Ben Shapiro

There's a reason for this: When Obama sees an enemy of American ideals, he immediately identifies them as a potential supporter. Obama views the world through the lens of his own leadership -- if he can simply co-opt the leadership of every ideological group on the map, then he can avoid all conflict.

How can he cultivate followers among America's enemies? By siding against America, of course. In his statement of support for Zelaya, Obama derided America's history in Central and South America: "The United States has not always stood as it should with some of these fledgling democracies." It's the same tactic he's used with the Muslim world and with Europe -- throw America's history and past under the bus in order to gain the approval of those who hate us. Agree with everyone, no matter how anti-American, and no one will disagree with you.

It's a worldview cultivated since his days in law school, when he gained the presidency of the Harvard Law Review by seeming to agree with everyone. "The editors of the review were constantly at each other's throats. And Barack tended to treat those disputes with a certain air of detachment and amusement. The feeling was almost, come on kids, can't we just behave here?" said Bradford A. Berenson, who served with Obama on the Harvard Law Review. "He was leading the discussion but he wasn't trying to impose his own perspective on it," explained Thomas J. Perrelli, a former classmate.

That may work with the Harvard Law Review, but it doesn't work when you're president of the United States. You may be liked and admired around the world, but if you're unwilling to impose an American perspective on problems, you're not doing your job. America's national interests must be protected and defended; so must her values. Certainly Obama can buy peace with his self-led one-world government concept. The only problem is the price: America's liberties, her power, and her values.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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