State of the Union

In two days, President Barack Obama will make a state of the union address to the nation. I rarely listen to any President’s State of the Union address preferring to make my own assessment.

If we can believe what is being leaked, the central core of the President’s address will be income inequality. Income inequality, the basis for wealth redistribution, is the central focus of Marxism. The problem is it never works out the way the utopians insist that it will. Generally, it turns into North Korea. Them that has and them that starve.

According to the US Census, the current population of the United States hovers around 318, 892, 100. Also, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the US workforce population is around 155 million ending 2013 and more than 10 million Americans out of the 155 million are unemployed. Other statistics show that around 90 million people have left the workforce, whether due to retirements, disabilities, or other reasons including the unemployed who have given up looking for work. When I do the arithmetic from census age data, I come up with about 170 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 65, my idea of working age although many begin earlier and work longer.

The interesting thing is that those who are employable and have stopped looking for work are not counted when the Bureau of Labor calculates the unemployment rate, which is currently at 6.7 percent. In a memo to his clients, Wall Street advisor, David John Marotta, calculated the actual unemployment rate at 37.2 percent. Pick your jaw up from the table top and keep reading.

In 2008, a year ending with hope for Americans, 11 percent of American households were receiving food stamps. Ending 2013, it was 20 percent nearly doubling during President Obama’s reign. The poverty level in American is higher than it has been since the 1960s. You do recall that is when the progressives declared war on poverty. The number of Americans receiving Federal disability benefits is approaching 11 million.

As the numbers of people working reduces, so do revenues paid to the government through taxes. When the number of people working is smaller than the number taking, the utopian tipping point is reached. I expect the President will address all of this during his speech. He does, after all, paint himself the champion of the middle class whom he is destroying a little more each day.

Another number that is troubling is that since the Supreme Court of the United States gave the go ahead in 1973 with Roe v. Wade, 55 million babies were deprived of life. Murdered. All of us, through our tax dollars provided to our nation’s largest abortion seller Planned Parenthood, contributed to that genocidal atrocity. I am sure the President, who boldly claimed his Christianity while campaigning for office well tell us what he is going to do with that. He did declare very recently that he upholds the guiding principles of the Roe V. Wade decision. What would those be exactly? The rest of us better get on our knees and pray to God to forgive this sin committed in the name of our country.

Then there are the wars. Our Military has been on repetitive deployments for the past 13 years. We hastily left Iraq only to forfeit the gains made through American sacrifice to the Islamic terrorists. Outrageous rules of engagement in Afghanistan cost many lives. Nearly 75 percent of the American losses there have come under President Obama’s watch. We will abandon there just as well and another generation of Americans will have suffered for little gain. The President may actually lay out his scat plan too.

But, this is not all he has done to our military. Homosexuals serve openly now. They get married in military chapels. Chaplains are not allowed to speak their religious beliefs regarding homosexuality or marriage nor are other Christians. Homosexual partners get full dependent benefits. There is his push to have military standards gender normed so women can serve in direct combat roles. Gender normed standards mean a physically weaker combat force. It will also negate the Supreme Court ruling that said women cannot be drafted to serve because they could not fill direct combat roles. The latest, from the cabal of people who are offended if someone wears a cross or crucifix, is that those serving in the military will be able to wear religious affiliated articles of clothing, beards, tattoos, body piercings – to be followed soon no doubt by the Muslim call to prayers. Will they play it before reveille and after retreat? Just curious. Maybe the President will explain it for us. He did say that it was a wonderful sound.

One thing has always been clear in our Armed Forces. When you volunteer to serve, you volunteer to meet the standards of the service in conduct, dress and appearance. The service does not conform to individuals or groups. The President’s social engineering will divide the people within the ranks of the service. I am sure he will explain to America how things are now better in their Armed Forces so they can feel safe and protected.

Finally, there is the lawlessness of this administration. It chooses which laws it will enforce and which it will ignore. The health care bill alone has been altered multiple times outside the legislative process. The Attorney General, who worked for the law firm that defends terrorists pro bono, is into selective prosecutions targeting high profile conservatives and groups who oppose the President’s policies. The Internal Revenue Service continues to target conservative groups. These are the tactics of fascists. Maybe the President will address these issues and Benghazi, Fast and Furious …. Probably not. Not to worry, Congress has elected impotence not action to end this reign. They employ the just wait till next time strategy embraced by all losers.

Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. – Matthew 12:25


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