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Pat Boone about Obama

Pat Boone about Obama

When you have read what Pat Boone wrote about Obama
(below), you may want to click on the link to
"Snopes" (at the end), which brings up a page
telling you that this is an actual letter written
by Pat Boone - and very well written, I might add.
This is an excellent commentary that should be read
by every American.

The President Without A Country
- Pat Boone

"We're no longer a Christian nation." - President
Barack Obama, June 2009

" America has been arrogant." - President Barack Obama

"After 9/11, America didn't always live up to her
ideals."- President Barack Obama

"You might say that America is a Muslim nation."-
President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009

Thinking about these and other statements made by
the man who wears the title of president, I keep
wondering what country he believes he's president of.

In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett
Hale's "The Man without a Country," a young Army
lieutenant named Philip Nolan stands condemned for
treason during the Revolutionary War, having come
under the influence of Aaron Burr. When the judge
asks him if he wishes to say anything before
sentence is passed, young Nolan defiantly exclaims,
"Damn the United States ! I wish I might never hear
of the United States again!"

The stunned silence in the courtroom is palpable,
pulsing. After a long pause, the judge soberly says
to the angry lieutenant: "You have just pronounced
your own sentence. You will never hear of the
United States again.. I sentence you to spend the
rest of your life at sea, on one or another of this
country's naval vessels - under strict orders that
no one will ever speak to you again about the
country you have just cursed."

And so it was. Philip Nolan was taken away and
spent the next 40 years at sea, never hearing
anything but an occasional slip of the tongue about
America. The last few pages of the story,
recounting Nolan's dying hours in his small
stateroom - now turned into a shrine to the country
he foreswore - never fail to bring me to tears. And
I find my own love for this dream, this miracle
called America , refreshed and renewed. I know how
blessed and unique we are.

But reading and hearing the audacious, shocking
statements of the man who was recently elected our
president - a young black man living the impossible
dream of millions of young Americans, past and
present, black and white - I want to ask him, "Just
what country do you think you're president of?"

You surely can't be referring to the United States
of America , can you? America is emphatically a
Christian nation, and has been from its inception!
Seventy percent of her citizens identify themselves
as Christian. The Declaration of Independence and
our Constitution were framed, written and ratified
by Christians. It's because this was, and is, a
nation built on and guided by Judeo-Christian
biblical principles that you, sir, have had the
inestimable privilege of being elected her
president.

You studied law at Harvard, didn't you, sir? You
taught constitutional law in Chicago ? Did you not
ever read the statement of John Jay, the first
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and an author of
the landmark "Federalist Papers": "Providence has
given to our people the choice of their rulers -
and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and
interest of our Christian nation - to select and
prefer Christians for their rulers"?

In your studies, you surely must have read the
decision of the Supreme Court in 1892: "Our lives
and our institutions must necessarily be based upon
and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of
mankind. It is impossible that it should be
otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our
civilization and our institutions are emphatically
Christian."

Did your professors have you skip over all the
high-court decisions right up till the mid 1900's
that echoed and reinforced these views and
intentions?Did you pick up the history of American
jurisprudence only in 1947, when for the first time
a phrase coined by Thomas Jefferson about a "wall
of separation between church and state" was used to
deny some specific religious expression - contrary
to Jefferson 's intent with that statement?

Or, wait a minute: were your ideas about America 's
Christianity formed during the 20 years you were a
member of the Trinity United Church of Christ under
your pastor, Jeremiah Wright? Is that where you got
the idea that " America is no longer a Christian
nation"? Is this where you, even as you came to
call yourself a Christian, formed the belief that "
America has been arrogant"?

Even if that's the understandable explanation of
your damning of your country and accusing the whole
nation (not just a few military officials trying
their best to keep more Americans from being
murdered by jihadists) of "not always living up to
her ideals," how did you come up with the
ridiculous, alarming notion that we might be
"considered a Muslim nation"?

Is it because there are some 2 million or more
Muslims living here, trying to be good Americans?
Out of a current population of over 300 million, 70
percent of whom are Christians? Does that make us,
by any rational definition, a "Muslim nation"?

Why are we not, then, a "Chinese nation"? A "Korean
nation"? Even a "Vietnamese nation"? There are even
more of these distinct groups in America than
Muslims. And if the distinction you're trying to
make is a religious one, why is America not "a
Jewish nation"? There's actually a case to be made
for the latter, because our Constitution - and the
success of our Revolution and founding - owe a deep
debt to our Jewish brothers.

Have you stopped to think what an actual Muslim
America would be like? Have you ever really spent
much time in Iran ? Even in Egypt ? You, having
been instructed in Islam as a kid at a Muslim
school in Indonesia and saying you still love the
call to evening prayers, can surely picture our
nation founded on the Quran, not the
Judeo-Christian Bible, and living under Shariah
law. Can't you? You do recall Muhammad's directives
[Surah 9:5,73] to "break the cross" and "kill the
infidel"?

It seems increasingly and painfully obvious that
you are more influenced by your upbringing and
questionable education than most suspected. If you
consider yourself the president of a people who are
"no longer Christian," who have "failed to live up
to our ideals," who "have been arrogant," and might
even be "considered Muslim" - you are president of
a country most Americans don't recognize.

Could it be you are a president without a country?

All who love their Christian beliefs, and their
country, forward to all in your address book.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/patboone.asp



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