"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague."
The above quote is attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero Circa 58 BC in a speech given to the Roman Senate. This quote has so much meaning in what is happening today within our government. The recent debate on the abortifacient mandate is a prime example of how our politicians "speak in accents familiar to his victims". The left says this is about women's health, women's right's, and family. Yet it is an assault on our right to religious freedom. Obama has stated that he believes the church stops at the doors of the house of worship. Religion doesn't extend past the doors of the church and therefore forcing Catholic Hospitals and Universities to purchase products that violate their conscience is not an issue. See to Obama, the St. Joseph Hospital for Children is not a religious organization but just another hospital. This assault on religion is a example of how Obama and his enablers on the left are implementing their war against America.
America was founded on the fundamental principles of individual freedom and liberties. The left has steadily been taking away freedom and rights from individuals and making the State the owner of the rights and freedoms. Bush was ridiculed by the left because of his faith based initiatives. Yet the left hails the individual mandate in Obama's health care takeover. Obama has divided America with his populist rhetoric. It used to be everyone had dreams of making it big, Obama is pushing not to provide opportunity but to take from the rich to give to the poor. Rhetoric is the accent Obama uses to speak to victims. The left is famous for using anecdotal evidence and parading around individuals when it suits their cause. Yet once their cause is under government control the left forgets its victims.
Take Cindy Sheehan for example. Ms. Sheehan was a media darling protesting the Iraq war after her son died in combat. The left paraded her around and allowed her to speak and constantly used her to spread anti war sentiment. Yet once Bush was vanquished and public opinion turned against Bush, the left no longer had a need for Ms. Sheehan and cast her away. See the Democrats won Congress in 2006 and followed that up with expanding their majorities and winning the White house in 2008. Sheehan was the useful idiot, only popular when she was undermining a Republican but no longer necessary when the left got their liberal dream for a President. As Obama's mask slips we can see the for all of his rhetoric, all of his "nuances" and pragmatism is nothing more than the mask of an elitist that believes he knows what is best for individuals rather than the individuals themselves. It is Obama spreading the hate and discontent. It is Obama that ridiculed the tea Party activists as racist and insincere, yet wraps his arms around the Occupy movement.
The Occupy movement will again become part of Obama's useful idiots. Obama will attempt to buy their votes by initiating ideas that appeals to this segment of the electorate at the expense of the rest of the country. Obama has forsaken the good of the country with the keystone decision to keep his extremist base satisfied. Obama will continue dividing the country and taking away the individual freedoms for as long as he is President. The Fast and Furious fiasco was nothing more than a scheme to limit the individual right to bear arms. There hasn't been one policy proposed by Obama that is for the greater good of American citizens. Every policy implemented by Obama has been to weaken American Exceptionalism. Obama's policies have taken away freedoms and liberties from the individuals and given them to the federal government. We should all be very afraid. When the DNC Chair says its not the job of religious sectors to define what is good for the people and that is the job of government we should all be outraged. We are about to lose our country to a group of elitists that want to dictate to individuals what is good for them.
We can llok at everything from liberal education to the minimum wage to the dependency on social welfare and entitlement programs. None of these is there to help the greater good but make individuals dependent on the State for their very survival. Education in America is sorely lacking. Yet school teachers find it more important to teach kindergarteners sex education while our reading, writing, and arithmetic, scores continue to decline. Through our liberal laws we keep raising the age of responsibility rather than really hold anyone responsible. We wouldn't want Obama's daughters punished because they decided to have unprotected sex. We wouldn't want homeowners responsible for the debt documents they sign we'll just bail them out. We wouldn't want our children to learn responsibility by working and saving, we'll just raise the minimum wage so employers won't take the risk of hiring adolescents when the pay is in line with what an adult would take to make ends meet. We wouldn't want to teach financial responsibility to high school students so we'll just make a law whereas no one under 18 can obtain a loan without a parent to co-sign.
In 2008, we elected an enemy of American ideals. His snake oil slogan of "hope and change" spoke to the supposed victims. Once in office Obama went down the path of taking away the very freedoms he swore to defend. Let us not make the same mistake again, Obama is the enemy within and we may not be able to recover if he has another four years to destroy our way of life. It took Obama two and a half years to even think about the economy. Do you think he will care about the unemployment rate after he is a lame duck?