Jon McNaughton: New Painting on U.S. Constitution, Obama, The Forgotten Man

Talented artist Jon McNaughton has captured on canvas his interpretation of how America’s Founding Fathers would feel about our nation’s diminished Constitution and Barack Obama’s assault against our Republic’s founding document. With careful brushstrokes, McNaughton depicts the 44 presidents of the United States and The Forgotten Man. Here is video (which has gone viral) of McNaughton’s portrait story:

The Forgotten Man – Artist Jon McNaughton

Video editor of The Forgotten man, Seth Adam Smith, characterizes this profound painting:

Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, “What have you done?” Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama.

Take a few moments to appreciate/analyze McNaughton’s thought-provoking masterpiece by clicking here. (Artwork is interactive; scroll and click over the figures to learn more.)

The Forgotten Man has also been featured on:
9/9/10 –
9/9/10 – Glenn Beck’s The Blaze.
9/7/10 – Michelle Malkin’s blog.

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► Jayde Wyatt

Presidents’ Day 2010: Will We Protect the Legacy of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln?

Presidents’ Day reminds us to stop. To ponder. To remember.

Today we honor two humble, extraordinary men in America’s history who didn’t flinch in the face of extreme tyranny. Engaged in causes far greater than themselves, one would become the military pillar that would lead a raggle-taggle band of revolutionaries to establish a new nation. The other would become the moral pillar that would oversee a civil war to ultimately extend the rights of the United States Constitution to all men and, in the doing, preserve our union.

Our first president, George Washington, and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, are hero exemplars of courage and moral fortitude. Both men faced great peril and extended periods of uncertainty in their lifetimes. From the strength of their deep convictions, they made bold choices and took sweeping actions that laid the framework for the lives we lead today.

We reflect on their legacy…

David McCullough narrates the life of George Washington:

In honoring Washington and Lincoln, we must remember and honor all who supported them, sacrificed for them, and fought for the cause of freedom:

The Revolutionary War

Quotes from President Washington:

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

Abraham Lincoln (shown at 2008 Republican National Convention)

Civil War

Quotes from President Lincoln:

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Washington and Lincoln bequeathed to us a new nation and a better nation. They proved that with bravery, enterprise, and skill, the seemingly impossible was possible. Above all, they wanted us to cherish and protect freedom. In giving their all so we could live free from repression, their legacy reminds us of the blessings and privileges provided in the United States Constitution. Resounding through history, their voices rouse us to safeguard America and ensure that future generations of Americans do not bow under the yoke of tyranny.

Will we employ the necessary fortitude and vigiliance to heed their call?