Looking (at) Forward Assessing Obama’s New Slogan
Looking (at) Forward
Assessing Obama’s New Slogan
By Rev. Dr. Donald A. Whittlinger Jr.
When I was a boy, I received
the greatest advice I can recall to date. “Words are magic!” the
wise man said. Over the many years since then, I have thought long and hard
about those three words. Frank Luntz; Author of “Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's
What People Hear” (in which he claims to have co-authored the “Contract with America”, that has been cited as the major player in the
Republican’s 1994 victory), will obviously espouse this esoteric philosophy. In
another instance, I was told every word is a fossilized poem. Thus sparking
one of my favorite obsessions, tearing words apart to find out why they
mean what they mean. This has been one of the most challenging, and yet
rewarding activities in which I have engaged. Many of the discoveries I have
made have merely provided me the pleasure of knowledge. Others have been
downright creepy. The purpose of this article is to give the reader a most prescient
example of the latter.
It was fairly early on May 2nd,
when I first caught wind of Mr. Commandeer’n Thief’s new slogan, FORWARD.
I thought to myself momentarily, and concluded that it was, well, brilliant!
Then my apparent OCD kicked in, and I couldn’t help myself. So I split it into
two words, and started playing. What I discovered next was shocking to say the
least. The following is a retracing of my steps to “accidently” decode the
hidden meaning behind his new “Mantra”.
First let’s establish the two
(obvious as it may be) words which we are working with, as well as a little
known fact. That fact being that a word’s definition is not the same as it’s legal
definition. That part in itself being possibly the most important of all
(Especially since Obama went to school at Harvard Law). For this reason, all
definitions will be from Black’s Law Dictionary, and for the sake of reference,
I will not only use the online 2nd edition, but each one will bear a
link to said definition. The definition will be copied directly, thus any
errors belongs to the BLD crew. That said let’s get to the goods.
The words we end up with are
“For” and “Ward” respectively. BLD defines as follows;
Instead of; on behalf of; iu place of; as, where one
signs a note or legal instrument”for” another, this formula importing agency or
authority. Emerson v. Hat Mfg.Co.. 12 Mass. 240, 7 Am. Dec. 00; Donovan v.
Welch, 11 N. D. 113, 90 N. W. 202;Wilks v. Clack, 2 East, 142.During;
throughout; for the period of; as, where a notice is required to be
published”for” a certain number of weeks or months. Wilson v. Northwestern
Mut. L. Ins. Co., 65Fed. 39,
12 C. C. A. 505; Northrop v. Cooper, 23 Kan. 432.In consideration for; as an
equivalent for; in exchange for; as where property isagreed to be given “for”
other property or “for” services. Norton v. Woodruff, 2 N. Y.153; Duncan v.
Franklin Tp., 43 N. J. Eq. 143, 10 Atl. 546.Belonging to, exercising authority
or functions within; as, where one describeshimself as “a notary public in and
for the said county.”
1. Guarding; care; charge; as, the ward of a castle; so
in the phrase “watch and ward.” 2. A division in the city of London committed to the special ward (guardianship) of an
alderman. 3. A territorial division is adopted in most American cities by which
the municipality is separated into a number of precincts or districts called
“wards” for purposes of police, sanitary regulations, prevention of fires,
elections, etc. 4. A corridor, room, or other division of a prison, hospital,
or asylum. 5. An infant placed by authority of law under the care of a
guardian. The person over whom or over whose prop WARD 1218 WARRANDICE N 0 R U
erty a guardian is appointed is called his “ward.” Civ. Code Cal.
A guardian is a person lawfully invested with the
power, and chargedwith the duty, of taking care of the person and managing the
property and rights ofanother person, who, for some peculiarity of status, or
defect of age, understanding, orself-control, is considered incapable of
administering his own affairs. Bass v. Cook, 4Port (Ala.) 392; Sparhawk v. Allen, 21 N. H. 27; Burger v.
Frakes, 67 Iowa, 460, 23 N.W. 746.A guardian Is a person appointed to
take care of the person or property of another. Civ. Code Cal.
I thought it appropriate to
list guardian, given that my copy of BLD 7th ed. © 1999, ends the
definition of “WARD” with “See GUARDIAN”. For those of you who didn’t deduce
this on your own, my interpretation is as follows;
A vote for Obama, in his own
word (FOR WARD), is a vote that you are mentally incompetent, or incapable of
administering your own affairs. And furthermore, you should have someone (Obama
I assume) assume the position of making your decisions “for” you. At this time
I ask you, what rights does a “Ward” have? If you said none, you are right. There
is no tangible prize for that, however you know the truth. I call that the
Maybe I am reading too deep.
Maybe I am just playing semantic games. But so does Barry “I will bring the
troops home in six months, and you can take that to the bank” Soetoro. And I
have no choice but to no longer take this lying sleazy bastard, or what he
says, at face value. I can’t afford to! And honestly I don’t think you can
either. He said “Change you can believe in” remember? Ever notice the word lie
is at the core of the word believe? “WORD’S ARE MAGIC” remember.
After several years as an amateur magician, I know magic is just a trick. Obama
can fool me no longer. I hope to have helped open your eyes as well.
In The Sacred Name Of Freedom,
Rev. Dr. Donald A. Whittlinger
The author may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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