February 24, 2015

On Giuliani’s Questioning Obama’s Love Of Country

Does Barack Obama love America? That is a question which strikes so many as both absurd and offensive, and which the press is turning into a litmus test. Rudy Giuliani raised the issue last week in a talk before a private function, and now the nation is abuzz with talk on the subject.

The reality is that we can probably safely claim that Obama loves America – and at the same time assert that his love for this country is irrelevant. After all, a person – indeed, a leader – can love his country while still favoring policies that are harmful to it.

Consider, for example, one of the great dictators of the twentieth century – Benito Mussolini. Most of the world looks upon the Fascist leader and views him as evil. But in 1931, Mussolini was visited by Mahatma Ghandi – and Ghandi was struck by the dictator’s “passionate love for his people”. Mussolini undoubtedly loved Italy, and aspired to raise that country to greatness. Does that love of country – call it patriotism or nationalism or what you will – excuse or mitigate the harm that his program ultimately inflicted upon his country?

Or consider Fidel Castro. A committed revolutionary, it is undeniable that Castro has also committed his life to what he views as the betterment of Cuba. Unfortunately, that vision of a fundamentally transformed Cuba involved oppression of the people, suppression of liberties, and imprisonment of those who dared to have a different vision. Does that love of Cuba make up for the fact that the Castro’s program has been harmful to the Cuban people?

Read the Quotations of Chairman Mao in his “Little Red Book”. Does Mao not talk about the revolutionary devoting himself to the transformation of his country? Of course he does, even arguing that a revolutionary devoted to the concept of internationalism must first love his own country. Lenin wrote of the importance of national pride among the Russian people and his sharing of that pride – yet for all that he indicated that he loved Russia, was the revolution that Lenin brought about a boon for the Russian people? Stalin went so far as to call World War II “the Great Patriotic War” and spoke of the importance of devotion to the Soviet Union – but was this love of country the sort of love that should be praised and emulated?

Which leads us back to Barack Obama. Obama has long talked of fundamentally transforming America as his major goal. He has long said that he views that transformation as being something that will improve this country, making it a better place. That, for me, indicates that Obama does feel some sort of love of for this country. Unfortunately, the policies he has sought to implement as a part of this transformation do not sit well with many of his fellow Americans and have done harm to them. Consider that Obamacare has been a failure and has been massively unpopular. Look at the fact that his economic policies have moved more Americans out of the labor force and onto the government dole. Remember that the national debt has increased by roughly 8 billion dollars during the Obama administration and gone from 68% of GDP to 101% of GDP during that time. Is it any wonder that some would question whether Obama has been good for America – and if the transformation he has wrought has been based on a love for America or a desire to lay her low?

But as for me, I prefer the simpler argument – namely that Obama did not seek high office with nefarious intent. Instead, like the four men of the Left I cited earlier – men who set out to fundamentally transform nations that they loved – the problem is with the progressive policies that Obama seeks to impose. That may not pass the neo-McCarthyite media’s standard for affirming the patriotism of the unicorn-riding demigod in the Oval Office, but it is the best that they will get from me.

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