Mike ScruggsOpinion

Obama Rex Tyrannis: will freedom still ring in 2016?

By Mike Scruggs-

We are now less than 80 days from what will probably be the most important election in our lifetimes. On it hinges the fate of our Republic and everything it has stood for since the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Never before have America’s founding principles and values been more aggressively threatened by an incumbent president and his party. Virtually everything Americans have believed in, worked for, prayed for, and fought for in the last 236 years is at stake. The vote climaxing on November 6, 2012, may be our last chance to turn back the radical economic and social agenda that is threatening our freedoms, our values, our prosperity, and our national security.

We must take back our country. I do not believe it is an exaggeration to say that unless Barack Obama, his party, and the sweeping socialist measures imbedded in the 2,700 pages of Obamacare—which is far more comprehensive than just a healthcare bill—are defeated in November, freedom may have seen its last hours by 2016. The American dream will have become a totalitarian nightmare without hope of future remedy. Barack Obama is not your grandfather’s Democrat. In the 19th Century, the Democratic Party was actually the conservative Party. In fact, Democrat and conservative were practically synonyms for generations. Even up until about 1960, there was still a strong conservative and constitutionally oriented minority in the Democratic Party, especially in the South. Cultural and demographic influences have been accumulating, however, which have moved the national electorate to the left. There are several major factors influencing this shift—racial tensions, immigration, a general spiritual decline and corresponding increase in the secularization of society, and the relentless expansion of “progressive” (left-liberal-socialist) influences in the public schools, universities, cultural institutions, and communications media. The electorate and social influences have changed significantly in the last five, especially the last two, decades. The Democratic Party first embraced these influences and then molded its political and ideological platform to serve its new constituency. The change was gradual enough to blind a complacent center-right American majority to what was happening and what the ultimate social, political, and economic consequences would be. The Democratic Party has now shifted far to the left, riding the tidal wave of demographic, educational, cultural, and social changes. Barack Obama is a coronation of left wing dominance in the party. Since that coronation, the shift has become more intense and more radical. There have fortunately been countervailing influences, particularly in the media. Fox News has significantly eroded the left-liberal influence of the mainstream media. The success of Rush Limbaugh as a conservative talk radio commentator has led to the expanding success of hundreds of others. In addition, conservative thinking and politics are still more prevalent among the general American public than left-liberal thinking and politics. But how long will that dominance last? The progressive-left is straining every nerve to change the electorate by whatever means of progressive cultural influence and demographic change. President Obama has demonstrated by numerous actions that he does not consider the Constitution, Congress, or the States any more than a temporary nuisance blocking his radical economic, social, and political agenda. He has demonstrated in his speeches and actions that he has little regard for the truth. A shocking example is a recent TV advertisement slandering Mitt Romney with outrageous charges of causing a woman’s death because her husband was laid off and left without medical insurance. These charges have been proved to be outright falsification of the facts. Yet Obama refuses to stop the ad. Has America ever seen such blatant and ruthless dishonesty in a presidential candidate? He is now ruling the country by administrative fiat. He ignored the Constitution and Congress to give administrative amnesties to between one and three million illegal immigrants working in the United States. This is when 23 million Americans are either unemployed or have been forced to part time work because of economic conditions. How can he seriously claim that he cares about jobs? He has by administrative fiat changed Congressional legislation that eliminated much welfare abuse. Obama’s changes have made Federal welfare purely welfare with no workfare requirements. Furthermore, the Federal bureaucracy is doing expansive marketing of welfare “opportunities.” Obama wants to turn the American work ethic into a European socialist style welfare ethic. It will also expand his trillion dollar deficits. The Democratic Party has done everything in its power to block legislation like voter ID. By so doing, it is laying out the red carpet for voter fraud. Is there any question why? This week the Democratic Party launched an army of 300,000 labor union and Acorn organizers into the field to get out the Obama vote in this election. President Obama has refused to enforce Congressional legislation to protect the institution of marriage. He has promulgated military regulations that prohibit reference to Christ by military chaplains and forbid bringing Bibles and religious literature when visiting patients at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington. Barack Obama is testing his limits as a dictator. A win in November would set him securely on a tyrant’s throne. Never before has our freedom been more threatened. The enemy is already in the field. Why stand we idle? We must take back our country. “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on to them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”—Ronald Reagan


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