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The President Without A Country

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The President Without A Country<br>
    By Pat Boone

    "We're no longer a Christian nation." - President Barack Obama, June 2009

    "America has been arrogant." - President Barack Obama

    "After 9/11, America didn't always live up to her ideals."- President Barack Obama

    "You might say that America is a Muslim nation."- President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009

    Thinking about these and other statements made by the man who wears the title of president. I keep wondering what country he believes he's president of.

    In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett Hale's "The Man without a Country," a young Army lieutenant named Philip Nolan stands condemned for treason during the Revolutionary War, having come under the influence of Aaron Burr. When the judge asks him if he wishes to say anything before sentence is passed, young Nolan defiantly exclaims, "Damn the United States ! I wish I might never hear of the United States again!"

    The stunned silence in the courtroom is palpable, pulsing. After a long pause, the judge soberly says to the angry lieutenant: "You have just pronounced your own sentence. You will never hear of the United States again. I sentence you to spend the rest of your life at sea, on one or another of this country's naval vessels - under strict orders that no one will ever speak to you again about the country you have just cursed."

    And so it was. Philip Nolan was taken away and spent the next 40 years at sea, never hearing anything but an occasional slip of the tongue about America. The last few pages of the story, recounting Nolan's dying hours in his small stateroom - now turned into a shrine to the country he fore swore - never fail to bring me to tears. And I find my own love for this dream, this miracle called America , refreshed and renewed. I know how blessed and unique we are.

    But reading and hearing the audacious, shocking statements of the man who was recently elected our president - a young black man living the impossible dream of millions of young Americans, past and present, black and white - I want to ask him, "Just what country do you think you're president of?"

    You surely can't be referring to the United States of America , can you? America is emphatically a Christian nation, and has been from its inception! Seventy percent of her citizens identify themselves as Christian. The Declaration of Independence and our Constitution were framed, written and ratified by Christians. It's because this was, and is, a nation built on and guided by Judeo-Christian biblical principles that you, sir, have had the inestimable privilege of being elected her president.

    You studied law at Harvard, didn't you, sir? You taught constitutional law in Chicago ? Did you not ever read the statement of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and an author of the landmark "Federalist Papers": "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers - and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation - to select and prefer Christians for their rulers"?

    In your studies, you surely must have read the decision of the Supreme Court in 1892: "Our lives and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian."

    Did your professors have you skip over all the high-court decisions right up till the mid 1900's that echoed and reinforced these views and intentions? Did you pick up the history of American jurisprudence only in 1947, when for the first time a phrase coined by Thomas Jefferson about a "wall of separation between church and state" was used to deny some specific religious expression-contrary to Jefferson 's intent with that statement?

    Or, wait a minute. Were your ideas about America 's Christianity formed during the 20 years you were a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ under your pastor, Jeremiah Wright? Is that where you got the idea that " America is no longer a Christian nation"? Is this where you, even as you came to call yourself a Christian, formed the belief that " America has been arrogant"?

    Even if that's the understandable explanation of your damning of your country and accusing the whole nation (not just a few military officials trying their best to keep more Americans from being murdered by jihadists) of "not always living up to her ideals," how did you come up with the ridiculous, alarming notion that we might be "considered a Muslim nation"?

    Is it because there are some 2 million or more Muslims living here, trying to be good Americans? Out of a current population of over 300 million, 70 percent of whom are Christians? Does that make us, by any rational definition, a "Muslim nation"?

    Why are we not, then, a "Chinese nation"? A "Korean nation"? Even a "Vietnamese nation"? There are even more of these distinct groups in America than Muslims. And if the distinction you're trying to make is a religious one, why is America not "a Jewish nation"? There's actually a case to be made for the latter, because our Constitution - and the success of our Revolution and founding - owe a deep debt to our Jewish brothers...

    Have you stopped to think what an actual Muslim America would be like? Have you ever really spent much time in Iran ? Even in Egypt ? You, having been instructed in Islam as a kid at a Muslim school in Indonesia and saying you still love the call to evening prayers, can surely picture our nation founded on the Quran, not the Judeo-Christian Bible, and living under Shariah law. Can't you? You do recall Muhammad's directives [Surah 9:5,73] to "break the cross" and "kill the infidel"?

    It seems increasingly and painfully obvious that you are more influenced by your upbringing and questionable education than most suspected.. If you consider yourself the president of a people who are "no longer Christian," who have "failed to live up to our ideals," who "have been arrogant," and might even be "considered Muslim" - you are president of a country most Americans don't recognize.

    Could it be you are a president without a country?
     
  2. Virgil

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    I wonder about the criticism aimed at our president. Particularly when it is based half-truths and things taken out of context. Apparenty many of us have become a master of that.

    1. He said we are no longer a Christian nation (He said we are no longer "just" a Christian nation but a nation of many faiths.) A chain email drops that key word and thus changes the meaning.

    2. America has been arrogant. (He indeed did say that in a speech in France but he went on to blast Europe for their anti-Americanism in the same speech.)

    3. After 9/11, America didn't always live up to her ideals. (This also came from his speech in France. In context, he was talking about the use of torture by the United States.)

    4. You might say that America is a Muslim nation. (No source documents this in his speech in Egypt. He did say in a radio interview before going to Egypt "And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we would be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world and there has to b e a better dialogue between the two people.)

    I have voted for several presidents in my lifetime. BTW, I did not vote for Obama. I voted for or against Lyndon (Vietnam) Johnson, Richard (I'n no crook) Nixon, Jimmy (best ex-president) Carter, Ronald (asleep again) Reagan, George (read my lips) Bush, Bill (unzipped) Clinton, George (mission accomplished) Bush. Put all these together and they probably don't add up to any one of the previous four presidents (FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, or JFK) We now have a president who has the potential to be in the same group as these four men: intelligent, articulate, caring. It appears that he might be able to drag us out of one of the greatest financial crisis in my lifetime. Our response? Nitpick, espouse Rush Limbaugh, live and die with every word that comes from Hannity or Beck., etc.

    Virgil
     
  3. partygirl

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    hey virg put a sock in it.
     
  4. Shooting Jack

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    Virgil, I have only one question. Do you have anymore of that stuff you're smoking. It must be really good stuff to not only make you think this stuff but to actually say it. Jackie B.
     
  5. highflyer

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    Virgil. A true Obama loving communist right here. Obama is a fool. Obama's supporters are bigger fools. I am ashamed this country elected this communist. I am just as ashamed that 50 percent of this country still support this America hating, freedom hating fool. Virgil, you should go live in Cuba or communist China, or North Korea. They have already accomplished what Obama is trying to accomplish.
     
  6. Virgil

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    Gee, I must have struck a nerve. Really didn't mean to get into a name calling contest with other posters. I have been called worse than the implication in some of the posts. BTW, I'm not on dope. I'm sure that one only meant that figuratively. I really doubt that any seriously digested the entirety of my post. I suspect the problem is that some (a lot) haven't been able to accept that a person of color (black) could become president. Anyway I think I have proved my point that being if you throw out some stink bait, you know what is going bite generally. Knock youself out responding. I sense some are suffering from hypotension.

    Virgil
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    Drag us out of the greatest finacial crisis in your lifetime, Hell man he has been speding money faster than they can print it an its not being spent to make inprovements in America ... He sends a Billion here, a billion there and a few billion over there, where the hell you do you think thats coming from ..? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  8. highflyer

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    I am suffering from being ruled by a communist out to destroy the country of my birth. By the time this fool is finished there won't be anything left for my children. I wish he would go back to Kenya.
     
  9. oz

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    send him a picture of mohammed with daffy duck's head on the pic and see what he says. oz
     
  10. Setterman

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    Virgil, how is Obama dragging us out of the greatest financial crisis in our life time? The free market and our business owners are doing it, DESPITE Obama's actions. Hopefully, the libs haven't drug us so far in debt that we can't get completely out.
     
  11. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Has everyone noticed that most of the obama supporters on this site from a year ago no longer speak his name. Whats even rarer are the obama bumper stickers that were proudly displayed.
     
  12. Paladin

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    Virgil,,

    The great financial crisis was cause by 'I feel your pain' liberals, that allowed lending institutions to make sub-prime and predatory mortgages, and mandated that certain lenders give mortgages to people with no means to repay. Liberals, Virgil,,liberals. Blame them for the financial crisis.


    Now, here is exactly where the no-account socialist washed up community organizer is dragging us. Down a rat hole....

    "Just the facts on the Fiscal Year End: The 2009 fiscal year for the federal government ended 2 days ago. The deficit through the first 11 months was $1.4 trillion, 43 cents of every dollar spent was borrowed, and the national debt is now $11.77 trillion which is a 35% increase since Democrats took control of Congress in 2006. More debt has been accumulated in those 33 months than in the entire period of the nation's history from 1789 to 1989. You can draw your own conclusions, they are pretty obvious. This is unsustainable." John Campbell, Congressman - California

    The Congressional Budget Office projects that the nation's dept held by investors both at home and abroad will increase by $9.1 trillion over the next decade, pushing the total deficit to $17.1 trillion under Obama's spending plans.

    Hussein and his people, Virgil,,Hussein and his band of corrupt tax cheats.
     
  13. bocephus

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    I wish the obama worshippers would leave the bumper stickers on, nice to know who they are. They are always good for a laugh.....
     
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