Obama’s Inaugural Address: Second Amendment Obsolete

The New American – by Thomas R. Eddlem

President Obama derided the Second Amendment as obsolete in his second inaugural address, claiming that “when times change, so must we” on issues like citizen gun ownership.

We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.

Obama added an explicit reference to the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre. “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.”

Obama’s second inaugural address was otherwise designed as largely a Rorschach test of sorts for its listeners; most will hear what they want to hear. In recent years, inaugural speeches have featured only glittering generalities, and Obama’s speech was little different. Obama even threw one sop to the political Right, claiming, “Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone.”

But on both sides of Obama’s perfunctory invocation that — as Bill Clinton once more succinctly stated that “the era of big government is over” — Obama advocated an ever-larger series of broad and vaguely defined government initiatives.

More Federal Education Spending: “No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.”

More Federal Infrastructure Spending: “Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.”

More Federal Social Welfare Spending: “Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.”

On foreign policy, an area where presidents have greater constitutional flexibility than on fiscal issues, Obama pledged that “a decade of war is now ending” even while he pledged perpetual U.S. military engagement on every corner of the planet. “America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe,” Obama stated while at the same time claiming “enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.”

Part of America’s engagement means regime change in the furthest reaches of the globe, meddling in those nations’ internal affairs and giving potentially massive transfers of foreign aid. “We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice — not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes.”

Obama’s second inaugural address included an explicit reference to climate change: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” But, interestingly, his speech omitted reference to the greatest threat to America’s children and future generations: the structural budget deficit and growing national debt. The inaugural address did not contain the words spending, deficit, debt, or budget, and contained no reference to them. The closest reference Obama made to spending was a remark that “we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future,” which implied endless deficit spending.


22 thoughts on “Obama’s Inaugural Address: Second Amendment Obsolete

  1. This adolescent masquerading as adult is pretending to be president when all the while he is one thing and one thing only; he is the Manchurian Candidate.

    He is a liar, thief and a murderer and he has the audacity to tell the American People that the Second Amendment is antiquated and that this nation has evolved beyond the need for self defense against tyrants such as himself. He is a God damned no good son-of-a-bitch. He can take his bullshit communist rhetoric and stick it up his ass along with all the other stuff he jams up there.

    We shall not obey nor comply we are not giving up our weapons and we will prevail through this barrage of lies and tidal wave of congressional harassment and if you make the mistake of turning loose the dogs all bets are off.

    Go back to Kenya and take that bitch of excuse for a woman with you.

  2. What more is obsolete?
    The 1st, Our lives, America, The Constitution, The freedoms Americans have fought for?

    What did he do: Cherry pick the parts of the Constitution he will defend and protect during the Oath of office, and skipped others during that little private session?

    CJX ^5 Prime rant.

    1. What the hell does “mutatto” have to do with it? Are you trying to promote racial divide within the patriot movement?
      I’ll let you know right now, we are way past looking at the pigment of one another’s skin. The fact is we have put all our differences aside as we realize that unless we come together as a single people and take back our Republic, the day is going to come when we will not be allowed our differences.

  3. Did i miss something because i’m sure i did not here “against all enemies forign and doméstic ” all i can day is Wake Up American Patriots

    1. Being that the emporer IS a foreign enemy, he has invited all of “our enemies foreign and domestic” to join him in destroying us.

  4. my message to obama – child in time – he better look out , this is for obama to think about —–http://youtube/bXfr3PrQrQRQM. For some reason this song seems appropriate today.

  5. Freaking “A” … he doesn’t even understand that he just can’t do away with the Constitution nor change it at the drop of a hat.

    How can he be the leader of our country when he doesn’t even know the history of our country? Send him back to school or impeach this imbecile!!!
    . . . .

  6. ..we must do this as a collective…as Americans, we must change….i know no one person can do this…..???!!!??

    And these comments made in an inaugural address, which are after, several EXECUTIVE ORDERS/ACTIONS that tear at the very fabric of life and humanity!

    And the effin sheeple PRAISE, VOTE FOR and ACCEPT this shit?

    (fingers) tap….tap….tap….tap….tap…….

    ~Blessed Be to all~

  7. I started to read it, and decided half-way through that I’m really not interested in what that asshole has to say. It’s not as if it matters. What he actually does will be completely different anyway.

    As for that thing of questionable species that he’s married to, she’s a domestic terrorist. She was part of the weather underground (or “weathermen”) back in the sixties, and they were planting bombs in government buildings about every week for a while. Now she’s a fag-hag.

    They had a good lawyer that kept ’em all out of jail — Hillary Clinton.

    1. Perhaps Michele Obama’s mother or father might have been with the Weather Underground, but she is only 46 years old, which would exclude her unless grade schoolers were allowed.
      Not to defend the communist in any way, just trying to keep the facts straight.

  8. That whole address was nothing but glittering generalities of lies by a self admitted terrorist traitor. You don’t fix something that ain’t broke.

  9. ARSENAL UPDATE: Hey ladies and gentlemen a buddy of mind hired a Class 3 gunsmith to make a .17Cal Super Magnum Gattling Gun. I had posted a note about this awesome weapon and had mentioned the gun has a 3 Rate of Fire selector switch: SLOW, SORTA SLOW, PARTY TIME.

    Leave it to Crocket (Yes, he’s related) he added a fourth setting: SLOW, SORTA SLOW, PARTY TIME, NORAD.

    This weapon fits in a lunch box and Obama is really going to hate this one: It has a 5000 round magazine. My friend guarantees you’ll hit whatever you are shooting…. 🙂 The New Gattling Gun has an effective range of 100 years… 😉 This blaster comes in 4 different colors: Widow Black, Dessert Tan (No I spelt it correctly), and Hot Hot Pink for you Lady Patriots. I know that was only 3 colors. He is working on Stealth Clear, but he is having trouble finding the parts when attempting to assemble it.

    The G-Gun doesn’t come with a toolkit because Crocket says you’ll only have to fire it once…

    He is trying to come up with a name for this little beast. Any suggestions patriots?

    Good day

      1. See M134D Gattling Gun and picture the “Baby Beast” half that size and a third of the weight…

        As far as sales are concerned I don’t know. I doubt if it will be ready for the upcoming revolution, but you never know…. 🙁

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