In the State of the Union Address,Obama said:“We are the first nation to be founded for the sake of an idea – the idea that each of us deserves the chance to shape our own destiny. That is why centuries of pioneers and immigrants have risked everything to come here.” In Obama’s telling,this is the reason “why our students don’t just memorize equations,but answer questions like ‘What do you think of that idea? What would you change about the world? What do you want to be when you grow up?’”
That is perhaps the most underwhelming description of freedom ever uttered by a president.
It is rendered less impressive by the fact that later in his speech,Obama called on more Americans to study equations and stop telling him what they think of his ideas. This lack of vision manifested throughout the SOTU is one of the reasons so many Americans considered this address drab and uninspiring.
The president’s presentation of America’s founding lacks its most important cause:Christianity….