It seems to me a barriers' been put in place, a divide of sorts, between the Obama administration and the people of the United States Of America. Shortly after the election, came the call for affordable health care for all Americans. But there was sharp divide on the issue. The President, and his new regime, Pelosi, Reid, Emanuel, and Axelrod, spun this issue in an effort to make us believe that we just couldn't go on without it. And in the face of overwhelming opposition, we now have "socialized medicine".
Then came the "Stimulus Package". A 787 billion dollar shot in the arm for America, a plan that was most certainly a knee jerk reaction to a stock market correction that takes place predictably every so many years. Granted, the future looked dim, but this idea, that's the epitome of deficit spending, was again, opposed by the majority of Americans, and consequently, "jammed" down our throats.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can be debated until the cows come home, but the American people, in an overwhelming voice have said, "We're there, so we must win !!! We must support and fund our troops." Yet, we must fight, kick and scream for every dollar allocated to the military,against the liberal left in both the House and Senate.
Almost the entire Country has come out in support of the legislation passed by Governor Brewer and the People of Arizona, yet the Obama administration spearheaded by Eric Holder plans to sue... Sue !!!
Now, we have a catastrophe of epic proportions, unfolding before our very eyes, with this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, that without fail, will adversely affect almost every man, woman and child in this Country. In the face of this, do we welcome help from the vast out pouring of offers that have come in from Countries all of the world ? No... We don't ! As Americans scream for leadership and answers from the President, due to this wall that's been erected, seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
I seem to recall a speech form one of, if not the greatest leader of my time anyway, that bears resemblance to the issues we face today. The speech, delivered by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate, resulted in the fall of the Berlin wall, and the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union.
In the speech, President Reagan said, " We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of World Peace." (Sound familiar ?)
He continued, and for the purpose of making my point, that a wall has been built between this current administration, and the citizens of America, a closed gate, that prohibits our ideas from forming policy, I will replace the words, (Soviet Union) with America, and the name (Gorbachev) with Obama.
"We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is only one sign that the administration can make, that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause for freedom and peace. President Obama, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the people of the United States of America, if you seek liberty, Come here to this gate, Mr. Obama... Open this gate..... Mr. Obama..... TEAR DOWN THIS WALL !!! "
David W. Emerick