President Obama’s First Inauguration, Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Peace and Freedom Commentary
By John Francis Carey
Inauguration Day is about the happiest day in the political calendar here in the United States.
It’s always a time of hope and promise and joy that our political system, our cherished democracy, works.
Often times, after a few years, we become less hopeful. Maybe even jaded.
Barack Obama’s first inauguration was a time of particular joy and hope because America had, yet again, changed the world by doing something that had never been done before. People on the Mall in Washington DC that day were filled with honest-to-goodness joy for Mr. Obama, the American system, and our fellow man.
For me, it was a moment of patriotic pride like the one when the first man walked on the moon. The fist man on the moon was one of us. An American.
And in every great endeavor, the people invest their trust in the leader, and the leader pays us back with the truth.
That’s the compact between the leaders and the people.
Every great accomplishment in America is the culmination of the bond between the people and the belief that our top leaders are even more patriotic and truthful and good than the rest of us.
President John F. Kennedy said at his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Sadly, nobody talks that way in American anymore. It seems like everyone, even our political class, our elites, is saying, “Get what you can and never mind the truth,” or “The end justifies the means.”
The truth, sadly, has gotten lost in the Obama Administration.
You couldn’t keep your doctor or your plan. But look how well it all turned out! Many more that were uninsured are now insured!
The end justifies the means. Sorry some of you lost your doctor and your plan and your savings to pay the new premiums.
There are no “radical Islamic terrorists.” That would be an offensive remark to all Muslims.
And “what difference at this point does it make?”
Human lives and the truth ALWAYS MATTER.
“What difference at this point does it make?” are the words spoken by then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the lawmakers charged in our American democracy to find the truth and to keep the executive branch of government “in check.” Hillary Clinton’s poor choice of words indicates a wrongful disdain for the truth, and a lack of respect for the lives and the families entrusted to her safekeeping to carry out the mission of the United States government.
These four dead Americans, who believed so whole-heatedly in America that they volunteered to serve the the most troubled hot spot of all our diplomatic posts, became pawns in the great political infighting that now threatens to ruin our democracy. Their stories were never truly told because it was easier to lie during the election season.
The hero Chris Stevens along with Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were not respected enough to get the truth.
Their blood was just another wrong-headed conservative newspaper editorial to be spun, lied about and defamed.
The leaders in America, at least some of them, lost the truth because they are not serving the people in the way John Kennedy had hoped. They are too busy covering up their own behind. They are consciously upon a covert mission to change America into their own version of the politically correct society.
There’s a lot of talk about tolerance and there’s a very high tolerance for lying.
The end justifies the means. Conservative lawmakers are the enemy. And conservative groups are denied their rights by the IRS while the President of the United States says, “there is not a smidgen of evidence of wrong doing.”
That was not true.
There’s a high tolerance for death, as long as there’s no mention of Islam.
Our American democracy has built-in accountability. Every one of us, every American gets to have her or his say in all of this.
Its often difficult on election day because, upon reading the ballot, some of us know they are all liars — on both sides.
So for myself, the current state of American democracy is this: I’ve decided not to vote for anyone who stepped over dead Americans to get to their lofty perch. Because in every dead American serving her or his country, like Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith — there is a part of me. They were there representing me and my family and my flag and the kind of America and Americans I want us all to be.
I will not dishonor them by voting for anyone that stepped over their blood and lied about it.
We should not shame them with more lies.
As Hillary Clinton said after the report by Trey Gowdy and his committee was released, “It’s time to move on.”
It might be time to move ahead to Donald Trump. Hillary had her chance to defend America.
And she failed.
Updated on July 26, 2016
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Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/09/obamacare-architect-lack-of-transparency-was-key-because-stupidity-of-the-american-voter-would-have-killed-obamacare/#ixzz3x3hwzqxd