Saturday, September 10, 2016
The United States 15 Years After 9/11
The United States was split on 9/10 with Democrats hating President Bush and the Supreme Court for stealing the election. Then came 9/11 and three days of Kumbala. Congress was all in for Afghanistan. Senator John Kerry stood out among Democrats for voting for the War in Iraq before voting against it. Senator Clinton voted for the War, but now admits it was a mistake – one of many she’s made. The United States is less secure today than on 9/11. President Obama snatched defeat from victory in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Obama whiffed on Syria, and promoted chaos in Libya, letting a radical Islamic organization, ISIS, rise to power and aid, abet and encourage terrorism in the United States, Belgium, and France. He has funded Iran, the leader in state sponsored terrorism – the total bill seems to be growing daily. He has expressed contempt for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu while anti-Semitism is going viral on the nation’s campuses. He is relying upon the United Nations to bypass the treaty power of Congress. Secretary of State Clinton was an integral player in the failed Obama Foreign Policy. His War on Coal, actually war on fossil fuels, is weakening the American economy. He started his Administration with an apology tour, weakened and diminished the nation’s military, and is finishing his administration with his presidency and the United States held in contempt by China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia Bullies, like Vladimir Putin, feed on weakness. Secretary Clinton has repeatedly spoken out on the invective of Donald Trump, but on Friday said half of Donald trump’s supporters are deplorable: “To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Donald trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, - you name it.” Her arrogance and contempt for the American people surfaced, once again, out of her troubled vocal cords. America has been attacked in Fort Hood, Boston, Orlando and San Bernardino, but the President and Secretary Clinton refuse to recognize “radical Islamic terrorism.” People are increasingly becoming anti-Islam, or at least new Muslim refugees from the Mideast. They want the borders closed. Race riots have wracked our cities, while police have been murdered in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and New York City. African Americans have valid concerns about police brutality, but the Ferguson narrative was based on a fraudulent premise. Police have been successfully prosecuted for wrongful shootings and excessive force short of death. The American people know Black Lives Matter, but they know that equally All Lives Matter. Some of our campuses are suffering from a paroxysm of political correctness with trigger warnings and safe zones crippling freedom of speech while some universities try to rewrite history. The donors and parents of the University of Missouri have expressed their dismay with the response to student protests. They see upward mobility draining away with jobs leaving the country. The middle class is being squeezed. The American people are not elitists, but Obama and the Clintons are. They see the judiciary, led by the factionalism on the Supreme Court, legislating and turning the Republic into the rule of man rather than the Rule of Law. They watch the President and the judiciary eviscerate traditional American values. The American people are troubled, distressed, and in a surly mood. The President has pursued an eight year policy of redistribution rather than economic growth. The larger government grows, they less room exists for the private sector to create economic wealth and jobs. The economy, as in Europe, stagnates. President Obama has frequently lied to the American people, while Secretary Clinton can’t stop lying. Americans are in a surly mood because of a: Failed foreign policy, Failed economic policy Failed security Failed race relations They feel ignored by the political leaders, both Democrats and Republicans. They want change. And yet, Secretary Clinton may become the next President of a divided nation offering more of the same. We are looking at a divided country after November 8. Such is the state of United States 15 years after 9/11.