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‘One Nation’ under Obama Has No Respect for America

Why would folks rallying ‘round the One Nation under Obama flag be expected to show respect, when their president has set the example for them to follow?

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Kyle-Anne Shiver

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October 5, 2010 - 12:00 am
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This past Saturday the One-Nation-under-Obama folks held a “unifying” rally on the national mall. Their paltry numbers told only a portion of the real story.

If one wanted a single sentence that described the whole miserable affair, it would be this:

One Nation under Obama Ain’t Got No Respect.

The lack of respect from the One-Nation folks was ubiquitous — from the minute they got bussed in to the minute they left. No respect for the goodness of the country which has succored them from birth and given them more opportunities than any other in the world. No respect for the sacrifices of those gone before them in battle to secure their liberties. No respect for the businesses and taxpayers who support them. No respect for the ground upon which they cast their mountain of litter. And certainly no respect for the rights of other Americans to disagree with them on the “goodness” of socialism.

From their manufactured signs to their drinking cups, these no-accounts dumped on America. From their stale, give-us-this and give-us-that demands, these people reminded me of a bunch of spoiled rotten teenagers, living in their father’s house, demanding a higher limit on their AmEx cards. It was enough to make any mature person wretch from the gut.

But, really, why would folks rallying ‘round the One Nation under Obama flag be expected to show respect, when their president has set the example for them to follow?

President Obama himself is the quintessential disrespecter of all things American.

Democrats, once proud defenders of the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee, have now become, under Obama, its fiercest critics. Barack Obama has used the presidency to single out, mock, and threaten with cut-offs to access, any and all media outlets who dare to hold his policies to even a modicum of honest scrutiny. Starting off his administration by telling Republicans they “couldn’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and expect to get things done,” Obama has stridently picked fights with conservative talk radio and Fox News as though the First Amendment did not apply to them. Last weekend, a One Nation under Obama protester copied the president by hoisting a sign, declaring “Fox News is unconstitutional.” Such a glaring disrespect for the rights of other Americans is purely revolting to any real lover of freedom.

In his State of the Union address before Congress, Obama became the first president to ever publicly deride sitting Supreme Court justices for their recent decision upholding the free-speech rights of American corporations. Such a mockery of Constitutional separation of powers is unprecedented and smacked of third-world dictators threatening to jail resistant judges.

Like an aging hippie, besotted with the fallacious notion that love makes the world go ‘round, Obama has trashed our former presidents on foreign shores and extended his hand like a royal on self-indulgent steroids. Obama seems utterly oblivious to the fact that when he uses our presidency to mock and disdain former presidents, he demonstrates profound disrespect for the millions of American voters who elected those men and supported their policies. Worshiping at the trinity of me, myself and I, Obama shows no respect for anyone save himself and evidently sees nothing wrong with using the presidency as a pulpit for preaching the good news about his own marvelous deeds.

President Obama used American taxpayer money to write and send to the United Nations Human Rights Council a listing of our national sins, that he is working to make good. While he himself is a shining example of educational and electoral opportunities available only in America, he trashes our human rights record to literal oppressive regimes that openly terrorize their own populations.

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