Ironic when you consider the famous video of the group of candidates standing on the stage with hands over heart during the national anthem while Obama stood there with hands firmly at his side. Apparently a man who doesn't see fit to place his hand over his heart for our country's flag is willing to demand that his supporters place their hands over their heart for him.
As soon as Jinny read this news story her mouth dropped open. She said one of the questions on her World History I.B. exam was to examine translations of original documents containing the oath of allegiance used by German civil servants in the 1930s. Here's the August 2, 1934, oath and its translation:
Note that the new loyalty oath was not one to the German state nor one to serve the German people. It was an oath to be faithful to Adolf Hitler, designated as the leader of the German people. By urging his supporters to place their hands over their heart and pledge to support him, in the same fashion that citizen's pledge their allegiance to flag and country, Obama comes perilously close to creating the same type of personality cult.
Diensteid der öffentlichen BeamtenIch schwöre: Ich werde dem Führer des Deutschen Reiches und Volkes Adolf Hitler treu und gehorsam sein, die Gesetze beachten, und meine Amtspflichten gewissenhaft erfüllen, so wahr mir Gott helfe.Service oath for public servantsI swear: I will be faithful and obedient to the leader of the German empire and people, Adolf Hitler, to observe the law, and to conscientiously fulfil my official duties, so help me God!
The people who make these pledges are no longer our fellow Americans until they renounce them. They now serve a non-American power; their pledge to Obama is no different than a pledge made to Kenya, Pakistan or Russia. Certainly they can support whomever they wish as a candidate, but a hand-over-heart pledge to Obama is no different than a palm outward pledge to Hitler. (For what it's worth, the pledge to the American flag was originally made with palm outward; that likely wouldn't be popular today).
The left-wing press gives Obama a free ride. When he violated the War Powers Act in his illegal attack on Libya, the left ignored it. When he enacted the DREAM Act by executive fiat and announced that he would ignore the law, the left applauded. No action, no matter how outrageous, is deemed worthy of censure.
Now Obama is urging his supporters to make personal pledges of allegiance to him and not to the country. Will the American public ever realize just how dangerous this man really is?
p.s. And by the way, Jinny made a "7" on her exam, so according to the folks in Switzerland she knows what she is talking about.