This past Monday, President Barack Obama spoke to graduates at Barnard College, an all women’s school in New York City. There, he delivered a commencement speech which was later posted on the internet.
Out of sheer curiosity I began reading through the text of the speech yesterday afternoon. While scanning the remarks, I stumbled upon a paragraph that, well…startled me.
“So don’t accept somebody else’s construction of the way things ought to be. It’s up to you to right wrongs. It’s up to you to point out injustice. It’s up to you to hold the system accountable and sometimes upend it entirely. It’s up to you to stand up and to be heard, to write and to lobby, to march, to organize, to vote. Don’t be content to just sit back and watch.”
Let’s look at the first bolded sentence: “So don’t accept somebody else’s construction of the way things ought to be.”
This first remark doesn’t really surprise me. From forcing Obamacare down the throats of Americans, to appointing White House “czars,” to his scandal-ridden Justice Department, all the way to his utopian, redistributionist, class warfare agenda--the president has made it abundantly clear that he does not believe in the Founders’ “construction” of the United States of America.
Not convinced? Obama told Matt Lauer on Superbowl Sunday of this year the following: "It turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change that I would like sometimes.”
Guess what Mr. President? That was the point!
Now, on to the next bolded sentence: “It’s up to you to hold the system accountable and sometimes upend it entirely.”
Upend the system entirely? Wow.
Now, that statement gave me pause and I was immediately reminded of something then-Senator Barack Obama said in 2008. While speaking at the University of Missouri in October, Obama stated: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
Fundamentally transforming the United States of America?
Upending the system entirely?
These are truly frightening statements. Is the president calling for anarchy? A revolution?
It kind of makes you wonder: Why would the president make such statements if he didn’t believe that America is inherently flawed?
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