In No Higher Power the authors, Phyllis Schlafly and George Neumayr, have revealed the way Barack Obama and all secular thinkers systematically confuse the language in an attempt to make American citizens believe that this president is governing by the Constitution. The starting point is the idea that the Constitution is a “living” document, subject to an “evolving” interpretation. The guiding principles for that evolving interpretation are the principles of secularism, which are themselves evolving. In every chapter the authors provide deep background to help readers understand secular thinking as it is expressed in Barack Obama’s administration. Secular thinking considers religion to be at best a comforting myth, and at worst an outdated social construct that works in opposition to enlightened human reason. Every citizen who cares about religious freedom should read this book and learn all the ways that Barack Obama works to suppress and even eliminate the expression of religious faith in the culture of the USA.
The perversions of language used by Barack Obama, his administration, and his colleagues are uncovered in rich detail, although the reader will almost certainly wish for even more. Citizens in this country usually expect every politician to practice deception, but readers of this book will discover that the Obama administration builds its entire policy structure on deceptive language.
The word “religion” for example. Most people think they know what that means. Obama clearly has his own private meaning for the term. After readers discover how his attitude is shaped and what he means when he discusses the First Amendment, they may wonder what language he is actually speaking. Barack Obama has his own definition for religion and for the term exercise of religion. According to his own definition, he firmly believes in freedom of religion.
Fifteen dense chapters examine Obama’s background and the background of the problems with the Catholic Bishops over the employer mandate in the healthcare law. Each chapter examines in detail the concept of secular thinking that shapes Obama’s politics. The Alinsky principles that mold the Obama leadership strategy. The reason Obama makes an exception for Islam. Obama’s view of family. In each chapter a new secular definition is explored, and its ramifications for American culture are laid bare. The book makes it clear that the Obama administration is a juggernaut that propels the secular world view into every aspect of American culture.
There is a great deal of detail and lots of useful quotations. Unfortunately, readers will be disappointed by the absence of citations. There are many context references but you will find neither footnotes nor a bibliography. That deficit is the reason I cannot give this book 5 stars. You can verify the information by doing a Google search on the context references, but it is frustrating to see a book of this quality skip the citations that would nail down the facts.
I recommend that you read the book, and then I recommend that you satisfy yourself by doing a little research. I am convinced that you will agree that Barack Obama is a dangerous enemy of our First Amendment protections of the free exercise of religion.
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