Sunday, February 17, 2008

Obama--Saving the Souls of Americans

The religious right in America has been lambasted for years for overreaching into the realm of politics. Leftists in America fear conservative Christians and put them on a par with Islamic terrorists time and time again. It is only the conservative Christian that is a danger though, as no one ever squawked too much over Bill Clinton's faith because, with a wink and a smile, most on the left (and right for that matter) discounted these forays into the Clinton belief as simple and insincere attempts to calm the gullible.

There is one campaign today, however, that is making no bones about what they see as government's role in saving the souls of citizens, but this campaign isn't coming from the conservative right, but rather from a Democratic front runner.

From Michelle Obama's speech as quoted at Captain's Quarters:

We have lost the understanding that in a democracy, we have a mutual obligation to one another -- that we cannot measure the greatness of our society by the strongest and richest of us, but we have to measure our greatness by the least of these. That we have to compromise and sacrifice for one another in order to get things done. That is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the only person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.
To which Captain Ed replies:
[...] it's the notion that only Barack Obama can save our souls that is the most offensive part of the speech, by far. Government doesn't exist to save souls; it exists to ensure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense. If I feel my soul needs saving, the very last place I'd look (in the US) for a savior would be Washington DC or Capitol Hill. I'll trust God and Jesus Christ with my soul, and I'm not going to mistake Barack Obama for either one.
h/t Michelle Malkin

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