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Obama Thinks Original Declaration of Independence Not Good Enough?
Publius' Forum ^ | 1/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 01/19/2009 6:32:33 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus

In his Saturday remarks during his campaign train ride, President-elect Barack Obama issued some soaring rhetoric about the state of the country today. At least the Old Media thought it was soaring rhetoric, anyway. Typically, the media was overawed by his mellifluous tones, of course. But during these remarks in Baltimore Obama made a startling suggestion. He said we need a "new Declaration of Independence."

Apparently the original one isn't good enough for the new president, but it also seems a silly rhetorical flourish. After all, what is it that we are declaring independence from this time? Recall that the original one was a declaration of separation from an oppressive monarchy, one that led to a seven-year-long war. Are we in such dire straits now?

And, needless to say, it is also amazing the Old Media didn't jump all over Obama for this conceit. Can you imagine the media giving a pass to a Republican that proposed making a new Declaration of Independence? Doubtless they would attack a Republican mercilessly for suggesting the original Declaration was out of date or no longer applicable -- as well they should.

Here are the excerpted remarks from Obama's January 17 speech concerning the Declaration...

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


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Obama is as dangerous as it gets.
1 posted on 01/19/2009 6:32:33 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus
After all, what is it that we are declaring independence from this time?

SANITY!!!

2 posted on 01/19/2009 6:34:10 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Related...

"Fraunces Tavern is a restaurant and museum in lower Manhattan, New York City. It was built on the site of a former building which played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities, and in which, on 4 December 1783, General George Washington bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolution, before returning to his home, Mount Vernon."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunces_Tavern
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RE: Eric Holder's pardons of the FALN Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist. Holder is Obama's pick for U.S. Attorney General:

"During the 1970s and 1980s, FALN members set off at least 138 bombs in five major U.S. Cities. Six Americans were killed in those attacks. One of those bombings, in January 1975, was at the historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan while patrons were at lunch. The explosion killed four and injured more than 50."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/05/bill_hillary_and_the_faln.html
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"Between 1974 and 1985 the FALN (Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation) organized 120 terrorist bombings in the United States. Many Americans were killed in those bombings, and many more were crippled. In 1983, another Puerto Rican terrorist group known as the Macheteros, attacked and robbed a Wells Fargo armored car in Connecticut. The Macheteros intended to use the money to finance a terrorist campaign against the United States. Working under the cover of Puerto Rican nationalism and claiming to act on behalf of the 'oppressed people of Puerto Rico,' the FALN and the Macheteros are nothing but Communist revolutionaries. Both groups were organized by Fidel Castro's secret police. The ultimate goal of the FALN and the Macheteros is the creation of an independent Marxist-Leninist dictatorship on the island of Puerto Rico."
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19760

3 posted on 01/19/2009 6:37:09 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Eric Holder, Clinton, Wright’s BL(’Black Liberation’) “church” and the pardons of the PR Marxist terror group FALN:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2165024/posts

(Eric) Holder’s role in the pardons of BLA(Black Liberation Army) comrades/Weather Underground members, (Susan)Rosenberg and (Linda)Evans:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2165052/posts


4 posted on 01/19/2009 6:41:41 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Does he know what that oath he’s gonna mouth says? I’m not optimistic...


5 posted on 01/19/2009 6:44:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
we need a "new Declaration of Independence.

As long as the republican party is paralyzed by the race issue - it will be as effective as a deer in the headlights.

The new Declaration of Independence will be written by non-whites since the old one isn't valid anymore!

Until voices are heard decrying race-based politics, we are doomed to sink deeper into the mire of the white-guilt swamp.

6 posted on 01/19/2009 6:46:27 AM PST by x_plus_one (Muhammed and Allah = 2 memes destined for the ashheap of history.....)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I think Obama is not nearly good enough.


7 posted on 01/19/2009 6:47:09 AM PST by bergmeid (2012 - someone please fast forward.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Who are the “Framers?”

Were they around in 1776 ACE?


8 posted on 01/19/2009 6:50:41 AM PST by Red6
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To: Mobile Vulgus

He probably wants to remove that whole spiel about “LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

It would make it easier for him to dispose of the unwanted and political enemies.


9 posted on 01/19/2009 6:53:22 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Sacajaweau

They are just words and do not mean anything.


10 posted on 01/19/2009 6:54:37 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Still, he asked us to reject ideology, and that's very easy. I reject Socialism, Fascism, Communism, the Chicago Way, Obama's way, ..... etc.

There, that's done.

Now to implement the rejection ~

11 posted on 01/19/2009 6:56:58 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Soothesayer

He wants to change it to “guarantee happiness”.


12 posted on 01/19/2009 7:00:23 AM PST by Terry Mross (Is this our last REAL Christmas?)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives -- from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry -- an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels."

Does anyone really understand this?

13 posted on 01/19/2009 7:03:46 AM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Soothesayer

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”


14 posted on 01/19/2009 7:05:40 AM PST by Lesforlife
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To: Sacajaweau
Does he know what that oath he’s gonna mouth says?

He doesn't give an oath to protect the Declaration of Independence.
He will give an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States from enemies foreign and domestic.

15 posted on 01/19/2009 7:06:56 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

My son came in complaining about cartoon being preempted for this and was bothered by Obama’s comment.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 7:10:04 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Mobile Vulgus
It was these ideals that led us to declare independence, and craft our constitution, producing documents that were imperfect but had within them, like our nation itself, the capacity to be made more perfect.

And Øbama will have the "imperfect" documents (Declaration, Constitution, B.O.R) "corrected" by his commie azz?

Dream on Hussein...

17 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:22 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

18 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:32 AM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: Between the Lines

an appeal not to our easy instincts but to our better angels.”

huh? We gettin new angels?? kewl...I want one of the lottery ones...the one I got sorta lets me down sometimes and stuff....


19 posted on 01/19/2009 7:12:48 AM PST by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
He said we need a "new Declaration of Independence."

Oh, what the heck, why not? FDR's "Four Freedoms" gutted the Bill of Rights. Why not have a go at the Declaration?

He is dangerous. And, as some proof, here is my Overheard Obama voter quote of the day:

"Free trade and free enterprise is killing this country." I swear, I am not making this up.

20 posted on 01/19/2009 7:32:31 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Don Corleone

I was going to say “Reality”, but “Sanity” works!


21 posted on 01/19/2009 7:41:18 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Between the Lines

“Does anyone really understand this?”

I don’t.


22 posted on 01/19/2009 7:47:53 AM PST by llmc1
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To: Between the Lines

...from (Christian) ideology and small (independent) thinking, prejudice (rational judgment) and bigotry (heterosexualism).


23 posted on 01/19/2009 7:54:42 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: x_plus_one

It is not a new Declaration of Independence he wants but a new Bill of Rights, one that eliminates the 2nd Amendment and “bestows” special rights on others.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 8:32:08 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

These idiots who use or portray the Declaration this way are ignorant fools.

The declaration was a founding document, not a formational document. the declaration stated our reasons for departing from the rule of the crown, not what kind of government we would have to replace the monarchy. It is the constitution that is our formational document that details how our republic is constituted.

If BO is saying that we need to declare independence from our republic and constitution then that is treason.


25 posted on 01/19/2009 9:13:09 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
He wants a new Continental Congress, to change the Dec of Independence, Bill of Rights, the Constitution. He wants to change it all to the Soviet Government Dictator style of government. That is what Americans want now. We have one more day of freedom. Starting tomorrow and the remainder of the week the Marxists will pile TAKE AWAY bills from us, liberty will go down the toilet and your rights and property are going, going, gone.
26 posted on 01/19/2009 9:18:51 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Jan 20, 2009: The Day Liberty DIED. Marxism & Communism officially are our government.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Excuse me, in advance...

HORSESH*T!

27 posted on 01/19/2009 3:53:21 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (OBAMA-BYE-DONE-2008)
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To: RetiredArmy

RA,

Thanks for reminding me to change my tag.


28 posted on 01/19/2009 3:58:12 PM PST by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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