The PJ Tatler

Obama: Polish Freedom Hero Lech Walesa 'Too Political' to Accept Presidential Medal of Freedom

We have the clearest and most public sign yet that Barack Obama is a true communist. Not just was, in his younger days, but is currently a communist right now.

During the 1980s, Lech Walesa stood up the Soviet empire that subjugated Poland, and through will and perseverance and an almost superhuman courage, he helped take that empire down. Lech Walesa is a living symbol of freedom from socialism and communism. Poland is free because of him. He helped America and the free world prevail in the Cold War. He is a hero in Poland, in the United States and wherever freedom rings.

During this week’s Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, President Obama was to award the medal posthumously to Jan Karski, leader of the Polish Underground during World War II. Poland requested that Walesa accept the medal on Karski’s behalf, which given Karski’s and Walesa’s history and Walesa’s deserved status as hero in Poland, made sense. Plus, Poland wanted Walesa to be the person to receive the medal directly from the American president.

The Obama administration declined, according to the Wall Street Journal and National Review.

Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being “political” is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.

Meanwhile, one of the recipients of the Medal was Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. So socialist politics are acceptable, but not the politics of a man who stood up and fought socialism.

There it is. It wasn’t enough for Obama to award medals of freedom to someone who does not believe in true freedom, as socialists do not. He had to add to that by insulting Lech Walesa and the people of Poland, historic US allies. These insults — “Polish death camps,” mistreating the Dali Lama, mistreating Israeli PM Netanyahu, sending the bust of Winston Churchill back to the UK — are intentional, and speak directly to Obama’s ideology and his character.

Obama has announced which side he is on. It’s not the side of freedom.