There’s more at stake here than we realize

Steve Schippert’s focus has been on national security (he was one of the founders of, so for that reason alone he’s viewed the Obama candidacy and the Democratic ascendancy with dismay.  He’s now concerned that even more may be at stake, as an Obama presidency threatens to undermine completely the core nature of the United States of America, as defined in the Constitution.  His jumping off point is news that 8th graders in Wisconsin, working out of a brand new state-approved text book, are being given 15 pages of Obama worship.  As Steve says:

If we can only get past the nuisance ritual of election, we’ll have no need for priest or president, pastor or principal. We will have Dear Leader, President of The World.

Get up. Get active. Get moving.

Or get ready to cede your liberties and earnings in the spirit of ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.’

I am not ready. Nor will I ever be. For behind the curtain of the redistribution of wealth lies the true ambition of the assumption of central power. Our Constitution protects against the rise of Central governmental power, derived only through its wresting from the individual citizen. But that parchment… It’s a silly thing… To be admired in books and museums for its antiquity and aged appearance. But we need not bother reading it. Or following it.

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  • Deana

    If Obama were a decent man, he wound contact the school district and request that they stop using the book and/or contact the publisher and request a rewrite.

    Obviously he had nothing to do with the publisher’s decision to devote 15 pages of the text toward him but this is dangerous not only for us (which I know does not concern him) but for him. This pendulum can only swing so far – sooner or later, people are going to get sick of this sort of thing . . . this constant worship . . .


    I’d love to know how many pages they devoted to, say, Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln.

    Then again, if I knew, I’d probably be sick to my stomach.


  • Ellie2

    Sarah Palin got her start in politics with the PTA because she was concerned with what was going on in her children’s schools. She became involved in the City Council because she was concerned about property taxes.

    The mother who wrote the letter to blow the whistle should get involved in the schools. The mother of a child in school has enormous power –use it!

  • Mike Devx

    Schippert, at recently wrote this:

    The slow-motion insurgency in Pakistan is picking up pace in short order, and the elected Pakistani government shows no signs of stopping its rapid descent into disorder, fracture and weakness. What was once the Pakistani tinderbox has become a blaze, and Al-Qaeda is feeding the flames. And while all is not lost, there is little to instill confidence that the blaze will recede and avoid an inferno.

    Ready for some on the job training, Mr. Obama?