Something to Think About: President Obama Has Been True to Himself

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michael_vaughn2When I think about the presidency of Barack Obama, I have moved beyond the point of being mad at him, to understanding he has been true to himself; and that is all that matters to him.

There have been many things that have happened under this administration which defy logic, and have crossed the line of what we believed could be possible in America.

And, I have tried really hard to try and understand how someone who seems to be smart can do things which defy logic, and seem really “not smart.” (I know the better word is “dumb,” but I am going to be respectful to the office of the president of the United States).

Still, from what he has done with Obamacare; to the yet-to-be-resolved attacks in Benghazi; to providing people with “Obama phones;” to the change of mindset regarding gay marriage; to playing golf after an American citizen had been beheaded on video; to the IRS denying non-profit status to those they believe have been their political enemies; to the legalization of the actions of approximately five million people who broke the law; this president has a liberal agenda he wholeheartedly believes in.

And, he is going to do whatever is necessary to bring that agenda into manifestation, including pushing aside the U.S. Constitution to get it done.

I have also come to the conclusion that, in the sight of history and the sovereignty of God, President Obama has not realized (or may not have realized) that his actions have been bigger than him.

He has forever changed the way in which this country will proceed, and I believe that none of it has been good!

When it has come to Obamacare, he has pushed our government into the best healthcare system in the world.

And, while it has been noble of him to want healthcare for everyone; there were better ways to make that happen.

Now, the government has a say in who we choose as a doctor, and how we will be cared for.

Just go to the DMV and see how well the government does in handling large operations.

In addition, the handling of the Benghazi attacks has enabled our adversaries to realize we may have been an easy target, and; if they just wait for an election year, politics will outweigh retaliation.

Americans died in those attacks, and America has done nothing about it, as far as we know.

That has been unacceptable, and emboldened our adversaries.

Additionally, providing “Obama phones” will likely just perpetuate a permanent underclass which will continue to look to the government to meet its needs.

Unfortunately, people with “Obama phones” likely do not realize someone else has been paying for those phones.

The government does not make money, it redistributes money.

In addition, his stance on gay marriage has helped to cause a ripple effect in this country.

Along with abortion, this has been one of the largest moral failings that this country has embraced.

Homosexuality goes against nature itself, and the definition of what God intended family to be, which is a father and mother (married), and children.

The definition has not just been under attack, but has been threatened with dissolution in the form of political correctness.

With this moral decay spreading across the country, the long term impact could be very bad.

We saw part of where that was going with the decree from the mayor of Houston.

While she backed away from her demands; the fact that she tried it NEVER would have been possible before in America!

The IRS scandal has also been extremely shocking, and disheartening.

Political disagreement seems to be at the heart of America, and when a government agency as powerful as the IRS plays politics, it can get to be very concerning.

The long term outlook could be very terrible.

Finally, the latest straw has been the legalization of approximately five million illegal immigrants.

What has been overlooked in the discussion has been that these folks broke the law.

However, if the president, the person who has been appointed to execute the law, does not; how can we trust the executive branch of government?

This president has taken a pair of scissors to the very same U.S. Constitution he swore to uphold, and there have been so many people who have turned a blind eye to it.

Unfortunately, they may not realize the damage which has been done until it is too late.

However, what keeps me hopeful is that I am connected to a God who is bigger than President Obama.

I recommend you get on His team, because President Obama believes what he has been doing is right, and it will only be a matter of time before what he has done will have a direct impact on your life!
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Michael Vaughn; Sr. Pastor, New Wineskin Church