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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Old Glory Waving


Time is running out. With only four months to go to the November election, we'd better try to visualize our future with each of the presidential candidates.

Under the wrong administration, the United States Constitution might cease to exist. Given an attack the size of 9/11 or larger on our country, destruction might be great enough to result in placing our nation under martial law. A mere group of 19 men armed only with box cutters in a few minutes vaporized 3000 people in their skyscrapers and the Pentagon, severely damaged our national military headquarters and financial center, ran our congressmen out of their offices, grounded air travel, and dealt a blow to our economy with effects which lasted over a year. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that a larger attack on one of our cities with a more destructive weapon might result in takeover of control of the nation by the president. He might rule by fiat, the constitutional checks and balances gone. A Marxist-Muslim Barack Hussein Obama as president might in effect swiftly nullify the Constitution.

Barack Hussein Obama has thus far succeeded in concealing or pragmatically denouncing the Muslims, communists, terrorists, and crooks he has associated himself with all his life; and he is slow to reject the endorsements of his presidential candidacy by such despots and terrorists as Kim Jong Il, Ahmedinejad, Hugo Chavez, Muammar Khadafi, Fidel Castro and Hezbollah. Heavily funded by the likes of multi-billionaire Greek George Soros, he plays into the hands of the Marxist media who seem to be more interested in building an intriguing story than supporting our nation at war.

Perhaps thoughtful voters are not deceived by Mr. Obama's pandering and oratorical spell-binding. Maybe they noticed the presidential seal he designed for himself to use on the podium as he spoke at a Democrat governors meeting June 20, 2008. His seal was a take-off on the Great Seal of The United States, but, there was no flag on the seal. An "O" on the spread-eagled breast was where the flag should be. Obama's name replaced the United States of America, saying, "Obama for America" (without identifying what part of the Western Hemisphere he was for, such as the United States, Cuba or Venezuela); the motto, "Yes, we can" replaced "E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of many, one"); and Congress was evidently out of a job, because our leader's web site was provided, which we may go to directly, to discover what we must do to serve him. Might Mr.Obama take down the American flag now waving over the White House and replace it on alternate days with the hammer and sickle, and the crescent and scimitar? He has an obvious aversion to display of our flag.

With the presidential election approaching, we urgently need to realize how little there really is left of our Constitution, and which contender for the office is apt to repair the damage done. Today, our once-revered Constitution is often ignored and sometimes reviled. Property rights are no longer assured - the Kelo decision allowed a local jurisdiction to exercise eminent domain and transfer private property from one owner to another in order to increase tax revenue. National sovereignty is no longer protected. We entertain such demeaning schemes as the Kyoto treaty, the North American Union, the Global Poverty Act, and the Law of The Sea. Individual liberty is severely threatened by "fairness in broadcasting," abortion, hand over of local public schools to a massive federal bureaucracy, transfer of wealth, and persecution of Christians. Meanwhile, armed combatants detained by our armed forces overseas are extended rights of United States citizens and prisoners of war when the detainees qualify as neither; and the judicial branch usurps the exclusive authority of the legislative and executive branches to write and execute law.

Francis Scott Key's anxiety that night 194 years ago was well founded. Ratification of our Constitution had created us as a nation just 27 years earlier, and British warships were bombarding our defenders on Fort McHenry.

"O say can you see," Mr. Key wrote, "What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

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O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

Our flag and the republic for which it stands were in mortal danger in 1814 - and are much more so now. Incredibly, we are actually considering elevating to the position of president someone ineligible for a security clearance. He has closely associated himself his entire life with communists, terrorists and crooks to the extent that he is a potentially grave security risk.

Lest we lose what liberty and freedom we now have, we had better vote someone into the office of president who unabashedly loves our country and its Constitution. That would be Senator John McCain.

"And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

Francis Baker
POMIL Research Analyst
giarmy@earthlink.net

Francis Baker will now be an official contributor to "Once More Into the Breach" as often as possible so rather than quoting his whole piece as in the past his posts will appear as regular posts with his POMIL email included.


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