I promise to not to be brazenly trite after this opening statement, but truth sometimes trumps the effort to avoid cliches. You can judge a man by his actions, and or in Obama’s case, his inactions.
I would argue that the destruction of our healthcare system, the influx at the border, the evisceration of our military, the failure of our economy, our diminished power and prestige abroad, the increased threat to our allies around the world and the imminent acquisition by Iran of a nuclear weapon are all the direct consequence of Obama’s purposeful policies. Obama is a “Worldist”, someone who believes every country should have the same resources and advantages as every other country no matter their intent, political system or religion. Closely allied with this view is the failure to recognize individual effort (individualism) and support for open borders. As have others who have believed that people must be ruled by the state, Obama also believes that the end justifies the means.
Let’s start with some examples. The attack on the Embassy in Benghazi, Libya in 2011 has been analyzed in great depth. That government put out the story about it being caused by a completely unrelated video when they knew otherwise was political. But what of the question, why did we not send in people to rescue them? By all accounts we could have done that. Obama wanted to avoid that, not just because it did not fit his political narrative, but even more so, because a successful rescue would have broadcast to the world our amazing capability, causing our enemies to fear us and increasing the perception that we were indeed a super power. So, instead of America looking strong and projecting American exceptionalism, he was willing to let Americans die. He does not want us to look better, stronger or safer than anyone else.
He uses regulation and a direct attack on our energy sector to drive up energy prices. He claims it is about global warming but our portion of the world’s global warming, if there is such a thing, is minuscule compared to China and India. It is really a way to put the brakes on the US economy and direct funds into areas that the government wants to invest in. Controlling energy controls money, props up the Arab Oil producers and keeps the U.S. as dependent. Stopping the American engine so we look helpless like everyone else is his goal. Helpless creates the need for big government. Prosperity is the antithesis to big government and it screams freedom.
Control is a big theme in Obama’s economy. No matter the devastation of Obamacare or the failure of the stimulus companies, he believes government should control all of the economy. To Obama and his idealogs killing a few sick people, veterans, people with private insurance, or people that might disagree with them is a natural part of the process. Every big government approach in history has taken for granted that people die in order to bring about the greater good. Stalin killed his opponents, the intellectuals, and anyone who disagreed with his vision. Then the vision killed millions.
The influx on the border has been orchestrated. There was supposed to be a fence and a border patrol that turned people away or deterred entrance. Yes, with stroke of a pen he has broadcast that we will not turn people away and he has actively orchestrated in influx. It is all part of the same plan, to destroy America, to overwhelm its resources, and to create a call to big government. His desire is to get that call loud enough to eliminate the democratic system altogether.
The debt, paying people not to work, reducing American productivity to new lows by making it unrewarding to work is also reshaping our country. The greater the dependence on government, the less chance society will return to a more independent, free and prosperous realm. Again, it centers on centralizing power in Washington and creating the command economy of the USSR.
Those that do not realize that this is on purpose do not give him and those behind him enough credit. They mean to abolish the constitution and all freedom except for those freedoms that they allow. The net result will be more VA’s, more death, more poverty, more terror, Israel under siege , Iran with a nuclear weapon, or a bunch of nuclear weapons. This is the fair and wonderful world envisioned by our President. In the past this was called treason. How it became progressivism is still a mystery.
You sound angry.
I don’t necessarily want to sound angry although I am indeed incensed about the plight of most Americans. (Highest number in poverty since the 70’s, more on government benefits than ever before) I would rather sound passionate, which I am as well. Our country could soar to great heights if the government took the shackles of the economy. Everyone at all levels of society would benefit immensely. Already the poorest in this country live better than 98% of the world population. We give more around the world than any other people. We share our prosperity. Obama is determined to bring us down rather than let us work toward bringing the rest of the world up. We are already paying for higher prices and uncontrolled debt. On this path, the world will eventually get much less from us.