There must be some kind of masochistic streak in me as I felt compelled to watch the “peaceful change of power” in Washington D.C. today. There are a few things I wanted to comment on here as the day is still fresh in my mind.
America’s Reputation Across the World
Over the last 8 years there has been much whining and gnashing of teeth by those on the “left” side of the political spectrum here in the U.S.. Many of their complaints have had to do with the idea that people in Europe, and the Middle East, or even the “whole world” hate the United States and all we stand for in their eyes. While those who would agree with America’s “left/liberals/socialists”, and those who believe the propaganda pushed out by her enemies about her (the same enemies of Freedom and Liberty – especially Religious and Social Liberty) may express the notion that the U.S. is a bully, or worse a “terrorist” country — the truth is they know a country like ours with its Constitution, and democratically elected Representatives stands in the way of their plans of control, and their greed.
Now, something I will agree with that I’ve heard complaints about – particularly when it comes to Europeans talking about Americans – is that there is a large portion of our country’s people who act rudely. (Perhaps, rudely isn’t the right word — it’s not strong enough. Perhaps “classless” would be a better term for it. A lack of civility, graciousness, politeness, respect… That’s what I see as missing among a great number of people in our country – and when it comes to this aspect of our Country’s reputation I somewhat agree with them!
One of the best examples of this “classless” behavior was witnessed by the world yet again today when during the inauguration itself some very disrespectful Obama supporters went out of their way to make complete asses of themselves by disrespecting President Bush, and by extension even the office of the Presidency that their “savior” now holds. These people were representing America today in the eyes of those whose opinion of us they have worried so much about… They should be very ashamed of themselves right now, because there is something lacking in their character to allow themselves to treat this like some sporting competition.
Below you can see the video of President Bush being announced and the crowd’s reaction.
The Reappearance of “Hussein”
Apparently, now that the election is over, it is once again alright to use Barack Obama’s middle name. I did notice that when he was announced to the crowd they stated his name as “Barack H. Obama”, but during his oath he used his full name, “Barack Hussein Obama”. I wonder what version of his he’ll use when he signs the new Socialist/Communist laws the Democrats are trying to pass under his Presidency – perhaps his (as far as we can tell) legal name; Barry Soetero?
Speaking of the oath of office, it seems that Obama may have benefitted from the use of a teleprompter as he made a few flubs. So much for the “cool under pressure” exterior we’ve grown so accustomed to seeing. Perhaps the magnitude of the moment caught up with him just as President Bush felt the weight of the world lifted off of his shoulders… This could perhaps be one of the few times we see this overly polished “organizer” showing his nervousness.
Below, if you are so inclined, you will be able to watch Barack Obama take the Oath of Office.
Well, I guess all there is left to say at this point is “what’s done is done” and now we must work to limit the amount of damage to our liberties and our safety as possible — we’ve got our work cut out for us as Congress has already been busy introducing a variety of different bills that basically assure the destruction of our way of life. Tomorrow we will take a look at some of the more egregiously Unconstitutional proposals already on the table in Congress. Together, perhaps we can convince enough “moderate” Democrats that these actions are bad for our nation that we can stop some of them from passing.
In the meantime, please pray for God to bless and protect America, her military, her patriots of all “stripes” and her true allies — as well as all people of the world who wish to live in peace and liberty.