Here are some excerpts from Barack Obama’s Farewell Address, along with my comments on them.
• “The work of democracy has always been hard.”
Apparently Obama is unaware that the United States of America is a republic, not a democracy, especially since he refers to our nation as a democracy several times in his farewell address.
• “If only our politics better reflects the decency of our people.”
I am not sure who exactly he is referring to in that quote, considering the various scandals of the Obamas, the Clintons, their cronies, and the many leftists in America (including Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street). None of them seem to have a sense of decency.
• “Race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society.”
That is because of race baiters like Michelle Obama, Eric Holder, and Black Lives Matter.
• “If we’re unwilling to invest in the children of immigrants, just because they don’t look like us, we will diminish the prospects of our own children — because those brown kids will represent a larger and larger share of America’s workforce.”
First of all, it’s not a matter of what the skin color of immigrants or their children look like, it’s a matter of if they are legal immigrants or illegal immigrants. Hence, racial discrimination has got nothing to do with it.
Second, the term “brown kids” is a stereotype of Mexicans and other Hispanics (or should I say Latinos) and is probably considered offensive. I should add that not all Hispanics have brown skin, and neither do all the other immigrants who come to America (Obama appears to have forgotten about them).
• “Rivals like Russia and China cannot match our influence around the world — unless we give up what we stand for — and turn ourselves into just another big country that bullies smaller neighbors.”
Russia and China have managed to match America’s influence due to Obama’s indifference to foreign policy and national security (e.g., telling Vladimir Putin that he would have more flexibility on the missile defense issue once in his second term). And of course, these allegations of the Russians’ hacking the election took place on Obama’s watch — thus he and his administration should be held accountable.
• “Our Constitution is a remarkable, beautiful gift. But it’s really just a piece of parchment.”
The Constitution is not just a piece of parchment. It is the document on which the basis of our government rests. It gives power to the government, as well as putting limits on it (e.g. checks and balances, the various amendments). And since when did Obama begin to care about the Constitution, considering the various times he chose to disregard it?
Finally, I must ask this: why did Obama go to Chicago to deliver his Farewell Address? I guess he thought the people there would be a more friendly audience than Congress.
At any rate, Friday, January 20, 2017 will be the end of an error.