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Obama’s Second Inaugural Address – Annotated for the Real World


Talk About Code Language


By: kipling (Diary) | January 21st, 2013 at 06:56 PM | 0

I could not stand to listen to the speech but I did read the transcript. Here are some of my thoughts and questions as we move “Forward” into our decline as a nation.

THE PRESIDENT: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Mr. Obama has long proclaimed that the United States was not founded as a Christian nation or upon Christian principles. He is historically and factually wrong. The Founding Fathers were all Christians – even if some were Deists, which after all is a Christian heresy – and they drew upon an intellectual tradition dating back to the Protestant Reformation. Although many of them interpreted that tradition through the Enlightenment, their thoughts and political theories came from the mainstream of Christian thought. The United States was swaddled in the basic tenets of the Christian faith and grew accordingly. For more information, see Michael Novak’s On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding. Scissors-32x32.png

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Congratulations to Barack Obama on Another Four Years to Cement the Utter Destruction of My Children’s Future


Filed under: General— Patterico @ 12:33 am

Today, we (re)inaugurate a liar.

What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: “At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’ “

There is no possible way Barack Obama is that stupid.

He knows spending as a percentage of GDP has exploded under his presidency. Scissors-32x32.png

I see nothing but misery on the horizon, and we’re rushing headlong towards it, led by a pompous, self-satisfied, grinning narcissistic fool. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://patterico.com/2013/01/21/congratulations-to-barack-obama-on-another-four-years-to-cement-the-utter-destruction-of-my-childrens-future/

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‘Patriotic Progressivism’, The Moron’s Oxymoron

Posted on | January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

by Smitty

Begins beta-male Brooks:

The best Inaugural Addresses make an argument for something. President Obama’s second one, which surely has to rank among the best of the past half-century, makes an argument for a pragmatic and patriotic progressivism.

This country remains founded upon individual liberty. That a pack of liars over the last century have sold an unsustainable falsehood is neither deniable nor right. ‘Progress’ remains the most expensive and destructive scam in history, and Brooks is truly a false prophet for peddling it. Scissors-32x32.png


Oh, you Devil. And I mean that in the theological sense of a deceiver selling the very causes of the problem as solutions. Human nature remains constant, technology, the variable. It’s a fine sales pitch that the variable can be used to tweak the constant. If your audience is totally fools. Peaking out at the current 51% is not likely to cut it. The implicit critique of ‘too much “me”‘. Has any President ever been so immodest as to deploy the personal pronoun like #OccupyResoluteDesk?


Our political Winter, while cold and bitter, can be followed by a Spring of reform. Scissors-32x32.png



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Obama’s alienation of the Liberty that ‘binds this nation together’


By: Mike gamecock DeVine (Diary) | January 21st, 2013 at 06:01 PM | 1

In his Second Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama pledged shared allegiance to preserving the Declaration’s unalienable rights that bind us together as exceptional Americans. Too bad he doesn’t share the Founders’ understanding of Liberty nor the Constitution’s insistence upon the separation of limited government powers necessary to preserve it.

The Commander-in-Chief that even Algeria’s counterpart doesn’t bother to call when authorizing military actions that deem American hostages expendable, likened the oath he swore to the Constitution at noon today on the west steps of the Capitol, to those sworn to by soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in the U.S. armed force that defend us with their lives.

Too bad the President doesn’t deem his Oath to require his office to defend them in Benghazi or even allow them to defend each other; but he does admit today that: Scissors-32x32.png



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The Significance of Obama’s Inaugural Address


Peter Wehner | @Peter_Wehner 01.21.2013 - 6:30 PM

President Obama’s inaugural address was eloquent and moving in parts. It was also deeply partisan and polarizing, something that is unusual for a day normally devoted to unity and common purpose.


But not in Barack Obama’s America. In his inaugural speech he did what he seemingly cannot keep himself from doing: portraying himself and his followers as Children of Light and portraying his opponents as Children of Darkness. Scissors-32x32.png

Mr. Obama’s speech was not a call to unity; it was a summons to his liberal base to fight–on global warming, for gay rights, for gun control, for renewable energy, and for a diminished American role in world affairs. And the president’s speech also signaled that he will oppose, with passion and demagoguery, anyone who attempts to reform our entitlement programs. Scissors-32x32.png


“Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words [from the Declaration] with the realities of our time.” Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/01/21/the-significance-of-obamas-inaugural-address/

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Full Historic Inaugural Speech



Posted by William A. Jacobson Monday, January 21, 2013 at 8:37pm


Text here


In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.


From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people.


Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?





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