That’s a pretty bold statement! What proof do I have to back it up?
I have the proof of my own eyes…and so do you.
Without question, the shocking and unconstitutional power grab of the current President has been without parallel in our Nation’s long history. Among the substantial pile of evidence, one could point to his spying on his own citizens, leaving his ambassadors to die on foreign soil (and then lying about the ‘video that caused it’), using the IRS as a political weapon, race-baiting in an attempt to sway the outcome of the Zimmerman trial, and the most brazen of them all…Obamacare, his signature Socialist power grab of monumental proportions, which he knew all along would cause enormous harm and misery to the very people he is sworn to protect. If we have learned nothing else from this Administration, it is that we must now acknowledge that our decentralized, republican form of government is in mortal danger. As this Marxist Alinsky-“flunkie” clumsily tries to cobble together a twisted version of some mythical ‘Socialist Utopia of the Left’, our Republic is being destroyed and the people in it severely oppressed.
How opposite is the theme of the Gettysburg Address, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Now, mind you, there are some who might argue that Lincoln, himself, was a fore-runner of those who wish to centralize power. To paraphrase one historian, before the Civil War we used to say “the United States are,” but now we say the United States “is.” That’s what Lincoln did to our perception of our own Government. And although he may have advanced the centralization of power through his handling of the War, he did not despise the basic definition of our republican form of government.
Indeed, in his eloquent and timeless speech, Lincoln ‘nailed it.’ His memorable phrases soar above the hollows of today’s politically-charged and empty soundbites, and are in direct opposition to the wants of our current President. Consider such gems as, “conceived in Liberty,” or “that this Nation, under God, shall have a new birth of Freedom” (when Obama recently read from the Address, he tellingly left out the phrase ‘under God’), and one of the most memorable descriptions of our intended form of government ever uttered, “that government of the People, by the People, and for the People shall not perish from the earth.”
Let that phrase sink in. Let it become part of the music within your soul, for it is the refrain within the heart of every true American…”government of the People, by the People, and for the People.”
The “honored dead” spoken of that day at Gettysburg were not those “of the Government, by the Government, and for the Government.” Quite the opposite, those men died for their individual visions of freedom. They do not lie buried in long rows within that “consecrated” soil because they gave their all for a Socialist utopia. The ground under which they still lie is not “hallowed” because they so admired the ‘Communist Manifesto,’ or ‘Rules for Radicals.’ They did not die so that “Big Government may long endure.” And they certainly did not die for a narcissistic ruler who would arrogantly preside over every facet of their lives. No, they died for something far nobler…the highest form of government ever inspired by God and devised in the mind of man. We honor those heroes 150 years later because they died for “government of the People, by the People, and for the People.”
And that is why Barack Obama hates the Gettysburg Address. He is repulsed at the very thought of leading us in the chorus which resonates in the breast of every American. He despises the refrain “of the People.”
In response to the brazen attack upon the Liberty which has “been so nobly advanced” by our forefathers who did not shrink from the call to duty, let us hear the plea from Lincoln’s famous Address anew…”that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that the government of the People, by the People, and for the People, shall not perish from the earth.“