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'I, Barack Hussein Obama...'

Betraying Oath and Country

By Mark Alexander · Jan. 24, 2013
“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” –George Washington (1796)

In 1776, an extraordinary group of Patriots signed our Declaration of Independence, thereby affirming their unalienable right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as “endowed by our Creator,” not man. A decade later, their Liberty won at great cost, our Founders enshrined that Liberty in the form of our Constitution.

As written and ratified, our Constitution stipulates in its preface that it is “ordained and established” by the people to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” To that end, it established a Republic, not a popular democracy, which is to say it affirmed the primacy of Rule of Law over the rule of men.

Accordingly, the first order of business for those elected to national office is that they be bound by oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution under which they were duly elected.

Since our founding, every president has taken a sacred and solemn oath, as prescribed in Article II, Section 1, which specifies: “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: 'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.’”

Prior to delivery of his Second Inaugural Address Monday, Barack Hussein Obama was administered his oath1. by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts. It is dedication and allegiance to that oath of office which, first and foremost, defines the presidential character of all who have taken it.

In the case of Barack Obama, every day of his administration has been defined by the abject violation of that oath.

In his inaugural remarks2., Obama bookended his agenda with Declaration- and Constitution-affirming aphorisms, in fitting tribute to our Founders. But every word between those bookends reflected a lifetime of Leftist mentoring, and was, accordingly, an affront to Liberty and Obama’s oath to support and defend our Constitution.

Obama began his remarks: “Each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. … What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’

"For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The Patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. And for more than two hundred years, we have.”

All well and good, but then Obama devoted the body of his inaugural agenda to the evisceration of the Liberty proclaimed in our Declaration and codified in our Constitution.

It is not that Obama’s overt intent was to shred our Constitution, per se. It is that he subscribes to the errant notion of a “living constitution,” one that can be twisted to mean whatever he and his Leftist cadres want it to mean in order to comport with their statist agenda. In other words, he subscribes to the rule of men over Rule of Law.

In the second of his two autobiographies, “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama wrote, “[The Constitution] is not a static but rather a living document, and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world.”

He repeated that assertion in the context of his address, saying, “[W]e have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. … Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean we all define liberty in exactly the same way or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.”

Our Founders did not establish a Constitution in order to facilitate a “centuries-long debate about the role of government.” On the contrary, our Constitution clearly enumerates the role of government, but Obama insists that he be the arbiter of that role. And, as for how we “define liberty,” undoubtedly Obama also aspires to have his definition be the universal standard.

The only “debate,” then, is to what extent Obama and the Left can violate Liberty and the authority of our Constitution before American Patriots rise in protest. The advent of another American Revolution to re-establish our nation’s First Principles, is a perpetual check against tyranny, as discomforting as that thought might be for some.

As Thomas Jefferson noted in the year our Constitution was written, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” And on that note, make no mistake: Obama’s current assault on the Second Amendment has nothing to do with “keeping children safe from harm,” and everything to do with the confiscation of the type of weapons that have one primary purpose under the Second Amendment – defending our Constitution.

Sign the 2A pledge!

Obama and his ideological Marxists have overtaken the once-noble Democratic Party, and converted it to the Socialist Democratic Party. The consequences have been devastating for those he ostensibly serves, particularly for his most loyal constituency – black Americans, 93 percent of whom voted for Obama.

Obama’s inaugural was “celebrated” on the day set aside to remember the civil rights struggle, and its primary protagonist, Martin Luther King. MLK proclaimed famously, “I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” But Obama has done nothing to advance that proclamation, instead, affirming the statist status of most blacks, who, in effect, are enslaved on urban plantations.

Obama maintains this most loyal constituency by maintaining the “victim status” of black people, thus ensuring they are judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character – the antithesis of MLK’s dream.

Democratic Socialism, like Nationalist Socialism, is nothing more than Marxist Socialism repackaged. It seeks a centrally planned economy directed by a dominant-party state that controls economic production by way of taxation, regulation and income redistribution.

Obama’s closing bookend began with the assertion, “My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction. And we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service.”

But Obama’s allegiance is most assuredly to “party” and “faction,” in part two of his quest for “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

He ended his inaugural remarks claiming, “You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course. … With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.”

Translation: He and his legions of socialists are intent on setting the nation’s course, and they will not be deterred by the Rule of Law. These are words spoken with the arrogance of a man who believes he is worshipped by all the people, rather than one who was re-elected to office by a narrow, naive and dangerously uninformed populist majority.

In his first inaugural address to the nation in 1789, George Washington proclaimed, “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”

In his Farewell Address to the nation in 1796, George Washington affirmed, “The Constitution which at any time exists, ‘till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all.”

But Obama believes that he dictates the “rules of order,” and that the “explicit and authentic act of the whole People” was his marginal re-election, not the process of amendment prescribed in Article V of our Constitution.

Thus, American Patriots from all walks of life must stand ready to defend Liberty, as our Founders did, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.” We must, likewise, “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” to uphold our Constitution.

For the record, I have taken my oath to support and defend our Constitution nine times in the service of my community, my state and my country. I honor my oath every day, and stand ready with more than 60 million armed Patriots, to support and defend it! To that end, I recall the words of Thomas Paine: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”

Footnotes:

1. Obama again fumbled the recitation of his oath, as he did in 2009. This time he was unable to say “United States” correctly, and smirked. I mention this because there are two distinct “poker tells” that betray Obama’s efforts to deceive. One is the prolific use of “uh” when he is telling a lie that is not scripted from a teleprompter. The other is when he fumbles the simplest of words, as he did once again with his oath.

2. I did not watch any of the over-the-top inaugural fanfare, including the inauguration itself. I did, however, place my flag at half-mast in mourning for our great nation on Monday. Tuesday, I retrieved the text of Obama’s remarks in order to formulate this response.

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369 Comments

Dioneikes in Colorado said:

Obummah's oath was the first lie of his second term. He must be impeached, but where will we find Republicans with enough spine to take him down?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Mary Anne Garber in North Canton, OH replied:

I agree with you 100%. Is there not enough really true Americans that will hold him and his cabinet responsible?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Edward Steward in NJ replied:

Mary Anne, you have hit the nail right on the head. To think that
this country can be brought back to respectability via the ballot box
is a silly notion.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Curtis in Las Vegas, NV replied:

Impeach him? Hell, we can't even get enough people to vote him out of office. Not that I wouldn't like to see him impeached, but it could never happen with the millions of "dumb asses" supporting him.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I agree with you. However when I said study the tactic, see what they are doing, I was called names. I said he was playing chess and we're playing checkers, some of you didn't understand the analogy/metaphor. A few days ago I say Homeland Security Act was designed to take our weapons away, Obama is following what was set in Place. JTC, says, ignore it.
truth is convenient but we are a socialist Marxist/communist country and it all started with a badly crtafted HSA under Bush/Cheney/ Kill that, get big brother out of our computers and mail and you might be back on the path t victory. Let it stand and say, ignore it for a GOP put it in and if we didn't follow then we would be unpatriotic.
I heard, together up your guns, fight big brother. Where were you then?
I said all of this for we have grown comfortable with eroding rights. this is a rights issue not a GOP/DNC Liberal Conservative issue. As long as we are divided, they win.
I said that for this is an issue. As for impeach him, woman stay home, woman deserve less money for the same job, woman's healthcare, we are on the wrong-side of these issues. We need to wake up and listen to the changing landscape or the GOP will be as relevant as the DoDo bird. 2 years ago the Tea Party enjoyed a 30% approval rating. today, throw them out and a 7% approval rating. Keep toy our core beliefs yet we must examine what we can do better.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Henry in Madiganistan (formerly known as Illinois) replied:

Curtis , you are 1000% correct in your statement .

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

Unfortunately the "dumb asses" vote and pointing that out is not the way to get them to vote for your position - unless you enjoy being in the powerless minority and letting the Obamas of the world run over you.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Laura in Roswell replied:

Yeah, put some lipstick on that pig...I am tired of the candy coating. I think they need to lay out a well articulated, common sense plan that even dumb asses can understand...ugh I am just sick of stupid people...

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Independent in Horseshoe Bay TX replied:

Unless we the People get control of the fraud in our voting booths there will never be another fair election, if any election. when this four years is up.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

There is enough patriot citizens that do not accept this travisty in the government.
The problem resides with those we sent to DC to represent us, when they arrive they are shown the riches they will get if they just play ball, doesn't matter what you say to Joe america they are told, just play ball with us elite and we will make you rich off the backs of that clueless population of cash cows.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Steve in Orlando replied:

Do you think enough of the "patriotic citizens" know how much retirement these jokers get after 2 or 6 years in the congress in their retirement?

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Mitch Slavensky in Sacramento, CA said:

Is not the speech of "Obey-me" tatamount to the admission of "high crimes and misdeamors?" The Constitution is the rule of law, not a rule of convenience as President deems convenient for his Socialist Agenda. The speech was about a feel good agend, what he determines to right; not upholding and defending the Constitution as the Oath of Presidency requires. His speech did not include limiting government, but expanding the tyranny of government.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:31 PM

R.C. in Colorado said:

The problem of the oath for BHO is "to the best of my Ability" part. What do you expect from a community organizer? The poor guy is in way over his head and is really trying, to the best of his ability, to further his leftist agenda. But alas, the constitution and laws of the land keep getting in the way. Just think what HE could accomplish if given absolute power.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:32 PM

GordAuch in Hampton Roads replied:

"if given absolute power"

His truth is not 'if' but 'when.'

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Independent in Horseshoe Bay TX replied:

He is working on that as we write.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:34 PM

John Kennedy in Siler City, NC.27344 said:

We can let Obamuslim say what he wishes ,but we don't have to listen. With some of his negations of the Constitution, It is time for impeachment.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

Where are you going to get the votes - impeachmenrt attempts are nothing but a futile gesture analogous to doing you know what in the ocean

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Bill Sharp in New York NY replied:

John, since the Republicans have the House, probably easy enough to impeach Obama. Just the fact he is Constitutionally ineligible to be president, not a natural born citizen, ought to bde enough. But the Senate, Democrats and Harry Reid, will never expel him. that fact will just make him stronger in the eyes of the brain dead Americans. Obama will be president as long as he wants, no two term limit, and Hillary will be next, only if Obama says so.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Bennie in Los Angeles, CA said:

If you think Obama is scary, wait until the confabulator Hillary succeeds him. Obama has laid the groundwork and Hillary will finish off the country. Wake up people!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

She's damaged goods, concussion and all. Comrade Obama will reign forever. The "people" will demand it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

JtC in TX replied:

ME-chelle will succeed her hubby . . .

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Independent in Horseshoe Bay TX replied:

She has certainly learned the lying for Bill. She is pathetic.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS said:

Keeping the Pres from overstepping the bounds of the constitution depends on a a healthy opposition and we do not have one. The GOP is a joke and a bad one at that. They sound like accountants and bankers and have forgotten how to talk to the folks who vote. They bow down to Reagan but have forgotten how he was able to win and do what he did.

The Hillary hearings are a prime example. The GOP lawmakers were moreinterested in being pompous Senator Foghorns and making speeches than in being effective. They should have gotten together and worked out a common strategy of how to proceed; this way they sounded irrelevant and what the people like least in their pols. (continued)

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

GOP lawmakers 'pompous Senator Foghorns'? I assume you are referring to Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Rand Paul? This is a great example of why the GOP will not be able to regroup and win anything back from the left. The left stands behind each and every member of their party, as good communists are known to do. And it works. They win, we don't. We insist in keeping our mouths flapping and even devouring our own young. Unless and until we can appreciate every member of our own conservative membership, along with unwaivering support, we have nothing. Nothing. Think about it. Watch THEM and learn.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Let me add one thing; in Wisconsin we had the fight of our lives trying to save a governor we love from the tyranny, tantrums and combined energy of the Democrats, Communists, Marxists, and Labor Unions (all one and the same but with a lot of combined power) who tried all kinds of underhanded and illegal methods to remove him from office. I think most of us here knew unless we provided a united front and forgot our petty individual gripes we would lose the ship. We worked hard and stood firm against some pretty crappy tactics used by teachers in our own schools. In the end we won and it tasted so good. I would say that if conservatives throughout the entire country could unite with the same sense of purpose we might be able to figure this out and gain ground. We need to stand shoulder to shoulder and quit complaining-especially about the likes of two of the very best Republican Senators we should be very thankful for.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:05 PM

3rd stringer in green bay replied:

ditto from the Home of the Packers

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

tarymelon in Illinois replied:

You also had alot of help from conservatives from other states which was awesome! And we had all prayed that being united for Wisconsin would make us united forthe Presidential election, too. We did not want Romney until we had no other choice. And--it seems that the Republican party and the news media always choose who we should vote for even before the primaries. We have to stop being played. I agree that Senators Paul and Johnson were the best at the Hillary inquisition. The dems turned it into a Farewell party. Gag!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

You are right, we had the support and blessings of many conservatives around the country. The fight went across our borders into other states like Ohio. That was so encouraging, but through the primary process some of our best prospects for a national presidential bid were shot down and we ended up with the Democrat's choice for a Republican candidate: Romney. How Paul Ryan got caught up in that I'll never know. He came out of the shoot like gangbusters but was prompty sent to the back of the bus. Thanks to everybody who prayed and supported us in our fight to keep Walker in the statehouse.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Bill Sharp in New York NY replied:

Obama is back in the White House today, doing his best to recreate what was once America, as he wishes, because enough Republicans and Conservatives did not foreget their differences and vote for Romney. Just imagine what would be happening in America today if Romney had taken that oath a couple days ago. Of corfse he would not be another ronald Reagan, butg who is, just like who is another George Washington. Itg's been said the GOP did not get out its voters. Well, Republicans and Conservatives are supposed to be better citizens than leftists and Democrats. They are supposed to get to the polls all by themselves, not have to be taken their by being reminded or taken by the hand. BWisconsin is a good example of what might have happened. Obama is no one's fault but our own, and I include myself, even though my vote did not count since I live in NY State. Since I swrite a political column, I know I could have done more.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Warren D. Lockaby in Greenwood replied:

"And we had all prayed that being united for Wisconsin would make us united forthe Presidential election, too." Indeed, and it *might have* if we'd started praying together sooner & united under God. HE Gave us the solution in 2 Chronicles 7:14, and friends, there is no other solution. Political Parties just won't cut it anymore. For decades now most of the creatures we've elected - and they've appointed - to positions of power have been unworthy of the task, no matter which Party they professed. The Unity we need in order to get the job done will not happen unless we Unite under God. I don't mean "religion", I mean Spiritually, in the heart of each person who is able. When we Trust in Him we don't have to worry about what the Enemy is doing because we'll all know: God's Got This!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

Is that why Wisconsin went for Obama? Great job!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. replied:

Actually, we stole Wisconsin through voter fraud. You see, it's very easy to bus welfare recipients from Chicago an hour north to vote again in Wisconsin.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

That is the Chicago way - vote early and often. If yiou get away with it, to paraphrase Hillary, what difference does it make?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Hayden in Texas replied:

Haha. Sec. Clinton needs to be told that time does not erase guilt.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Laura in Roswell replied:

You were not fighting on your own bro! I live in Georgia and donated to help your Gov. retain his office! A lot of people all over the country were on your side. We DO need to stick together...The good news is we have more GOP Govs. now. We need to build off of that!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

I include John McCain and Mitch McConnell in that illustrious gang

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:50 PM

d in prescott said:

until we actually do ...DO as Jefferson said, to overthrow a govt that does not work for the people,, we will ALL watch the ending of the USA, which began on Nov.6th 2012...

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Mr. John in Colorado replied:

d,

The end of the USA began back during 2004 when the one day King Obama gave a speech at the democrat convention and the media endorsed it as the second coming and ever since have ignored his short comings and constitutional violations.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Wilson in IL replied:

No, the destruction started on 6 Nov 2008. Or if you want to go back far enough, the destruction of the republic started with Abraham Lincoln.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Robert in Kansas City, MO replied:

Personally, I feel like the ending began the day the Federal Reserve Act was passed. Also, I think the two party system is a joke. It pigeon-holes people in to one of two groups. Both groups stink, in practice.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Ted Green in Houston, TX said:

Four more years of this guy and the idiot VP and at least two more years of Harry Reid running the senate; May God have mercy on us all.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

David in Houston said:

Once again, his lips were moving so he was, as usual lying. This guy is the most disingenuous president ever and we are going to suffer another four years of his rape and pillage policies. What will be interesting is when many of those, who elected this jerk realize they have been had as well...

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Ivan in Texas said:

This is simply sad and unfortunate.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS said:

Continuation of previous post - Hillary asked does it matter and they did not even bother to answer. Ask any mother who labors to get her children to tell the truth whether it matters whether it makes any difference if they tell a lie or the truth. Are the GOP as dumb and clueless as they seem?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

Bill,

The GOP is on the same team as the Demoncrats. Both parties are OWNED by the New World Order. We're going DOWN!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:03 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

First time I heard the term 'New World Order' was during Bill Clinton's term. That was also the first time I heard about NAFTA and global economy. While Americans were happily investing their home equity in the stock market, Clinton was divesting the country of its liberty and autonomy. Lets go bypass the Bush's and look squarely at the big comrade himeself, B.C. (burdensome clod).

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

If the first time you heard "New World Order" was during Clinton's reign, you were either too young or were not listening. George Bush the elder puked out that phrase repeatedly during his reign and more times than any other. Would you like some more proof that Demoncrats and Republitards are on the same team with the SAME END GOAL in mind?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Republitards? Demoncrats? Sounds like you enjoy your defeatism more than the hard work it would take to put aside differences within your own party for the cause of freedom. Sorry, I don't recall the elder Bush saying anything about the New World Order. If it is proven to me I won't dispute it. I don't claim to be an expert on anything, but I do know I love my country the way it was when I was growing up. Whatever it takes.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Hugo in MI in Michigan replied:

Hi MAH,
Actually, Bush Senior did cause a barely recognized problem...he signed us up for UN Agenda 21. Our own allegiance as We the People must be to the Constitution as well. We conservatives must resist the temptation to stand behind republicans as if they are our favorite football team, and be just as judgmental toward them as we are toward democrats. Republicans DO NOT represent conservatives. They too have been corrupted by power. Let's face it, we need a top to bottom purging.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Bilgerat in Bloomington Indiana replied:

Here in Indiana,, we did half our job and purged RINO Lugar from the Senate in the primary. I said "half our job" because we failed to elect a Richard Mourdock,(a true, limited-government, Constitution-abiding, conservative) in the general election. Maybe it's time the Tea Party became THE Tea Party.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Lucy in California replied:

I a staunch Republican have to admit, I heard it from Bush Sr and wondered, WHAT?

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Warren D. Lockaby in Greenwood replied:

President George H. W. Bush's "New World Order" speech can be found here: http://watch.org/showart.php3?idx=155023

In it he describes a vision of World Peace; reading between the lines, what I see is a vision of World Slavery and yes, perhaps as slaves we can be ruled peacefully. Personally I prefer the Reagan model: Peace through Strength.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Dan in Providence, RI replied:

i believe it was Woodrow Wilson, who at the end of WWI brought the phrase New World Order, while forming the league of nations, a precursor of today's UN.
Wilson was as known to be a racist and also very "liberal" for his time.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Dan in Providence, RI replied:

Read Woodrow Wilson's wiki bio. The first few paragraphs will suffice. Sound familiar.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I heard it during Bush. Google it or wikipedia it. My prior rant proves we are part of it.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Sharkei in Fair Oaks CA replied:

'The New World Order'.
Look up the Council on Foreign Relations:

The Council on Foreign Relations is the promotional arm of the Ruling Elite in the United States of America. Most influential politicians, academics and media personalities are members, and it uses its influence to infiltrate the New World Order into American life. Its' "experts" write scholarly pieces to be used in decision making, the academics expound on the wisdom of a united world, and the media members disseminate the message.

To understand how the most influential people in America came to be members of an organization working purposefully for the overthrow of the Constitution and American sovereignty, we have to go back at least to the early 1900's, though the story begins much earlier.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Absolutely not. The two senators you are speaking of are two of the best and brightest on the Republican side of the aisle. I'm sick of conservatives (or those posing as conservatives) assassinating our own leadership. We need the talent and conviction of these two men because we have a few of the other kind and would be much better off with more like Johnson and Paul, believe me. If you doubt what I say spend some time getting to know both of these two. I hope we see much more of them in the public eye because they, frankly, are two of the very few politicians I trust. Johnson is from my own state and I respect him completely. Paul has caught my attention as a pitt bull in the arena of constitutional defense.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

They sounded good but how much did they defend the Consitution? It looks like Obama and Hillary just rolled over them and their empty words. We need fewer words and more effective action.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

Looks like with our "leaders" we got Obamacare, the Dream Act by executive order, rising debt, more spending, and Obama for four more years as President. Quite a record of failure upon failure. They have been outmaneuvered at every turn. Usually that means new leadership is needed.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM

John B. in Cunningham replied:

I certainly agree Rand Paul and Ron Johnson are pit bulls for Constitutional government,also,Ted Cruz! Rand Paul is my senator and I was proud of his questionlng of Hilary at the Bengazi hearing.He is also a strong supporter of Right to Life and 2nd Amendment rights!

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Dave Elledge in Albuquerque said:

BHO has betrayed every tenet of OUR Nations Founding. He is a traitor by definition. Jefferson had some strong words that addressed tyrants as I recall.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

warrior in ca said:

If it was not so serious, this guy would be a clown.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Bob Haines in Pa. said:

Living Constitution? Where do liberals come up with this CRAP!!! The Constitution says what it means and means what it says from the very beginning until today and beyond the meaning has never changed and never will.If you want to live in a socialist democracy move to Canada or Europe. America was founded as a Republic if you don't want to live in a Republic you are free to leave at any time,I'll even help you pack!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Another thing I'm sick of hearing is how Democracy in America was a 'failed experiment'. Bull. First of all, the principles of freedom did not fail. We, as a society became complacent and reluctant to maintain vigilance against our enemies (both foreign and domestic, remember?) who wanted to conquer and claim the spoils of a very successful society. Decmocracy taught us as children that we could be whatever we wanted to be if we were willing to work hard. I am ashamed that we can no longer tell our children and grandchildren that this is possible in America.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Rozann in Iowa replied:

It is our Republic that is failing; we are not a democracy, although these days it is difficult to think otherwise. Liberty and freedom taught us that we could do and be whatever we wanted. From almost the beginning of our birth as the United States of America, forces have been at work to tear us down. They, the forces of evil, are hastening their work, but the end is not inevitable if enough patriots stand up and demand that OUR representatives hold fast to the Constitution and reverse the tide of tryanny.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Robert in Kansas City, MO replied:

Speaking of which, has anyone else read "Enemies Foreign and Domestic"? A great novel that speaks to this moment in our sad decline. Also, what would be the drawbacks of a requirement that all Executive Orders end with that President's term unless renewed by the incoming President?

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:09 AM

sinnkill in alaska replied:

That is a perfect idea, The only problem is that it makes too much sense and when you throw in sense in a total nonsense enviorment it causes too much confusion and is considered (a bad idea and could never possibly work)

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Lucy in California replied:

The drawbacks would be many. The executive orders would still be subject to the thinking of the unknown entity until elected through the Electoral College, if by then it is not by a majority of voters.

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Laura in Roswell replied:

Amen, Bob...

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Pete in Garland, Texas said:

I believe the proper way to display The Colors is not at half-mast, but upside down to signal distress.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM

George in Tracys Landing, MD replied:

I've flown my old flag upside down since the election.
Our country is in distress!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:29 PM

MAH in Wisconsin replied:

Sounds like you are acknowledging defeat. Fly your colors high as your ideals. You haven't forgotten the words of the Star Spangled Banner, have you? The left is acting as if this anthem is a symbol of their victory over 'old white men' clinging to their guns and religion. Bull. Fly those colors with pride because they still belong to you.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Henry in Illinois replied:

Evey time I mail a letter , I affix the American Flag stamp upside down so that anyone who handles that letter can see the distress sign.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

tarymelon in Illinois replied:

I hand write "In God We Trust" beneath the stamps since they took that off.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Brian in Newport News replied:

The flag at my desk has been upside down for most of the last 4 years...despite some folks being "offended" by my display.

"Offended you are? A s**t I don't give!"
-Yoda

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Laura in Roswell replied:

Love. Love. Love the Yoda quote. I am totally stealing that as my new mantra!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:52 PM