"Now, I am the first to confess I am not always right. Michelle will testify to that. But surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith, or, for that matter, my citizenship.President Barry Hussein Soetoro had a lot on this mind at the National Prayer Breakfast February 4, 2010. He thought that he’d confess the fact that he’s not always right. Something that he apparently thought his religious audience would like to hear, but certainly not at all what he really believes. (see 1:03min video)
Challenging each other's ideas can renew our democracy. But when we challenge each other's motives, it becomes harder to see what we hold in common. We forget that we share at some deep level the same dreams – even when we don't share the same plans on how to fulfill them." —president Barry Hussein Soetoro
President Soetoro elected to miss the first prayer breakfast of his presidency last year. Maybe because it was a little too much prayer for his liking or maybe a little too religious for his taste. Or maybe he was still trying to earn his Muslim street cred, whatever the case Soetoro first year in office had very little resemblance of a president that was living by Christian values.
And then suddenly after one year of hiding his light under a bushel the president closed out his first year by announcing at the end of the SOTU address that he was going to promote homosexuality in the Armed Forces.
If nothing else Mr. Soetoro’s prayer breakfast confess gives us insight into his concept of right and wrong, concepts evidently not born out of the Christian tradition as far as I can tell.
In president Soetoro’s world, the politics which drive his policies are not connected to his faith. And the fact that he is ineligible to serve as president of the United States of America (or at least the fact that half of the populace thinks so) doesn’t bother him. He thinks that you shouldn’t be concerned about that very small constitutional matter either.
Also, in president Soetoro’s world his ideas are suspended in space completely separate from his motives. Soetoro knows that if his motives were ever known Americans would realize that we and this president have absolutely very little in common other then we all live in this country together.
Soetoro knows that only at the most fundamental level does he and Americans have anything in common. Again that fundamental level is we all live in this country together.
President Soetoro knows that he and Americans don’t share the same dreams. His dream is to fundamentally change America we on the other hand wish to change what’s wrong with America, Soetoro included.
President Soetoro realizes that his means justifies the ends philosophy is different from most Americans. He also believes that Americans are not smart enough to discern between his methods and his goals.
Unfortunately for the president Americans are smart enough and we are not particularly endeared with either his methods or his goals.
Finally, what’s so fascinating about Soetoro’s acknowledgement is that he is aware of the controversy surrounding his ineligibility. He knows that Americans are concerned about his ineligibility yet he does nothing to alleviate the questions that hundreds of thousands of Americans have.
All that the president would have to do is show legitimately concerned citizens that he is in fact eligible to be president and this problem goes away. And that doesn’t require prayer at all, just doing.
Otherwise there is an old saying in Tennessee and in Texas that I heard from President Bush which is, fool us once… shame on you …fool me can’t get fooled again!
Without proof that you are eligible to serve Mr. president you are but a one term president who has just started his lame duck period. And no amount of prayer can or will change that!