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Obama’s communist-supporting spiritual adviser Jim Wallis

Written on Friday, July 15, 2011 by

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In the previous column on this topic, I discussed how the Churchian Left, basically the liberal Democrats at prayer, exploit the widespread American respect for the Bible to distort its teachings for political ends.  Their scriptural pretzelizing has continued with the emotional blackmail by Obama’s spiritual adviser, Rev. Jim Wallis, in his “What would Jesus Cut?” mantra.

Who is Jim Wallis?

It should surprise no one nowadays that Obama would select radical leftists for his friends, advisers and “Czars”.  Wallis is no exception.  For decades, his magazine Sojourners has supported Communist dictators from Castro to the Vietcong to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.  He has long been part of the “blame America first” crowd, exulting when America lost in Vietnam:

“I don’t know how else to express the quiet emotion that rushed through me when the news reports showed that the United States had finally been defeated in Vietnam.”

Naturally, like most vocal leftists over the last century, he showed no compassion for the millions of victims of the communist bloodbath that followed.  In fact, he even scoffed at those desperate to escape, as trying “to support their consumer habits in other lands.”  For more, see Jim Wallis: Obama’s “Red” Spiritual Adviser  by Dr. David Noebel, March 26, 2009.

Would Jesus bear the Roman sword?

Since Wallis and other leftists are so keen to ask their question, it’s only fair that we ask one of them.  The point is the government is an exercise of force.  In the Bible, this was symbolized by the sword, the main weapon of the Roman Army.  The Apostle Paul said:

“But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” (Romans 13:4).

Nothing has really changed today.  All government bureaucracies have the implied threat of force to back them up, but now it’s a gun instead of a sword.  For example, if you refuse to comply with the IRS or EPA, they will call on the goons to arrest and jail you at gunpoint.

Thus Wallis’ assertion that Jesus would keep government leftist programs is basically equivalent to: Jesus would bear the Roman sword, or the American gun, to force people to give.  This principle can be applied to many pet pseudo-biblical “proofs” of Churchian leftists.

Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler

In the Gospels, we read an account where a very wealthy young man asked Jesus what to do to inherit eternal life.  Jesus replied:

“One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22).

Of course, the Churchian Left just loves this.  But they wrench it out of any context to support their socialist wealth redistribution.

First, as pointed out above, Jesus did not force this man at the point of a sword. The man was free to refuse, as he did.  This alone is enough to refute the Left’s biblical gymnastics.

Second, Jesus told him to distribute among the poor.  Jesus did not tell him to give it to the government!  Furthermore, the government keeps 75% and gives only a quarter to the poor at most.  And what do politicians do with the other 75%?  Buy votes to stay in power, of course! Economic historian Burt Folsom, a leading expert on the leftist causes of the Depression, pointed out:

“When some politicians, using Jesus’ name, campaign to take money forcibly from the rich to give to the poor they are saying that politicians know better how to spend money than the people from whom the money is taken. Just to take one example, in 1932 politicians took $300 million in tax dollars to set up the Emergency Relief Administration–the first direct welfare program in U. S. history. How did the politicians decide to distribute the tax dollars received? Illinois, a swing state, received more than $55 million. Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Nebraska, all of which tended back then to be Republican states, all received zero dollars. Thus, Massachusetts had to raise money to support its own unemployed people as well as giving tax dollars to support Illinois.”

Direct charitable giving, as Jesus advocated but the Churchian Left mock, is far better: the donor then has an incentive to make sure that the wealth does some good for the poor.  And a direct donor is in a far better position than a government bureaucrat to know whether someone deserves a hand up or a kick in the pants!

Third, this was not a command for everyone, but only for this young man who idolized his bucks!  This is easy to show: Jesus had other rich friends, and there was no hint that they should give all their wealth away.  For example, Jesus had other things to say to the wealthy Nicodemus (John 3), and He was supported in His ministry by wealthy women Mary and Martha.  He ministered to the tax collector Zacchaeus, who voluntarily promised to give half (not all) his goods to the poor, and restore fourfold to anyone he had defrauded (not pay more tax to the government!).  See Luke 19:1–10.

Government, greed, wealth and poverty

Wallis, like liberals in general, miss another obvious point: for any wealth to be distributed, it must be generated first!  But leftist policies usually punish those who acquire it.

Suppose there is a man who idolizes wealth. Suppose also, there is a government with only the functions the Bible gives it (Romans 13, as above): protecting lives and property, and punishing wrongdoing (not wrong attitudes).  The only way this man can satisfy his greed is to find out what lots of people want, find a way to give it them for the price he can afford, and do it better than competitors.

This has done more to help the poor cease to be poor than all the leftist pseudo-intellectuals combined.  Now most of the “poor” in America have their own car, TV, DVD players, and more than enough food; and more opportunities with better-paying jobs.  Conversely, most of the worst poverty in this country is precisely the result of the big government Wallis loves.  See the great economist Milton Friedman explain below:

Furthermore, if there is a big government as Wallis loves, this greedy person might find it far more lucrative to bribe politicians, oops sorry, contribute to their campaigns, so that they apply trade barriers or regulations to competitors.   I.e. this greedy person buys the sword or gun of the government to gain wealth at the expense of consumers.  After all, as the saying goes, “when buying and selling is regulated, the first to be bought or sold are the regulators.”

A good example is ethanol, as explained in a previous Patriot column: the lobby has lucrative subsidies—government forcing taxpayers, effectively at gunpoint, to donate to ethanol production; and it has also persuaded the government—again, effectively at gunpoint—to force motorists to contaminate their gasoline with their rotten product.

Conclusion

As explained in a previous Patriot column, leftist policies hurt the poor, but leftists are rarely concerned with results, despite their rhetoric of compassion.  It is even worse when Leftists invoke the name of Jesus, as if he bore the Sword or Gun of Government; this is simply gross theological malpractice.  Obama’s own spiritual adviser, Rev. Jim Wallis, not only shares the Left’s lack of concern for the poor themselves, but mocks the many victims of murderous communism.

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  • T-Partier

    Super Big Government a/k/a ‘Jesus’ wants you to serve it or else it will punish you for all eternity in hell.

    • tumblingweed 32

      Hey fool,
      Jesus is not a tyrant, he is a healer and comforter. And He does not make the decision for anyone on how to live their lives. He says that He is not willing that any should perrish, but all should come to repentance. And every respectable country on this planet uses laws that are crafted by using the Biblical 10 comandments as a guide. We have the right to choose what to believe and who to serve.

    • Dave

      May God forgive you if you believe these twistings of Jesus’s word.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Dave is self-confessed liberal Democrat who has stated explicitly that doesn’t like any theistic religion.

    • http://politicstop.com Steven_H

      Which twisting of Jesus’ words? The liberal left are the first to twist anything biblical to fit their agenda, yet the last to actually be spiritual themselves. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.”

    • http://www.reformdc.com nax777

      Try reading the holy bible yourself.

      The Governing parties are unbeatable. Immigration cannot be enforced or reversed. Life does not begin at conception. If you believe in any one of these statements then you are just blowing smoke in here.

      Protect your right to self-preservation. Only those with a strong will to maintain numbers and a defensive army will prosper. The more people that engage in distraction the easier it is for the focused.

      Goooh.com, NumbersUSA.com and SBA-list.org depend on active rolls from people as any movement needs in order to succeed. Reformdc.com links to these movements, you might be able to click on my name.

    • http://moses.vemma.com Richard Moses

      Contrary to your post – “Governments are Unbeatable” – I have to correct you. Every govt party, and all govts ARE BEATABLE! We, here in the USA, elect those who are supposed to represent us. WE can remove them from office if they don’t do what WE want them to do. All it takes is a determined voter and a following of other determined voters, and WE cab change govt parties, and govts.

    • Apache6

      To T-Partier,I don’t believe you are really a member of the TEA PARTY !!!

    • justmyrtle

      Does the tea party know what your are posting on these nets? I don’t believe it. If you are a member you should be kicked out for working against the things we stand for.

    • pig dung chewing muslim slayer…

      Mock the Lord Jesus and spend your forever in hell.Forever is a long time for a bad choice….

  • T-Partier

    First, as pointed out above, Jesus did not force this man at the point of a sword. The man was free to refuse, as he did. This alone is enough to refute the Left’s biblical gymnastics.

    —————

    Jesus used the sharpest, most vicious sword of all: the threat of eternal punishment.

    • Budman68

      But he did not force anyone AT THE SWORD OF GOVERNMENT to accept his teachings.

  • Lynn

    Stop for a minute Patriots and really let this sink in as if too unbelievable in this OUR White House in the United States of America! Outrageous!!!! Gross theological mal practice is too kind for the so called Rev. Jim Wallis. May he and the rest of the “spiritual advisors” burn forever in hell where they are going to be tortured day and night. And it won’t be long now. Obama’s evil hoard and anti American – anti Christ regime are seeing their last days. Time to lock and load Patriots! This is too dispictable for words!!

    • Apache6

      I’M COCKED,LOCKED,and READY TO ROCK,Lynn !!

    • susanm

      CALL ME, I WILL BE READY……LET’S ROLL.

    • http://moses.vemma.com Richard Moses

      I and many of my friends will stand at your shoulders, when you decide to take on the Establishment.

    • Lynn

      Come on Richard, bring your friends, the bus is ready and we just have to stop by and pick up Sarah first. The Establishment is in our sights. Let’s roll!

    • Lynn

      Thank God for the WOMEN! I’m calling you – now get me that number – QUICK!

    • Lynn

      Ok Apache6, Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! – I’m serious now, don’t play games with me. :) Carry on..

    • justmyrtle

      JESUS,in HIS WORD told us that these days were coming. Even though, I am not ready for the evil in our government and the things they are forcing. GOD give us the right to choose, the government is trying to force what they want us to have and to do. Therefore they should not compare favorably, the government and GOD’S WORD. THAT IS EVIL IN ITSELF.

    • Dave

      God Bless you President Obama.

    • guest

      Dave..unforuately God can not bless Obama. God say’s if we regard inquity in our heart’s God will not hear us’. God also said lier’s will have their place in the lake of fire’.

    • http://Yahoo.com Thomas Martin

      dave, heard that you and obama almost got eaten by two shit eating dog.

  • ARMYOF69

    How do these criminals get to be “reverends”. I am sick to my stomach every time I see one on TV , calling himself reverend.
    must be the end days I guess with all of these false prophets.

    • Alan Cluver

      False teachers, not false prophets! The Bible states that false teachers will suffer more in Hell then those that they mislead. They become reverends because people are to stupid to actually study the Bible themselves, instead they listen to a false teacher that says what they want to here! As for “reverend” the name is not in Bible which would make it nonbiblical. I have seen a Pastor(which also is not Biblical) tell his followers that Christ came to end poverty & sickness which is false, and yet they all cheered him because they didn’t study the Bible, just took his word for it!

    • justmyrtle

      Alan, very well said. It is very important we study the Bible and know what it says, especially in these days just before the return of CHRIST the Bible will be very much distorted and if you don’t know what is in there you will be fooled, and that ain’t good.

    • Dave

      MATTHEW 5-7 (King James Bible Clarified New Testament)

      5:38 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a
      tooth for a tooth:

      5:39 But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall
      smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.

      5:40 And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat,
      let him have your cloak also.

      5:41 And whosoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two.

      5:42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you
      turn you not away.

      5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your
      neighbor, and hate your enemy.

      5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
      do good to them that hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use
      you, and persecute you;

    • Lynn

      Very good Dave and that is obviously why you say “God bless President Obama”. I get it. Just wish you didn’t hide the “good” stuff about what you believe, which is actually truth,so many times and let your light shine. People are listening to you.

    • guest

      Oh I see dave..i thought you were blessing obama in his evil choices. And agreeing with his agenda. I looked up Matt and Jesus did say we are not to resist evil. I do think that commandment is to say when evil is done to us we are not to get revenge. Yet Jesus remember..when he went into the Temple did resist evil as he made a whip and drove them out of the Temple as well as overturned their tables.

    • Budman68

      Because, just like other institutions of “higher learning,” the divinity schools have become hotbeds of radical leftism.

    • Am2sweet

      I couldn’t agree more with you. Most preachers today aren’t reverands at all. They got their little certificate off the internet to be a preacher when they don’t know anything about the Bible. I know after listening to some of them on TV that it’s not about the Bible anyway, it’s all about their own agenda. I can’t believe how many so called ‘ministers’ have come out of the woodwork since Obama came into office. Rather makes me think he’s just a catalyst for all the ‘fake religions’ that have shown up. You know how things like that follow the devil?

    • JudyG

      You’re right. There is nothing reverent about him! He’s just part of the new world order and new world religion, as is Obama. Stand firm patriots and saints, the days are dwindling down.

    • Apache6

      DITTO,ARMYOF69,these ARE the Last Days,the RAPTURE can take place at any time now!!!

    • justmyrtle

      You are absolutly correct. All of the events leading to JESUS return have occurred. All that is left is the last attack on Israel.

  • TEMPLAR

    Being a reverend , is I’m guessing a great tax dodge, and comes with the latest Best Cadillac at great discount. And, there are many millions of idiots who will follow these “reverends” and keep them in luxury.Same people who voted this heap of trash to WASHINGTON.

    • Lynn

      Sad but true Templer and no sign of change in sight! God help us.

  • http://Yahoo.com Thomas Martin

    obama came from Kenya
    And he brought along some flies.
    When ever he opens his mouth
    Out come a pack of lies.

    Well, he goes to foreign lands
    And runs our country down.
    When it comes to stupid
    This jerk is just a clown.

    2012 we’ll send him packing
    And take our country back.
    He’s bankrupting America
    Not cutting us any slack.

    He welcomes those here illegally
    Raises our taxes too pay there fare.
    We don’t want any amnesty
    But obama does not care.

    Social security in a fix
    They say it’s almost broke.
    Well, it will only get worst
    I think obama using coke.

    The oil slick grows larger
    With every passing day.
    obama says quit whining
    Another game of golf to play.

    God bless America and our brave men and women in uniform….

    Fu-k barack hussein obam and any ass hole that voted this piece of human waste into office.

    Once again thanks to all that has served in the military to keep our country safe. I’m a vet and love each and every one of you brave people.

    We need to vote this lying asshole muslim out of office.

    • JOHN SOTOMAYOR

      See my comments above — WE NEED TO ACT NOW!

    • Kevin

      Amen, Amen. Amen Brother. You comments are as true as Obama is phony.

    • nik

      I know that “contradiction” is a mighty big word for a Tea Partier but you announce in the same statement that you only have fuck you to say to the overwhelming majority of Americans who voted for Obama in 2008.You then declare that you love each and every member of the armed services. what about the service members who voted for Obama? A great many of them did. That, my foul-mouthed Tea Party knucklehead, is what is known as a contradiction. You just contradicted yourself all over your pants AND IT SMELLS TO HIGH HEAVEN! Clean up your act!

    • ARMYOF69

      I’m just guessing mind you,
      you never served one day in the military, and you voted this piece of shit into office.
      My experience in the military says the majority of the armed forces are conservatives, you have to be when you’re facing bullets, and become religious fast , too.

    • http://moses.vemma.com Richard Moses

      I don’t know about becoming a conservative fast, when facing the enemy; but you tend to develope an intense need for religion, when the shells and mortars and rockets are hitting all around you. And this is from some one who was in the USNavy, and worked in Photo Intelligence. Been there – Done That – and I get squat for having been there and done that.

  • T Lady

    Milton Friedman was brilliant, while Wallis is a fraud. The only people who have made out like bandits with the corrupt Welfare system have been the political gatekeepers and their quasi-religious mouthpieces.

  • jelly-jam

    Jesus point was “follow me”. He knew the young man’s heart. His wealth was his God, not Jesus.

    • Lynn

      Yes, absolutely. Just like Money and Materialism are the dual gods of America. Money mad and prosperity preachers don’t help either.

  • Dan

    Hmm . . . What would Jesus cut ? GOOD QUESTION ! ! !

    (1) ABORTION FUNDING
    (2) GAY / LESBIAN FUNDING
    (3) ANTI-CHRISTIAN FUNDING
    (4) USA GOVERNMENT
    (5) THE “FED”
    (6) EDUCATION w/ ANTI_CHRISTIAN INDOCTRINATION
    (7) UNIONS
    (8) NAACP, AFL-CIO, etc.
    (9) MARXIST, COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST GROUPS, etc.
    (10) BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY ( There is no “COLLECTIVE SALVATION” )

    That is certainly FAR from ALL, but it is a GOOD START ! ! !

    • Lynn

      I agree Dan, yes that is a very good start! Good post.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    these are criminls in the white house with Al capone obummer in charge.

  • anna

    What concern’s me is ‘something’ is detroying our land..east coast..west coast..midwest..is it Harrp? Is obama behind this? Can you imagine if there is truth in harrp being waged as a war against our environment how this will benefit obama and team. If the midwest is destroyed from a shattering earthquake it will halt production of food as well as ground trucks/airplanes. interstates.etc. We will suffer famine.I bring this up because obama is a rogue element occupying the highest office of our land.If there is any truth about harrp..is obama behind this? With a country destroyed by extreme weather ppl will be too busy surviving to think about getting obama out of the wh.

    • nik

      What is harrp?

    • guest

      Nik..please look up Harrp in regard’s to the Japan earthquake and the Madrid fault. Especially look up Harrp over the madrid faultline if you live in the midwest! There are so many rumor’s cirulating the internet that it make’s one’s head spin. Yet as of yesterday Harrp was directing it’s energy at something like 1.5 pulse over the madrid faultline at a steady pace.It appear’s that everytime Harrp is active a severe earthquake occur’s..or bad weather like flooding..tornado’s..a coincidence? I just don’t know.Should we take notice? YES.If you live in the midwest..it would not hurt to store water/food.

    • Lynn

      Yes, correct. I live in the midwest and on the New Madrid fault line. It’s serious and we are aware of this now more than ever. Those of you in Missouri know what I’m talking about. Potential of horrific earthquake.

  • http://www.kidon.com/media-link MalikTous

    ‘Communist’ and ‘spiritual’ are incompatible in the same line. the Communists espouse atheism, and condemn religions and other spiritual activities. Hence this Wallis is a bigger fraud than Alabama’s George Wallace before the shooting. Dump the Liberals!

  • http://n/a ms stars and stripes

    One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (Luke 18:22).

    Does this mean Nancy Peolosi should sell her vinyards, too? Or does this christian rule only apply to “we the people?” You know, the hard worker that lives the American life.

    Its hilarious how these do-goody dems sit and judge what the “common folk” should do while they do what they please and have the audacity to throw out these parables and make them law!

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      Indeed; see my earlier column on rampant leftist hypocrisy http://patriotupdate.com/articles/the-hypocrisy-of-hypocrisy-charges

    • Lynn

      Exactly! That is what is called the Heights of Hypocrisy. Jesus was all about denying YOURSELF, taking up your cross and following him. To do what? The same work that he did, feed the hungry, care for the sick, the widows, orphans and the poor. That was his mission on earth and He is the Savior of the world. Time to get rid of the hypocrites and go to work!

  • james w. johnson

    most of the above pretty well sums up the opinions of the majority of the retired people who live in the community that i live in. i believe in a supreme being, but i cannot stand the hipocrits behind the pulpits in the churches i have tried. perhaps i expect too much.
    james w. johnson JGG

  • http://yahoo.com tod

    Two more days and all of Barry’s History(“Where’s the Birth Certificate”) will be on the number one New York Times best sellers list.We need to make sure everybody reads it, and takes down this Son of Satan for Good!

  • http://n/a ms stars and stripes

    Jesus loathed the carnival in His Father’s House, the moneychangers (those sitting in the leadership seat). I believe He was talking to those (nancy pelosi and et al) about all the riches they have and not directing this parable to the “we the people” group. Any person with a good gift of gab (articulate) can turn what is said into anything they want said and believe that as gospel. Plenty of parables regarding “wolf in sheeps clothing.” Beware of the group in the White House. They actually believe all this stuff they put out to justify their existance there. Take the emotional side out of this group of leaders and all that remains are empty words.

    • justmyrtle

      Stars, liberal radicals find great sport in smearing GOD’S WORD. What else can we expect out of them. They have not a clue the meaning any passage and that is exactly how they like it. They take it and twist it around wo that it does not even resemble what it really means, they want it to be. THEY WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!!

  • james w. johnson

    hipocrits? hypocrits? i forget.
    JimGymGem

  • http://outlookexpress Edwin

    I would be the last to say that Obama doesn’t need spiritual advisers but does it seen absurd that prayer has been condemned in our schools, courts, military and other places yet our president has a communist spiritual adviser and a muslim spiritual adviser and possibly others. Not long ago he professed to be a Christian. Where is the Christian adviser?

    • http://moses.vemma.com Richard Moses

      What does he need with a Christian Spiritual advisor, when he has Jim Wallis? He really needs to stop every thing he is doing, and take a good long look at what the rest of the country is doing. He won’t do that, though; as he is too busy spreading his brand of religion, with him as god, and having the power of life and death over the rest of this country.

  • WALTER

    First, Americr didn’t loose the(so called vietnam war,)that was a police action, by the political definition. The US won every major battle in that conflict and suffered a horrendous lose of life for nothing. The lousy politicians gave the enemy the victory
    for what ever reason they had.

    • ARMYOF69

      Actually it was a very half hearted effort at stopping the called “domino effect”. And the number of kids forced into that conflict that were ill supported by both the government and the American people, was massive,
      close to 50,000 dead. Most under 20 years of age. A disgrace on America.

    • http://moses.vemma.com Richard Moses

      That was never a disgrace for America – but a disgrace for the US Congress which was in office at that time. LBJ tried to get Congress to give him a Declaration of War against North Viet Nam, but they couldn’t see past their wallets and pocketbooks. That is why we “lost” in Viet Nam. Also, if the US had gone to the French and asked them to give up their colonies in Viet Nam, this country would never have sent any troops over there. But again, our politicians couldn’t see past their wallets and pocketbooks.

  • WALTER

    obooboo is a scourge. the only cure for this disease is a sergical removal. Cut this S O B
    out of OUR government and all his communist cronies too.

  • Justice4All

    When I think about how this GREAT COUNTRY and the rest of the world has fallen into a pitiful and frightening state, I wonder if this is part of the only TRUE GOD’S plan. To many have turned their backs on HIS laws, and will pay a high price at the end. Our government is allowing outside interest to become more important than what has been the simple rules we need to be living by.
    Of course, as BELIEVERS, we know that there will be a final judgement. A judgement that will be the answer for those that mock our GOD and the laws written by our brave fore-fathers.
    We must keep the FAITH and at the same time oppose those that will do us harm. We must rid the world of those that are corrupt with selfish motives, but, it needs to begin here, and soon.

    GOD Bless The U.S.A.

    • Lynn

      Justice4All, yes keep the faith and keep hope alive! …and while we’re at it, let’s put feet to our prayers! God bless

  • R. Cook

    Let us count the radicals in Obummers nest:
    Courtesy of Liberty News Online

    Van Jones . avowed Communist and 911 truther

    John Holdren . Proponent of Nazi style birth control See ; John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar, says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

    Cass Sunstein .. Lawyers for plants and animals

    Eric Holder . Promotes racism in Justice Dept.

    Mark Lloyd . Anti free speach (shut down Conservative talk radio)

    Jeffrey Crowley A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and Special Status, including free health care for gays.

    Domestic Violence Czar: Lynn Rosenthal- Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti male feminist. Supported male castration.

    Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske- devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal, Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of drugs.

    Energy and Environment Czar: Carol Brower- Political Radical -Former head of EPA — known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership.

    Faith-Based Czar: Joshua DuBois Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti gun ownership lobyist.

    International Climate Czar: Todd Stern- Anti business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supportrer of the Kyoto Accord. Pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames US business for Global warming.

    TARP Czar: Herb Allison- Fannie May CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.

    Weapons Czar: Ashton Carter- Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports U N ban on firearms ownership in America. No Other “policy”

    Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy Czar: Gary Samore- Former US Communist. Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other “policy”.

    And some wonder why we oppose Obummer. Reason has gone down the toilet.

    • Walker

      R. Cook,
      In all seriousness,

      Is there anyone in Obama’s past, that is not Communist leaning?

      In the Behavioral Sciences, usually, (not absolute) one’s past is a future predictor
      of behavior.

      Mr. Cook has listed a few preasent affiliates, but many books are out, on Obama’s past affiliates. It holds true, in the case of Obama, ones past determines ones future–insofar as behaviour and idealogy.

      One vote for Obama makes one a threat to our National Security, a second, based on all avalible evidence, makes on a Traitor.

      Roger
      Disabled Vet.

      The Lame Stream Media, (the fourth branch of Government–Lap Dog) did not do a back ground check on this man.

  • http:Google Connie B.

    A good portion of Americans grew up in a religious oriented family and yes; some of us grew up in the country with two native born American parents. Those in Obama’s select circle are from an entirely different background and have an outlandish ideology etc. I do know that this is a test,,, a test whether we as a generation will succumb to a radical change in our nations’ belief system and our founding fathers blueprint for a stable America. It isn’t wrong to be a patriot, but it is foolish to think that freedom doesn’t have a price. Sometimes all a man or a woman can do is fight and pray that God will support this grand gesture. I believe he would.. After all;;; ” All that’s necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ” I think I got that one right? God bless our nation and God bless our brave Tea Party and all our brave patriots…

  • http:Google Connie B.

    Anna;; I too was suspicious of H.A.R.P and the implications etc. But somehow I get the idea that this is all a natural phenomenum of the ever changing earth experience. Remember we were once land-locked and since then there have been umpteen life altering occurances all over the world. Look at Japan and Costa Rica and Indonesian Sunami etc. Edgar Cayce’s predictions {to my idea} are the closest to being the most realistic. Our earth is now entering a phaze of extreme change. As the earth keeps tilting it speeds up the transformation process. As Cayce pointed out;; the poles are shifting.. Unfortunately to our dismay we are forced to have to rely on a ineffectual and unprepared president. A president who only cares about himself and could care less about mankind in general. Hopefully he’ll be gotten rid of before more devastating weather patterns emerge. God bless.

    • anna

      Yes..but if one takes a long hard look at Harrp one can not help but wonder if this entity is helping thing’s along. Everytime there is a weather disaster..harrp is right there as well as Fema.

  • Madman

    There’s a lot of work to do and 2012 is coming up and we need a lot of pole watchers
    to keep these commies in line and make sure
    there’s no hanky pankey at the ballot box.
    If this Kenyan gets in again this will turn into a lost cause. He’s going to take our
    weapons before the elections so be fore warned. He’s already pulled every dirty illegal trick in the book and I haven’t seen
    any politicians step up and try to stop him.
    He must have then all scared to death and the murder of Osama was a warning to them.
    None of them have any balls, we are on our own.

  • John

    I began studying the Vietnam War in 1979. During the war years the news media was continually creating the image that the USA and the American soldiers serving during the war were nothing but evil.

    This message just did not make sense considering the history of our nation, the use of its military and the American soldiers conduct.

    I grew up in the 1960s-1970s and was absolutely appalled then and now regarding how our military men were scorned and ridiculed by “my generation”.

    I vividly remember countless arguments with friends and school mates about the men that fought and died in Vietnam. These supposedly “love children” from the “peace loving” generation were completely clueless, heartless, ignorant and selfish in their actions and words.

    Below is some of what I learned from numerous sources; citing facts from American and formerly North Vietnamese politicians and NVA generals that faced our generals on the battlefields of Vietnam.

    You should know that all “facts” (not opinions) point to us winning the Vietnam War. The popular notion that we lost the war is a myth. The more you tell a lie the more it becomes the truth. We have been beating ourselves up with guilt for over 30 years based upon deception, lies and myths.

    When any soldier from any war describes their experience, they are telling their own little view of the war that happens directly to them. All combat veterans can tell stories of horror and mistakes from any nation’s army. Many of these are not mistakes, but the soldier’s perception in his little arena. The perception of a company’s office daily progress would differ from manager and worker. The soldier and worker in the trenches do not see the big picture because of their limited views. Rumors and myths thrive from this.

    The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) was created in 1954 to stem further communist takeover of countries in the Pacific region. SEATO was created as part of the Truman Doctrine to create anti-communist bilateral and collective defense treaties. These treaties and agreements were intended to create alliances that would contain communist power. This is why the United States initially became involved in South Vietnam to fight the communist movement under Ho Chi Minh of North Vietnam.

    Representatives from Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States, under the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, (from which SEATO was formed), pledged to defend against what it saw as an escalation of communist military aggression against democracy.

    The Democratic and Republican administrations along with Congress during those years prevented the US military to fight the war as it should have. Our troops had these ludicrous “rules of engagement” and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) had none. Militarily, our men were severely restrained. However they still accomplished all objectives and forced North Vietnam to admit defeat and sign the peace agreement.

    At that time our government was afraid if we were too aggressive that China would send troops against us, as in Korea. A little research would have proven this was not going to occur. China admitted this to be true after the war. The memories of us decimating them in the Korean War were still fresh in their minds.

    North Vietnam knew they could not defeat the US. They developed one of the world’s largest propaganda organizations (Dich Van) to defeat us psychologically. They successfully divided us by pitting the US population (especially naive college students) against our politicians and soldiers. The news media played into their hands without researching facts or sources. The public was “suckered” by the repeated disinformation from North Vietnam along with Communist and other dubious sources from within our nation. For some reason our government was not able or prepared to adequately counter this form of warfare.

    The NVA was equally trained as well as the US army. They also were just as well equipped- supplied from China and Russia. They actually had better field artillery equipment (Russian). We had the advantage in air power. Records reveal the so-called “Viet Cong” actually were largely NVA trained, not always the poor farmer that was depicted in the news media.

    You can not focus on one company, platoon or squad during battles as the news media did. It is the end result of the total mission that determines success or failure. Due to our strategy and aggressive tactics we were always successful in battle.

    By their own estimates we killed 1.2 million of their soldiers-far more than we estimated with the “evil” body count. Can you imagine the length of their war memorial wall? It became obvious that North Vietnamese men were going to war, never returning and families not notified. It was later shown that the NVA had a tremendous desertion problem and men doing all possible not to be drafted. The young men had a saying, “Born in the North to die in the South”.

    There was increasing unrest within North Vietnam because they had no access to the factual progress of the war. As in all Communist governments, they had no freedom of speech or press and they still do not.

    CBS “60 Minutes” verified during and after the war, the North Vietnamese government secretly hid the badly wounded soldiers from their families and the public because of the enormous casualty rate. The amputee soldier was confined to asylums away from the public. I do not know how long this disturbing policy was in effect.

    Throughout the war the North Vietnamese government had a detailed and systematic plan to execute and murder South Vietnamese citizens they deemed as threats. Also, Ho Chi Minh was absolutely vicious to the people in the North. R.J. Rummell estimates that from 1957 to 1975 the North Vietnamese government executed around 50,000 North Vietnamese civilians (most were executed by 1960). Source: R.J. Rummell (1997). “Vietnam Democide: Estimates, Sources & Calculations”.

    North Vietnam’s brutality did not stop at the war’s end. An estimated 95,000 South Vietnamese civilians died in the communist “re-education” camps, another 500,000 were involved in forced labor projects, which killed 48,000 civilians. Another 100,000 were executed. Finally, 400,000 people died while trying to flee Vietnam. This does not include the unknown fate of thousands of indigent people enslaved for laborious work on the Ho Chi Minh trail throughout the war.

    I find it disturbing when everyone (seemingly) rips the USA apart because of the much publicized My Lai Massacre. Clearly this was committed by a few individuals and not US government and army policy. Some soldiers refused to participate and some simply walked away. This came to an end when other US troops protected the civilians and threatened to shoot their fellow soldiers. We that have never experienced the tremendous stress of war could never imagine committing such an act. This is not to be used as an excuse. What these few soldiers did was wrong. This terrible event amounts to nothing, compared to the planned and premeditated slaughter of civilians, throughout the war by the North Vietnamese government and NVA official policy.

    In 1972 Nixon finally gave permission to the air force to conduct military bombing their way. This should have been done years earlier.

    In a matter of days the effect was so devastating that there literally were no more targets left to destroy in NV. All SAM sites destroyed and their entire missile supply depleted. The North Vietnamese Army (NVA) did not dare make any movements. The civilians in Hanoi believed they were defeated, began hanging and waving white flags at U.S. planes. The NV politicians were so frightened that they quickly contacted the U.S. and signed the peace treaty.

    North Vietnam signed the peace treaty January 27, 1973. The last American troops left South Vietnam March 29, 1973. Two years later North Vietnam violated the peace treaty, invaded and defeated South Vietnam in 1975. This had nothing to do with us. The USA was long gone by then.

    Regarding the embassy evacuation; this occurred in 1975, more than two years after all of our troops were gone. The embassy scene was “the perception of defeat”. Perceptions do not make truth. The U.S. only had an embassy in South Vietnam (SV) after the war like any other country. It was staffed with the normal “handful” of Marines. The news media falsely connected this scene to the loss of the war. This event occurred more than two years after all of our military was gone and had nothing to do with the war that we had won.

    Yes, panicked South Vietnamese wanted to leave, knowing the fate that may await them. Actually, the NVA were under orders to halt all further advance into Saigon until the evacuation was complete. They had not forgotten the military might of the U.S. that nearly destroyed them during the war. They also knew our naval force was close and that the carrier alone had enough power to defeat them.

    Our mistake was that we left South Vietnam after we overwhelmingly defeated North Vietnam. We stayed in Germany, Japan and South Korea. We left South Vietnam because of public sentiment based upon pseudo information. Which of these countries are better off? Which of these governments and countries would you now choose to live in?

    Americans always wanted to forget the war and most will never study what actually occurred.

    There are a few books written well after the war, but I believe “Unheralded Victory” by Mark W. Woodruff is easiest to learn what really happened in Vietnam. This eye opening book was written in 1999. The book’s data and sources come from American and Vietnamese well after the conflict to erase emotions and patriotism. Alibris.com has used ones available for very little cost.

    My guess is that once you read this book, you will be in awe of the veterans’ accomplishments, despite having to endure all the restrictions and ill-placed public negativity. Because of what our men in uniform endured from the enemy and the disgraceful attitude at home I consider the Vietnam veterans to be the “Greatest Generation of Soldiers”.

    In general, our nation and veterans have nothing to be ashamed of regarding our participation in the Vietnam War.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      I don’t disagree. Thomas Sowell has written on this too http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell010908.php3 The Vietcong generals admitted that the US military almost wiped them out, but they were relying on the treasonous leftist media to turn America’s mood into defeat. But this was not the point of my column.

    • Lynn

      Excellent post John. This is to be read many times especially by those who have lived with husbands, fathers, brothers involved in that war. I for one am now supporting many of the Paralyzed Vets of America from Viet Nam War and they deserve all the honor and respect of any other war. It was a terrible and horrific time in our nations history and our very young men paid the supreme price. God bless them all and thank you for posting this.

    • Nathaniel Davidson

      See my later column World War 2 lessons: soldiers against the Leftmedia, where I discuss how the Leftmedia betrayed our soldiers in the Vietnam War.

  • Virginia Connor

    It’s no wonder the main line Churches are losing members. May the come to the traditional churches not affliated with the NCC and WCC! Espousing this leftist garbage is already Europe’s undoing and will be ours too as churches close and become taken over by Muslim mosques. They claim they’re innocent, but how do we know which mosques house sleeper cells ready to attack America?Attacks on synagogues and temples aren’t just done by outseiders but by local Muslims. This isn’t made up, but already stated by even the local news. How long will it be before they attack churches while we ask members to be pc-friendly toward them?

    • Lynn

      I agree Virginia, your concern is a very real and legitimate one. Indeed how many sleeper cells are here (USA) and Mosques are highly suspect. Where is the CIA on that one? Or is that under “Seperation of Church and State”? There lies the enemy within.

  • pig dung chewing muslim slayer…

    We started this great country based on the Bible,the ten commandments and the Lord Jese Christ. Our nation has been the best in history until the far left democrats started to kick Jesus out of everything in America. In schools,public places and even want to take God out of our pledge and off our currency and no Crosses on biludings or many other places and our nation has been if free fall since.When someone slaps you in the face and you see them and know them then why do you not say hey,why did you do that? Instead,America is accepting the obama led democrats to crush us all once and for all and turn America into a shariah muslim country and if we do not stop obama and his far left agenda then one day soon we will awake to a marshall law america that gives us all no rights yet we will have no power to stop them…Its wake up time America…. All muslims are scum sucking pig dung chewing anti American camel licking low lifes including our muslim in charge….Wake up…