What happened to the Democratic party in this country? What was it that prompted the change from the party of John Fitzgerald Kennedy to the party of Barrack Husein Obama? You say there has been no change? I beg to differ. Observe. These words were once spoken by John F Kennedy himself:
“We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom symbolizing
an end, as well as a beginning signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.
We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
Consider, for a moment, do you believe that our President would stand before the world audience and claim that “the rights of man come no from the generosity of the state”? We can stop the statement right there and say no. This President is in favor of, and in fact committed to a point of view that believes that government should provide all of the needs of the people. Do you think, that he would claim that such liberties come “from the hand of God”?
Do you suppose that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would call us “Tempered by war”? Do you rather suppose she would claim us to be rendered delicate by it? Would Michelle Obama say that we are proud of our ancient heritage? Or, would she say that until very recently she was not “Proud of her country”? Would Harry Reed, Barney Frank, John Kerry or John Edward say that we were “unwilling to witness the slow undoing of those rights” in Afghanistan, or Iraq, or China, or North Korea? Would they say that they are committed to those rights “today, at home” or would they shout for limitations on the second amendment, or push the unfairness doctrine?
Would they claim to be committed to those rights around the world? Or would they simply fight any effort to defend liberty where ever it was threatened?
Let me make myself clear. While Kennedy’s policies were not the most conservative, next to today’s Democrats, he looks like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan or even Ron Paul. When President Kennedy was inaugurated, this nation was still committed to fighting communism. Now, the president hires cabinet members that publicly state that Mao Tse Tung is someone they admire. He brings in advisers that have read aloud quotes from his “little red book” while making a speach on behalf of this government.
Call me foolish, but the man that stands before me and runs down our country, slanders our troops, and tries to read to me from a book that says that our way of life is inferior and that my God is non-existent should not be surprised when I oppose them at every turn. The freedoms enjoyed by the people of this nation are worth fighting for, and will be defended by those that still have the courage to do so.
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”