Tuesday, August 04, 2009

To Infinity And Beyond

On Sunday, I noticed a vehicle driven by an Obamalyte that bore a green and blue bumper sticker that read:

For The Whole World
Barack Obama

I've never noticed this particular sticker before, but recognize the sentiments. A couple of thoughts:

Firstly, President Obama is most decidedly NOT "for the whole world." He's President of the United States of America, not the world. His chief duty is to protect and defend our country, our Constitution, and our citizens. His decisions should always be made in the best interest of the United States. Most of the time--in my opinion at least--the best interests of the US are also the best interests of "the whole world" (however you manage to define it.) However, at times they will not be and in those situations I fully expect that President Obama--like every US president who has proceeded him--to act according to what's best for the United States.

Secondly, (as my wife noted when I mentioned this to her) isn't this bumper sticker an example of the "American arrogance" that the Obamaphytes so decried in President Bush? Maybe "the whole world" doesn't want the guiding light of The One to save them. Maybe they'd rather just work things out on their own and look to their own leaders for their hope and change. It's a shocking thing to consider, but maybe the whole world doesn't really need Barack Obama after all.

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