Obama’s Philosophy: America, The Enemy of Peace?

Just to get this straight…this is the key quote from the Commander of Chief of our national armed forces during a speech at his nuclear conference this week:

Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.”

Barack H. Obama, 2010

Um, what?  Whether we like it or not?

America has been the greatest force of democracy and individual rights in the world, ever.   No nation or state has ever placed its treasure and blood for the cause of world peace the way America has, even to this day.

But apparently, Mr. Obama doesn’t feel that way.

Oh, sure, liberals will say it was a simple slip of the tongue.  I don’t think so.  First, he had his teleprompter…this likely was written beforehand.  Second, this is not the first time our leader has said something to this effect.  A pattern has emerged, that started long before this presidency.

How far left have Democrats come in the last half century?  Well, Bill Clinton would have never been so stupid to say such a thing, even if he believed it.   Even Jimmy Carter understood the place of America in the maintenance of peace and security.

But when you go back to John F. Kennedy, you get a real sense of how much Democrats have lost their way:

I must say, in defense of our own country, if the United States had not emphasized the military since 1945, the shape of the globe would be very different than it is today.  So that those who feel we overemphasize it might consider the fate of freedom if we had not emphasized it.

John F. Kennedy, 1961

I guess that feeling no longer exists in the party of the left today.

To the President, I say this:  I would not have any other country in the world take our place as a superpower in the short term.  No one has shown the moral fortitude that we have.  We are not perfect, but we are also the greatest force of good in the world today, as we have been over the last three quarters of a century.    Who would we rather have as the preeminent power in the world?  China, with their refusal of understanding of individual rights?  The European Union, who barely cares about their backyard (see Yugoslavia, Greece, etc.), let alone the rest of the world?  The United Nations, one of the most morally bankrupt institutions ever?

No sir.

Ronald Reagan, in his farewell address, I think echoed JFK’s statements in with more imagery than literalism:

“I’ve spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.'”

Ronald Reagan, 1989


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  • April 14, 2010 at 8:31 am

    What nearly all people loved about Ronald Reagan was his reverence for this nation and how he felt so great about the people in it.

    Obama will never resonate with any majority for any real length of time because this is not his view. He sees problems with America that need to be fixed by leftist agenda.

  • April 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

    “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged” (Chomsky).

    Yup, this country sure has been “the greatest force of democracy and individual rights in the world, ever”. Deliberately ignoring Rwanda, overthrowing the democratically selected leader Mossadegh and installing a CIA dictator in Iran, imperialism in…

    Cambodia (one of the worse things this country has done)
    Iraq (have you seen the video of American soldiers shooting innocent people for fun)

    Heck, America only recently eliminated racist forty years ago. There is still no homogeneity due to the class struggles, which are actually more apparent in Europe.

    I’m only touching the surface of the atrocities this country has wrought. No country is without sin, but I don’t need any propaganda IGNORANTLY glorifying an unjust country. Countries have done “just” acts, but looking at the entire culmination of acts would cause one to adopt a morally ambiguous outlook. No country is better than the other since a country’s current state is usually brought out by a causal chain of reactions elicited by another country(ies)’s greed (e.g., overthrowing Mossadegh and installing the dictator Reza Shah in Iran).

  • April 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Without the US…

    1. The Nazis likely would have won WWII…Japanese won the Pacific.
    2. That would have left much of Europe and Asia under dictatorships.
    3. Iraq would still be a dictatorship, and Afghanistan would be a failed state.
    4. Korea would all be communist.
    5. The Communists would have won the cold war.

    America is not perfect…but it is not propaganda to speak of the US as the lone country that is willing to, year in and year out, stand up for freedom. You are blind to see it any other way.

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