392.) President Obama has asked congress for what basically amounts to line item veto power for the President. What is ironic is that he was one of 47 senators who joined together to vote down similar legislation in 2007. Joe Biden was also on that list of senators. I guess they simply forgot this is something they are fundamentally against.
393.) President Obama gave a speech at the 2010 West Point graduation. In this speech he made a few comments that must be addressed. “Our adversaries would like to see America sap its strength by overextending our power, So we have to shape an international order that can meet the challenges of our generation.” followed shortly by ”This engagement is not an end in itself. The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times — countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds” An international order, does he mean something like the League of Nations, oh wait that didn’t work, clearly he means something like the United Nations, oh wait that hasn’t worked so well either. We have had international orders before, they never work. An international order has been the dream of Progressives sense the days of Woodrow Wilson. Wilson had this grand idea of a League of Nations that would prevent another world war. Well, President Wilson was President during world war one, I am going to let you the reader tell me whether or not the League of nations worked. Yet like any progressive idea if it fails don’t give up on it, change the name and try again. That is how we got the United Nations. The United Nations is a clear example of the failure of an international order. The most powerful countries in the world have joined together in an attempt at preserving the peace that resulted in the twin forces of Justice and Liberty victory over tyranny in World War Two. This body passes resolutions, it makes demands, in order to prevent terrorism, prevent the spread of nuclear weapon, and the securing of nuclear materials. The United Nations has failed to prevent Iran from developing nuclear technology, it failed to stop North Korea, it failed to put an end to Al-Qaeda despite their countless attacks on freedom. International orders are nothing but a step towards global governance, not government, but governance. It is an attack on American sovereignty. President Obama is laying the ground work for what ultimately can lead to the end of American Liberty as we know it. Look to Europe and you will see President Obama’s grand plan.
394.) President Obama announced on Wednesday may 26, 2010 that he is sending 1200 National Guard troops to the United States Mexico border. At first it would appear that President Obama has finally seen the folly in his plan for amnesty and an open boarder. However if you turn back the clock to June 2006 a similar action was taken by President George W. Bush. President Bush sent 6000 National Guard soldiers down to the border. But wait a minute if we already sent in the national guard why is it that we are still having an issue with illegal immigration and smuggling? The reason is simple, the 6000 troops sent in by President Bush did not do the job. It did not work with 6000 soldiers why on earth does President Obama think it will work with 1200? Let me put it this way the United States Mexico border is 1969 miles, so President Obama is sending a ratio smaller than 1 soldier per mile. To put that in perspective Alaska has a population of 1 person per square mile. Now think about the odds of running into a person in the Alaskan wilderness, those are greater than the odds of running into one of President Obama’s national guardsmen. What this amounts to is a pitiful attempt to appear as though President Obama is trying to fulfill one of the few jobs of the Federal Government, protect our borders. It will not work, it is a waste of money and time. Immigration is a multi-part issue. You must have a secure border before you can even begin to pretend to control immigration. If you do not control immigration there is no way to reform it. President Obama and most of his progressive allies are dead set against boarder security they want to treat the shooting pain, not the shattered bone.