Obama is pushing hard for a federal takeover of what public schools are teaching our kids by promoting a dumbed-down curriculum called the common core. He is baiting the states to sign up by giving waivers to 26 states that excuse them from the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
His lawyers carried a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to force a Lutheran school to rehire a teacher the school had fired. Fortunately, the Supreme Court slapped down the administration attorneys with a rare 9-0 decision.
Obama is carrying on a tremendous war against religious liberty. He is trying to redefine the "free exercise" clause of the First Amendment (the way Americans have understood it for more than two centuries) to mean "freedom of worship" inside a church, but excluding any reference to religion in any public place or school.
Obama's attitude toward people of faith seems to hover between disdain and dislike. He contemptuously referred to them as "bitter" people who cling to their guns to relieve their frustrations.
Obama continues to reduce U.S. production of energy by prohibiting expanded drilling for oil on our own lands, regulating coal mines out of existence and canceling our favorite lightbulbs to force us to buy more expensive lightbulbs from Communist China that give less light. To add insult to injury, he gave a big hunk of U.S. taxpayers' money to Brazil to finance that country's drilling for oil.
Obama continues to try to cut holes in our sovereignty by pushing ratification of every United Nations treaty. This includes the ridiculous U.N. treaty on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the dangerous Law of the Sea treaty and the U.N. treaty on ownership of guns that threatens our Second Amendment.
Obama showed his contempt for U.S. military security in 2012 when he told Russian President Medvedev, "After my election, I have more flexibility" about missile defense. Medvedev replied, "I will transmit this information to Vladimir."
That off-mic remark indicated more reductions in our missile defenses. Obama says he wants a nuclear-free world, which means putting America at the mercy of dictators who hate us and respect no treaties.
Obama wasn't kidding when he said he wants to "fundamentally transform the United States."
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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