Here's the Nonsense: The Monroe Doctrine is 192 years old and lived long past its usefulness. It's not that important that the president has abandoned it.
Here's the Horse Sense: The Monroe Doctrine has been a key to keeping communist expansion in the western hemisphere in check. Abandoning it is another sign we are in deep, deep trouble.
Another nail in the coffin of the United States and the free world has just been hammered in as Obama throws out the Monroe Doctrine and embraces communist activity in our backyard. Keith Koffler at White House Dossier is reporting that last Friday Obama spoke at the Summit of Americas in Panama and said the United States would no longer try to stop the spread of communism in Latin America. He wrote:
"Obama, who spoke Friday during a 'civil society' forum in Panama City, Panama, disparaged past efforts by the United States to forestall the spread of Communism in Latin America and suggested similar missions would no longer be undertaken.
''The days in which our agenda in this hemisphere so often presumed that the United States could meddle with impunity, those days are past,' Obama said." [emphasis added]
Before commenting further on what Obama did, let me say that Koffler's article is very interesting, although I think he makes a big mistake in one part of his analysis. Further into his article he makes the same mistake many people make about Obama. The article goes on to say, "Obama, as the Iranians have recently recognized, does not understand the evil designs of our enemies and believes in campfire singalongs rather than fighting fire with fire." This is a huge error that conservatives make. Obama ABSOLUTELY DOES UNDERSTAND our enemies. He's not naive. His actions show he obviously embraces them. He wants "campfire singalongs" not just to get along, but because he's in agreement with them. My last post spoke of Obama's desire to take down America. His actions with Iran and now in his speech in Panama just add more proof of his true intentions.
He DOES understand what those countries are doing. His efforts have shown us over and over and over again how he is working to take down America. If he didn't understand. If he was naive or incompetent he would periodically make a mistake in his efforts to take down America. And if he did make those mistakes they would actually benefit America (they'd benefit America because his efforts are to damage America, so if the efforts fail, America would benefit). But he doesn't make those mistakes which should tell us that he is EXTREMELY competent at achieving his goals.
His entire upbringing and schooling was filled with communist influences. In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father he wrote, "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets." (Listen to Obama say this here.) So, for him to embrace the very regimes that are communist or allied with communist nations should be no surprise. What we are seeing is proof of his intent and plans for America.
But let's get back to what he said in Panama and what that means for America.
Secretary of State John Kerry said a year ago that the Monroe Doctrine was dead. No surprise from that progressive leftist we have handling our foreign policy these days. But for those who don't know, the Monroe Doctrine came about from President James Monroe in 1823 when he put it forth to send a warning to European nations that further colonization or interference with North or South American nations would not be permitted by the United States. In other words, "don't try anything in our backyard" was the message. President Kennedy cited the Monroe Doctrine in handling the Cuban Missile Crisis when the Soviets tried to establish nuclear missile sites in Cuba.
So, now Obama openly condones communism in our hemisphere. You shouldn't be surprised if you've done the slightest bit of research regarding the ideology of our president. You should be extremely alarmed that it's happening so openly. This, along with his other actions, should have Americans demanding change, not just hoping something goes well to get us a new president in 2016. (The majority of Senators and House members need to be replaced, too.)
Want more proof of what Obama's ideology means? It's also being reported that he wants to remove Cuba from the list of governments that sponsor terrorism. Not sure that Cuba should be considered bad? I can tell you from having lived in Florida with many friends whose families were political refugees from Castro's Cuba that the stories they tell are no different than you hear from those who escaped communist regimes elsewhere in the world. And don't think it's old, worn-out stories. Cuba is just as dangerous today as ever. Just last year it was reported that North Korea was caught smuggling weapons from Cuba in violation of UN sanctions.
Obama is not only opening the door to further communist expansion in Latin America, his actions are an endorsement of it. In the past America has been the nation who stood against communist expansion, thereby assuring freedom for millions of people around the world. But, if nothing else has been, Obama's rejection of the Monroe Doctrine should be the warning shot to Americans and the world that the trajectory of the path he has America on will end only in the forsaking of freedom not just for all Americans, but for the entire world.
This isn't just about Obama. Remember, he's just the figurehead of their movement. The progressives control the Democrat Party (You can see a list of the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus here.) and they heavily influence a good portion of the GOP. Conservatives in Congress are relatively few in number. We don't just need a new president, we need to replace most of the House and Senate with solid constitutional conservatives. We live in very dangerous times and it's about time Americans take notice and, while we still have constitutional rights, do everything our rights allow us to do to put control of this nation back in the hands of the people.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
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