Thursday, April 7, 2011

Outstanding Wake Up Call


Barack Obama was swept into office on a tide of dissatisfaction, but the electorate didn't really know who this man was. McCullough presents a clear picture of what Obama promised and how his promises fell short. This book covers four areas, economics, national insecurity, erosion of rights and accountability to Caesar. In each area, McCullough presents what Obama promised and how those promises have been perverted.

Everyone should read this book. If you're a voter, it's especially important. Americans are truly a wonderful people. We try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes, I don't think we believe in evil. McCullough makes if very clear that while Obama was saying one thing, he was thinking something completely different. He may believe in “Hope and Change,” but his ideas of what constitutes change are very different from those of the majority of Americans. He wants to remake our wonderful country into what he wants and this is not always for the good of Americans. I fear he views himself as a citizen of the world, rather than a citizen of America, and this is not good news for our survival. As McCullough points out. The President is the employee of “We the People.” When he forgets that he becomes a danger to our values.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

I reviewed the book as part of Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program.