Barack Obama will be remembered for distorting George Washington’s legacy by comparing his to the first president of the United States who was not an unrepentant Marxist.
Obama’s most dramatic and eloquent farewell, which he said modeled George Washington’s, was given last night before throngs of adoring admirers. The president has 54% approval despite a record of “accomplishments” that have a dismal approval record.
George Washington’s Farewell to the nation was an open letter of advice and warning to the American people about their long-term safety and happiness. It constitutes the central premise of the American cause.
Heritage writes, Washington warned of the dangers facing the young republic, chiefly from internal faction and foreign dangers. But he also hailed the greatness that could come from a unity founded on necessity and prosperity, and further graced by the character of its citizens.
Washington talked of the need to cherish and safeguard the union and the constitution. He warned of the dangers of special interests, designing men, and factious parties.
It was Washington who first spoke of the inherent need for religion and morality as “indispensable supports.” In today’s world, where atheism proliferates, a world he could not conceive of, he might say morality and an upright philosophy of life are indispensable supports.
Further, he stated that a self-governing nation requires the enlightenment of formal institutions of education and of civic education. The “great Pillars of human happiness” and the “firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens,” he emphasized, were religion and morality. “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
Furthermore, as to the role of America in foreign affairs, he stated that the United States should “observe good faith and justice towards all Nations.”
The nation’s first president asks us to remember “it will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great Nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.” In other words, we will be lifted up by our national character.
Not an isolationist as he is often depicted, Washington recommended as the great rule of conduct that the United States primarily pursue commercial relations with other nations and have with them “as little political connection as possible,” consistent with its treaty obligations.
Washington did not call for America to withdraw from the world: he warned of political connections and permanent alliances. The French Revolution was shaking up the world at the time.
President Obama will be remembered for distorting George Washington’s legacy in an effort to promote his own which is clearly the opposite. Obama is a man who does not seek unity and has divided us according to things not the business of the state, such as sexual preference, and of things not meant to be divided, such as race. This president has people at each other’s throats.
His identity politics is effective but evil. All manipulation is evil.
While we can’t expect atheists to become religious, we can expect our president to not denigrate one religion and hold up another as nearly faultless, elevating it to protected status.
When it comes to foreign entanglements, he has used his pen and phone to tie our country to International Law and the rule of a club of dictators and thugs known as the UN.
Instead of protecting our sovereignty as George Washington would have done, he has attempted to put us under the rule of the global government.
Obama has used illegal immigrants and refugees to increase the voting power of Democrats to convert the nation into a Socialist nation that is no longer self-governing.
Finally, Washington was a man who voluntarily relinquished power. He could have been king. Barack Obama, on the other hand, seems saddened by the fact that he can’t have a third term, which can be seen in his intrusions into the next presidency with 11th hour deals and his frequent farewell addresses.
George Washington would have been shocked and likely appalled by Obama’s behavior, lies, policies, and his final speech which only focused on his so-called accomplishments.
The accomplishments he listed should have been humiliating for him to enumerate, especially praising Obamacare which is a horrible disaster, though well-intentioned like the road to Hell.
Sean Hannity gave a summary of his “accomplishments” last night, followed by a scorching indictment from Laura Ingraham. It’s worth listening to.