The President We the People Have Been Waiting For
By: Guest Authors
By Dominique Oberling
In his speech on March 26 at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Senator John McCain gave his Foreign Policy speech. Not surprisingly, nothing in his speech included an America that conservatives could embrace. McCain made it quite clear, that a conservative, values friendly, sovereign America is not part of his world view. What many of us have known for a while is now readily apparent to all American citizenry: John McCain is not a conservative. He has no intention, nor has he ever had any intention to promote the conservative value and ideology that most Americans believe in and hold dear. He is not the American President that we the people have been waiting for.
According to talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, “Liberals are going to love this speech. It sounded like the global test that liberal Democratic presidential candidate and Senator John Kerry had proposed for U. S. foreign policy in 2004″ (AIM, 1). Accuracy in Media went further when stating that McCain “is as much a globalist as Hillary and Obama” (AIM, 1). Additionally, the Washington Post surmised that “McCain promised a collaborative foreign policy” (AIM, 1). If you get nothing else out of this article, remember this: John McCain is not the President we the people have been waiting for!
The President we the people are waiting for would never be caught dead saying, “there is nothing special about America” and that “we are not going to be able to do anything without involving other nations and making them like us and showing them that we intend them no harm and we want to be good stewards of the planet just as they want to be good stewards” (AIM, 1). And that comment came from a decorated wartime hero? How is that possible? Did he forget what our forefathers did when they chose as the “Representatives of the United States of America [....] (to) solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance [...] and political connection between them [...] is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Powers to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do” (Declaration, 12). We have done much on our own, independently, without the help of other countries since 1776 and nothing has changed or happened in this epoch that should dictate otherwise.
The President we the people are waiting for would never support open borders in the Western Hemisphere, nuclear disarmament or a transatlantic free trade area. Furthermore, most Americans want our borders secured and the immigration problem dealt with once and for all. No North American Union (NAU) or Global Democracy will ever bring that about. Knowing that is what most Americans want because of the outcry against his McCain-Kennedy Immigration Bill, McCain still chooses to declare in his speech “relations with our southern neighbors must be governed by mutual respect, not by imperial impulse or by Anti-American demagoguery. The promise of North, Central, and South American life is too great for that. I believe the Americas can and must be the model for a new 21st century relationship between North and South. Ours can be the first completely democratic hemisphere, where trade is free across all borders, where the rule of law and the power of free markets advance the security and prosperity of all” (AIM, 2). Really? What about what the people want? Did John McCain forget it is “by the people, for the people? He is to do our bidding not create some mythological, fantastical global democracy of his choosing. And where does he, or any other candidate for that matter, derive the authority to destroy America’s sovereignty, which is tantamount to treason! America is not for sale! Now…or ever!
The President we the people are waiting for would never say, “Americans should welcome the rise of a strong, confident European Union as we continue to support a strong NATO” (AIM, 3). I am always amazed that someone who served his country as a war hero appears to have no grasp of the reality occurring around him. As Accuracy in Media points out, “The European Union was devised primarily as a counter to the influence of the U. S. in foreign affairs. It has also proven to be a bureaucratic disaster for the people of Europe. The “strong NATO” has proven to be extremely weak in Afghanistan, where is cannot field enough troops to defeat the Taliban terrorists. Expanding NATO has not resulted in making it stronger” (AIM, 3). Americans are loudly proclaiming we do not want the NAU, CAFTA, or NAFTA. We want the sovereignty of America to be paramount in every decision our politicians make. If it is not, then it is time to elect individuals who will put America her sovereignty first!
The President we the people are waiting for will not be a “pragmatist in foreign affairs, just like Obama and Hillary” and we do not expect to see the “liberal Brookings Institution having influence over” their presidency as recently touted by Strobe Talbott who wrote, The Great Experiment. What happened to politicians who loved, embraced, and lived America? Why are we the people witnessing this onslaught by our elected officials to destroy the very fabric of America? And why do we the people sit idly by and do nothing? We have the power to impeach or to vote these un-American individuals out of office. Perhaps the time has come to invoke that power.
The President we the people are waiting for will not be “blind to the issues that conservatives regard as critical in an election year” nor will the President “go out of his way to reach out to liberals and Democrats” (AIM, 4). The President we the people are waiting for will protect the sovereignty of America, will embrace and include the value voting conservatives, and will lift America up so that she continues to be the greatest, most powerful, unique, leader in the world. Unfortunately for John McCain, by his own words, he discredits himself as the President we the people want.
1. McCain launches first general-election ads by Alex Koppelman @ Salon.com. 28 March 2008. Pg http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/03/28/mccain_ad/
2. McCain’s Incoherent New World Order by Cliff Kincaid @ Accuracy in Media. 28 March 2008. Pgs 1-5. http://www.aim.org/aim-column/mccains-incoherent-new-world-order/
3. John McCain’s Foreign Policy Speech Transcript @ The New York Times. 26 March 2008. Pgs 1-7. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/26/us/politics/26text-mccain.html
4. Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Filiquarian Publishing , 2007. Pgs 7-16.