Today April 29th, 2009 – “I think these women are in a better position to make these decisions than their senators, state representatives, and the president, in consultation with their families and doctors.”– Obama explaining his reason for being pro-choice.
Note that a name missing from the people he lists in his explanation–GOD!
President Barack Obama said in Turkey: “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”
I found this very interesting. Do you know the Preamble for your state?
If you don’t, please look it up.
For Kentuckians here is ours:
Kentucky 1891, Preamble.. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties..
ALL 50 states constitutions make an acknowledgment of God in the first sentence. One is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!
Also, please note that at no time in any preamble (no matter what state you live in) that anyone is told that they MUST worship God.
I would tend to agree with you on the abortion topic. However, I think the founders would look at gay marriage as more of a domestic issue rather than a moral one. Incidentally, I’ve never understood why Christians feel so threatened by gay people. Doesn’t make sense to me. The topic of homosexuality is non-existent in the New Testament. Why is it such a big deal now? Anyway, I digress. As for the troops, the Obama administration is finally focusing our military where it should be which is Afghanistan. Come on, Iraq was a colossal screw up and did more to threaten our security than any other post 9-11 events combined. And funding for the troops? Who was in charge all those years when the soldiers in Iraq didn’t even have proper protection for their vehicles and had to forage scrap yards for sheet metal for plating? Maybe that’ll come out in Don Rumsfield’s memoirs.
And waterboarding? Gitmo? Give me a greak! Since when did torture become a Christian value? The stance Obama’s taken on this subject is more Christian than any of the so called “believers” in the previous administration.
When the acts of a particular nation are reprehensible enough for most of the rest of the world to look at said nation as a threat, the security and interests of the people of that nation are severely compromised.
On the other hand, as Ann Coulter so eloquently put it, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity”.
So what moral code should the leader of the free world look to each day when he wakes up in the morning, Christian or otherwise? I believe that Obama is a Christian as he says. To me that’s beside the point. Christians don’t have a monopoly on morality any more than they have a monopoly on God or the greatest country on this earth. And, I’m as American as the next guy (or girl).
I’m referring to the moral issues that come along with Christianity. I could never see our founding fathers being proponents of abortion, late term abortion, gay marriage, or embryonic stem cell research. In addition to, our borders not being secure and our troops are not properly funded. Also, I could not see them worrying more about the rights of others without first protecting the rights of Americans. I.e. Waterboarding and the closing of Gitmo. Whatever happened to protecting the American people and putting their interests first above others?
“We are getting away from all areas that this country was founded on and Obama is taking us further away from it.”
Can you list them for me?
Right, all of the states. Just making sure you’re paying attention. No need to get testy :-) Yes, all the constitutions acknowledge God. I’m not disputing the fact that the founders were people of faith. That being said, I think they were careful not to marry their fledgling nation to a particular faith. That’s one of the things they saw in the European model that needed to be changed. Serously, if the founders wanted us to be a Christian nation only, wouldn’t they have added something like “In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen”. Once again, Christians don’t have a monopoly on God. Many faiths live here and enjoy the freedom to worship here. When an American president says to another head of state “We’re a Christian nation. We just let these other heathens live here”, then we CEASE to become the nation that our founders intended.
Not “most of the states” mention God. ALL of the states refer to God. And no I don’t want a theocracy. If you paid attention to the last part of the post I noted that there is no mention that you MUST worship God. However, with that said, we WERE founded as a Christian nation and I’d like my president to acknowledge that. We were founded on religious freedom. And I value that. However our president says that he is a Christian but nothing that he is doing reflects that. We are getting away from all areas that this country was founded on and Obama is taking us further away from it.
Sorry, this was posted under the previous blog entry by mistake.
Okay, first of all Obama said “families, doctors, and clergy”. That’s pretty inclusive. Second, Christians don’t have a monopoly on God. Most of the state constitutions mention God. They do NOT however, mention Jesus. We have always been a nation of many faiths and religious freedom is guaranteed. Wrap this in the flag all you like. Would you have us be a theocracy like Iran? Sounds like it to me.