Thanks to the Gateway Pundit, we learn that once again Obama has trash-talked his own (alleged) country, this time at the “Summit of the Americas”:
I am the first one to acknowledge that America’s application to concern around human rights has not always been consistent. And, I’m certainly mindful that there are dark chapters in our own history in which we have not always observed the principles and ideals upon which the country was founded.
Of course we know that Obama will always be the “first one to acknowledge” any shortcomings that he perceives the USA exhibits. Who else but the first president to seemingly hate his own (alleged) country?
It’s interesting that Obama specifically mentions “human rights.” This, coming from a man who voted multiple times against the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which intended to preserve the lives of born, breathing infants who were supposed to be dead because their birth resulted from an abortion. These human infants had no human rights, in Obama’s apparent opinion, because they were supposed to be dead–that was the mother’s “choice” and so her choice should not be thwarted (e.g., by providing medical care to preserve the life of the child), despite the inconvenient fact that the infant did not cooperate and came out of the womb alive.
I am not the first to acknowledge that Obama’s “concern around human rights has not always been consistent.”
When’s the last time you heard Obama criticize the practice of female genital mutilation (aka female “circumcision”) when speaking in or to a Muslim country? Have you ever heard him condemn Muslim countries that practice or allow “honor killings” and wife beatings, or that prevent women from driving automobiles, or that force women to be accompanied by a chaperone at all times, or that tell women how to dress, or that tell women whom to marry and force them to marry before puberty? How about Muslim countries where women are routinely stoned to death or beheaded for alleged adultery or even for being a victim of rape, because they lack the required four male witnesses?
Ever heard Obama take those countries to task, at every opportunity, over their own ongoing “dark chapters” with regard to women’s human rights? Or doesn’t Obama believe that women have human rights?
Many Muslims will argue that the above practices are against Islam. If so, then why doesn’t Obama join with those “moderate” Muslims and condemn these un-Islamic practices at every opportunity? Because he’s too busy bashing the USA?
Similarly, where is Obama’s open condemnation of the way homosexuals are mistreated in Muslim countries? In at least ten countries, most of them Muslim-dominated, homosexuals can be condemned to death for being homosexual. How’s that for a “dark chapter” on human rights? Or doesn’t Obama believe that gays in Muslim countries should have human rights?
These are just a few examples of Obama’s failure to criticize Muslim countries which, unlike the USA, continue to violate the human rights of their citizens.
Rather than to speak out against those multiple violations of human rights, Obama chooses instead to live in the past and to continually castigate the USA over “dark chapters” in its history, emphasis on the word history. The USA has led the world in preserving and protecting human rights almost since its inception.
The U.S. Constitution is a monument to human rights. If only Obama, the “constitutional scholar”, would recognize that fact and honor the Constitution of the United States of America, as it deserves.