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  • Obama Sweeps the Declaration of Independence Under the Rug

    President Obama just redecorated The Oval Office. Part of his feng shui includes a new rug featuring several of his favorite quotes:

    • “The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • “The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends Towards Justice” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • “Government of the People, By the People, For the People” –Abraham Lincoln
    • “No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings” –John F. Kennedy
    • “The Welfare of Each of Us is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us” –Theodore Roosevelt

    Of all the memorable quotes in American history, Obama chooses no Founders’ words for his office rug. There is not even a nod to the Declaration of Independence (“All Men are Created Equal”…anyone?).

    This is not the only time that Obama has ignored the Declaration of Independence. For instance, Jeffery Anderson recently noticed the dearth of references to the Declaration of Independence in the United States’ recent report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. This is a curious absence, considering that the Declaration of Independence proclaims natural rights and human equality to be the grounding of American government.

    Since this administration is quite fond of lecturing, the report to the UNHRC could have been an opportunity to explain how the principles of human equality, natural rights, and the consent of the governed have been preserved through our Constitution and guide U.S. policies.

    To be sure, the Obama administration asserts that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” but this claim comes from the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights does not carry the same protection or assurances as the Declaration of Independence, because the Obama administration later pronounces: “People should be free and should have a say in how they are governed. Governments have an obligation not to restrict fundamental freedoms unjustifiably” (emphasis added).

    Beyond misrepresenting America’s principles, the report was an opportunity for Obama to admire himself (“thirty years ago, the idea of having an African-American president would not have seemed possible; today it is our reality”), to praise his policy proposals (“Our recent health care reform bill also lowers costs and offers greater choices for women, and ends insurance company discrimination against them”), and to vilify Arizona’s immigration policies.

    Obama’s disdain for the Declaration of Independence did not begin in 2010. With his 2008 election night victory speech, Obama asked Americans “to join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it’s been done in America for two-hundred and twenty-one years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.” 2008 minus 221 is 1787.

    Thus, Obama traces the beginning of America to Constitution’s creation of our evolving government rather than the Declaration’s statement of its fundamental principles. Perhaps that is why, prior to taking office, Obama spoke of a new Declaration: “What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives — from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry — an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels.”

    Considering his past statements, maybe it’s a good thing that Obama did not place the Declaration of Independence on his rug. After all, we should not encourage him to continue to walk all over our Founding documents.

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    6 Responses to Obama Sweeps the Declaration of Independence Under the Rug

    1. Billie says:

      “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” that is the lamest quote ever! in dignity and rights is NOTHING BUT SPECULATIVE! People are individuals and this quote suggests we're NOT! Dignity is individual inner strength and is seen less and less everyday Obama and democrats are in office! Rights have become whatever authority wants to make them, as they refuse to respect and grasp the meaning, government submerges the understanding of inalienable rights everyday!

      This admits to the man's treason of the people in this country!!!!!

      He represents his select with limitless drive, while corrupting the majority..

    2. Jack J. Morris, Pomp says:

      CODE 336 SADLY, OBAMA MAY BE PRESIDENT, BUT HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

      ONE CAN WONDER WHERE OBAMA’S LOYALTIES LIE

      Too many things about Obama, the things he has said and done, the people he appointed to high places in his dictatorship make it all too clear that he is not an American president. He is doing everything in total disregard to the wishes of the American people and has openly violated the law of the land – the Constitution. It has been claimed that we are ruled by laws, not by men. But Obama recognizes no such laws, instead, as a Democrat Alcee Hastings recently bragged, we have no rules, we make them up as we go along! Considering what Obama has written, his loyalty depends upon which way the wind blows! Our “dead at their post media” should have made the American people aware of Obama’s statement directly from his own book, AUDACITY OF HOPE, that 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

      It makes one wonder now seeing that Obama is spending our tax money to send as our emissary to the Middle East a terrorist sympathizer like Feisal Abdul Rauf to raise money for the $100 million Ground Zero Mosque.* Since Imam Rauf refuses to recognize Hamas as a terrorist organization even though it is on our U.S. terrorist list, I feel justified in calling him a terrorist sympathizer. The apologists for Islam call Imam Rauf a “moderate Muslim.” What a laugh! There is no such creature as a moderate Muslim. They all adhere to the Koran which demands that they subjugate, convert or kill non-Muslims. What part of “kill” is not understandable? Even some of our conservative talk show hosts on FOX do not seem to get it!

      There are many other actions of Obama that call into question the allegiance of our con artist President. Considering the fact that Obama first filed suit against the State of Arizona and then reported Arizona to the United Nations on civil rights violations and then the refusal of his Department of Justice (Injustice) to continue charges against the bomber of the USS Cole in which 17 American sailors were killed, it certainly should raise some questions. It is outrageous that he should take a state of the Union to the U.N. which is full of thugs and dictators whose countries think nothing of violating human rights without a second thought. In essence, Obama has appointed U.N. thugs to judge Arizona. His actions against Arizona are a brazen statement that he has no intention of standing up to his obligation of upholding the Constitution and federal laws. This, alone, is grounds for impeachment. If he cannot abide by his oath of office, he should not be ruling from the White House! In like vain, Eric Holder, whom he appointed the head of his Department of Justice, refuses to seek justice and should be fired along with his chief. The dropped case against the USS Cole killer and the refusal to file charges against the Black Panther thugs who threatened voters are just other glaring reasons for impeachment or a trial on many other counts.

      Yet another impeachable offense by the Obama camp of socialists, communists and fascists was the takeover of GM and Chrysler and the arbitrary closing of dealerships based largely upon politics. The Republican Party needs to get some backbone to get their legal teams to investigate in order to determine the exact number of those closed who had contributed only to Republican candidates. From what I have read, they represent the bulk of those closed as well as those who contributed to Hillary Clinton rather than to the Great Dictator Obama. Again, from what I have read, profitability had nothing to do with the selection. We may find that he was putting out of business the successful ones which is right in line with his obvious effort to destroy this country. If the Republicans truly want to represent the American people, let them wake up and expose the truth and then bring charges of impeachment for this and many other offenses of this regime. The Republicans must tell Democrats to join in this effort or their party will be relegated to the ash heap of history. WE MUST NOT WAIT UNTIL 2012.

      Our imposter and Chief Con Artist in the White House now tries to look good before the November election by talking about spending more money as part of a jobs bill. This is nothing more than a repeat of what he promised the first stimulus bill was supposed to do. The best jobs bill he can propose is to undo all he has done. He should lift the moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico which a federal court had determined was illegal, but Obama illegally re-imposed it and then he should withdraw all of Obamacare. Both are job killers, especially the latter since it has made it too costly for businesses to retain workers or to employ new workers. This is why we have such a high unemployment rate along with the fact that business men do not know what is coming next from the communists, socialists and fascists in Washington, D.C. All I can say is: “usaawake” which is the first part of my e-mail address. WAKE UP AMERICA!

      * HOW CAN THERE BE “INTER-FAITH” DIALOGUE WITH A FAITH THAT REQUIRES ITS MEMBERS TO SUBJUGATE, CONVERT OR KILL ALL OTHERS? Mosques are training camps for terrorists since their orders to kill are throughout the Koran – their training manual. (Jack J. Morris aka Dr. J. Knowname who knows better than the Shadow knows and author of UNTROUBLING A TROUBLED WORLD – PEACE 4 EVER. See end-irs.org)

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      MARCH ON WASHINGTON with Philip J. Berg on October 23, 2010 for freedom, democracy and return of prosperity and jobs. I was not asked to send this out, but Mr. Berg is doing what must be done. Visit his web-site: philjberg@obamacrimes.com Obama must prove his U.S. citizenship or resign. Please get this into newspapers, if you can, and send to all on your e-mail list.

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      CODE 121 THE MEDIA IN THEIR IGNORANCE HAVE LIED TO US

      I knew several decades ago that a failed public school system would eventually cause the downfall of our country. Does any reader doubt that most of the media types are products of our public schools?

      If the media have pulled the wool over your eyes and left you uninformed, you will receive the shock of a life time. Type in (Obama, Odinga, Kenya) in the address line at top and you will find “tons” of facts that shed light on the background, the political bent we have been shackled with by the Democrat Party, President Barack Hussein Obama. These facts and many more were well hidden from us by our left-leaning liberal lunatic media boys. In sum, he is at least a Trojan Horse extremist Muslim, or a false Christian, but certainly a true communist if supporting one to become head of state in Kenya means anything. Never mind his support of “spreading the wealth.” I am not a communist, but I know it is wrong to have such extremes of wealth and I know how to intelligently correct that without losing our free enterprise capitalist system which is the only way to bring and assure prosperity and freedom to the masses.

      I fear our country has committed suicide by electing Barack Hussein Obama to preside over change at the White House. The fact that he is black is of no concern; in fact that is the only positive that has come out of this fiasco. Decades ago, I voted for a black man to become mayor of Philadelphia and I would love to see a black man or woman as our president, but not this one.

      I sincerely hope I am wrong, but how can I be considering his background and associates? He comes from a dysfunctional family – a white mother and a black father who did not stay around long enough to raise him. That may be a good thing since his father was likely an extremist Muslim as Obama’s cousin Odinga whom Obama supported as the communist president of Kenya.*

      How can I really believe I am wrong about Obama after reading from many sources the kind of people who were and are friends, mentors, supporters, associates and those disenchanted with our capitalist system, some of whom are long term haters of America, white people, Jews, blacks who do not agree with him? I note that our media has never divulged Obama’s moral and monetary support of a Communist dictatorship in Kenya. This communist was his cousin Odinga.

      Obama’s main platform was “change.” Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Fidel Castro brought about change; and do not forget that Hitler became Chancellor as a result of a free, democratic election. The liberals in this country chanted that Castro was not a communist; he was just an agrarian reformer. Well, “change” they got!

      Surely Obama must have a large extended family, but where are they and why do we not hear of support from them? Here are some findings:

      Zeituni Onyango, who attended his swearing-in ceremony to the U.S. Senate in 2005 and is a half-sister of Obama's late father, is living in public housing in Boston and, according to the Associated Press, is under a deportation order.

      As was published in the latest edition of the Italian-language Vanity Fair, George Hussein Onyango Obama, son of Barack Obama Sr. and his fourth wife, half brother of Barack Obama "No one knows I exist." This 26-year-old man lives in a shanty home on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya and survives on less than $1 a month. To become more enlightened in spite of our media, may I again suggest typing into the address line at the top of the internet page: (half-brother of Barack Obama and half-sister of Obama’s father).

      I sincerely hope I am wrong about our President Barack Hussein Obama; so I urge all to have patience and hope he does good things for the country.

      In the meantime, at every election vote out all Democrats (for sure) and Republicans so that we will be able to move toward GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. Parties are for fun, not for running our lives. George Washington said parties could ruin our lives! (Explained in my book, UNTROUBLING A TROUBLED WORLD – PEACE 4 EVER.)

      I cling to the hope, if ever so slight, that I am wrong about Barack Hussein Obama. (This was first written many months ago. I was trying to sound positive, but he is turning out to be a positive disaster!)

      To prevent the above from ever happening again, I have been advocating the voucher system for education. This is covered in my book. It is about getting rid of our government run public schools and replacing them with small, private schools run by teachers whose salary and income will depend upon their success with their students. Education is a family affair, not the business of government with its own agendas. The government should simply make the voucher available. (See CODE 128 PUBLIC SCHOOLS KILLING OUR COUNTRY AND BLACK CHILDREN on the web-site or in the book.)

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      The above is by the author of

      UNTROUBLING A TROUBLED WORLD – PEACE 4 EVER.

      The author used the pseudonym Dr. J. Knowname to save his life from groups offended or attacked in the book. Now that the book actually exists and, considering his age, he no longer worries about this and is willing to divulge his name to be Jack J. Morris. If he is killed, so much the better, he says. His entire estate and more money from the sale of books will go into the PEACE 4 EVER CHARITABLE TRUST he is establishing. During his life, 85% of book profits will go into this Trust. Mr. Morris is the teacher tormented by the School District of Philadelphia because he wanted a black child to learn, to succeed in life so that he could be a pride to himself, to his family and to his community.

      Once he is summoned to help advise the Highest Authority or DOWN to that very Hot Place to report the latest news and gossip, he has made provision for cremation to get used to the heat in advance.

      The book is dedicated to “The Good People of Iraq.”

      The book explains how the patient can control his own health care, choose his doctor, PAY LESS and receive first class medical care.

      The book lays out a clear path for establishing and maintaining WORLD PEACE and how to make it impossible for individuals or corporations from adding to their wealth as a result of war.

      TAKE THE PROFIT OUT OF WAR!

      The author explains succinctly how our country, Russia and any other nation can have a GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, and have a capitalist, free enterprise system free of corruption that can benefit the masses.

      There is also a chapter in this book on how to END ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION in a humane way. It also explains the serious impact and burden on our medical care across the country and covers just about any controversial problem you can think of and offers sound solutions. In his spare time he is working toward doing away with the combustion engine and replacing it with electric cars.

      * * * * * * * * * * *

      If you wish to receive one of the first copies of

      UNTROUBLING A TROUBLED WORLD ever printed on planet earth

      and be the first on the block to own one, just visit

      end-irs.org or tea4lowertax.org

      Two addresses to the same message leading to PEACE ON EARTH.

      Always remember: DO ONLY GOOD and DO HARM TO NO ONE

    3. Brad, Chicago says:

      The quote that bothers me the most is the last one by Theodore Roosevelt. It captures progressivism from the government perspective pretty succinctly: "You can't be happy unless you can make everyone else happy, first." This country was built on and by people forging their own paths and making their own destinies. Some of those people identified with a group of people that shared ideals and worked to achieve things that were important to the rest of the group, but they were still working that hard for things that were important to them.

      I'll also comment on the "only thing we have to fear" quote. The idea of that quote is not what got "health reform" passed. Every major bill being passed must be passed, because "things are going to be so terrible if it doesn't pass." That sounds to me like an attempt to gain support through fear. If the policy makers are supposed to be worried about fear, they should take more time to debate such major changes, instead of claiming that fear of the consequences of inaction is the reason for action. I fear the consequences of people with power acting out of fear; it is a far more dangerous motivator than greed.

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    5. N Waff says:

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      Perhaps instead of the Declaration of Independence,

      President Obama would prefer a

      Declaration of Codependence *

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      * Codependent Personality Disorder is a dysfunctional relationship with the self characterized by living through or for another, attempts to control others, blaming others, a sense of victimization, attempts to "fix" others, and intense anxiety around intimacy.

    6. Billie says:

      True point, N Waf!

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