CBS, George Washington, and the Bible on Barack Obama’s impact

Barack Obama’s official photograph


CBS posted the following:

January 15, 2017

“Because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America.”

It was a moment that seemed to hold so much promise, such optimism: Barack Obama facing that sea of supporters in Chicago on November 4, 2008, after being elected our first African-American president:

“And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: ‘Yes, we can.’”

What began that night is ending now. The assessment of the Obama legacy is already underway. …

“I think that moment, that Grant Park moment, will be remembered symbolically in history as a moment when America thought, ‘We’ve done something and we feel good about that,’” said Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. …

Since early 2010, more than 15 million jobs have been created. By most accounts, a big check in the plus column of the Obama legacy tally.

“It’s a huge achievement to save the economy,” said Goodwin. “It’s not something that’s just a statistical thing you’ve done; you’ve affected people’s lives and affected their futures. And that is real.” …

What about President Obama’s foreign policy legacy?

“Tonight I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda.”

The killing of bin Laden: Definitely, a plus. The way he pulled out of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Iran nuclear deal, the now-dead-on-arrival Trans-Pacific Partnership, claimed by the administration as pluses; by his critics, not so much. And his handling of Syria, according to many policy experts, a big check in the “minus” column.

“I would argue that the decision not to make good on the American threat on Syrian use of chemical weapons was the single biggest flaw and mistake of Barack Obama’s presidency,” said Richard Haass, president of the non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “This sent a message to our friends and our allies, who are inherently dependent on us, that we could not be counted on.

“And I think he had a view of the world that it would somehow sort itself out just fine even if the United States made the decision to do a lot less, and that’s simply wrong.  What we’ve learned, particularly in the Middle East, but also elsewhere, is if the United States dials down, benign forces don’t fill the space.”

“Now I’ve lived long enough to know that race relations are better than they were 10 or 20 or 30 years ago, no matter what some folks say.” …

“Strangely enough, it’s not really him being African-American, I think, that is most remarkable of his eight years,” Blow said. “It is the incredible movement on issues like same-sex marriage and gay rights and inclusion. It has been the civil rights movement of our time, and it has changed over his tenure more than at any other time in American history.” …

Teichner asked, “Do you think history will be kind to President Obama’s presidency?”

“I do.”

History? How will history judge Barack Obama’s presidency?

Well, notice the following mainly related to differences between Barack Obama and the USA’s first president:

President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address received many critiques (including that it “was longer than the goodbye speeches of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined”); but was his address good? To answer that question, it needs to be measured against a fixed standard, which is the Farewell Address of George Washington …

1. Promote Unity. George Washington acknowledged that even though we had “shades of differences” in “religion, manners, habits, and political principles,” it was most important that “The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” Being Americans is the key to unity.

But Obama’s Farewell Address was just the opposite. He heavily invoked identity politics, giving shout-outs to one group after another – the “transgender American,” the “white American,” LGBT, black, brown, the refugee, Muslims, the poor, women and the immigrant. Of course, there was no mention of Christians or Jews, those who support natural marriage and traditional sexuality, and so forth. He set one group against another – some were his Americans but others certainly were not. …

2. Avoid Foreign Entanglements.George Washington: “The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is … to have with them as little political connection as possible. … Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why – by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe – entangle our peace and prosperity in [theirs?] … Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

Yet the Obama administration directly intruded itself into the affairs of Libya, Egypt, Syria and other nations, working to depose their leaders and creating the so-called Arab Spring, which facilitated the rise of ISIS and the massive genocide of Christians across the Middle East. …

3. Preserve Constitutional Separation of Powers. George Washington: “Those entrusted with [the government’s] administration [must] confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres. … The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create … a real despotism.”

President Obama refused to stay in his “respective constitutional sphere,” announcing instead that he “had a pen and a phone.” His executive orders had the effect of sweeping and far-reaching congressional legislation, …

4. Encourage Religion and Morality.George Washington: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars. … The mere politician equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them.”

The Obama administration has been documented as being the most biblically hostile in American history. …

5. Avoid Debt and Spending. George Washington: “As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense … avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt … not ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.”

The nation’s debt under the Obama administration has grown to $20 trillion – an increase of 87 percent in just eight years.

By George Washington’s standards for a presidency, Barack Obama did not have a proper one.

In terms of economic ‘achievements’ under Barack Obama that CBS referred to, there is a chart in the article Obama claims USA ‘better’ and ‘stronger’ because of him and his LGBTQ agenda that which helps demonstrate that CBS has not covered a lot of those details. That chart is also in a new video we released this morning: Is the USA ‘a better, stronger place’?

Because of the massive increase of debt under his Administration, the USA is a weaker nation than it was. Prophecy also tells us that this debt will lead to the destruction of the USA (cf. Habakkuk 2:6-8).  The economy under Barack Obama was fueled by debt (see also ‘It’s The Debt, Stupid – Massive Borrowing Binge Producing Fake Recovery’), and he does not seem to realize the danger of that.

While Barack Obama claimed to be against homosexual marriage when he first ran for the US presidency, he later embraced it and pushed aspects of the LGBTQ agenda and has claimed that as an important part of his legacy. This is, and will be, biblically judged as immoral and destructive for the USA. Notice some verses in the Book of Romans:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)

Notice that the New Testament passages in Romans state that not just those engaged in sexual immorality, including homosexuality and lesbianism, but also those who approve those behaviors are condemned. This will be the true judgment of relevant history on this matter for Barack Obama.

On international matters, yes Syria and Libya are worse off now as have been parts of Iraq. And yes, CBS is right that Barack Obama’s actions and inactions made the environment for the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State to rise up. The USA will have more terrorism (see Why Terrorism? Is Terrorism Prophesied).

The USA has become more anti-Bible since Barack Obama took office and was recently named to the ‘Hall of Shame’ partially because of policies and practices of the Obama Administration against religion (see USA makes ICC’s ‘Hall of Shame’ list of nations regressing in religious freedom).

To this, we could add a list of scandals under that Obama Administration (see Ethics, Scandals, and Barack Obama), as well as his promotion of abortion and pornography, his regressing of religious rights (see USA makes ICC’s ‘Hall of Shame’ list of nations regressing in religious freedom), the revelations of a ‘police state’ through the Snowden leaks that are helping turn Europe against the USA (see The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA), hypocrisy on foreign interference (Brexit, Israel, Syria, and Ukraine come to mind), betraying Israel in the United Nations this month (we will see if he further betrays Israel this week), etc.

Want more details? Today we just put together a new video: Is the USA ‘a better, stronger place’?

Some items of related interest may include:

Is the USA ‘a better, stronger place’? Is the USA better and stronger in nearly all ways in 2017 than it was 8 years ago? Barack Obama made this claim. He pointed to economic factors, “marriage equality,” Iran, and other items to attempt to bolster his claim? From a biblical and prophetic perspective is the USA better and stronger now than it was? What about debt, Syria, Libya, Iran, and the relationship with Europe? Will the USA be stronger ahead under Donald Trump? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more. A written article is also available Obama claims USA ‘better’ and ‘stronger’ because of him and his LGBTQ agenda.
USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses Can you point to scriptures, like Daniel 11:39, that point to the USA in the 21st century? This article does. A related sermon is titled: Do these 7 prophesies point to the end of the USA?
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Who is the King of the West? Why is there no Final End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? Here is a version in the Spanish language: ¿Quién es el Rey del Occidente? ¿Por qué no hay un Rey del Occidente en la profecía del tiempo del fin?
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There are also three YouTube videos related to this, titled Transgender ‘Woe to those who call evil good’ and Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children and USA pushing gender confusion.
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Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Why Terrorism? Is Terrorism Prophesied? What does the Bible teach? Which nations may be affected? Here is a link to a related sermon: Terrorism, Christianity, and Islam.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
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The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA Can what happened with the leaks of what the NSA has done help the USA to be taken over? What does the Bible teach that seems to be related to this? Here is a related YouTube video titled Are the Snowden NSA leaks leading to the destruction of the USA?
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Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
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When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2017, 2018, or 2019? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Will the Great Tribulation Start in 2017?
Donald Trump in Prophecy Prophecy, Donald Trump? Are there prophecies that Donald Trump may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that he has already helped fulfill? Could a Donald Trump presidency be apocalyptic? A related video is titled: 13 Ways President-Elect Trump is Apocalyptic.
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies. Watch also the YouTube Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.

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