Obama selling false hope and false dreams
By Felicia Benamon
web posted February 25, 2008
It used to be that the average American voter had a pretty good head on their shoulders. Not so much anymore. Too many Americans are allowing the likes of Barack Obama to sway them into thinking that they will be rescued from their current situation should he win the presidency. They cannot see through the hype.
Has anyone bothered to take a look at what Obama stands for? What are his real views and plans for America?
It has been disclosed that Barack Obama is sponsoring a bill in the Senate called the Global Poverty Act, (S. 2433) that would cost the US billions. Think more and more taxes, courtesy of the US taxpayers to help the world! The UN would have a say in how US tax dollars are spent. Cliff Kincaid of AIM.org writes:
"The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends."
The US has been and is involved with helping nations around the world. We give the most aid and manpower (troops and civilian aid) to causes than any other country in the world. I've said it before; anything with the word "global" attached to it, beware! This bill will overextend the US and the UN will have greater control over what the US does. Sickening thought! The US is sovereign!
There are people right here in our own nation who are struggling in the downturn of the economy and people have lost jobs. Mr. Obama, why don't you try telling taxpayers that you plan on using their money to care for the rest of the world when the taxpayers are struggling themselves?!
I have to question where Obama is really willing to take the US. Does he realize we must start right here in America to fix the many problems on our table? America should not strain and stretch itself to make sure the world has what it needs. With the value of the dollar below the Euro, and even Canada's Dollar, the US is in need of a strong leader who will place the US first and foremost above all other worldly concerns. The welfare of other nations comes last at this point and time.
Where is Barack Obama's loyalty to this country, a wonderful American nation? Is his loyalty more towards Africa? That seems to be the case as the church Obama attends claims loyalty to the "mother continent," Africa. The congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ claims to be "an African people" who are "true to their native land." At the church, heavy emphasis is placed on African studies.
Will Africa take precedence over America should Barack Obama become president? Barack Obama has been shown standing with his hands resting in front of him instead of over his heart as the National Anthem played. Now surfaces the questionable statement by his wife stating how proud she is of this nation for the first time:
"For the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but I think people are hungry for change."
Michelle Obama's attitude of being proud of America in terms of her husband having "done well" and that folks want "change" is disturbing. She didn't mention the greatness of America in the context of all the US has done for the world and for mankind. To me, it was a selfish remark. Barack and Michelle Obama do not represent me, nor any other American who wants to make sure that his/her country, stays intact. Perhaps Barack and Michelle Obama would like to indulge a bit more in American studies...to really get a sense of how great this nation has become despite our current challenges. The two of them want change alright, but change not necessarily for the better.
Yet still, crowds fall apart, people reduced to tears at Obama's rallies. No doubt there are some who profess to be Christians who are part of those crowds. They are getting sucked into Obama's talk of "hope". No politician can heal your wounds; no politician can offer you "hope." WAKE UP!! Only Jesus Christ can offer hope in this dismal world!
How has this nation gotten so far off the beaten path? We used to employ common sense and good sound judgment. Now we are running headstrong over someone who is full of fancy talk, but offers nothing containing substance.
And yes, scrutinizing politicians and combing over their record is something a voter should consider doing. The candidates running for president are within a hair of leading this nation, and as one can see from Barack Obama's stealth plans for another tax on Americans, we'd better make sure that we send the right people to do the job.
Felicia Benamon is conservative writer, blogger, and activist. She writes for various conservative sites including TheRant.us, Michnews.com, Capitolhillcoffeehouse.com, and TheConservativeVoice.com.
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