Obama worse than a failure, Belton writes
To the Editor:
In an attempt at bipartisanship, I have assembled some words of wisdom from the left. They begin with our president who told adoring masses in the Middle East that, "Whatever we once were, (America) is no longer a Christian nation,” adding that, “If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." These are odd statements, since our entire Constitutional framework is built on Judeo-Christian values, and that only half of one percent of Americans are Muslim.
He also said, “There's got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples…those who build as opposed to those who destroy I think leave a lasting legacy, not only for themselves but also for their nations." I guess that’s why Iran – a country literally swimming on a sea of oil – is building something quite extraordinary: nuclear power! According to our president, it’s far too dangerous for the U.S. to build nuclear power plants, but perfectly fine for a regime that has repeatedly vowed to wipe Israel off the face of the planet.
And don’t worry about all those North Korean missile launches, or the nuclear bombs they’ve detonated over the past month. The solution, our president tells us, is for the U.S. to disarm our missile defense and our own nuclear weapons – the very same arsenal that allowed us to win the Cold War without firing a shot.
But enough about foreign policy, our leader’s strength is obviously the economy. After spending more money than all the other White Houses combined, Vice President Biden said about the stimulus package, “We know that some of this money is going to be wasted.”
But that’s OK, because it’s making other Marxist leaders really, really jealous; including Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez who said, “Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right.” (I’m not making this up!)
Former KGB agent Vladimir Putin – the modern equivalent of the Russian Czar – is green-eyed with envy, warning that the US shouldn’t exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence.” He added that, “In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive.” And if you can’t trust the KGB, who can you trust?
But clearly, our president’s forte is his understanding of the law, as evidenced by his pick for the Supreme Court, Ms. Sotomayor.
In olden days – like when our Constitution was written – the motto of the Supreme Court was "equal justice under the law,” symbolized by the blindfolded statue of Lady Justice. The idea was that “justice is blind” to ethnicity, race, gender, etc. How trivial those tired phrases seem compared to the eclectic words of Ms. Sotomayor, "There is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives – no neutrality, no escape from choice in judging." Or perhaps, "Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences…gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging."
Even more impressive was her assertion that, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male." And she didn’t say this once, but seven documented times.
How much more enlightened her judgment seems compared to the most important speech of the 20th century, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
After all, what did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. know? He was just a Republican.
Printed in the June 11, 2009 Edition.