This election will prove to be an indictment upon our education system. A system that no longer focuses upon the history of nation, the ideals and beliefs of our founding fathers and the concept of American Exceptionalism which created that shining city on a hill. Our education system teaches history in bytes and major events, never focusing on the small events that led to our nation's challenges. Today our nation may elect the first black president, but if Senator Obama should win, we will have also elected the most inexperienced, far left and untested leader in US history. The media has led this nation into believing that our economy is destroyed and that we are headed for depression. As Senator Obama stated, "the worst economic crisis since the great depression"; yet, they have conveniently forgotten about the entirety of the 1970's. The media has compared this Manchurian candidate to John F. Kennedy, yet John F. Kennedy who committed 43% of his budget to national defense and believed in top - to - bottom tax cuts would never have a place in today's Democratic Party. They have led the nation to believe that we are in the need of a second 'new deal', without acknowledging the reality that the first 'new deal' did not solve our economic woes.
The media has painted a picture that an election is about the economy, yet the reality is that the primary function of Government and any President is national security. FDR understood this, even as he pushed his expansion of government he was also was a staunch internationalist surrounded by protectionists; one of only a handful of politicians who supported the Stimson Doctrine; and tried for his first seven years in office against his own party to begin an expansion of the military.
Today we have a candidate, who in his rush to become the anti-bush has committed himself to a withdrawal from a war that we are winning and without any assurance that Iraq can stand on its own. Many Americans support this strategy, yet, what costs will we incur if the nation falls apart and we, by Senator Obama's own admission, would have to go back in. The media has led us to believe that the Bush Administration is to blame for the challenges in Iraq and they are right. But they have failed to inform the American people that Bush's biggest failure was his refusal to allow his Generals to determine the timing and run the war from the beginning; and Bush's biggest failure in refusing to allow his military commanders to determine the strategy will also be Obama's biggest failure.
Senator Obama wants to rush head on into the tribal regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, yet the media is eerily silent on what occurred when the Soviets attempted this in the 1980's. The world is entering into what Winston Churchill once referred to as the Global Crisis. Utilizing Socialist populism, Venezuela is morphing into a fascist state bent on ultra-nationalism and massive investment in weapons. Control of North Korea is unknown as rumours of their leaders health continue to persist; yet a change in leadership from a narcissist to the next generation may only create a greater danger from the nuclear country. Three generations of North Koreans, cut off from the outside world have been indoctrinated into the destruction of the Western World, and now it appears these individuals may soon be in charge.
The 'bear' has been unleashed in Eastern Europe and the former KGB are now seeking the resurgence of a Russian Empire. Russia's unchecked aggression against Georgia was just the beginning of this resurgence. Soon the Bear will be unleashed in a plan of systematic aggression against eastern Europe.
In the middle east, Iran is now under the control of a megalomaniac subscribing to a radical sect of Islam that believes that the second coming will only occur after massive chaos. Iran's leadership seeks the re-establishment of a Persian Empire; a return to the greatness that stretched from China to Spain.
As the world enters a global recession, the free peoples of the world will once again be under siege. Scrupulous and irresponsible leaders will emerge worldwide, promising to solve the countries problems, while plundering their nation, suppressing liberty and threatening their neighbors. During times of weak economies, totalitarian states will seek to produce wealth for their nations through military strength and aggression. Socialism and communism are once again rising, just as they did in the 1920's. Our enemies are amassing and building their armies; and today our government is in the hands of individuals who are discussing a 25% reduction in the already lowest national defense budget in history.
All of the lessons that we need in life can be learned from the mistakes and successes of the past; and yet today, with the rise of a second "Global Crisis", we may once again choose Chamberlain when we need Churchill.
Election Day 2008
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