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In case you ever looked at the actions taken by our current president and asked yourself the question, "Does this guy even have a clue what this country is all about?" allow me to provide the answer: no. Now this isn't just a rhetorical bomb I'm hurling or an attempt to throw red meat to the president's most vociferous opponents. I'm quite serious. He doesn't seem to have a clue, based on his own words.
Here's the story as reported by CNSNews:
At a campaign fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that the vision of America he is fighting for "is the vision that is truest to our history."
He then went on to cite his accomplishments in bringing the federal government to the "rescue" of the economy and the auto industry, in ending the war in Iraq, in lifting the ban on homosexuality in the military, in enacting his health-care reform plan and in bringing "some integrity to the financial sector."
"I am confident that the vision that we believe in so deeply and that we've worked so hard for is the vision that is truest to our history and most representative of the core decency of the American people," Obama told a group of contributors.
The vision that is "truest to our history" is one that includes the government bailing out companies it favors, encouraging homosexuality and sodomy in our armed forces, and attempting to take over a huge sector of the American economy - forcing Americans to pay for something they may not want simply as a consequence of breathing? Might I ask whose history that vision is truest to, because every single one of those things represents a marked departure from the practices of our history. Every single one of those things were scorned by our Founding Fathers.
Our Founders saw government favoritism in the marketplace as contemptible. They saw homosexual activity in the military as worthy of a court martial. They saw government compelled commerce as plunder.
When we conservatives warned against the "fundamental transformation" of America that Obama promised, this is what we were talking about: a country where things that were reviled in our past are celebrated as our country's long held virtues. Apparently the promised transformation applies to our history textbooks as well.