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Ken Sims, Moorhead, Published March 29 2014

Letter: President leads attack on nation’s heart, soul

Barack Obama has been president for more than five years. When he came into office, he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America. His plan is working. He is fundamentally transforming America’s heart and soul.

America’s heart is her people and their livelihood. There are more Americans struggling financially than ever before. College graduates are facing dismal job prospects. Many will be underemployed, which will make it difficult for them to pay on their college loans. Obama says his policies have created millions of jobs. Where are the jobs, and why does he keep asking for extensions on unemployment benefits?

The cost of providing health care under the Affordable Care Act has also stifled job growth. The cost of health care for families has also risen for millions of Americans. The ACA has made health care unaffordable. Many young adults are choosing to pay the penalty rather than buy health insurance. Not only is the ACA a threat to our economic system but it infringes on our religious freedom as all health insurance plans must include contraception coverage.

America’s heart includes her unborn. Obama’s liberal ideology supports abortion on demand. Last April, he became the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. He praised their services and even asked God to bless the organization.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, the Vatican’s chief justice, said last week that Obama’s policies “have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization.” He also said that Obama “aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.” We should not be surprised as Obama once said that America is no longer a Christian nation.

America’s soul is her belief in God. This country was founded on faith in God and strong Christian values. This is a fact. Our Founding Fathers wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” They knew that “these truths” did not come from men; they come from God, the “Creator.” They respected God’s sovereignty and his wisdom.

We cannot let Obama and his administration continue to transform America’s heart and soul. If we respect God and keep our focus on him, just as our Founding Fathers did, we can mend our country. Let’s hope and pray our elected leaders do this, too.