Ken Connor

Barack Obama was a famous critic of the Bush administration's lack of transparency. He promised us that an Obama administration would be the most transparent administration in American history. Four years later we have Obamacare, a law crafted behind closed doors and so ponderous that Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass the law so we could find out what was in it; the "Fast and Furious" scandal, at the heart of which is an Attorney General likely guilty of obstructing justice; and the deadly terror attack on America's consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Billions in taxpayer dollars have been funneled to now insolvent green energy firms and the price at the pump has doubled. We have a President who believes that government subsidized birth control is more important than the constitutionally-established freedom of religion, who values a progressive social agenda over the sanctity of life and marriage, and who believes that putting "daylight" between America and Israel is an effective way of projecting strength to our enemies in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Some people see all this and say the President is making good on his pledge to "fundamentally change" America for the better. Others see him chipping away at the founding values that make this country a beacon of freedom, strength, and prosperity. Which vision do you see?

Much of the legacy we leave our children and grandchildren will be determined by the vision of the man who leads our country through the next four years. As the President has said, the competing visions couldn't be clearer. You should think long and hard about what you want the legacy for your children to be, and then be sure to get out and vote.

The stakes couldn't be higher, nor the consequences greater.


Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.