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Obama Strikes Out With Obamacare, Gay Marriage, and Church Murders

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Thursday, 02 Jul 2015 11:17 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Three major issues are dominating the headlines. And the manner in which they were tackled is creating more controversy than the issues themselves. Let’s review:

The President’s Eulogy:
President Obama eulogized the victims of the Charleston church massacre. Doing so helped Charleston begin to heal, and brought the nation a little closer together. That is, until the president forgot the definition of “eulogy.”

Instead of making his remarks solely about the victims, he turned the church lectern into a political podium. Eulogies are never the place for political grandstanding. Making matters worse, the president’s message was not just off-base, but hypocritical.

Obama made guns a centerpiece, ostensibly blaming them for the massacre and, predictably, calling for stricter gun control laws. Someone as crazy as the Charleston murderer (and we will not dignify him by mentioning his name) will find a way to kill.

If guns had been banned, he wouldn’t have just walked away to live a normal life, but would have stolen one — just as the Sandy Hook killer did. Or made a bomb, as the Boston bombers did. Or beat them to death with a sledgehammer.

Banning things doesn’t lead to peace, nor does it cure mental illness. It is merely a charade that “sounds good,” used by people to sidestep a problem that they either don’t know how to solve, or don’t have the courage to confront.

Most ironic was that the president, in the house of the Lord, didn’t entrust his security to God, but to guns. So it’s OK to blame guns for America’s violence, while being guarded by the very guns being chastised?

And if just one of those armed agents guarding the president happened to be in the church that fateful day, the murderer would have almost certainly been stopped. But that logic is completely lost on the insulated, and well-protected, commander in chief.

Obamacare: The Republicans are up in arms because Obamacare was deemed by the court (again) to be the law of the land. Simply trying to dismantle or defund Obamacare serves only to alienate the GOP. The majority of Americans are leery of government-run healthcare, but you can’t beat something with nothing, a lesson still lost on the Republican Party.

Yelling that Obamacare is bad, but having absolutely no plan to replace it, serves no purpose, which is why the GOP keeps losing presidential elections it should be winning.

Republicans have only themselves to blame, because they haven't given the American people any reason to vote for them. They have become the party of no, virtually bereft of ideas, and have few leaders who can articulate a vision.

Casting blame to recognize past failures so that lessons can be learned is invaluable. Learn that before 2016, and the Republicans have a shot at the White House.

Gay Marriage: Many are joyously toasting to the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage. Right concept. Wrong decision.

The court usurped Congress by legislating from the bench. Lost on the highest court is that gay marriage is not a constitutional issue, but one which should be left up to individual states. And since the Supreme Court had already ruled that a legal gay marriage must be recognized nationwide, the issue of marriage “portability” was already solved.

Who are we to judge how two adults love each other? It’s not like heterosexuals have a stellar track record, as their divorce rate is near 50 percent, and the number of children born out of wedlock is a staggering 41 percent. Heterosexuals should be more concerned with fixing the problems in their own (glass) houses rather than conveniently going off-subject by slamming gay marriage.

But gays should not be protected under the Civil Rights Act. Race and gender are completely different than sexual orientation and lifestyle choice (heterosexual married couples aren’t covered under the Act).

It is a slippery slope when the Supreme Court disregards the Constitution. Any crack in adhering to that hallowed document affects us all, as it inevitably leads to more ominous breeches.

With so much occurring, it’s a good thing we don’t have any other divisive issue, like, say, the Confederate flag, about which to worry.

Chris Freind is an independent columnist, television commentator, and investigative reporter who operates his own news bureau, Freindly Fire Zone Media. Read more reports from Chris Freind — Click Here Now.


 


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Republicans have become the party of no, virtually bereft of ideas, and have few leaders who can articulate a vision. Casting blame to recognize past failures so that lessons can be learned is invaluable. Learn that before 2016, and the Republicans have a shot at the White House.
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