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  • Obama warns Americans about too much patriotism — on July 4th weekend!

    While most Americans are gathering with family and community this weekend to celebrate the most exceptional country in the history of the world, Mr. Hope and Change is halfway around the world talking doom and gloom — and criticizing his successor.


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    Barack Obama visited Indonesia this weekend, and in a series of appearances, attacked love of country and the policies of Donald Trump.

    The Guardian reports:

    The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.

    “It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads. At an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.

    But he said that increased prosperity had been accompanied by new global problems, adding that as the world confronts issues ranging from inequality to terrorism, some countries – both developed and less developed – had adopted a more aggressive and isolationist stance.

    “If we don’t stand up for tolerance and moderation and respect for others, if we begin to doubt ourselves and all that we have accomplished, then much of the progress that we have made will not continue,” he said.

    “What we will see is more and more people arguing against democracy, we will see more and more people who are looking to restrict freedom of the press, and we’ll see more intolerance, more tribal divisions, more ethnic divisions, and religious divisions and more violence,” Obama asserted.

    While former presidents rarely criticize their successors at home, Obama took the unusual step of going to a foreign country to do it.

    Via Bloomberg:

    Former U.S. President Barack Obama has pointed to the importance of the Paris climate accord while criticizing Donald Trump for pulling the world’s biggest economy out of the pact.

    Trump said last month he would withdraw from the pact and seek to negotiate a better deal, in a move that attracted widespread criticism from counterparts in Europe and elsewhere. The decision by Trump to walk away from the 2015 agreement was also criticized by business leaders, with some describing it as a setback for the environment.

    “In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change,” Obama said Saturday in a speech at the opening of the Fourth Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta. He said it was “an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership will still give our children a fighting chance.”

    “The challenges of our times, whether it’s economic inequality, changing climate, terrorism, mass migration; these are really challenges and we’re going to have to confront them together,” he said.

    On the very same day and in sharp contrast, President Trump boasted about America and saluted veterans during the “Celebrate Freedom Rally” in Washington, D.C.

    Fox News reports:

    “America is a land rich with heroes,” said Trump at the event, which included wounded warriors who are patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

    During his speech, the president personally saluted World War II veteran Harry Miller for his lifelong service and wounded warrior Luis Avila. Miller enlisted in the reserves at 15, even though he was not old enough to serve. He fought in Europe and in The Battle of the Bulge. Avila, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on a fifth deployment when he was wounded, losing his leg, during an intelligence reconnaissance mission.

    “We all bleed the same red blood,” said Trump, promising an adoring crowd that America would “win again.”

    “Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our Creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is transferring power out of Washington and returning that power back where it belongs — to the people,” Trump said.

    “Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence,” the president said. “Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. Inscribed on our currency are the words: ‘In God We Trust.’”

    Watch the incredible event here:



    Source: Obama warns Americans about too much patriotism - on July 4th weekend! - The American MirrorThe American Mirror

  • #2
    People have the freedom to listen or ignore him.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by William View Post
      The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.
      Barack Obama is presently free to roam the world talking nonsense because those who were elected to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States (primarily the Republicans) did not have the courage to impeach him for his many transgressions. By rights, he and Hillary Clinton should be behind bars.

      But the Left has been calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump when he is a patriot and has clearly demonstrated his commitment to make America great again within a matter of months. Yet there was not a single politician who was ready to call for the impeachment of Obama. And finally even his birth certificate was proved beyond the shadow of a doubt to be phony. This shows that as far as the Washington elites are concerned love of country and Constitution counts for nothing. It is all about self-interest and self-aggrandizement.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lucas View Post
        But the Left has been calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump when he is a patriot and has clearly demonstrated his commitment to make America great again within a matter of months.
        I hope Obama's anti-patriotism rhetoric gets louder. In 2016 voters heard "Make America Great Again".

        God bless,
        William
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        • #5
          Why would you hope that Obama's ranting gets Louder? Or is the idea that , just maybe, someone will finally take him down?!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sue D. View Post
            Why would you hope that Obama's ranting gets Louder? Or is the idea that , just maybe, someone will finally take him down?!
            The louder the left gets, the more right the nation leans. The more a morally depraved individual speaks the more you know about them, their cause, and whether or not you align.

            God bless,
            William
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            • #7
              One of the problems with That -- is that he's aligning with the the belief system that is determined to take over the world and not in any nice way. We need to be emphasizing Christianity / the Gospel unto salvation.
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              • #8
                the danger to America is not a single politician with ill intent. Or even a group of them. The most dangerous thing any nation faces is a citizenry capable of trusting a liar to lead them. In the long run, it is much easier to undo the policies of crooked leadership than to restore common sense and wisdom to a deceived population willing to elect such a leader in the first place. Any country can survive having chosen a fool as their leader. But history has shown time and again that a nation of fools is surely doomed.
                "How to Kill 11 Million People"
                By
                Andy Andrews
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                • #9
                  Thing is -- to be successful in the world of politics isn't a certain amount of 'white lying' necessary? Isn't that why 'politicians and car salesmen are in the same catagory? They tell the public mainly what they want to hear -- so - buyer beware. A lie can sound very truthful and very appealing.

                  Some leaders of countries have managed to get voted in 'against all odds' -- some being Good and some very much not so. And the country deals with the results for 4 and sometimes 8 yrs.
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