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of the west porch overlooking the crowd on the mall. He put his left handon Abraham Lincoln’s copy of the Bible, raised his right, and stated, “I,Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the officeof president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of myability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the UnitedStates.”
Since that moment, the forty-fourth president of the United States hasspent every day undermining the power, economy, security, and prestigeof America and making a mockery of his oath of office. Presaging themistake-prone amateurishness of the Obama presidency, even the oathhad to be repeated because of gaffes made during the official inaugura-tion; some words were said out of order, so Chief Justice John Robertstrekked to the White House the next day to re-do the oath to allay anyfears that Obama was not legally the chief executive of the government.
And so it has been: controversy and doubt about the direction of thecountry from day one.
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There were signs foreshadowing trouble to come in Obama’s inau-gural address. Reflecting his radical roots as a community organizer whocounted Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers as a mentor, the nov-ice president intoned, “Every so often, the oath is taken amidst gatheringclouds and raging storms.”
As he uttered these words, a squall wasindeed rising up to hammer America, and its origin was the People’sRepublic of China (PRC). Whether the new administration admitted itor not, America was facing down a red storm from a rising communistpowerhouse.For forty years, cadres in Beijing have been diligently building a moremodern state. By the time Barack was unpacking pictures of Michelle