January 22, 2013
On Sunday, Barack Obama stood before US Supreme Court John Roberts to be sworn in for a second term as President of the United States. Obama nixed his middle name, referring only to the first letter.
At the Inaugural Address, Obama invoked the US Constitution and paired it with communitarianism to redefine democracy. He said: “Each time we gather to inaugurate a president; we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’”
The economy, free market and compassion for “the vulnerable” were spoken of as responsibilities American citizens have to the State.
Obama said that his inauguration day would celebrate America’s “initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.”
By referring to the US Constitution as “our founding principles”, Obama said that there must be a “new response to new challenges” and that the preservation of our “individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”
Pressing for collectivism, Obama went on: “the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.”
The dying Middle Class was referred to as “America’s prosperity”, yet a call to service was implied as Obama said that working was about “independence”, “pride” and “labor liberat[ion].”
It is Obama’s plan to “remake our government” with taxes, reformation of schools, education of the working populace to serve the State. By committing to socialization, we are “strengthened” to be a nation “free to take risks” because our needs are provided by the State. This means that Americans are obligated to the prosperity of the whole and not the individual.
Climate change and technologies to control it must be the leading focus of America. Obama said that America’s beauty must be preserved for the maintenance of our nation’s “economic vitality” as our “national treasure.”
Obama promised that he “will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” He asserted that America will be the leader of renewable energy sources: “We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.”
Making a playing on the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Obama remarked that “to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”
Obama demanded action regardless of its “imperfect” or “partial” success as the call of the president to American citizens during the next 4 years of his reign.
Mainstream media reported that a group of 50 or 60 protesters destroyed an ATM machine, threw yellow paint, and left anti-government and anti-police” pamphlets. This action was relayed by Officer Alali of the Metropolitan Police Department. Although the Civil Disturbance Unit was deployed, the protesters conveniently disbursed from the area before any arrests could be made.
Obama has created Organizing For Action (OFA), the propaganda arm of the administration’s efforts to coerce the American populace to support his agendas. Through local chapters strategically placed throughout the country, OFA will train volunteers to rally their local elected officials and state senate leaders to back Obama’s push for certain legislation; such as gun control laws, public education, Obamacare, environmental issues, renewable sources of energy and immigration reform.
OFA will devise a “plan for 2013” by conducting meetings to conceptualize how best to use their “grassroots” organization to vie for the Obama administration.
OFA is focused on “organizing for Action will support the legislative agenda we voted on, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our communities.”
At their disposal is data collected on Obama supporters from two previous campaigns and a call to citizens to lead a fake grassroots effort that is not confined by the restrictions on Capital Hill.
Jim Messina, chair of OFA and former 2012 campaign manager, explains: “We’ll work on the key battles of our generation, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our own communities. We’ll continue to support the President in creating jobs and growing the economy from the middle out, and in fighting for issues like immigration reform, climate change, balanced deficit reduction, and reducing gun violence.”
OFA is registered as a 501(c)4 nonprofit which gives the corporation the ability to raise unlimited amounts of money from any type of donor; whether it be an individual, corporation or union.
As a social welfare organization, OFA can and most likely will be used to funnel money through its doors as it is not required by law to disclose its donors. Although OFA claims to be by the people, for the people, they are clearly a tool to advance the legislative agendas of Obama for the next four years.Add This to Technorati Faves