Ayers co-founded a radical movement in 1969 named the Weather Underground. The Weather Underground was a militant group active in the 1960's and 1970's where Ayers wielded a significant influence. Ayers and the Weather Underground terrorist organization were responsible for several bombings. It should come as no surprise that Ayers admires communism and idolizes Karl Marx (a theme common among the American left). Obama's association with Ayers is well documented. Any cursory search of media sources will provide the casual reader with a wealth of information on this topic. What is at the heart of this issue however, is what conclusions we may draw as to Obama's character, given his association with this agitator, traitor, and terrorist. The office of President of the United States is a position of trust. Therefore, the character of those who aspire to this high office should be of sterling quality. The expectations should be high, since those who command from the oval office bear the weight, power, and prestige of the mightiest nation on the face of God's earth. How is it then, that a man of such dubious association stands so close to the highest seat of trust in this republic? Have we become so dulled by our entertainments that we have lost the ability to discern when our nation totters on the verge of disgrace? Or, have we become bloated by ease, purchased at the price of our forefather's blood and sacrifice, to the degree that we no longer care that the barbarians batter at the gates of our free republic and that the crown of liberty reels drunkenly upon our unworthy heads? How is it that common sense does not prevail and compel the American people to reject Barack Hussein Obama who befriends, supports, finances, and cavorts with William Ayers, a communist sympathizer, agitator, and terrorist? As late as 2001Ayers stated that he did not "regret setting bombs. I feel like we didn't do enough." (Fugitive Days) On this issue alone, Obama should be retired from the political scene in ignominious disgrace. How a man with such tawdry friends has managed to slither this close to the oval office is beyond comprehension. It does not stretch credulity to assume that a man shares the views of his friends and associates. If we remain on this course we will no longer posses the free republic that was once described as a shining city on a hill. Our posterity will curse us for it.
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." George Washington, Rules of Civility