What will the next four years of an Obama presidency be like?
To know the future one must investigate the past. In this case, the place to start is with his own words:
“Implicit in [the Constitution] structure, in the very idea of ordered liberty, was a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology or theology or ‘ism,’ any tyrannical consistency that might lock future generations into a single, unalterable course…” (The Audacity of Hope, p. 93).
In other words, the constitution should not hold back the president. And his first four years is proof of that. Consider the murder of an American citizen with a drone attack. Or the secrecy of the decision. Or the lack of due process.
Next consider the massive government intrusion into health care. American citizens are legally forced to purchase a product or else be penalized. States’ rights as enshrined in the Tenth Amendment has grown even smaller.
Lastly, consider his track record on religious liberty. The same health care law undermines the consciences of religious people and organizations that believe abortion is murder.
But there is more. Obama’s administration tried to radically limit the freedom of religious organizations to operate according to their faith. Providentially, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected the spurious claims.
With the president’s promise to do more for Russia in his foreign policy in his second term, can we expect the same on the domestic front?
As American citizens, conservative Christians are deeply concerned about these and other issues. But as citizens of a heavenly country, Christians do not put their trust in men but in the name of the Lord our God.