Let me just say something from the outset of this post many of you will understand. I have had it up to the top of my head with all the attention given to our new president. It’s everywhere. You can’t go through a checkout lane at a store without seeing the president and his wife splattered all over the magazine covers. It’s bad enough our media got the most radical left-leaning senator in history elected to the highest office in our land, we have to endure a constant barrage of “see what we did” as we live our lives in the greatest country in the world.
In an article dated January 26, 2009, Michael Novak of National Review Online, outlines some of the president’s first acts as president. My thinking is this: if he’s shown little regard for human life in the first week, what will his presidency bring in the coming years? Those of you who voted for this man ought to be ashamed of yourselves. He will do more to damage the moral fabric of our already reeling society than you can possibly imagine.
From Mr. Novak’s article, we learn the following:
- On January 20, President Obama called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. He also declared his intention to give multiple rights and privileges to homosexual couples.
- On January 22, he issued an order announcing his intention to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay within one year, but admits he has not figured out how to do that. President Bush had expressed a similar wish, but could find no nations willing to take responsibility for the detainees.
- On January 23, President Obama issued an order that authorizes tax dollars for abortions abroad.
I believe the president understands how influential conservative talk radio can be, and he called out one its most important voices a few days ago. “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done” is what he told top GOP leaders recently as they met with him to discuss his nearly $1 trillion dollar stimulus package. Of course, the White House defended the remark by saying he was making a bigger point: not to let partisan politics derail the work that’s going on.
There is nothing new in this post that hasn’t already been written about. My friend Larry Jackson from My Take has written several informative posts about President Obama’s policies. Larry’s accumen for political matters far exceeds mine, without a doubt. In this post, he describes the president’s clear break from President Bush’s policies, and gives proof what many clear-thinking conservatives have known all along.
I would like to know how long America is willing to put up with the president’s radical agenda. How long will the media’s love affair with Mr. Obama last? Will he be given a pass on every issue? There’s no doubt we should pray for those who lead us, and we ought to show this president more respect than many on the left showed our former president.
People say, “give him a chance, he’s just walked into office.” Of course, either within the same sentence or shortly thereafter, we must hear “the last eight years have brought our country nothing but trouble.” Eight years, is that right? What about… No, there goes that liberal pass again.