So This is How Liberty Dies

“So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause.”

Although this quote could probably be attributed to millions of liberty-loving, patriotic Americans watching the thunderous crowds upon the re-election of President Barack Obama in 2012, it didn’t come from them.

This is a quote from the character Queen Amidala in the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith movie.

With the upcoming release of the latest installment of the Star Wars movie franchise, I was reminded of this quote and the Hollywood left’s influence on the culture. Sadly, I was also reminded of President Obama’s painful legacy of complete, abject policy failure, which has destroyed millions of lives and will unquestionably wreak havoc far into the future, all the while the left celebrates these “accomplishments.”

At the recent Democratic presidential debate President Obama delivered a pre-taped address to the adoring debate crowd, and gauging by the enthusiastic response, you would think he had claimed a record number of presidential merit badges for his policy achievements. In fact, this administration has been a disaster for the American people based on President Obama’s own measures of what legislative success looks like. And yet the left celebrates his “accomplishments,” seemingly oblivious to his failure to live up to his own false-promises.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in the Conservative Review. The featured image is by George Alexander | Flickr.

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