Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Obama defines "Patriotism?" **(UPDATED & BUMPED)

“As Mark Twain, that greatest of American satirists and proud son of Missouri, once wrote, Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” We may hope that our leaders and our government stand up for our ideals, and there are many times in our history when that’s occurred. But when our laws, our leaders or our government are out of alignment with our ideals, then the dissent of ordinary Americans may prove to be one of the truest expression of patriotism."

-Barack Hussein Obama, in a speech delivered on 30 June, 2008-
So that explains Barack Hussein Obama's close relationship with one William Ayers, whose patriotic duty (by Obama's definition) included setting bombs and killing innocent people. Heck, according to Obama's definition, and by Ayers' own admission, he just wasn't patriotic enough.

That also explains Obama's close relationship with one Rev. "God Damn America!" Wright.

For in Barack Hussein Obama's world, these men, and others, have demonstrated, in Obama's own definition, the "...truest expression of patriotism," in spades.

An axiom that I have long held is that liberals have no chance of winning a debate in the arena of ideas, unless they are given rein to re-define the terms of that debate.

The heinous practice of killing a baby in what should be the safety of a mother's womb, heretofore known as abortion, is now known as, "reproductive health."

The process whereby the government confiscates wealth from productive Americans for redistribution, formerly known as "taxes," are now known as "contributions" or "investments."

Today, "the messiah" stated,
surely we can agree that no party or political philosophy has a monopoly on patriotism. And surely we can arrive at a definition of patriotism that, however rough and imperfect, captures the best of America’s common spirit.
If Obama's sense of 'patriotism' embodies his established pattern of associations with "patriotic" individuals, such as Ayers, Wright, Pfleger, and others, whom he must consider "...the best of America's common spirit," then color me unpatriotic.

I ain't buying it.

***UPDATE**** 7-1-08 10:32pm

There are a lot of people who say that the photo at the top of this post is taken out of context; that Obama momentarily had his hands down by his crotch.

Well, you be the judge: