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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Missing the Big Picture

Missing the Big Picture

Via Bob Parks, I encountered this audio segment of Mark Steyn (standing in for Rush Limbaugh) ... and I have to say, Steyn really missed the boat on this one. He shows himself here to be Not Serious -- not serious about respecting and enforcing the US Constitution, and thus not serious about preserving either the United States or America (the two are not *exactly* the same thing, thus the "or").

As Steyn rightly says, Obama is not the disease, he's but a symptom of the disease. But, likewise, and contrary to what Steyn says, the fact that "53% of your fellow Americans voted to put him in office" is also a symptom of the disease, and not the disease itself.

Furthermore, in contrast to the assertion he makes here in apparently rebuking a caller to the program, Steyn does not know that Obama was born in a Hawaiian hospital (*). At most, he assumes it ... and, clearly, he's totally incurious about actually knowing the truth of the matter.

Hell! We don't know that Obama even *is* a US citizen, much less that he meets the Constitutional requirement to occupy the presidency.

(*) And, whether Obama was or was not born in Hawaii maters only because his father was not a US citizen, and his mother was apparently a minor. Had both his parents been adult US citizens, he could have been born on Mars and he'd still be a "natural born" US citizen.

The Big Picture
The disease that is destroying the United States is not simply that 53% of the voters are willing to vote for whichever scumbag politician will promise them that in exchange for their votes he will enable them magically to live off the work and effort of other citizens. Socialism, too, is just a symptom of the disease.

The disease is that most of us -- including most, if not all, of the so-called conservative punditry -- refuses to understand the US Constitution, much less to honor it. One cannot actually be a conservative if one will not free oneself from the "liberal," which is to say, leftist, assumptions which control both "acceptable" public discourse and the very thoughts one allows oneself to think.

The disease destroying America is not economic, and it's not political; it's spiritual. The disease is that we are faithless: just as we are not keeping faith with the God of our Fathers, so too, we are not keeping faith with our Fathers.

To paraphrase what Someone said 2000 years ago: "If you will not honor the least points of the law, you will not honor the greater."


Drew said...

I heard him say it live. In the context, he was irritated because some idiot had called up to argue that a president has to be the son of two American citizens to be a "natural born citizen," even if born in the United States. Also, he had a good point that this Obama problem is not just a one-time fluke or scam, but is primarily the result of a corrupt culture.

Also, why are you continuing to doubt even after Obama produced a birth certificate?

Ilíon said...

"... even after Obama produced a birth certificate?"

Really?! Have you actually seen it? Do you know anyone who has actually seen it? Can you or I -- can any citizen of the US, who surely has a vital interest in the transparent enforcement of the US Constitution -- request of the State of Hawaii a certified copy of his birth certificate -- variously alleged, by his supporters, both to exist and to not exist in Hawaii -- and get it? Surely, we know the answer to that.

What do you imagine would be the result if you or I tried to get, say, a minimum wage job using the sort of "documentation" he has released about his citizenship status? Since I did have a minimum wage job a few months ago, I can assure you from personal experience that something such as he has put out on the internet would not be sufficient.

And, more importantly, even if he has *finally* produced evidence to establish his Constitutional qualifications to occupy the office, why did he not do so before the election, when he was supposed to do it? Why has he spent millions of dollars fighting all efforts of US citizens to get the evidence put before the public?

"... he was irritated because some idiot had called up to argue that a president has to be the son of two American citizens to be a "natural born citizen," even if born in the United States."

Have you ever heard of Arthur Chester?