(Author’s note: It has been some time since I posted a blog on this site. Partly due to travelling and spending the best part of a year writing my 18th book, Revelation 18 and the fate of America; but also because I am keenly aware that there are a host of bloggers and journalists that are more “plugged in” to the daily happenings in the United States and around the world. Nevertheless, I do, from time to time like to express what is on my mind and how I see things before or as they develop. So, I blog on whenever moved to do so for those who care to indulge in my musings and viewpoint.)
In the Old Testament of the Bible (specifically 1 Samuel 8) there is the story of how Israel transitioned from the period of mostly righteous judges to a period of mostly godless kings. The whole history of Israel, according to the Bible, is one of Israel’s almost incessant rebellions against God and turning to the idols of their neighbors; followed by God’s judgment upon the Israelites; followed often by the repentance of the Israelites and their begging God for His mercy and deliverance from their enemies.
After almost 400 years of being guided in the ways of God by 15 judges, the Israelites now residing in the Land of Canaan—their Promised Land—were not happy. They wanted to be just like all their neighboring peoples (who were their idol-worshipping enemies) and be ruled by a king; a tyrant; a dictator.
When Samuel, the last to judge Israel and a prophet of God, was aged he appointed his two sons, Joel and Abijah, to judge Israel. However, they turned out to be wicked and dishonest and perverted justice. So the people petitioned Samuel to appoint a king to rule over them. Samuel did not like the idea and did not want to comply, so he sought the voice of God.
God responded and told Samuel: “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them” (1 Samuel 8:7; NKJV). The Lord God went on to tell Samuel that despite all the blessings He had poured out upon Israel and all the times He had delivered them out of the hands of their enemies; out of all their difficulties, they still wanted a fallible human being to rule over them.
“Now, therefore,” God warned Samuel, “heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them” (vs. 9). God told Samuel to tell the people that they would not like to be under the authority of a king. This king that they clamored for would make their sons and daughters subservient to all his wishes. He would enslave them and take the best of their businesses and resources for his own purposes and desires. “And you will cry out in that day,” warned Samuel, “because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day” (vs. 18).
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, ‘No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles” (vss. 19-20).
Now, let us flash forward about three millennia to the current state of affairs in the United States of America. America, despite the incessant howls of various progressives, liberals, atheists and what-have-you, WAS founded upon the most unique and enduring biblical principles and ordnances of the Judeo-Christian world. Although many would dispute that, the fact is that it IS indisputable and historically accurate. The American constitution is like no other in the history of the world, dividing the rule of law among three branches of government: Executive, Judicial and Legislative. The Founding Fathers prescribed it that way so that pride and tyranny would not reside in any branch and particularly not in the Executive or presidential arm of government.
However, during the 2007-2008 U.S. presidential campaign there arose out of virtually nowhere Barack Hussein Obama who promised his enamored and tearfully bleary-eyed masses and mesmerized them with the slogan, “change we can believe in”. He promised that they could have it all with just a little re-distribution of wealth from the haves to the have-nots. And the faithful wailed, “Hallelujah!” He promised them full government transparency during his reign. And his ardent followers chanted, “Amen!” He promised his adherents greater personal freedom and his vassals screamed, “Preach it, brother!” He promised health care for all at a lower cost using their same insurance and doctors and the enraptured squealed, “Give me more!” He promised to bring America’s troops home and create a safer homeland, and the dazzled pierced his ears as they screeched, “Amen, Amen, Amen!”
Now, despite the fact that little was known about this “savior” of mankind, the politically blind, uninformed, historically ignorant and those obsessed with seeing a semi-black man in high office lined up kinder-style in support of a man who would lead the free world. What was known about this man who would “rule” over them? Absolutely nothing, or at best very little. Everything that was important to know about Mr. Obama was sealed from public eye and disclosure. Where he was really born is still a mystery. I know, some still cling to the myth that he posted his “real” birth certificate online. Really? It has clearly been determined by forensic investigators to be a crude fraud but the mainstream media refuse to report it. All of his college and law school records have been sealed. Why? What is he hiding? It appears that his enthralled minions could not see beyond his blackness and discover his unvetted weaknesses, lack of true experience in almost any realm that is required of a sitting president and his truly diabolical plans for the America he detests.
Fool Me Once
The long-standing axiom, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” sure applies to the Obama faithful who not only voted for him in 2008, but returned to vote for him in 2012 after he clearly proved his ineptness and fully disclosed his scheme to “fundamentally transform America” into his own image of her.
So, what did Obama’s faithful and the rest of the subjects of America’s first “ruler” get from the bargain basement of leader-dom? In addition to an unknown entity of leadership, the majority of Americans (including some of his enlightened former followers) realize that in Barack Hussein Obama, the country has successfully not only voted in once, but twice, the country’s first narcissistic tyrant who avoids, subordinates and violates the U.S. Constitution every chance he gets. Apparently Mr. Obama did not study or teach constitutional law in order to understand how to uphold it but rather how to subvert it. He has so weakened the U.S. economy through over taxation, government regulations and penalties that thousands of businesses have been forced to close and millions of able-bodied Americans remain unemployed, under-employed or have just plain given up looking for meaningful work. Along with his ever-increasing welfare agenda for the masses, he has made serfs out of most of his electorate and others who have fallen victim to his nefarious schemes of re-distribution and entitlement. His administration is not only the least transparent in U.S. history, but he blatantly lies and deceives the American public on a daily basis. His treasonous behavior and gutless foreign policy and military impotence have cost thousands of U.S. military men and women their lives or body parts. While Obama pontificates that the world has never been safer, the truth is that the world has not been this much in jeopardy and American lives at risk since World War II.
His spendthrift administration and cohorts in Congress have doubled the national debt to insurmountable levels, thus enslaving the current and many future generations. He permitted the uncontrolled “quantitative easing” or free printing of U.S. dollars that threatens the purchasing power of every American, thus reducing their standard of living and ability to financially survive.
In king-like fashion, Obama has routinely ignored the U.S. Constitution and rule of law when it suited his purposes and advanced his political and socialistic agenda. He upholds laws that he favors and ignores or subjugates laws he disagrees with or makes his own laws. He decries that the do-nothing Congress of Republicans and some Blue Dog Democrats are holding up his agendas. Thank God! On the other hand, they have no time to legislate because they are too busy investigating an ever-increasing list of incredible scandals that flood forth from his administration almost weekly. In addition, the country has witnessed the workings of the most divisive, race-biased president in the history of the country. While Obama is all too ready to prejudicially jump into the presumption of white on black offences, he cannot and will not be seen or heard from in the thousands of black on white crimes that have proliferated under his watch.
As his ever diminishing number of devotees proclaim, “God Save the King!” those more astute and patriotic shout, “God Have Mercy and Save Us!”
For more information, read “Why Obama is Dangerous”.