The current situation in Washington calls for new leadership, and John Bolton might be exactly what we need. Departments must be done away with, spending must be cut both here at home and especially abroad. US foreign aide must be reviewed and either cut drastically or stopped completely. (see below)
Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations that “the first duty of the sovereign, that of protecting the society from the violence and invasion of other independent societies, can be performed only by means of a military force.” Today, failing to protect our national security inevitably endangers our economic prosperity by making us vulnerable to global adversaries.
It is clear that President Obama does not agree with Smith’s wisdom. Obama’s policies are jeopardizing not only our national security and economy, but our constitutional sovereignty too.
That is why I have been considering running for President. The Republican Party must nominate a leader who, unlike Obama, understands instinctively that America’s liberty, prosperity and national security are inextricably linked.
Sadly, last week’s debt-ceiling legislation, potentially resulting in catastrophic cuts to our defense budget, only reinforces my deep concerns. This may have been the best we could get, and it is far better than we feared. But the deal risks massive defense cutbacks, potentially pointing a dagger at the heart of our security and sovereignty. (continue reading at Human Events)
Will he run, or won't he, time will tell. Whether he could actually get the nomination or whether he could win is debatable. Frances Martel at Mediate says:
What makes his threat most believable is how forthright he is about his reason for running. He specifically avoids saying anything that could be interpreted as “in it to win it” language– he’s in it to argue a case, to put in the national spotlight the importance of national security in the economic viability of the nation. As he concludes his piece, he suggests that “no Republican candidate has persuasively argued that our economic recovery and long-term prosperity are completely intertwined with a strong national security posture,” and that he will run if no one argues this to his satisfaction.(continue)
The truth is that Bolton has a point. Barack Obama has been terrible for our security, inspite of the fact that Osama bin Laden was taken out under Obama's administration (perhaps in spite of the fact that Obama finally allowed the seals to go in and get Osama). His actions in the Middle East and Africa have made the situation there worse. The so-called Arab Spring has turned out to be a disaster. Obama has no idea what he is doing, what his picking and choosing of countries to help (one might question the help or harm issue) has done to endanger Israel and the US. Is he incompetent or intentional? Does it matter? The damage is the same.
If anyone believed that spending would slack off in Washington, take a look at these:
(CNSNews.com) – Just hours after President Barack Obama said on Monday that the United States does not need a credit rating agency to tell us we need a “balanced, long-term approach to deficit reduction,” the White House announced that an additional $105 million in humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa had been approved by Obama.
The announcement said the additional funds bring the total humanitarian aid provided by the United States “this year alone” to $565 million. The funds are being used for “food, health, shelter, water and sanitation assistance.” (continue reading)
Never let a crisis go to waste has always been the policy of this president.
The company reported a comprehensive loss in the second quarter of $1.1 billion. Despite income of $1 billion, the company registered a net worth deficit of $1.5 billion.
The Bank is sponsoring 21 projects in Yemen with $882 million, $542 million out of which has not been released yet, the source reported, citing the statement as saying that the Bank will be ready to resume its activities normally in the country when the situation returns normal.
We know that the majority of money spent by the World Bank comes from the Unites States. Just one more place we could stop payments and save taxpayer money. I doubt taxpayers ever signed up to have such a burden placed on them.
Not much has been mentioned about the Pigford black farmer lawsuit lately (Or should we call it the Pigford reparation fund for Blacks from taxpayer funds?). All you need is a house plant, or say that you do, and you get $50,000.00.
George Soros makes billions on America's downgrade? Or was it Barack Hussein Obama?
As we look forward to the elections in 2012, we need to remember that our votes count. We also need to remember that government funded groups like ACORN and their sprout organizations are busy buying votes, intimidating voters along with groups like Eric Holder's people, the Black Panthers. Can we count on a fair election in 2012? All funding to groups like ACORN needs to be stopped.
The days when American taxpayers can support every cause that comes along, including shrimp on treadmills, is over. Or it should be.
Is John Bolton the man to change things in Washington? Is Michele Bachmann the woman for the job? Who is? I can only pray that the right person is elected, that a majority of Conservatives are elected in both the House and Senate, and that they will not contract the RINO virus once they get elected.
God help us all.
We cannot continue with the administration we have at present.
(Note: Thanks to the Watcher of Weasels council for voting this article number one article this week. Also thanks to Larwyn's Links at Doug Ross @ Journal for including this article in their fine round up.