I know I'll catch some heat for this post, but, I want to post my observations, and let what comes, come! IMHO, Mr. Obama is subtly and covertly going about the dismantling of this great nation. Consider the following: 1) He has systematically went to other countries around the world and apologized for the arrogance of Americans... 2) He has set in action the closing of Guantanamo Bay... 3) He has changed the moniker of our enemy from "terrorist" to "man-caused disasters." See:http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509655,00.html 4) He has required that any, and all individuals caught inspiring be read their Miranda Rights and taken into "custody?" 5) He has implemented an accelerated draw down of troops in Iraq. And, to his credit, there have been no serious repercussions in this action. 6) He has entertained the idea of allowing homosexuals in military service to no longer be under the "don't ask, don't tell" rule, opening the door to homosexuals openly coming out of the closet and being the person that they claim God created them to be: Gay! Per the following web site: http://www.createdgay.com/pride.html 7) He has continued a Bush policyto "buy" our way out of this major recession, spending money this country doesn't have. 8) He has decided to put NASA on a "program and budget diet" seriously removing America from the forefront of space exploration until at least 2025. 9) He has created a new Health Care Program, that was needed for a long time, but, will be a financial burden for our children's children for an even longer time. 10) He has on his plate, the determination to provide amnesty to millions of people who "by-passed" our immigration laws, and live in America as illegal fugitives. In other countries, people would be deported, not given special treatment over those who have stood in our immigration process line for years in hopes of fulfilling a life long dream. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic47GEwR9l4 11) Instead of developing new jobs, and providing training incentives, he continues to extend the unemployment benefits to millions of Americans whom I believe would much rather have a job, not a government give-away that is being tacked on to a national deficit that will, once again, be paid for by generations of Americans who have not yet been born (IMHO, that is!) 12) He wants to give a public court trial to individuals that have been accused of "man-caused disasters" - who were once terrorists - placing the communities where the trials will be held in "harm's way" and costing the tax-payer more money from taxes that will not be collected for generations to come (again, IMHO). 13) He has downgraded the US nuclear arsenal, which is a good thing, but, he has not taken any action to up-grade the existing arsenal, which is old and out-dated by standards of other nations, including the Russians. 14) He is tearing down a once strong relationship with Israel. 15) He pulled out of an agreement with several European nations to place missile defense batteries on their land to defend Europe from possible attacks from Iran and North Korea. I am aware that there are many more things that Obama has done to change the direction of this nation. Some are good, and some are questionable. The above changes, IMHO, are very questionable, and only time will prove if my concerns were in vain. As I said when I opened this post, I'm sure there will be those who disagree vehemently with my insight and observations. However, I reserve the right to make them, and, I do so out of concern that within Obama's first 15 months as POTUS, it would appear to me that he has weakened our defenses, and made America more dependent upon money that has not yet been printed, and more importantly, not been collected from taxes, because those taxes will come from Americans who are not old enough to work, and in some cases, not born. I am Pastor Paul, and I am totally responsible for the views and opinion expressed in this post. I do not believe that any of the info I mention in this post id "dishonest" but, should it be determined to be wrong, that is not an attempt on my behalf to be dishonest, or, to purposely misinform any of you. However, I am not apologetic for what I believe is the "dismantling of America!" In fact, I am gravely concerned, and not too optimistic of our future should he continue to head down the path he is plowing out in front of his present course. Obama has tremendous intellectual skills, and it is a shame, IMHO, that he is using them to make America into something that the majority of us don't want for America! Those who see nothing wrong with his present course of action, may one day wake up and realize that they were wrong. If I'm wrong, there's nothing but the need to apologize. If you're wrong, your children and their children will have to work very hard to reshape and rebuild what Obama has already torn down, and has in his "crosshairs" to tear down in the coming months and years.