Clearly, Barack Obama checked out of the war on terror before he ever took office, but now he has checked out of world affairs as well. From the very start of his presidency he has whitewashed the most evil actions on the part of Muslims, the infamous “workplace violence” label he applied to the terrorist murders at Fort Hood says it all. In other cases he has actually taken the Muslims’ side against our own e.g. the grand apology tour in which he as much as admitted we are in fact the “great Satan”. So it should come as no surprise that he, Biden, Kerry and Holder never made it to the unity march in Paris on Sunday, January 11, 2015, an event in reaction to the slaughter of seventeen French citizens in three separate attacks in and around Paris last week.
What does that say to the world about the United States? It says we are weaker now than we’ve been since the War of 1812. But it also says Obama is the most reckless man to occupy the White House in American history.
It is time for a change to the Constitution on a fundamental level which allows for the people to recall a president, in effect throw him out of office on a no-confidence vote. Impeachment is too rigid for actual use in situations where the chief executive is, if not actively and illegally pursuing the destruction of the country, is accomplishing the same thing through passivity equaling malfeasance. For the first time in modern history, America is not at the forefront of confronting pure evil.
Barack Obama is indifferent to America’s position in the community of nations. That is now cemented in the world’s consciousness, but his indifference is not a function of disinterest, it is a function of his desire to bring America to its knees. He harbors a seething hatred for the United States as it is the antithesis of his socio/political philosophy. It rankles him that the nation has withstood his passive assault on the Constitution and his abuse of executive power, the more so as he was slapped in the face by the voting public in 2010 and in 2014. He has been repudiated, and for a megalomaniac like him, repudiation on such an overwhelming scale increases his hatred for the country, especially its white citizens, for on them he places all the blame for everything he sees as wrong throughout our history. He wants revenge, and as the president with a weak Congress, he is taking it.
As the rest of the world looks on and wonders what is happening in America, we know. We spoke loudly and certainly in November 2014, but our dilemma is not just with Barack Obama, it is with the political class in this country. When the world finally comes to understand the same thing, America will no longer be a safe place to live.
The political class is out of touch with Americans, so much so they flail around, pontificate, make speeches and do nothing. Their lives are filled with angst over the next television appearance or late night interview. And when they are not worrying about being in the public eye, they worry about how they will get reelected for the two they believe run hand in hand. There is no time for pursuing the interests of the nation insofar as it may take away from their primary purpose: reelection.
The world is going to notice sooner or later that America is actually leaderless, its system broken and nonfunctioning. A weak, pointless, aimless society with divisions running as deep as any that split us apart before the Civil War is, in the contemporary era, a target. Our enemies are legion and growing stronger while our allies are weaker than we are. China, Russia, the myriad Muslim states, South American countries like Venezuela, even Mexico which is defeating us as we watch, they all have a stake in the demise of the United States as a worldwide power.
What is our response? Jeb Bush and/or Mitt Romney, two men who most assuredly, if elected, will keep us weak and hated by the world for it. Whether they like it or not, the world needs a powerful America, they will see the abandonment of that power as a dereliction of duty and they will hate us even more for that. No respect means no regard and when there is no regard for the nation expected to police the world, an automatic vacuum is created. It is only a matter of time until the vacuum is filled by another country or set of countries.
The United States will never be universally loved because it is impossible no matter how often we send aid to other countries, respond to natural disasters or make the foolish attempt at trying to set people free. But we can be universally feared. Politicians whose policies lean in the direction of being the world’s friend instead of the world’s most powerful military and economic force are completely out of touch with the realities, Barack Obama has given us the object lesson in that regard.
If we can withstand two more years of the worst presidency in our history hopefully we will have wised up sufficiently to never again elect someone to office for the color of their skin or their gender, but for their devotion to the country, promise of adherence to the strictest interpretation of the Constitution and their displayed abilities to cut away at an out-of-control government which stands athwart its citizens’ rights and freedoms.