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September 16, 2012

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Making the case against Obama

Last week I saw “2016: Obama’s America.”

“Obama’s America,” a fitting title, I believe, for a movie which exposes how, as president, Barack Obama is in the process of making the United States into the image of what he believes America should be.

In this documentary-style movie, Dinesh D’Souza explores the question of motivation: What motivates a man to aspire to the highest office in the land, only to bring the land to its knees? For D’Souza, the answer lies hidden in understanding the personal history of Barack Obama. We are taken through the narrative of his upbringing, beginning with a leftist mother and years in an anti-colonial Indonesia as a child; mentored in his youth by a “breathtakingly anti-American,” card-carrying communist, Frank Marshall Davis, and immersed in “oppression studies” at the University of Hawaii; and capped off with a host of left to far-left relationships which served to shore up and cement his own strongly leftist ideology.

I’m sure that one dilemma in creating a movie which brings to light the influences of Obama’s past was in deciding how to limit the choices so as not to overwhelm viewers. Even so, it was startling to see so many of the pieces of the puzzle come together in one venue.

As hard as the movie was to watch, it is harder still to consider what those influences will mean for us should Obama win re-election. These past three and a half years are proof enough of our president’s commitment to bring about change. Right before our eyes, in the name of “fairness”, change is taking the form of an America which is being “equalized”, meaning, the answer to the world’s economic inequities is for the strongest to be brought down to the economic level of those who have less, be they individuals or nations. If we want to see where we’re going, we need to know where Barack Obama has been, because he seems highly motivated to “stay the course” until he brings his past fully to bear on this nation’s future.

Make no mistake: The ideology of Barack Obama is not the ideology of our forefathers or even of most Americans, Republican or Democrat, who are working to carve out their piece of “the American Dream.” The specifics of that dream have different focuses, but historically for the majority it has included honoring God, working hard with a goal to being financially successful, respecting one another’s freedoms, and celebrating achievements that have been honestly earned. As a nation, this is what we have aspired to, and this has been our proud heritage.

There is no one man responsible for the failures of the current economy and the chipping away of our heritage; a “collaborative” effort involving many people over several decades has brought us to our current condition. However, there is one man who has been in a position for the past four years, as our president, to guide our nation on a sound course by recognizing the exceptional qualities of Americans, past and present, and drawing out the greatness of those citizens so that she might be greater still.

Barack Obama has been true to his ideals. And this time around, we know both  what those ideals are, and what some of the driving forces behind those ideals are. The relevant questions now are, will Americans be better or worse off as a country with Barack Obama and his ideology marking the course of our future? Will the United States of America continue to be a great nation growing stronger or a nation in decline?

Watch “2016: Obama’s America” and consider Barack Obama’s background as you ponder the impact of the future of the United States were he to be given another four years; then exercise your freedom and vote.

— Kathie Munson

Terre Haute

Thanks for recent road work

A special thanks to Paul Mason, county commissioner, and their crews for the excellent maintenance of our roads in Vigo County. People do not realize how good our roads are compared to some other counties.

The recent pothole repairs in the northern part of our county are deeply appreciated.

— Dave Lawrence

Terre Haute

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