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>If Obama Is President Without A Country, What’s He Doing In The Oval Office?



 Pat  Boone 

                                            CHRISTIAN NATION!  


When you have read  what Pat Boone wrote about Obama (below), you may want to click on the link to  “Snopes”, which brings up a page telling you that this is an actual letter  written by Pat Boone – and Very well written, I might add .  



The President  Without A Country
By 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?