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Has the “Shining City on a Hill” been Fundamentally Changed?


Has the “Shining City on a Hill” been Fundamentally Changed?

President Obama declared defiantly Tuesday that his signature health-care law is “here to stay” and urged Republicans to abandon what he called a right-wing “ideological crusade” to derail it, saying they have the ability to “reopen the government” following a shutdown that took effect at midnight.

I watched with ambivalence the President of the United States “scapegoat” the Republican Party over and over for the past 4 1/2/ years but this was the final movement into stirring “mob hatred”. It was a fearful sight for those who are weak and faint of heart but I truly believe that somehow Right — and I don’t mean an ideology but “Right” in the sense of a “RIGHTEOUS” heart and hand will prevail.

Politics rely upon the spoken word reaching a needful heart or spirit. In turn this needful spirit will be stirred up enough to buy the words of the politician and move them to vote for him/her. In the case of Barack Obama, he appealed to all sides for various reasons. For the Black and Brown people he WAS/IS a symbol of “Hope and Change” For all of the times they felt marginalized, he was vindication, he was a hope for a better day and the change from the old days.

In the prologue to the second of his autobiographies, “The Audacity of Hope,” Barack Obama said: “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” He was a blank slate that appealed to the need for “cool”, the need for someone other than the old brown or white haired patrician who never had to worry about money, the was the “guilt eraser” for the liberal white — of either party, he was light-brown enough (a point that was salivated over by Harry Reid) enough to appeal to the Hispanics, he made the ladies swoon with his support for abortion ( remember the statement if his daughters “make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”) , he made Black women worship him for his adoration for his Black wife. He was the Black Romeo of their dreams. And to Black men he was DA Man. Tables were finally turned. This not all he was but just a smidgen or taste of the phenomenon. To many he was/is their God.

Heck, he made Chris Matthews have something going on up his leg.

We watched him read, from his teleprompter, and we thought that by moving his head back and forth he was being sincere. But I maintain this, he never lied about his intent to “fundamentally change” America. America has been “fundamentally changed”. So, what does the word “fundamental” mean? It is a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based.

So, what is our central and primary rule? What forms the core of our beliefs as a nation? Why the Constitution of course. And the fundamental change has been occurring over the past 41/2 years with lightening precision. The First Amendment to the Constitution concerning Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion have been challenged by the Administration. Under the guise of Political Correctness the correct speech is prescribed by one side.
The Second Amendment regarding the right of people of the United States to keep and bear arms is challenged at any turn. Any tragedy is merit enough to call for the surrender of your private gun.

In the fundamental change, the will of the few will prevail by the strategy of divide and conquer. Government bodies such as the Justice Department and the IRS instruct Black Churches how to engage in political activity while maintaining their tax status.

This fundamental change is so strong that we cannot comprehend what our “lying eyes” are telling us. That unemployment is still high and getting higher, that food stamps and dependency are being shoved down our throats……. That we are giving up.

A Health Care Law is passed by the one party dominant in both houses, and called “bipartisan”. Passed onto the general public with misleading numbers and percentages that confound the average, with promises of “helping the middle class” , “helping the poor”, all while exempting friends and enablers and lining the pockets of many. Americans are optimistic people who will eat the poison covered with sugar. I hope the sugar will prevail as the bitterness of broken promises become clear. He is right, it is a done deal, in as much as the health care we might have enjoyed in the past is “done”.

And finally, the mob is instructed to hate. Repeated messages piped in by the President day and night, afternoon and evening regarding how much of a demon the conservatives — in particular the Tea Party is. Isolation and scapegoating, hmmmm Where have we heard of that tactic before……….. Government shutdown that lasts for a short time to stand up for what is right, makes us quake in our boots. A man who stands for 21 hours is criticized by those who fear losing their “seat”.

And he does have help coming from the most unlikely sources….. elderly women such as Maxine Waters screeching that “The tea party can go straight to hell!”. Well I have a better one for her:

Romans 2:6-8

6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a] 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
And another elderly lawmaker from Maryland ,salivating while spewing the word “Teabagger” to describe people who simply believe differently than she does. Does she even know what she speaks of?

So, we get back to our President. He who now speaks of the Armed Forces and “My Military” — he assured them that He will make sure that they do not suffer. Oh. Boy. Are we ever going to get back to the country that Nathan Hale so Proudly stated as his last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
Or have we become too “fundamentally changed” to ever be the “the shining city on the hill” ?

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One Response to “Has the “Shining City on a Hill” been Fundamentally Changed?”
  1. mgrossman91 says:

    Angela thank you for your insight into this quagmire of a government. Please continue to keep us updated its refreshing to hear the truth. Good or Bad.

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