Saturday, July 4, 2009

America Must Stand for Freedom

Today is America's independence day. On Jul 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the final draft of what was to become our declaration of independence. A committee of five members was established on Jun 11, 1776, and three weeks later a draft document emerged and a country united the colonies and a country was born. The Declaration of Independence remains a document Americans hold near and dear to their hearts. For it is in this document that our ideal of freedom and self determination was established.

We are a Nation of laws, but more importantly we are a Nation of Freedom. The belief of individual freedom, the belief that all men are created equal, the belief that all men have inalienable rights, and the belief that the governed control the government was born. America won her freedom on the backs of those that believed in strength of the people rather strength of a government. As America grew, so did her responsibility to promote the ideal of freedom. Promoting democracy and hailing freedom was America's calling. Promotion of freedom was always a National Security objective.

Since January 20, 2009, Our American Government has forgotten the principles of which we stand. Our government has failed to live up to our ideals and promote them around the world. Instead our government has given our principles and responsibilities away to another organization. Our President, has had his "3:00a.m. moments" and failed to deliver. Obama has shown that he is weak and ineffective always ending up on the wrong side of American ideals and principles.

First, there was the sham re-election of Hugo Chavez. Obama called and congratulated a thug and regional bully that rigged the election in an effort to give himself tighter reign over the people. Then there was the world wide apology tour that Obama embarked. Obama traveled to every corner of the globe apologizing for America's sins of promoting Freedom and the right of self determination. The demonstrated weakness has emboldened governments that denies their own people basic human freedoms.

Of course the next opportunity to promote freedom and provide action came when North Korea launched a long range missile into the Pacific Ocean. We could have been strong and showed strength. Instead Obama took it to the United Nations and finally a week after the event North Korea was scolded. Obama could have stood up when North Korea tested a Nuclear device. Instead Obama again approached the United Nations and again another week or two passed before some unenforceable resolution was passed again scolding North Korea. North Korea is another oppressive regime bent on the right of the state rather than the right of the people. North Korea is bent on not only oppressing their own citizens but also the citizens of neighboring sovereign states.

Obama again sat on the sidelines as the people in Iran demonstrated against an oppressive regime. Obama did nothing as protesters were shot and killed in the streets. Obama decided it was better not to meddle in foreign affairs rather than promote American ideals. Iran has since settled down and of course Obama will sit and negotiate without pre-conditions with an oppressive dictator. Obama path is peace through weakness rather than peace through strength. Diplomatic negotiations are fine and should always be the first course of action. However, any negotiations, resolutions, or sanctions, must be able to be enforced. With nothing to enforce our "strongly worded" condemnations the words are not worth the paper they are written on.

Finally Obama could have again stood up for the people of Honduras. They revolted as our very own Declaration of Independence says is the people's right but Obama sided with the thugs and called the ouster and revolt illegal. Obama just does not understand the facts of life. Supposedly Obama is smart, yet he doesn't understand life isn't fair. Obama doesn't understand the difference between right and wrong. Obama has tunnel vision on legality. The problem is the rest of the world doesn't believe in our laws or our freedoms. Other countries will never give up their sovereignty to the United Nations. Honduras wasn't about what was legal or illegal. Honduras was about what is right and what is wrong. We as a people should not focus on the laws for laws of man can change. We as a country should focus on doing what is right. Doing what is right is not always fair. Doing what is right is not always equitable. Doing what is right is not always easy, but it is the right thing to do. America must stand for freedom, for those that are willing to give up liberty for the sake of temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety.

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