For a purported Christian, President Barack Hussein Obama disregards most of God’s Commandments on a daily basis.
Since coming into Office, President Obama has not conducted himself much like a person who believes in Christianity. To the contrary, he has disregarded traditional Christian holidays and ceremonies, while going out of his way to respect and acknowledge Muslim practices and ideology. That is, until public scrutiny arises because of his behavior, and some brave member of the media finally gets around to pointing out the president’s dichotomous behavior. And then, Obama gets on television, acting the very paragon of Christian Virtue. In fact, one cannot escape his media sycophants’ not-so-subtle comparisons to Jesus.
Certainly, there has been much already written about the “Chicago Jesus”: from the way the media first photographed him during and after the 2008 Presidential Campaign (with suggested halos behind his upturned head), to the paintings of Obama by left-wing artists (who literally depicted him as a black Jesus). Even today, film director, Davis Guggenheim, who is making a seventeen-minute documentary for Obama’s 2012 campaign re-election, says he can find absolutely no fault in Obama.
But, how evident is it to people that Obama breaks nearly every one of God’s Commandments? For a “Christian,” Obama seems to act as if the Ten Commandments don’t exist.
1st Commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Obama comports himself with an air of arrogance and self-love that no other president has ever displayed. He is literally worshiped by liberals and the politically-ignorant. His secular ideology places Mother Earth above Man, and then Man above God. Existing rules of law do not apply to Obama. He routinely disregards the Constitution, and has said he will circumvent Congress in order to dictate. His wife, Michelle Obama, has lectured us about what Obama will and will not “allow” us to do. Through his words and actions, Obama has made it clear that HE is God.
2nd Commandment: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.”
Obama is the only president in American History to discard the Presidential Seal in favor of a symbol that venerates himself and not the nation. Like Communist propagandists of old, the use of symbolism and imagery as a focus of adoration and power has been a tactic of the Obama Machine since he first ran for the presidency. His iconic Hope and Change posters are ubiquitous.
3rd Commandment: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”
In a multitude of speeches, Obama has openly invoked the names of God and Jesus to justify his radical policies and false premises. Most recently, he claimed that Jesus would support taxing the Rich.
In one of his most famous speeches, he said, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers…” America was founded by Christian leaders and believers. Our traditions and values are based specifically on Christian-Judeo principles. Pew Polling has consistently shown that more than 70% of Americans self-identify as Christians. Yet, Obama chooses to down-play our religious heritage in favor of attacking those on the Right when he said, “Somehow, somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us…”
Ironically, it is Obama himself who uses faith and class warfare to divide Americans.
4th Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.”
Since he entered the presidency, Obama has rarely attended church. Instead, he famously spends his Sundays playing golf or basketball. On the few occasions that he has attended church, it was after public questioning of his faith occurred. Even then, one of those times was primarily to meet with a Muslim religious leader who was visiting at the same church.
Christmases for Obama have seen controversy, as it was discovered that Marxist and Maoist decorations have adorned the “Holiday Tree.” In 2011, Obama issued no proclamation about Easter. However, his administration released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays, such as: Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha. He not only neglecting Easter, but Good Friday, as well. In place of a public acknowledgement of Good Friday, Obama released an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day, which fell on Good Friday.
6th Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.”
Much has been made by Progressives in the media about Obama’s “gutsy call” regarding the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Despite hesitating for a day before issuing the okay to take out the terrorist leader, Obama did not hesitate to politically “spike the football” for weeks afterward. His subsequent ordering of military actions in support of the taking out of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (without Congressional authority) indicates he no longer has any compunction about the assassination of foreign leaders.
The most disturbing thing about President Obama’s claim of being a Christian has been his support of abortion; and, of partial birth abortion, specifically. In 1997, as a Junior Senator of Illinois, Obama voted in the Illinois Senate against SB 230, a bill designed to prevent partial-birth abortions. He consistently refused to support legislation that would define an infant who survived a late-term induced-labor abortion as a human being with the right to live. He insisted that no restriction must ever be placed on the right of a mother to decide to abort her child. He says he did so because if the bill passed, and a nine-month-old fetus survived a late-term labor-induced abortion was deemed to be a person who had a right to live, then the law would “forbid abortions to take place.” Obama further explained the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not allow somebody to kill a child, so if the law deemed a child who survived a late-term labor-induced abortion had a right to live, “then this would be an anti-abortion statute.” And, in addition to supporting abortion rights, Obama, in the U.S. Senate, consistently voted to expand embryonic stem cell research.
8th Commandment: “Thou shalt not steal.”
What is Socialism if not institutionalized theft? President Obama is a Marxist who demonstrates disdain for individual property rights. He has taken over various segments of our economy, and disregarded established bankruptcy laws in favor of rewarding his union worker constituency. When he ordered the taking over of General Motors and Chrysler, corporate bondholders were the biggest losers; exchanging their securities for just 10% of the stock of the restructured company.
Chrysler’s declaration of bankruptcy happened even after the company had reached a deal with Fiat giving the Italian automaker an eventual 35% stake on top of the United Autoworkers’ 55%. The U.S. government got 8% and the Canadian government got the other 2%. The automaker’s current majority shareholder at the time, equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which held approximately 80% of the shares was essentially wiped. So, too, was Daimler (Chrysler’s former German parent company), which held 20%.
What is remarkable about Obama’s view of finances is that he has increased the Federal Debt to an economy-crippling $15.2 trillion (from the $8.5 trillion deficit under President Bush). As a U.S. senator, Obama denounced then President Bush as being “unpatriotic” for increasing the debt limit. Yet, under Obama as president and the Democratic-controlled Congress, the debt limit has been increased numerous times. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. gross domestic product reached $15.17 trillion at the end of the third quarter of 2011. The debt now equals 100% of the Gross Domestic Product of America. In other words, Obama’s use of Keynesian Economics to spend his way out of the recession has not only failed, it has enslaved future Americans to higher taxation and lower standards of living.
Meanwhile, he and his wife take lavish holiday vacations at tax payer expense, and have weekly soirees with celebrity guests who eat expensive food.
Through his continual debt spending, Obama has stolen our futures.
9th Commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
When a prominent black Harvard professor (and friend of Obama’s) in Cambridge, Massachusetts was arrested after a confrontation at the man’s home, President Obama said that police in Cambridge, “acted stupidly” in arresting him. “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played.” In other words, Obama insinuated that the police officers involved may have been racists. He nationally bore false witness against them, without knowing the facts of the case.
President Obama routinely vilifies Republican leaders and misrepresents their positions to the American People. This conduct is unbecoming the President of the United States of America. Yet, sadly, it is his daily modus operandi. As a result, there has been renewed racial polarization within the populace.
This was further exacerbated by President Obama’s references to citizens participating in the Tea Party Movement as, “Teabaggers.” This is a reference to sexual act; a reference the president most certainly knew about by the time he started using it on nation television. When Tea Party activists were falsely accused of saying racist slurs by Congressional Democrats, Obama perpetuated those slurs through innuendo. He bore false witness against members of the American populace who decried his policies.
10th Commandment: “Thou shalt not covet.”
President Obama routinely starts his speeches with false premises based on false choices. He has waged a war against the Rich that expressly breaks the Tenth Commandment. He is encouraging covetousness and envy when he claims the rich are “not paying their fair share of taxes.” This is patently false, as nearly 48% of Americans don’t even pay taxes. Do they pay their fair share? No. They are the government-dependent poor who reliably vote Democrat in order to retain their entitlement monies and programs. Instead, the top 1% of Americans who already pay over 40% of all taxes are vilified by Obama as being “greedy and selfish.” Breath-taking.
When the Occupy Wall Street protesters took up Obama’s mantra against the top 1% of Americans, we watched as Obama and the liberal media glorified the OWS’s radical protestations for jobs, free education, and free food. And, interestingly enough, for the socialization of America. They claimed to represent the other 99% in America.
Class warfare has been Obama’s primary weapon against American traditions and institutions. And, against the Constitution itself.
Thus, it is plain to see that Obama has a great deal of work to do before he can accurately claim to be a “Christian.” Of course, to him, even being a Christian is subject to “interpretation.”