Paul A. Ibbetson
Pilfering the dead: Barack Obama at the pulpit of the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church
By Paul A. Ibbetson
January 21, 2010

It has been said that death is a sweet release from the many struggles of this world. While this is most certainly true for most, it does not release some that have passed from here to the great beyond from being shaken down for their last remaining earthly valuables.

As my desire is to see America survive into the future, I speak at length about the great divide between conservatives and the modern day liberal. I talk about the destructive nature of Barack Obama's socialism when implemented within a free market capitalist society. People are starting to get that one. The issue of the socialist anti-American stance also becomes of paramount importance when the country must stand and not only rebuke our enemies, but defeat them with unquestionable force. Here again, the divide between how conservatives move forward with action to address those who would kill us versus the modern day liberal are clear, with the fruits of this administration's game plan to defend the homeland being truly dipped in American blood.

If America is to truly awaken from its apathetic malaise and self-imposed restraints of the national "choker chain" of political correctness, it will most likely take the most egregious of violations of decency to shock the needed numbers into action. With that in mind, let's look at how liberals pilfer the dead.

Because of the atheistic nature of liberalism, democrats make it common fare to politicize the most sacred events to gain advantage on issues they champion. Funerals have become prime real estate for picking up votes and pushing for socialist agendas and most often, this dirty work is done by asserting that the dead, who should be honored in their passing, are really anxious for one last chance to push a liberal agenda to the public.

We can see a consistent history of these detestable activities from liberal democrats. As if it were yesterday, one can recall from 2002 the untimely death of Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone whose televised memorial turned into a 20,000-plus democrat rally for Walter Mondale to fill the seat by Wellstone's death. This debacle was filled with partisan booing by members of the political opposition and direct calls for republican politicians to support Wellstone's seat being filled by another democrat. The worst of the actions during this event was the clear assertion that to honor Paul Wellstone was to keep republicans out of his open seat. In flogging republicans in the name of Wellstone, liberals dishonored his name for personal gain in the same way one would by emptying the pockets of the dead for loose change. In a word, these actions were despicable.

In 2006, the repetitiously offensive Jimmy Carter would take the opportunity during funeral orations for Correta Scott King to viciously attack George W. Bush and the war on terror, making parallels between wiretapping done in the 1960's when Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for civil rights and the current-day attempts to keep terrorists at bay by the Bush administration. "Liberals found Carter's denouncement of Bush (during funeral proceedings for Coretta Scott King) a bit of magical timing" when in fact, it was just another example of the unholy pat-down the left give the dead when they feel they have a bit of clout remaining to capitalize on.

When it comes to the yearly observance of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama is neither the first nor will he be the last liberal to rob for profit the name and beliefs of this fine man. However, the president has made arrogance and hypocrisy into a fine art, and once again seized the chance to pilfer the well-pilfered corpse of the civil rights activist, and to do it with unique Obama flare. In his memorial speech to Dr. King, Barack Obama managed to blame George W. Bush for the nation's current woes, urge the nation to support both of his socialistic initiatives in government healthcare and cap and trade, and then, as if challenging the rafters of the church to fall in on him, instructed the Christian assembly as well as the nation to promote the gay and lesbian lifestyle. Yep, he did it, but then again, who said grave robbers aren't bold?

Since leaving the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Obama has been reported to seldom attend church in Washington, as if after leaving the warm embrace of two decades of Jeremiah Wright, nowhere else just seems like home. Regardless of Obama's absence from a weekly spot in the church pews, he can more than carry his own weight when it comes to pick-pocketing the dearly departed to advance the agenda of liberalism.

© Paul A. Ibbetson


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Paul A. Ibbetson

Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson is a former Chief of Police of Cherryvale, Kansas, and member of the Montgomery County Drug Task Force. Paul received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Criminal Justice at Wichita State University, and his PhD. in sociology at Kansas State University. Paul is the author of several books and is also the radio host of the Kansas Broadcasting Association's 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 award winning, Conscience of Kansas airing across the state. Visit his website at For interviews or questions, please contact


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