Ulterior Motives - The Presidency of Barack H. Obama
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by David Templeton
Description: Author David Templeton feels that America, more than any nation on earth, has been truly blessed by God. This book is an educational experience about how America was founded, its founding fathers, and their lives, and the sacrifices so many have made to make the U.S. the greatest nation on Earth. The author explains why he believes the election of President Barack H. Obama could very well be the biggest mistake the voters of America made since the creation of this country. Mr. Templeton strongly believes our Constitution is in jeopardy as well as our quality of life. This book has been written to admonish all American citizens to be on their guard. He strongly believes that Pres. Obama is hell bent on making the U.S. a Socialist nation. Read this book! Mr. Templeton tells it like it is and how it will be in the future. This is a no-holds-barred critique concerning Obama and how, and why, he, if remained unchecked, will take away Americans' liberty.
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The U.S.--Founded on Christian Values?
Just recently the President of the United States indicated to the world that our country is not a Christian nation. In making that statement, the President dismissed our nation as being one established by men who believed strongly in God and/Providence. One has only to read the Declaration of Independence and examine the lives of the 56 patriots whose signatures appear on the document.
In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was part of a Virginia delegation that planned to ask the Second Continental Congress to sever its ties from Great Britain. Jefferson was assigned to a committee that was asked to write a declaration which enumerated the cause that led to that severance. Later, it was Thomas Jefferson who wrote it.
He was born on April 13, 1743. He was a political philosopher and one of "Enlightenment". He once said, "among the inestimable of our blessings, also, is that ... of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think the most agreeable to His will." Thomas Jefferson said "our" Creator. He continues, "In the way "we" think..." He didn't say in the way "they" think, or a person "might" think the most agreeable to His will. One can easily assume without investigating the man further that he believed in the Creator (God).
But, before examining the patriot's life, let us examine what he wrote in the form of our Declaration of Independence. Working, using the Virginia Constitution as a guide as well as an extensive knowledge of political theory, Jefferson wrote the document in under three weeks. Let's examine part of it, closely, here and now.
To begin, the word "God" is used once and the word "Creator" is used only once. The first paragraph reads, "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
The text, in fact, is saying that a people, those of the United States, or the colonists, have found it necessary to end their relationship with the mother country. It speaks of the colonies' need to become a nation among all the other powers of the earth and to have equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them. So, out of respect to the opinion of all mankind they, a people, the colonists, are impelled to declare the reasons for the separation.
The Laws of Nature has to refer to those laws which are natural. They have to refer to life itself. To be able to live making one's own decisions, traveling where one wishes to go, working for one's accomplishments to make the most of life. Of course, there are many other things to be listed here. But, Jefferson adds, and of Nature's God entitle them.
All of nature, the mountains, rivers, streams, lakes, lands, valleys, vegetation, animals, and all else that has to do with nature, including life itself; the ability to act, choose, behave, and life, as man, himself, is compelled by the direction of his own mind will permit. When Jefferson wrote "Nature's God", he was stating specifically that God is the Creator of all that exists. Thus, Jefferson was a believer; otherwise he would not have included it in the declaration. Why would anyone declare all the privileges of God's Nature for everyone except himself?
The first sentence of the second paragraph states, "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". Here, Jefferson states that it is man's Creator who has endowed them with unalienable rights. Then Jefferson goes on to list the reasons the United States/the colonies were compelled to prepare the document that separated them from Great Britain.
Jefferson, the third President of the United States, wrote the Declaration of Independence because he believed in his heart, because of the reasons listed in the document, that the colonies should be free from their mother country. He believed, very strongly, that what he wrote was proper and with good cause. However, it is recorded he squirmed in resentment as the document was redacted during the final week of June 1776 by his fellow delegates to the Second Continental Congress.
Thomas Jefferson, one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, believed in God as the Creator of all things, living and otherwise. On August 25, 1814 Jefferson wrote a letter to his friend, Edward Coles stating, "yet the hour of emancipation is advancing ... this enterprise is for the young; for those who can follow it up, and bear it through to its consummation, it shall have all my prayers, and these are the only weapons of an old man." Surely, these are the words of one who believes in God.
When President Barack Obama stated that the United States of America is not a Christian nation, it is clear he didn't know what he was saying nor had no knowledge of American History. We are a nation founded by inspiration and motivation from God and, as I continue with this book, I will back up what I write with evidential material.
I leave you with one other statement Thomas Jefferson left us that clearly describes his nature, his attitude, and the kind of a man he was; a man with Christian values. In a letter to Samuel Smith in 1798, he wrote, "I know my own principles to be pure and therefore am not ashamed of them. On the contrary, I wish them known and therefore willingly express them to everyone." Again, these are the words of a man who believes in God. To indicate, as our President did, that we are not a nation founded by inspiration and motivation from God, is ludicrous.
To be more specific, concerning our religious beliefs as a nation, the United States of America is the only country in history to have defined itself as Judeo-Christian. While the western world has consisted of many Christian countries and today consists of many secular countries, only America has called itself Judeo-Christian. The United States is also unique in that it has always combined secular government with a society based on religious values.
But, what does Judeo-Christian mean? It is important that we, as a people, know. Along with the belief in liberty-as opposed to the European belief in equality, the Muslim belief in theocracy, and the Eastern belief in social conformity-Judeo-Christian values are what distinguish our country from all other countries. It is the reason that American coins feature two messages: they are, "In God We Trust", and "Liberty". (www.jewishworldreview.com) I urge all readers to go to this site for information that distinguishes the U.S. from all other nations concerning its religious heritage.
The following information comes from www.shalomjerusalem.com. This site is educational and should be read by all who question the theme of this book.
The Honorable Judge Robert Ulrich, Chief Justice, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District wrote:
"We as a Judeo-Christian nation are confronted with many issues indicating that Christian principles are not standard in America today. Violent crime has written 560% since 1960. Less than 1% of all Americans had used illegal drugs before 1960. By 1967 that figure had risen to 17%. Today, 5000 Americans will use an illegal drug for the first time. As a Judge, I'm alarmed at the number of cases involving children who are sexually abused." The Judge goes on to list statistics to do with crime and suicide. The Judge reminds us that the Declaration of Independence acknowledges that mankind is created, and that Creator, God, bestows the rights. This means that no man can take them away, and that government instituted by God, is to protect those rights. God gave mankind a free will and a function of government is to protect the electorate's exercise of free will. That is a Christian concept.
Judge Robert Ulrich was, obviously, making note of the fact that when Lyndon Johnson became President of the U.S. immigration laws went through a major reform. In 1965, The Immigration and Nationality Act ended the system of quotas based on nationality. Limits for immigration were set at 170,000 persons from the Eastern Hemisphere and 120,000 persons from the Western Hemisphere. Categories of preference were established based on family ties, skills, artistic excellence, and refugee status.
Ending the nationality quota system allowed Asians to enter the country on a more equal basis with people from other parts of the world. Placing limits on those from the Western Hemisphere, however, directly affected huge numbers of immigrants coming from Mexico and Latin America. Limiting the number of legal immigrants from those areas resulted in a huge increase in illegal immigrants.
It is estimated that crime from illegal immigration is costing the U.S. of America more than $100,000,000.00 a year. This, of course means that since the explosion of illegal immigrants in America, crime has increased significantly. The statistics the Judge gives is an indication of how far this country has come since its "founding" as far as the quality and principles of our population.
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