Letters to the Editor

Obama’s change is a diminished U.S.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently and repeatedly stated that the United States, from its very founding, has always respected religious freedom. She claimed, in response to the violent, ruthless and murderous attacks upon our nation’s sovereignty and personnel at the hands of Muslim militants in Egypt and Libya, that “America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.”

Later, she and President Obama, in a video broadcast to Pakistanis rioting against the U.S., stated, “Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”

Just this past January, our religiously tolerant president ordered all Catholic institutions to violate their sacred religious beliefs, compelling them, under penalty of law, to ensure employee coverage for contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization.

At first, these formally stated positions have the very real appearance of hypocrisy, but there is a regrettably consistent pattern of political expediency that may point to underlying convictions about Western exploitation. In the film “2016: Obama’s America,” Dinesh D’Souza, author of the book by the same name, artfully and convincingly demonstrates President Obama’s rationale for virtually all his political decisions and undertakings.

Obama’s upbringing, beginning with his father’s anti-colonial passion, his continued tutelage under an avowed communist, Frank Marshall Davis, as well as the fervent anti-American fervor Obama encountered prevalent among his Ivy League academes, formed and fostered his perception and conviction that the West, for centuries, had exploited the peoples of lesser advanced cultures, imposing economic, social and religious burdens upon them while depriving them of the opportunity to develop their own unique identity.

Assuming this is the case, for Obama, the Middle East had always been a hotbed of colonial exploitation, and undoubtedly he considers western Christianity, down through the centuries, to have been no less exploitive. His presidency has been accentuated by repeated apologies for this perceived Western exploitation, especially at the hands of the United States. Diminishing the power and influence of the United States, domestically and internationally, which is now so apparent, is precisely what he promised by “fundamental change.”

If re-elected, Obama will continue dismantling the United States of America as founded. He and his appointees, aided by a groveling media, have no appreciation for the American tradition of individual freedom, nor any compunction for the suffering their agenda has and will impose on even those who unwittingly support this national disintegration.

The writer lives in Carolina Shores, N.C.