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Render Unto Caesar: Troops Fight On Obama's Behalf?
IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT by Kaslin

Leadership: Lost in his gay marriage flip-flop was the president's claim that our armed forces fight for him, not their country. It was like following his spiking of the football over the Osama bin Laden kill with an end-zone dance.

Few caught the revealing Freudian slip during President Obama's interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News in which he said he no longer considered what he described to evangelist Rick Warren in the election year of 2008 as the "sacred union" of marriage to be just between one man and one woman.

But there it was, from the lips of the man who considers the Navy SEALs as stage props in his re-election bid and whose use of the first person pronoun "I" has set some sort of Guinness Book world record.

"I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors," he said, "who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that 'don't ask, don't tell' is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage."

This arrogant statement is reminiscent of the days of Imperial Rome, when the legions pledged their personal loyalty to the emperor. More modern tyrants have demanded and received such pledges of loyalty. But Obama surely must know that while he is their civilian commander in chief, he is not an emperor commanding his Roman legions.

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KEYWORDS: army; defense; disarmament; fightingonmybehalf; ibd; ibddefense; military; navy; navyseals; onmybehalf; tricare; veterans

1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:38:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The Constitution elaborates and enumerates what authority the Commander in Chief has and what he doesn’t. The concept of Render to Caesar also implies that we must not enable Caesar to take more than his share, which is clearly has been the the case for many years, at least since Lincoln.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:45:53 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Kaslin

Certainly not what America’s “foreparents” envisioned a president to be — a servant, not a master!


3 posted on 05/10/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Kaslin

I think many Americans who made the horrific and ignorant error of voting for Obama in 2008, now realize what a twisted and hateful ego they need to vote away in November....as if the trail of damage he has done to America in only a little over three years is not enough to witness.

And the agenda has not changed, and another four years of it will destroy our country based on his clearly public plans, behaviors, and associations.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 5:48:16 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: theBuckwheat

Yes. The Constitution is a pact.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Kaslin

Hey,,this is nothing new. Some soldiers did swear a personal oath to their leader after all.

“I swear by God this holy oath, that I want to offer unconditional obedience to the Führer of the German Reich and people, Adolf Hitler, the commander-in-chief of the Wehrmacht, and be prepared as a brave soldier to risk my life for this oath at any time.”


6 posted on 05/10/2012 5:52:35 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Kaslin
After checking the Guinness World Record on the number of times a sitting US President said I, ME or MY in one sentence, I found no established record. It would have cost me 450 lbs. to fast track my application for the record on behalf of Dear Reader (3 to 5 days). For a free application (4 to 6 months) so I passed.

Oh well, I'm pretty sure ten times in one sentence is a record and will stand unbroken forever. Congrats Barky.

7 posted on 05/10/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Kaslin

He is insane medically and legally if he believes that..


8 posted on 05/10/2012 5:55:42 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Kaslin
Few caught the revealing Freudian slip during President Obama's interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News in which he said he no longer considered what he described to evangelist Rick Warren in the election year of 2008 as the "sacred union" of marriage to be just between one man and one woman.

But there it was, from the lips of the man who considers the Navy SEALs as stage props in his re-election bid and whose use of the first person pronoun "I" has set some sort of Guinness Book world record.

"I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors," he said, "who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that 'don't ask, don't tell' is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage."

I caught it. And I was on the air with Mike Rosen on 850 KOA discussing it. Horrendous arrogance on Obama's part.

TS

9 posted on 05/10/2012 5:58:46 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Kaslin

If one is going to be commander in chief of the awesome forces of the US military one had better realize very quickly that those forces do not fight on some personal behalf. Those forces represent the interests of the American people and no one individual, president or anyone, sends them into harms way on a personal whim.

The Kenyan is a childish embarrassment.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 6:00:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Kaslin

Many Emperors were killed by Roman guards.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 6:03:51 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Kaslin

I have always begrudged Rick Warren and him bringing Obama into his circles of influence. He should have been a wiser man than be duped by someone that had no credentials to govern in the highest elected office of the land.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 6:35:22 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: goat granny

.... an interesting thing. Most of Africa and most of the muslim world call their “leaders” “rulers”. For them in their backwards, tribalist worlds they can have rulers. Heck (!)they need them to try to keep them out of perpetual war.

I think that Obama is drawing on his heritage and understanding of the world as opposed to a American heritage.

Plain old fashioned... he ain’t wun of us.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:47:47 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Kaslin; theBuckwheat; HiTech RedNeck; EagleUSA; DesertRhino; shove_it; goat granny; The Shrew; ...
"I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors," he said, "who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that 'don't ask, don't tell' is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage."

I hear it slightly different, but it's still bad.

I think the script was intended to taunt conservatives. "Hey, there's gay people in the military out there doing the fighting for each of us, so how could I or any of us not give them what they want."

But he's such an "I/me/my" narcissist, that it came out without sounding like a non-royal "I."

But the lamestream will cover his tracks. BTW, what happened to all the pundits not long ago, Rush included, who claimed that the MSM was souring on him. They're still totally in the tank....look how they fawn on this one.

14 posted on 05/10/2012 7:28:36 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

“Our” is hardly a rare word. I call a Freud-o.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 7:39:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: rovenstinez

Warren has shown himself to be a sycophant.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 9:20:01 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: theBuckwheat

The military’s oath is to the Constitution, NOT to any person.

I fight in defense of the Constitution, not on behalf of those who would subvert it.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 9:27:43 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: castlebrew
"I fight in defense of the Constitution, not on behalf of those who would subvert it."

If that were true, Obama would not be the commander-in-chief.

18 posted on 05/11/2012 3:10:43 AM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: sam_paine
I challenge the English majors on this forum to diagram the following sentence containing ten first person singular nouns/pronouns:

“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don't ask, don't tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

19 posted on 05/11/2012 5:29:54 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

We come not to praise this Caesar, but to bury him in November,


20 posted on 05/11/2012 2:32:04 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: Kaslin
"who are out there fighting on my behalf..

GRRRRRRR! You lying, narcissistic, bastard! They fight despite your Marxist, non-citizen, effete, America hating ass!!

21 posted on 05/11/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The Constitution is the contract between We, the People and the Several States, which established the federal government and grants it certain LIMITED powers to act in our names and on our behalf. That it has tried, almost from day One to exceed those limits does NOT mean We, the People have to continue allowing it. We are the Masters of ALL GOVERNMENT in this nation and government is our SERVANT, and NO SERVANT IS GREATER THAN HIS MASTER. Not now, not ever.

Further, the powers permitted any level of government may never exceed the authority of the grantors, that is, the individual American. We, according to the Founders, are the sole source of the governments’ “just powers.” Which means that we can only consent to have our agent do only that which WE may properly do for ourselves.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 2:56:17 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: raptor22

23 posted on 05/11/2012 4:01:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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