Barry Goldwater and the Ground Zero Mosque

So a prudent man would ask, why did President Obama support the building of the mosque? Why did Nancy Pelosi -- in a consummate act of callous stupidity -- demand an investigation of those who seek to prevent its construction?

The answer is as obvious as it is simple. We live in the age not of the post-racial presidency, but of the post-American presidency.

We are governed by elites who value the symbols of other cultures but not our own. This is why Obama does not stand firm and proud as the American president but bows to kings and dictators. This is why Pelosi, until she clumsily attempted to correct her stupid outburst, did not call for an investigation of those who were funding the mosque. This is why the ultra-left Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that stealing the valor of our servicemen and women is not a crime but a matter of “free speech.”

The extreme left of the Democratic base hates America as it hates itself. It demeans those who fight and die to defend our freedoms and it exalts those who would destroy us. In academia, anti-American radicals like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn find easy access to employment, while Vietnam veterans had to hide their service from the scrutiny of the faculty hiring committees. How else does one explain the unholy and unfathomable alliance between the self-proclaimed progressives and Islam, one of the most reactionary forces on the planet? Hatred, as Eric Hoffer noted, is indeed the great unifier of social movements.

Barry Goldwater could lament the rapid collapse of the cultural symbols of our great adversary, the Soviet Union, for he knew that such a quick and deep slash in the fabric of a nation would have far-reaching repercussions that would prove destructive to Russian society and a threat to the world. Time has proven him correct. What the trauma of 1989-1990 did to the former Soviet Union, Barack Obama is slowly doing to America. Endorsing the building of a mosque to symbolize Islam’s victory on 9/11 by casting a shadow over sacred ground is only another example of Obama’s alienation from the values that integrate us as a people and a nation.