Posted By Elgin Hushbeck

One of the biggest differences I have with President Obama is that I love my country, He does not. Now I am quite sure that he and many of his supporters would take great offense to that statement, but then they take offense to most everything they disagree with. It is one of the ways they attempt to suppress differing points of view. But their offense, does not change the truth of the statement, and it remains true and clear to any who care to see.

His campaign was all about change, and in his inaugural address he said “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking America.” A dominant theme of his trips abroad has been to apologize for the country.

The simple fact is that you do not apologize for and promise to remake, something you love. When you remake something you change it into something different. Obama claiming to love America, is somewhat akin to a husband claiming to love his wife, but just wanting her to be someone else. So it is clear that Obama does not love the country I grew up in and wants to change it into something else. But it goes much deeper than just his words. It goes to the core values that define the country.

What is unique about America, and I would argue made us the greatest country the world has known, were the core values that have defined the nation since its founding. These values are called the American Trinity by Dennis Prager, and can be found on any dollar bill: In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum, and Liberty.

When I was a kid, these values were celebrated. Today they are attacked, and at the core of Obama’s attempts to remake the country is the attempt to change these values. Rather than ‘In God We Trust’ which values the importance of religious faith without sectarianism, something that most impressed de Tocqueville, when he visited the young country, we have the attempt to impose a radical secularism which seeks to drive religious views out of the public square.

That E Pluribus Unum is under attack is clear from the fact that rather than being a core value of the country, to most it is just some strange words. It means, ‘Out of Many, One,’ and initially represented the 13 colonies becoming one nation but quickly became much more, the coming together of many people into one nation. It is being replaced by multiculturalism, where the many remain the many.

The final value, Liberty, would receive some lip service from Obama, but it is hardly a driving force for the change he seeks. Obama’s policies are driven by equality, not liberty, and the two are mutually exclusive. The more government seeks one, the less there will be of the other.

The country I love, the country that emerged from the revolution to become the greatest country the world has seen was defined by Liberty, E Pluribus Unum, and In God We Trust. The country Obama seeks to remake us into is defined by Equality, Multiculturalism, and Secularism. If he succeeds the only thing that would remain to make the transformation complete would be to change the name to Omerica.

May 6th, 2009

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