There was a time we respected our Presidents for the most part. They in turn served the public interest, at least to some extent. Kids saw Presidents as heroes at one time. Presidents generally sought to be unifying forces promoting traditional American values, including respect for the God of love, the flag, and the Constitution. That was before Presidents started behaving like abusive husbands, thugs, and merchants of immorality.
Presently, the point is well made considering the debacle known as ObamaCare. So far, the law has accomplished the exact opposite of everything promised: all the lies clearly revealed—higher premiums, higher deductibles, preferred policies cancelled. Instead of promised kisses, people are receiving punches. Instead of coverage and care, we get slaps and spin. The Abuser in Chief and his operatives keep promising it will never happen again, replete with apology after apology. But next day, it’s the same old story: more abuses as they steal our money and use it to fund abortion.
Like an abusive husband, this president smiles and speaks affections; but when the sun goes down, the beatings continue. The American people have been deceived and manipulated from the very first day.
He told us we should be ashamed of self-defense, that our own military is the enemy and that Jihad is nothing to fear. Enemies were accommodated, funded, and encouraged. And look at what his policies accomplished: losses and setbacks no matter where you look—Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Libya, Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Gaza, etc. The heads of state in Europe, Asia, and South America openly mock this president. Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars are sent to Al Qaeda affiliates and the Muslim Brotherhood (and state sponsors of terror); and what is the headline?
In five years, American foreign policy has become a global laughingstock. Allies distrust us; enemies disrespect us. We are increasingly isolated and weakened. Old adversaries circle, smelling blood in the water; China and Russia are joined by nuclear proxies just waiting for their opportunity. Iran already has the bomb. Only Israel stands in their way, despite Obama’s condemnations.
Domestically, the abuse is worse. Punch-by-punch, this president has worked to destroy our economy and our liberty. His lawless acts fill books. Bullying certain people in the media, he now works to destroy private insurance companies, even as he is seen encouraging division and resentment in the general population. Using the IRS to attack enemies, Obama continues to cover up Benghazi, abusing families who lost loved ones. He lies without blushing, denies any knowledge of his crimes, and blames anyone and everyone without shame.
What do you call a man who lies to you, deceives you, beats you, steals your money, injures your family, destroys your country, insults your sons and daughters serving in the military, turns you against your neighbor, and then helps those who want to kill you?
In a rational age, such a man would be called an ‘enemy.’
Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for 20 years. He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. To contact him, email: email@example.com