The question of the day is certainly a Christian one, but I am not sure if I can answer the specific question, but I can offer the perspective of a Christian voter if that helps. Today we are pressed by the question given to Scott Walker concerning Obama’s religious preference of that as a Christian and former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments about the POTUS and his love of America.
Being in the same position as Mr. Walker I find myself in a little bit of a quandary. Since I do not have first hand access to the President I am not able to give an answer to the question, but I do have a perspective to share concerning Mr. Walker’s answer to the press.
As a Christian of course I would love to know the true answer to the question posed to Mr. Walker, but I think I am more concerned with his response to reporters when asked. His answer seemed more like an attempt at skirting around what was really being asked. I think what was really being asked is; “if you don’t know, then why aren’t you asking the same question or at least making an attempt to find out?”
When it regards the leader of a nation I am certainly hoping that this prospect can understand the question posed and that even though it might seem direct, it actually implies something greater than himself and that most people would understand that Mr. Walker may not have the answer, so just say that you don’t know and please don’t try to hide behind political answers when the questions are posed; just be honest.
For the former mayor of New York I would offer that a little more digging might be required to get the real answer to the idea of whether President Obama loves America. From my perspective (seat) I would first like to focus on how the POTUS views America. Does he see it the same way I do? More than likely not, so then we have to look at his own history of being a citizen. Now this subject in itself is a contentious one, but for this discussion I am avoiding it.
The focus of the view could be broken down into “My Home, My Land, My Country” or “My Stepping Stone”. I think it would be quite easy to distribute many people into either choice, but now how do we think the POTUS sees it? My personal opinion is that he sees it as “My Stepping Stone”. The reason I say this is due to how he makes decisions from how I see them. Looking into his past is a key here since America served as a stepping stone to get him where he is now and with that he has become very Socialist in his politics and his directions concerning government programs.
No, I do not agree with President Obama on many things and did not vote for him, but I would ask that we be fair in our observations and judgements when it comes to evaluating who he is as a person. We all love our country for various reasons and because of the rights we are given under the Constitution we can verbalize our ideas of how that is all put together. As a Christian I will always turn to God for answers, but sometimes the answers are plain and sometimes simple, but the most obvious is love which for some reason can also be the hardest.