The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, October 22, 2007
Two Sisters from the Right discuss this photo, in which Barack Obama apparently wants to make a point against putting one's hand on his heart during the National Anthem. When you couple this photo/controversy with Obama's removal of his "flag" lapel pin--and his subsequent commentary on the matter--when you connect all the dots, what you have is someone clearly wanting to make a point about disrespecting our flag. And from a man who wants to be President of the United States, this overt rejection of American symbolism this is both more disturbing and irresponsible:

The fact that Obama apparently feels comfortable showing his contempt for long-standing traditions speaks volumes about the man. His continued refusal to honor the flag of the United States smacks of disloyalty and defiance, but it also suggests an inability to gauge the ripples of controversy created by his actions -- not a quality we would want in the leader of our nation. For a politician running for the highest office in the land to deliberately and publicly refrain from showing respect for his country is sheer idiocy! The flag may be just a piece of cloth, but better men than Barack Obama have died to preserve what it stands for. Most Americans acknowledge that.....and so should Obama.

Obama's defenders have been quick to point out that the photo in question is not a video, and that Obama simply may have been the last to raise his hand to his heart or the first to put it down. If, however, the photo is an accurate account of the events, Obama's action -- or lack thereof -- should not be taken lightly. America doesn't need a citizen of the world with globalist ideas right now. We need a president who is committed to the United States and the United States alone.....a leader who can accurately estimate the consequences of his actions and who is not above placing his hand on his heart to honor the flag and the anthem of the country he serves.

DiscerningTexan, 10/22/2007 05:52:00 PM |