SOTU’s Victory Lap 2016

Ramon Arias  | January 18, 2016

There are many third world nations that have patterned their form of government after the United States. They also have their State Of The Union speeches, and the people of those nations do not believe anything they hear. They are accustomed to hearing lies; it is and has been a generational problem for centuries. When the executive presents his or her year’s accomplishments in the State of the Union (SOTU) speech it means absolutely nothing; people are no longer impressed. Their social reality refutes all the empty words in the grandiose speech of how great things are and will continue to be.

In the past, U.S. presidents did their best to put forward their accomplishments; it was a time when they knew people could not be fooled all the time. They did not dare present a reality that would be like spit falling back onto their faces.  

As more people have changed their morals and embraced a narcissistic way of life, they didn’t care what their elected officials did, as long as they could continue on the dole from the cradle to the grave. This mind set is embedded in those in power, knowing that brainwashing the population for over 170 years had worked. Everyone knows uninformed people present no challenge.

Obama’s last SOTU dealt with five issues: Economy, National Security, Urgent Challenges, Politics, and the Future. As expected, true conservatives are disgusted with what they heard regarding all of the “great accomplishments” of the last seven years and what Obama promised to do in his last year of office. Conservatives can clearly point out how bad Obama’s record is and they can’t understand why he embarrassed himself by saying so many lies and cleverly crafted deceptions. But of course, from the very beginning he has manifested that uncanny ability to deceive.

Only those who benefit from a big government in control agreed with Obama’s accomplishments: the economy benefited those who are dependent on the welfare system, this includes the recipients in the corporate world. Never mind that in seven years the national debt doubled and taxes and regulations skyrocketed. Remember when Obama called the national debt at ten trillion dollars unpatriotic? Those who side with the socialist worldview think that the national security is just fine, they see no problem and welcome more unqualified voters and welfare recipients to keep them in power. This means open borders and don’t bother to notice the horrors taking place in Europe whose leaders have put their welcome mats out for the refugees. The urgent challenges for them continue to be those who cling to their Bible, guns, and the Forefather’s worldview who want America back to her original foundation of the Bible and Constitution. 

The socialists want politics to be dominated by their godless ideology and to do away with all others. And the future, well, if things continue to go their way the work of fundamentally transforming the nation will be accomplished. They view the world to be dominated by just a few elitists that, according to them, know what is best for humanity. 

While the frustration is understandable, there shouldn’t be any surprises in Obama’s last SOTU address. The America Obama promised to transform is on an accelerated mode. He was reelected to that end. Millions agreed with him that it needed to be done according to their vision for a different nation, and here we have it. People with a vision to create a society after their own imagination have had determination to accomplish it and have been doing it for thousands of years. Never mind if that vision proves to be fatal, others come and dig out the debris from the past; they embrace those failed ideas again and present them as the real hope and change to move forward. Guess what the future outcome will be?

Obama had his victory lap, and rightfully so. Everything he wanted to carry out has gone unchallenged because sooner or later the supposed opposition gives in to his agenda. The majority of those “conservatives” in Congress side with the socialist/communist democrats or are too cowardly to present any opposition. During the Obama administration we witnessed the cut of one of the branches, Congress, and now we see the judicial branch on its way out. Don’t be angry at Obama’s SOTU 2016 victory lap; any anger should be directed at those who know what to do but refuse to do it, it is called righteous indignation.

You should know by now that Democrats and many Republicans want a different America. They hate anything that resembles America’s biblical foundation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They foolishly do not fear disregarding the Word of God and they have shredded the other three founding documents; it is shocking that their gullible followers celebrate them. This is the reason James Madison wrote, “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.”

One thing is certain; Obama’s America is not quite yet fundamentally transformed. That means there is a ray of light with hope. Having said that, we would do well to prepare for this coming year and the national social storm. One year is what the left has at the helm of the executive branch and they will do everything to jam their agenda down our throats if it all possible. Of course, they don’t have plans to loosen their grip on what has been converted into the highest political prize. Their goal is for the presidency of the United States to be the seat of tyranny, and as they have shown, it works just fine with a “phone and a pen.”

What should be our course of action? In the midst of all this turmoil, we must never forget who is really in control, not only in this nation, but throughout the world and the universe; He Rules Supreme.

For the Lord is our Judge, our Lawgiver and our King; he will care for us and save us”  (Isaiah 33:22) (TLB).

Our Almighty God will keep an eye on those of us who claim to be on His side to see if we respond to His calling. Let us meditate on the song of Moses expressed before the people of Israel entered into the Promised Land:  

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak,
    and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
May my teaching drop as the rain,
    my speech distill as the dew,
like gentle rain upon the tender grass,
    and like showers upon the herb.
For I will proclaim the name of the Lord;
    ascribe greatness to our God!
“The Rock, his work is perfect,
    for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
    just and upright is he.
They have dealt corruptly with him;
    they are no longer his children because they are blemished;
    they are a crooked and twisted generation.
Do you thus repay the Lord,
    you foolish and senseless people?
Is not he your father, who created you,
    who made you and established you?
Remember the days of old;
    consider the years of many generations;
ask your father, and he will show you,
    your elders, and they will tell you.” (Deuteronomy 32:1-7)