James Lambert
March 10, 2015
Obama's "We are the slaves that built the White House" comment divisive to many Americans
By James Lambert

President Obama's speech last Saturday is yet another demonstration of how this President continues to promote a more hostile and unfriendly environment in this nation. On Saturday March 7th he spoke to a crowd in Selma, Alabama saying "we are the slaves that built the White House and the economy of the south." That was just one quote in a speech where he continues to highlight dark segments of our past history.

Has anyone reminded this President that slavery ended 150 years ago and that the White House was built over 200 years ago? Being from a very liberal state like California, I find his comments to be both divisive and negative. I'm sure that many from the South found his comments to offensive as well. This President, instead of bringing this country together with positive rhetoric, continues to focus on our faults from the past. Obama's constant negative dialogue regarding America reflects his attitude that we must be "radically transformed" and of course he sees himself as the dictator who will do it! Is it any wonder that a well-known former Mayor of New York would question our President's love of America?

At the beginning of his term in office (in 2009), Obama made similarly toned speeches to foreign audiences abroad apologizing for America's past sins. Put this in contrast to President Ronald Reagan who regularly encouraged his audiences with positive statements of the unparalleled freedom, liberty and opportunity our country provides to citizens who will work for it.

Recent polls indicate that under Obama's leadership tension between races has increased. Polls show a marked uptick in racial tension despite the fact that the U.S. (in 2008) elected its first black President. Nevertheless, this President continues to focus on America as an unjust nation. He did this with the Trevon Martin affair, the riots in Missouri and the other episodes of racial tension; picking and choosing which local events he will involve himself and his attorney general in.

Meanwhile the world is experiencing increased terrorism on all fronts, including slavery and genocide, while Obama is busy negotiating with a terrorist country to allow them access to nuclear weaponry.

Obama rules of late as if he is a king instead of a President with constitutional restraints. His recent action on amnesty has done harm to millions of young black adults who want work. Why should our own U.S. citizens, (especially black youth whose unemployment is at near record highs), have to compete for jobs with people who are not even U.S. citizens?

It is time for the people of America to unite as a nation and stop letting our politicians distract and divide us. There are huge problems that our country must tackle, not the least of these being ISIS, our unsecured borders, an out of control spiraling national debt, the stability of the dollar, and the threat of an Islamic terrorist nation obtaining nuclear inter-continental ballistic missiles. It's time for Americans to wake up to what's being done and demand positive changes from our leaders.

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James Lambert

James Lambert has a broad business background. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon), Lambert pursued a career in banking by working in various management capacities for Crocker Bank, San Diego Trust & Savings Bank and First Interstate Bank (between 1973 and 1995). By 1990 Lambert received his Master in Business Administration from National University (San Diego). For 3 years, Lambert also taught Finance at Mira Costa Community College... (more)

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