Obama reminds me more of an ancient pharaoh than an American president.
There’s a un-subdued haughtiness that makes me wonder when he’ll declare “So let it be written; so let it be done!”
He carries himself as someone assured his throne atop the tribal pyramid is due to Divine right and nothing less.
I never thought I’d get the chance to see a real pharaoh in action, but now I have a ringside seat.
Obama taps into a subconscious desire many have to be led. His Messianic following has handed him the reins twice, despite a dismal economic record and foreign policy outrages like Benghazi.
The American premise that we’re a free people isn’t automatic. Unless succeeding generations preserve it, none should be surprised that a pharaoh now presides.
Freedom is hard work with no guarantees. Handing it off to one person who says he has all the answers is much easier.
Is it any wonder America’s pharaoh first shed public tears when talking to campaign staffers shortly after his reelection victory?
These peons’ loyalty had rewarded their God-king with another term. He graced them with his presence and rendered the supreme gift of a show of imperial emotion.
As an American whose grandparents and parents, not to mention myself personally, had to earn that title against entrenched opposition, this whole pharaoh thing rubs me the wrong way.
Americans aren’t supposed to bow and scrape before monarchs. I consider monarchy to be a primitive, oppressive concept well beyond its expiration date.
George Washington declined the offer of royalty as reward for his leadership. Notice how our presidents are called “Mr President” and not “Your Highness” or “Sire.”
One day, a future president will be called “Madame President” or “Mrs. President.”
These titles are identical to those used by what monarchies narrow-mindedly refer to as so-called “commoners,” (i.e. you and me.)
Respecting the office of president is something I was weaned on.
Acting like a flunky to a would-be modern pharaoh is something in good conscience I can’t do.
I was born a free man and intend to stay that way.
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