“…Did you see that amazing football game this weekend?…”
That’s a question millions of Americans ask each other every week throughout the fall and early winter. Whether you prefer high school, college or the NFL is irrelevant: it is the nation’s unquestioned #1 sport, and everyone knows precisely what is meant upon hearing the question.
And yet: what happens if you ask the same question of an Englishman? Instantaneously, he’ll picture images of a soccer field in a rowdy stadium, with the latest exploits of Manchester United or some other local club replaying in his mind.
We purportedly speak the same language (English), and use the exact same word (“football”). The actual understood meanings of that word, however, are completely different.
And so it is with Barack Obama and “freedom”. Whenever he speaks of it, our president is supposedly speaking the same language as the country he leads, and yet “freedom” to Mr. Obama most certainly doesn’t mean what it does to you and me.
…and it certainly doesn’t mean what our Founders intended, either.
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We’re welcoming a guest blogger today at ‘Two Heads…‘: Greg Ward.
A tremendous writer, Mr. Ward is still relatively new to the blogging world and we strongly suggest that you bookmark his blog, right away.
Thanks for being here, Greg!
—JTR & GBL
“In the end, Barack Obama simply didn’t have the stones. It’s sad. And telling.”
– (Donald Gilliland, a journalist for the Patriot News in Harrisburg, PA).
President Obama angered and disappointed many by announcing recently he would not be attending the 150th anniversary celebration of the Gettysburg Address on November 19th.
The York Daily Record added:
“…Instead, he is sending us a little-known Cabinet member to do the job of a president, of a statesman, of an orator.
President Obama’s retreat from Gettysburg will linger, long and bitter…”
Does our Nobel Laureate President lack the “stones”? What could possibly cause the self-proclaimed healer of the planet to miss an opportunity to give a speech commemorating one of our nation’s greatest moments? Indeed, Mr. Obama loves to compare himself to Mr. Lincoln, even taking the oath of office using Lincoln’s bible. How to explain this strange decision by the President?
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