"I'm so embarrassed, Pat. I'm ashamed. I believed in the man and thought he'd be good for the country. Sure, I'm a Democrat, somewhat liberal, and felt it was time for an able black leader to be president. So I voted for Obama.
But now that I see what he's doing to the country — to the economy, taking over banks and car companies, appointing these unconstitutional 'czars' to run everything, reporting not to Congress but to him — I'm afraid of what's going to happen to us. He seems more and more delusional, but determined to ram all this down our throats, whether we like it or not.
"And now, he's lording it over Israel, telling them what he wants them to do, siding with her enemies, and seeming more and more like the Muslim he was raised to be. I love Israel as much as I love America — and he really doesn't seem to love either one.
"And I voted for him! I can't believe I didn't see the signs, didn't find out more about him and his complete lack of any real qualifications!"
The man saying these things to me is our family doctor, a real friend and a devout Jew.
Every time we talk, he and his wife seem to be almost in shock, as each new day brings another revelation about the president's agenda, his "executive orders" circumventing due process, the spiraling deficits and new fantastic commitments to more spending for all kinds of liberal programs and entitlements that the United States simply cannot afford.
"Look," he said last night, "we didn't care for George Bush. We thought he was way over his head and couldn't seem to put two good sentences together. He ran the budget through the roof, too, and he's a Republican.
"So when this Illinois senator, well-spoken and obviously intelligent, talked about 'change' and 'transforming America,' we bought into it. We had no idea.
"I mean, we didn't know that much about him. The media didn't divulge much . . . but we wanted something better than what we had. And now we've got worse! This man thinks he's an emperor, a dictator, and nothing can stop him.
"The Congress seems afraid of him, or they've been bought off somehow. What are we gonna do? What can we do?"
This question is being asked by a dramatically growing number of Jewish Americans. And many of these are leaders, very influential in their respective professions; they are speaking out loudly, publicly, and angrily.
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, a prominent Jewish leader who supported Obama's campaign, expressed his outrage April 12, when he wrote: "I weep today because my president, Barack Obama, in a few weeks has changed the relationship between the U.S. and Israel from that of closest of allies to one in which there is an absence of trust on both sides.
"Our closest ally, the one with the special relationship with the U.S., has been demeaned and slandered, held responsible by the administration for our problems in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.
"The plan, I suspect, is to so weaken the resolve of the Jewish state and its leaders that it will be much easier to impose on Israel an American plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, leaving Israel's needs for security and defensible borders in the lurch.
"I believe President Obama's policy is to create a whole new relationship with the Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt, and Iraq as a counter to Iran, the Tyrannosaurus Rex of the Muslim world, which we are now prepared to see in possession of a nuclear weapon.
"If throwing Israel under the bus is needed to accomplish this alliance, so be it."
Fellow American, we cannot — we must not — succumb to this overarching plan to drastically undercut and destroy the very foundations of this country we love. This great, unprecedented experiment in freedom and self-government we call America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Yes, right out of the Bible.
As scholar David Barton has pointed out, in the 15,000 writings by our founders archived and studied by political science professors, there were 3,154 quotes, and 34 percent of them were straight out of the Bible, mostly from Deuteronomy.
Simply and truly put, our whole system of law and government was based on Mosaic Law, given by God, and recognized as supreme and perfect by our founders. And it provided religious and secular liberty to all — Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists . . . and atheists.
We who believe in God and his word still are a large majority in this country. Our best and only hope to recover what we're rapidly losing is to rally and unite under one banner: One Nation Under God.
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." — 2 Chronicles 7:14
That's the healthcare we desperately need.
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