Op-ed by Anne R. Pierce: "Obama's American Values Charade" in The Washington Examiner

Dec 30, 2015, 17:52 ET from Anne R. Pierce

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In yesterday's Washington Examiner, author and analyst Anne R. Pierce writes: "As 2015 comes to a close, our president is improbably reborn. Although he has advocated moral and political relativism by elevating adversaries, demoting democracies, ignoring human rights, downplaying American principles, and questioning American exceptionalism, he appears to have had a change of heart. Formerly reticent and skeptical about such things, he is now energetic and sure when he talks about 'American values,' and what makes America great."

In "Obama's American Values Charade," Pierce writes: "As tempting as it might be to believe that Obama is moved deeply by the plight of Syrian refugees, that he reveres the American tradition of standing for the oppressed, and that he sees 'Lady Liberty' as a light to the world, evidence points strongly to the contrary."

Excerpts from Pierce's article in The Washington Examiner and a link are below.

"President Obama's fanciful epiphany is inspired by his belief that Syrian refugees should be welcomed into America without delay and without overblown concern about Islamist extremism. Republicans, he says, are out of step with America's 'tradition of compassion' and 'scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.'

"A question arises: Why does President Obama so often accuse Republicans, who tend to believe in American values, of violating them, yet so rarely accuse dictators, who despise and fear universal rights and individual freedoms, of the same?"

For more, visit: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamas-american-values-charade/article/2579194

Anne R. Pierce, Ph.D., is the author of A Perilous Path: The Misguided Foreign Policy of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry (available for preorder).  For more information, visit: http://annerpierce.com/


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