Saturday Morning Radio Address
"Liberty Under God"
|THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This
week, millions of Americans gather with loved ones for Christmas.
This is a season of hope and joy. And it is an occasion to
remember a humble birth
that has helped shape the world for more than two thousand years.
||Christ's birth, as
seen above, was far from "humble." It was prophesied for
hundreds of years; it was announced by an army of angels; kings
from the east bestowed expensive gifts on the newborn king; the
powers-that-be attempted to assassinate the Messiah; everyone in
the land was talking about this remarkable Advent.
|One of the things that makes
Christmas special is that it allows us to step back and take stock
of what is truly meaningful in our lives. As years pass by, we
often forget about the gifts and the parties, but we remember
special moments with families and friends.
||What is it that really
makes Christmas special? Is it what happens to us,
and how we feel? Or is it about God? Is it about Truth?
|This year, as you spend time with
those you love, I hope you'll also take time to remember the men
and women of our armed forces. Every one of them has volunteered
to serve our Nation. And with their incredible sacrifices, they
preserve the peace
that we celebrate during this season.
||The angels said that
the Prince of Peace had come to bring "Peace on Earth."
The armed forces are making war.
Christ came to set us free. The government
enslaves us. The
Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms.
|This tradition of service is as
old as our Nation itself. In 1776, it looked as if America's first
Christmas as an independent Nation might also be its last. After a
series of crippling defeats by the British, George Washington's
army was exhausted and disheartened. With their terms of service
expiring in just a few weeks, many soldiers were planning on
leaving the army. And it seemed that without a miracle, America's
fight for freedom would be doomed.
Washington Surprise the British Hessians at Trenton in December
1776? Notice the reference to "the Fabian
strategy." Bush is a
Fabian Socialist. So is Obama. Rather than building to a huge,
violent revolution, Fabians engage in a relentless chipping away
of Liberty Under God. If the "Bailout"
doesn't pass in Congress on Tuesday, push it through again on
Thursday. Keep pushing little by little until the opposition gives
|That miracle took place on
Christmas night, 1776. George Washington planned a surprise attack
on the enemy forces camped across the Delaware River in Trenton,
New Jersey. Under the cover of darkness, he led a few thousand
soldiers across the icy waters in the midst of a driving
snowstorm. Most generals would not have taken such a risk. But the
commitment of Washington and his men was absolute. They headed
into battle with a bold password -- "Victory or death."
||The burden placed on
the American colonies by Britain in 1776 was about 1/20th the
burden placed on Americans by Washington D.C. in 2008. Nobody in
America believes that any American would be justified in getting
his musket out and shooting IRS agents or employees of the Federal
Reserve. So why do we celebrate those who killed Red Coats?
|In a matter of hours, victory was
theirs. Morale immediately improved. And the American people began
to believe that our Nation possessed the perseverance and courage
to protect our liberty. The turnaround that began that night would
end with the United States' triumph in the American Revolution --
and the permanent establishment of a free Nation.
participated in the American Revolution would agree that freedom
was not permanent. America is no longer free.
|Two hundred and thirty-two years
have passed since George Washington crossed the Delaware. But on
this Christmas, his legacy lives on in the men and women of the
United States military. Some of them are spending this holiday
helping defend emerging democracies like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Others are spending it in lands where we defeated tyranny long
ago, such as Germany or Japan. And some of them are spending it
stateside, recovering in places like Bethesda National Naval
Medical Center or Walter Reed.
participated in the American Revolution would find a parallel to
America in Iraq or Afghanistan.
|Regardless of where they are, our
men and women in uniform and the families who support them remind
us of a clear lesson: Defending freedom is a full-time job. Our
enemies do not take holidays. So the members of our armed forces
stand ready to protect our freedom at any hour. For their service,
they have the thanks of a grateful Nation -- this Christmas and
Troops Don't Defend Our Freedoms.
|Thank you for listening.
Kevin Craig's Platform:
The Democrat Party Radio Address:
Democratic Radio Address was delivered by Barack Obama, the
Remarks of President-elect Barack
Radio Address on the Economy
Saturday, December 27, 2008
|Good morning. This week,
Americans are gathering with family and friends across the
country to celebrate the blessings of Christmas and the holiday
|As we celebrate this joyous
time of year, our thoughts turn to the brave men and women who
serve our country far from home. Their
extraordinary and selfless sacrifice is an
inspiration to us all, and part of the unbroken line of heroism
that has made our freedom and prosperity possible for over two
||It's not a
sacrifice, it's a career move.
troops are serving their second, third, or fourth tour of duty.
And we are reminded that they are more than dedicated Soldiers,
Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard – they are devoted
fathers and mothers; husbands and wives; sons and daughters; and
sisters and brothers.
|This holiday season, their
families celebrate with a joy that is muted knowing that a loved
one is absent, and sometimes in danger. In towns and cities
across America, there is an empty seat at the dinner table; in
distant bases and on ships at sea, our servicemen and women can
only wonder at the look on their child’s face as they open a
gift back home.
|Our troops and military
families have won the respect and gratitude of their broader
American family. Michelle and I have them in our prayers this
Christmas, and we must all continue to offer them our full
support in the weeks and months to come. .
|These are also tough times for
many Americans struggling in our sluggish economy. As we count
the higher blessings of faith and family, we know that millions
of Americans don’t have a job. Many more are struggling to pay
the bills or stay in their homes. From students to seniors, the
future seems uncertain.
|That is why this season of
giving should also be a time to renew a
sense of common purpose and shared citizenship. Now, more
than ever, we must rededicate ourselves to the notion that we
share a common destiny
as Americans – that I am my brother’s keeper, I am my
sister’s keeper. Now, we must all do our part to serve one
another; to seek new ideas and new innovation; and to start a
new chapter for our great country.
collectivism would be admired by Joseph
|That is the spirit that will
guide my Administration in the New Year. If the American people
come together and put their shoulder to the wheel of history,
then I know that we can put our
people back to work and point our country in a new direction.
That is how we will see ourselves through this time of crisis,
and reach the promise of a brighter day.
|After all, that is what
Americans have always done.
|232 years ago, when America was
newly born as a nation, George Washington and his Army faced
impossible odds as they struggled to free themselves from the
grip of an empire.
|It was Christmas Day—December
25th, 1776 – that they fought through ice and cold to make an
improbable crossing of the Delaware River. They caught the enemy
off guard, won victories in Trenton and Princeton, and gave new
momentum to a beleaguered Army and new hope to the cause of
Many ages have passed since that first American Christmas. We
have crossed many rivers as a people. But the lessons that have
carried us through are the same lessons that we celebrate every
Christmas season—the same lessons that guide us to this very
day: that hope endures, and that a new birth of peace is always
|Thank you and have a happy new
anyone would use the birthday of the Prince of Peace as an
excuse to praise war and imperialism. Amazing that both the
President and President elect would choose the same event
(Washington crossing the Delaware) to do so
What Would America's Founding Fathers Do?
The men who threw tea into the Boston Harbor over a tax of 3 pence
per pound would not be happy with a tax ten times greater on
every gallon of gas. Those who took up muskets over a total tax burden
of less than 3% would not be happy with the
fact that the federal government now takes more
than half of everything you earn.
Today it is illegal for public school teachers to teach their
students that the Declaration of Independence is really true (and not
just an outdated historical document). The federal government is clearly
at war with everything the Founding Fathers stood for.
America's greatest Americans would abolish
today's federal government.
Muskets are Not an Option
There are two reasons why we should not take up arms to pull off the
violent overthrow of the federal government, even if America's Founders
would surely do so. First, the feds have nukes. Second, violent
revolution is unChristian and unBiblical. We must beat our swords
into plowshares and use persuasion to
abolish tyranny. This is time for a revolution
Revolution Won't Come in a Day
John Adams once wrote that the American
Revolution began in 1761, when Massachusetts attorney James Otis
began legal challenges to the Writs
of Assistance. He lost the case, but "American
independence," Adams wrote, "was
then and there born." Now do the math. That means it took 15
years to convince the rest of America to declare Independence
(1776). Then another seven years of war was required before a
Peace Treaty was signed (1783), and then six years before the
Constitution was finally ratified (1789). That's almost 30 years. (And
Jefferson said we shouldn't go 20
years without another rebellion!) How can we hope to convince
Americans to fight for principles they were never taught in government
schools? We need to be in this battle for the long term. "Eternal
Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."
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Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
Make Congress read every word of every bill they create before
they vote on it.
Urge your Representative and your Senators to sponsor
DownsizeDC.org's “Read the Bills Act” (RTBA).
- A Backdoor Real ID Card|
Real ID is dying. But the Department of Homeland Security has a
new plan to subject every American to a national ID card anyway.
They plan to pick off one occupational field at a time, starting
with the maritime industry. One man is fighting back. Meet him,
and help stop this backdoor Real ID plan.
the Killer Horse Hormones
The FDA "outlawed" the use of Estriol, an estrogen
medication that's bio-identical to human estrogen. Doctors must
now prescribe animal-derived estrogen instead. Are bio-identical
hormones dangerous, while animal-derived hormones are safe? No.
The practice of medicine is moving to chemically identical to
human hormones and away from animal hormones. Learn why the FDA
decided to endanger women's health in this way, and take action.
If the government suspects you used your house or car in a crime,
they can take it and sell it at auction. They don't even have to
prove your guilt. They call this practice civil asset forfeiture,
but it's really theft. It violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and
14th Amendments. It also encourages law enforcement to put profits
before justice. Tell Congress to end civil asset forfeiture.
an Iraq Referendum
Americans keep debating when, how, or if to leave Iraq. Maybe we
should ask the Iraqi people what they want. After all, it's
their country. Tell Congress to request that the Iraqi
government hold a public referendum on the U.S. occupation. Learn
and Trade" is not the way
The politicians seem to be unifying around "cap and
trade" as a way to cut CO2 emissions. If they take this
step it may be the largest increase in the size, scope, and
intrusiveness of government since the creation of Medicare.
Worse still, it may not even achieve its purpose. Please tell
Congress to oppose "cap and trade." Learn
Big government prospers through failure. Each new failure is used
to justify more spending and new powers. Wasteful spending in Iraq
is the latest example. One way to change this is to hold
government accountable. A new bill in Congress seeks to provide
some of the needed accountability. Please support it. Learn
the War for Terror
U.S. policy has inflamed the Middle East. It has made
terrorism more likely rather than less. We seem to be fighting a
war for terror, rather than on
terror. This policy must stop. The place to start stopping is
with Iran. We must not attack Iran. War with Iran would
devastate our economy, disrupt world oil supplies, and recruit
more terrorists. Click
here to stop this war before it starts.
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