This past Sunday marked the first time President Barack Obama graced a Washington, D.C., church with his presence since Oct. 11, but apparently it was not to sit in a pew and worship. Instead, he was doing the sermonizing and politicking -- gloriously intermingling church and state as only liberals are allowed to do in this country.
Don't get me wrong; I'm no scold when it comes to the church-state separation mania, which I think has been grossly expanded by liberals not to preserve the constitutional protection of religious liberty, but to selectively suppress it. But here I am digressing before I've even gotten started on the main focus of today's rant.
Instead of quibbling over the propriety of Obama's turning the church service into a political rally for health care, let's focus on the outrageous substance of his message.
He told the congregants at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church that Obamacare would help more than 30 million Americans -- "men and women and children, mothers and fathers" -- to get health insurance. "This will be a victory not for Democrats," he said. (He's got that one right.) "This'll be a victory for the United States of America." (Yes, once he and his party get thrown out on their ears for this monstrosity.)
But it's another one of his statements that really sticks in the craw: "This'll be a victory for dignity and decency, for our common humanity." Oh? How dignified is it for Obama to cram this extraordinarily unpopular scheme, replete with backroom deals and political payoffs, down Americans' throats? How decent of him is it to have made (and broken) an insincere pledge to televise these health care negotiations on C-SPAN, only to have his arrogant press secretary, Robert Gibbs, glibly duck all questions about it?
How common does Obama think our humanity is, when he's always abusing the power of his office to select certain categories of that humanity as winners and others as losers?
Does he think union members are more common, say, than nonunion members? Or are some workers, in the words of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" -- a fitting analogy for this socialist administration -- more equal than others?
I think that goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, because some people remain too stubborn to hear.