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Obama's Lincoln Presumption

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 11:25 AM
Obama's comment about the self-evident truths not being self-executing reveals that he either cannot read or, as usual, he is corrupting the meaning of the statement. Truths, by definition, don't need to be self-executing. Jefferson says that equality and the endowment of certain inalienable rights from our Creator are obvious truths that government is formed to secure or protect. We have them, government's roll is to protect them, not cause them because we already are possessed of them. What Obama is saying that government must make sure we are equal, have happiness, liberty or life. The founders are spinning in their graves as they knew what government can provide, it can take away, that is why it says we are endowed with these rights.
He swore his oath of office on Abraham Lincoln's Bible. He has asked to give the State of the Union address on Lincoln's birthday. He rode to Washington in 2009 on a train route similar to Lincoln's in 1861. He has compared his critics to Lincoln's critics. He confides to admirers that he likes to read the handwritten Gettysburg Address that hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Barack Obama is inviting the world to compare him not just to good presidents but to the greatest in American history.

There can be majesty in invoking past presidents and the Founding Fathers. But Obama's quotations and...