seems to me that has to go both ways. Professional health workers should be “free to choose” whether or not they will participate in what they find to be morally objectionable.
Freedom that is only one-sided i.e., “she is free to have a late term, partial-birth abortion and you are not free to refuse her request” or “she is free to demand this contraception and you are not free to refuse to fill that prescription,” is not really freedom.
It is enslavement. Dress it up any way you want. If the government is forcing you to do what your conscience tells you not to, under threats to your freedom, your purse or your livelihood, then you are not free.
But you know, the other night, when Obama addressed the joint houses of Congress, he only used the world “freedom” once. Just once. It’s not really what he’s about. Not really on his radar.
America is all about freedom. And it is being eroded before our very eyes.
The Return of Scipio has a superb post regarding this unprecedented growth of government and its ramifications upon our individual freedoms:
Of course a reasonable man might scoff at such claims by government that it can direct the course of the nation and its peoples at every point. He will point out that all nations that have gone this way have lapsed into poverty, tyranny and war. He will believe that the clear logic of his argument is all that is necessary, that once enough folks agree with him then things will be made right.
He would be dreadfully wrong. The issue is power—who has it, who does not. The issue is not and has never been improving the economy of the nation or the lives of the people. Those are mere smoke screens used to achieve a power that once acquired will not easily be relinquished.
As [George] Washington said, the state is “a fearful master.” Americans will come to learn this up close and personal. We have rendered everything to Caesar. We should not be surprised when Caesar comes to make his claims.
Read the whole thing. The comments, too, are fascinating.