Honoring and dishonoring words that changed the course of our nation
By: Diane Sori
A two-minute speech delivered 150 years ago today on the once bloodied
grounds at Gettysburg PA…a two-minute speech that turned the tide of a
war...a war that pit brother against brother…father against son…where
170,000 fought…where a third of Lee’s army died or lay wounded…where a
quarter of the of the Union forces suffered the same fate.
The Gettysburg Address…a speech that remains one of the greatest pieces
of oratory the world has ever known
…a speech that reinforced what our
great nation stood for then and most importantly stands for today,
“…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and
that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not
perish from the earth.”
What our nation stands for today…what ‘We the People’ stand for…what our sham of a president does NOT.
According to Article II, Section 2, Clause I of the Constitution, the
President of the United States is Commander-in-Chief of the United
States Armed Forces, and in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief the
president is sometimes asked to officiate at dedication
ceremonies for military memorials, parks, national cemeteries,
battleships, military bases, national monuments, and at other military
To be asked to officiate at such events is an honor and should be
treated as such for those being honored are those who gave their
lives…are those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.
Lincoln knew this and Lincoln honored those who died in one of the deadliest battles of the Civil War in a speech for the
ages…in a speech that speaks of America’s dedication to God, Country,
And yet when it came time for Barack HUSSEIN Obama to NOT only honor
those lost on that field in July 150 years ago…when it came time to
honor the words that helped heal a nation…this most vile of men…this
disgrace to NOT only the presidency itself but to his role as
Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces…a man totally detached from honor and
decency…decided NOT to attend the ceremony that will be held at the
Soldiers’ National Cemetery. And coward that he is Barack HUSSEIN Obama
had The National Park Service do his dirty work and announce his
decision NOT to go.
And the man who loves to invoke Lincoln’s name time and again and to talk of his admiration for our 16th president…the man who loves to say
that he’s from the ‘Land of Lincoln’…the man who used the Lincoln Bible
for both his inauguration ceremonies ...cannot be bothered to pay
tribute to one of our nation’s greatest speeches by one of our nation’s
greatest presidents. Our nation’s first (supposed) black president, should be there if for NO other reason than to show the
American people how far our nation has come since the days of the Civil
War when the idea of a black president was NOT even a thought to be
And when asked why he wasn’t going, Obama’s mouthpiece Jay Carney gave
NO reason why other than to say he had NO updates on the president’s
schedule for November 19th.
“I think that is an enormously significant event in our history, and I
think Americans will take the appropriate time to consider it, consider
the speech that was delivered there,” he said. “But beyond that, I don’t
have any updates on the President’s schedule,” Carney bloviated,
sidestepping the issue like he does for many other issues concerning our
But this snub of Obama’s is NOT unique and will be added to his ever
growing list of snubs towards anything having to do with our military or
military related events. Remember, Obama skipping the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 2010 choosing to go to
Chicago instead, but made sure to attend the ceremony in 2012 as it was a
mere six months before the presidential elections and he needed the
photo-op. Remember, Obama has failed to commemorate D-Day every year
since 2010, and in his first visit to the Viet Nam Memorial, again before
the election, was for a photo-op and NOTHING more for while he was there
vets were blocked from their own memorial. And let’s NOT forget Barack
HUSSEIN Obama’s ultimate slap in the face to our military when he
stopped elderly WWII veterans from visiting their own open-air memorial
during the joke of a recent government shutdown.
And to add insult to injury, Obama is sending newly appointed…as in just
this year…Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to honor those lost…to honor
the most honorable of all Lincoln's words…on behalf of this administration. Sending
Jewell to honor the man who freed the slaves when Obama himself should
be in attendance to offer words of NOT only racial healing for the
wounds he and his cohorts opened anew but also to offer words of
bi-partisan reconciliation to do what’s right for the country NOT for what’s
right for the body politics...this is the message...the words that Obama should be delivering today...a message of healing...a message of hope...like Lincoln delivered all those years ago.
And while great presidents exude pride NOT just in themselves and in the
office to which they were elected, they show pride in how they speak of
the American military and in how they relate to the American people.
Maybe this means that in the end its best that Obama NOT attend today’s
ceremonies for he does neither.
And maybe his NOT attending will allow
those who died at Gettysburg to continue in an undisturbed Everlasting Rest for they
will NOT be dishonored by this most dishonorable of men. And maybe the
words of Abraham Lincoln…words that reset the course of a nation…can
continue to be honored, revered, and respected without the stain Barack
HUSSEIN Obama would put upon them…period.