He puts down American exceptionalism. He pretends we are not and don't want to be a superpower, and he belittles America's generosity in saving and rebuilding other nations that ask for help after attacks or disaster.
He attacks our deeply held religious values. He twice pretended to quote the famous lines from the Declaration of Independence but purposely and conspicuously omitted the words that our unalienable rights were given to Americans "by their Creator."
Obama has made a mantra of saying that America is a nation of "nonbelievers" as well as Muslims and other faiths. The Census Bureau's official Statistical Abstract reports that only 0.7 percent of U.S. adults are atheists.
He insulted the Boy Scouts by boycotting their 100th anniversary Jamboree in July, attended by 45,000 Scouts only a few miles from the White House. Instead, he spent that day consorting with left-wing feminists on television.
At his first State of the Union Address to Congress, he insulted the Supreme Court justices sitting in front of him. No wonder Justice Sam Alito announced he probably won't attend the State of the Union Address next year.
The American people were allowed to learn less about Obama than anyone ever elected president. We don't even know, for example, his college grades or who paid his tuition at pricey Harvard and Columbia.
The Pulitzer Prize winner Dorothy Rabinowitz expressed the belief of many Americans when she called him "the alien in the White House" (adding the caveat that this label is not even related to where Obama was born). It refers to calling himself a "citizen of the world" and the tell-tale discomfort he reveals when discussing America's greatness, values, religious traditions or exceptionalism.
It's no surprise that Democratic candidates this November are not eager to associate themselves with the president and his proposed legislation.
(For links providing further information, see www.eagleforum.org)
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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