ELDER PATRIOT – Some people just cannot get their arms around the fact that President Obama isn’t weak, isn’t feckless and isn’t misguided.  He is moving like a guided missile towards, ignoring congress when it suits him, remaking America into his image.  After almost seven years in office he’s made one thing abundantly clear, he hates what America has stood for and he will use every tool available to him to destroy the freedoms of the people. 

His incessant push for gun control is a prime example of his master plan.  He allows, or perhaps even orchestrates, the occurrence of mass shootings in order to push his agenda of removing guns from the hands of Americans even while he arms and funds terror groups like ISIS who openly threaten to kill us. 

He freely verbalizes his disgust for Christianity and “conservative extremists” while steadfastly refusing to us the words Islamic, Muslin, terrorist, radical, and extremist together in a sentence.

He openly lies to Americans about our nation having a history of unregulated immigration while refusing to enforce the closing of our borders as the law demands.  Read that one again.  There are and always have been laws limiting and controlling the flow of immigrants.  Obama ignores them even as he has sworn to enforce them.  In the process he is welcoming criminals, disease, and a distortion of our economy.  Immigrants either take the jobs of American workers or live on the public dole adding to the already recklessly high debt burden we will pass to our children.

His execution of military strategy in the Middle East has diminished our forces capabilities and directly led to the unnecessary deaths and dismemberments of our brave enlisted personnel.

He has deliberately worked to damage relationships with long-standing allies that share a common culture with us while insisting we must build new alliances in their place with cultures that seek to destroy us or remake us in their image.

His support of Dodd-Frank has diminished Main Street businesses immeasurably while paving the way for unseemly large cap corporate consolidation of whole industries.  Dodd-Frank also guarantees international bankers financial bailouts no matter how unethical, unseemly, or risky their investment decision-making has been.  Main Street has long been the engine room for job creation and new ideas that have served as the seeds for tomorrow’s evolving economy. 

No matter how his administration tortures the numbers to arrive at their “official unemployment” accounting, they cannot escape the fact that a record number of Americans cannot find jobs and many of those that do are under employed.  This is not by accident.

As Main Street businesses wither and close, large cap corporations move in to control the industries that they served.  Their economies of scale, coupled with the unfriendly small business environment created by the Obama administration have diminished competition for sales and paved the way for record large cap corporate profits that drove stock prices skyward as we were told we were experiencing a “jobless” recovery.

There was no long-term recovery, though, as our now stagnant stock market tells us, only consolidation of sales into fewer and fewer companies.  Why would this interest Obama?  The answer is simple; he is a Marxist and seeks government control over all means of production.  Nationalizing an industry that is spread over tens of thousands of small businesses would be met with stiff political resistance by the people who work for them and their families and friends.  Nationalizing a few corporations that have large bottom lines bloated from shipping Americans’ jobs offshore might become a popular political move for many disgusted, desperate and out-of-work voters.  We are already witnessing evidence this strategy works with the ascendancy of Bernie Sanders.

Our system of government does not give unbridled powers to any one person.  How did Obama corrupt the congress we elected to protect us if he became a risk to our freedoms?  Despite their denials the Democrats already shared his Marxist ideologies and his disregard for the people they were elected to serve.  Unfortunately, the Republicans we elected to defend us, and who had the numbers to do so flat out lied to us about being conservatives who would defend our wallets and our freedoms.  Not all of them and not even most of them.  Just enough of them to allow his agenda to be implemented whether by voting to fund it, providing the votes to pass legislation advancing it, or refusing to hold him accountable for not enforcing existing laws.

The Framers of our Constitution foresaw the possibility of a tyrant like Barack Hussein Obama gaining power and guaranteed our defense against him by giving us the Second Amendment.  Noah Webster wrote this in “An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution” (Philadelphia 1787):

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”   

It is becoming clear that the American people stand alone in the defense of their freedoms having been betrayed by those they elected to protect them.  Now, more than ever American patriots best “cling to their guns and their religion” to see America through what is likely coming in Obama’s last unbridled year in office.