February 2012 – All Hail King Barack Obama?
By Dr. David M. Berman
Psalms 2:1-4 “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
The Obama Presidency is quite bold about the presidents desire to rule as a king. One can only come to that conclusion if his actions are looked at honestly. In his mind, Obama is not the president of a Constitutional Republic. He is the king of a country and makes no apologies for his complete disrespect for the principles of liberty, limited government, the Constitution and rule of law found in it. President Obama is a master of socialist class warfare and a genius in the art of voluntary enslavement of an uninformed citizenry. By “voluntary enslavement” I mean convincing people to put their faith, dependence, and future in the hands of the government. He has proven himself as one who can use language, and policies to ensnare the selfish mindset of those who deem government to be as their father and mother. With all his platitudes he became the president, even promising through his presidency to “heal the planet.” And now with intense class warfare he seeks to put the final nail in the principles of liberty, asking one more term to accomplish his elitist, socialist, Marxist enslavement of America. You got to hand it to him…what the Soviets could not do from the outside, Obama is doing quite well from within.
Let us understand something right now. Those of you who read this and are in favor of your “dear leader’s” world view will undoubtedly now point to George Bush. You will say “Bush did this and Bush did that.” You say this with two assumptions:
1) That anyone who does not support Obama must have been a Bush Republican.
2) That one behavior justifies another.
Both of these assumptions are simply wrong. I did not support Bush nor did I support his big government socialist institution of new entitlements. I did not support his unconstitutional “no child left behind” nonsense or any other unconstitutional policy of his. The assumption that everyone who opposes Obama is a cheer leader for the Republican Party is a lie.
President Obama has blatantly opposed the principles of liberty by forcing individual people to buy a product simply because the government tells them to by virtue of their existence (this he did through “Obamacare”). Then he went on to exempt many of his political allies from the plan that he imposed on the rest of us. Not only did President Obama take over private industry (GM & Chrysler) and put private bond holders out of their money in order to take care of his union supporters, then he goes in to destroy the 4th amendment by signing a bill making it a policy of America to imprison any American citizen with no charges, no trial, and no lawyer indefinably on simple “suspicion” of terrorist activity. Now we see the continued edicts of the “King” in the latest attack on religious liberty. This attack is so blatant that one must come to the conclusion that all-out war is happening against the Bill of Rights. “King Obama” has declared that religious institutions must provide contraception coverage paid for by the religious institution including the “morning after pill.” In doing so, he has defecated on the first amendment of the Constitution. He and his minions of despots have imposed their will on religious people under penalty of law. When a Catholic Bishop recently wrote a letter to priests in the military about this, he was told his letter was “sedition,” Sedition? Sedition means treason, and treason is a strong word. Now we have come to the point where an American citizen has to live in fear of being “suspected” of terrorist activity (that can mean whatever the government wants it to mean), must buy whatever the government orders him to, must obey government edicts concerning how religious institutions act under penalty of law, and must be careful what they say under fear of being intimidated by accusations like “sedition.”
President Obama is not an American patriot, he is not a defender of the Constitution, he is an enemy of liberty, the rule of law, and the principles of liberty that have made this country the envy of the world.
In fact, we have now come to the place where under “King Obama,” I, an American citizen, a preacher of the gospel, and an out spoken critic of President Obama, his government, and his policies can be taken without due process of law, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. By calling him an enemy of liberty they can say that I am guilty of sedition? Every American should be outraged by this infringement on the first amendment. The government telling the Churches what they have to cover and not cover? What they must do against their religious convictions under penalty of law? Some are defending the President by saying most women use birth control. This completely misses the point. This is not about birth control. This is about the government forcing a religious institution to pay for what they are against. This is a gross violation of the first amendment.
This is what we have come to and I for one refuse to be silent concerning it. I will not be intimidated by this administration. This administration is anti-Christ, pro homosexual, pro baby murder, anti-liberty. Obama is a king who “sets himself against The Lord and His anointed.” I will not be silenced and stand by while this president tramples on the sacred God given rights of the individual under the façade of what is good for the collective. Obama thinks he is king. He repeatedly says “If congress will not act I will.” What he is saying is that if the representatives of the people will not pass what he wants, he will simply make a decree as a king and make it happen by any means he chooses in the executive branch, through his so called “Czars.” This is tyranny, and it is quickly turning from soft to hard tyranny. First it’s threats, then it’s imprisonment.
When Obama was elected I wrote an article titled “Obama wins liberty loses” In that article I wrote the following:
“History teaches us that Government is the most vicious enemy of liberty. Socialism portrays itself as fair and caring with the idea that it will not allow you to fail. It exalts itself as your protector and provider and yet it cannot be. The truth is that without the possibility to succeed or fail, there can be no liberty! Government exacts its pound of flesh. It will never be satisfied with its power. Government is just as George Washington said it was; “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is a force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” The election of Barak Obama is the culmination of 50 years of liberalism. It is the triumph of radical socialistic ideology spawned in the 1960’s.”
This is indeed what Obama has done, and continues to do. Increase government central planning and power, Fascist marriage of big business and government, and a dictatorial government that tramples on religious liberty, personal property, and rights of conscience. King Obama is doing exactly as I and so many others warned he would do. 67 million people are now in some way dependent on the central power of the federal government for everything from welfare and food stamps to education and healthcare. King Obama is having his way with us and there is hardly a spoken word to be heard amidst the loud cheers for more government hand-outs. Yes there are some who speak out but this nation has come to the point of dependence that makes it hard to see a real turn back to liberty.
Obama is presiding over a plantation. A system whereby the connected in government, education, unions and some big business get to be the house slaves while the rest of us work the fields to support the institution of slavery to government control. You say “What kind of a thing is that to say preacher?” It is a fitting analogy even if it is not politically correct. You see people; I am a student of history. I am a theologian, and a man who understands world view. What the Obama administration is systematically doing it dismantling our way of life as he promised he would. Obama said when running for the office of the presidency; “We are going to fundamentally change America.” One thing we should give Obama credit for is keeping his word. He is doing just that by getting rid of the fundamental principles of:
1) Due process of law. Right to trial, Right to counsel
2) Personal property rights
3) Right to religious freedom
4) Constitutional/Republican form of government
5) Free speech
6) Congressional approval of war
Only a narcissistic megalomaniac who rejects the foundational principles that this once great nation was founded on would do what he has done, and continues to do. With no regard for his oath of office he wields the presidency as a king wields his power. From securing a half a billion in government loan guarantees for his political fund raisers at the failed company “Solyndra” to exempting his political allies in the big unions from Obamacare, president Obama has shown his world view, his unethical actions, and his blatant anti American philosophy. It is king Obama that is guilty of sedition, not an American who resists The Obama administration’s tyrannical edicts.
Who does President Obama think he is? By what authority does he do such things? By what Constitutional principle does he justify his contempt for the Bill of Rights? By Who? By What? The answer is clear; President Obama thinks of himself as above the rule of law and in doing so he has in effect decreed himself King.
As the above scripture says; “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” The Lord shall have the last word in the final Day of Judgment. There is only one eternal King and that is Jesus Christ. Obama can enjoy his kingdom now but in the end it shall be:
Philippians 2:9-11 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
There can be only one King and that is why the cry of the American Revolution was “No King But Jesus!” Wake up America, your liberty is being systematically ripped from you under the guise of security and fairness. You want a King? Turn to the King of kings, and Lord of lords. Do not put your trust in a man. Man will find a way to put you under his power for his own good to the detriment of all others. That is what history teaches us. We do well to learn from it. Our trust must not go to centralized human power, but rather to God:
1 Timothy 1:17 “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Obama won and liberty lost. Our chance to get liberty back hangs by a thread. We have almost passed the point of no return. Listen to me Christian: Wake up! Speak out! Stand up! Fight already!