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    Image of the Beast? - Obama Statue Slammed by Facebook Critics

    Updated December 15, 2009
    Obama Statue Slammed by Facebook Critics


    More than 10,000 people join group on social networking site after statue of President Obama as a boy is erected in Indonesia.

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    Dec. 10: A bronze statue of young President Barack Obama is unveiled in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP)

    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A statue of President Barack Obama as a boy erected in a Jakarta park has been targeted in a Facebook campaign by thousands who say it should be removed.

    The Facebook group named "Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Taman Menteng Park" had attracted more than 10,000 members by Tuesday since the 43-inch statue of 10-year-old Obama dressed in shorts and a T-shirt was unveiled in the downtown park on Thursday last week.

    Heru Nugroho, the group's creator, said he would use the support on the popular social networking Web site to demand that Jakarta Gov. Fauzi Bowo remove the statue.

    "Everybody knows that Obama is a world leader, but he is not our national hero who deserves to be awarded a statue," Nugroho said.

    "This has hurt our national pride because there are many Indonesian figures who gave worthy service to this nation but no statue has been built for them," he added.

    Many Indonesians are proud of the fact that Obama lived in Jakarta from 1967 to 1971 with his American mother, his Indonesian stepfather and his half-sister.

    He went by the name "Barry," attended the local elementary school near where his statue now stands and owned a pet monkey.

    Ron Mullers, a Jakarta resident who came up with the idea of the statue and raised money for it, said it was supposed to inspire local children to follow their dreams.

    "It's ridiculous. I'm shocked," Mullers, chairman of the local nonpolitical Friends of Obama Foundation, calling the move against the statue political.

    Mullers likened the backlash to the controversy over whether Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama accepted that accolade in Oslo the same day as his statue was unveiled by Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni.

    Murni ruled out moving the statue, saying that it has been erected the correct approvals and without political motive.

    "Everyone in this country can express their opinions freely and give awards like statues to anyone freely," Murni said. The governor was overseas on business and was not available for comment Tuesday.

    The statue cost more than $10,000. The money was donated by eight Indonesian patrons, a television station and a disaster relief charity.

    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13:14-15
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Eugene, Oregon
    What has he done to deserve a statue?!?!
    I'll bet next they'll build another obelisk next to the Washington Monument twice as big for Obama. Call it the Mack-Daddy Monument.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they don't have a real enemy, they'll invent one in order to mobilize us.

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    you know.. everyday I think.. they have gone too far.. and everyday I am surprised that they go even further.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    you know.. everyday I think.. they have gone too far.. and everyday I am surprised that they go even further.
    +1000000 Scarecrow. They never cease to amaze me.
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
    - Benjamin Franklin

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    Dec. 10: A bronze statue of young President Barack Obama is unveiled in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP)...

    Indonesia... isn't that the Country that has official records indicating that Obama was a practicing Muslim, and Citizen of their Country, when neither THEIR Country or OURS allowed DUAL CITIZENSHIP?

    Guess they should be proud as Kenya is at having one of their CITIZENS become the President of another Country...

    Wonder if John Jay & George Washington are rolling in their graves yet?
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    John Jay letter to George Washington, 25 July 1787

    New-York, 25th July, 1787.

    Dear Sir,

    Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government ; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.

    I remain, dear sir,

    Your faithful friend and servant,

    John Jay.

    John Jay
    The Life John Jay With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. by His Son, William Jay in Two Volumes. Vol. II., 1833.

    Who was John Jay?
    John Jay (December 12, 1745 May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779 and, from 1789 to 1795, the first Chief Justice of the United States. During and after the American Revolution, he was a minister (ambassador) to Spain and France, helping to fashion United States foreign policy and to secure favorable peace terms from the British (the Jay Treaty) and French. He co-wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

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