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Will Iron Hand Romney Rule The Middle East?

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has stated that the muslims are burning our flag and terrorizing us all across the region. And he says he wants a president who will control the events in the Middle East, not react to them.

Mitt Romney

Ruler Of the Un-Free World

“Bumps in the road?” Mr. Romney asked, as a grumbling murmur rippled through the crowd. “We had an ambassador assassinated. We had a Muslim Brotherhood elect a member, elected to the presidency of Egypt. Twenty thousand people have been killed in Syria. We have tumult in Pakistan, and of course Iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon.”

He continued: “These are not bumps in the road, these are human lives — these are developments we do not want to see. This is time for a president who will shape events in the Middle East, not just be merciful or be at mercy of the events of the Middle East.” 1

Sooner or later someone is going to have to ask Candidate Romney how he would prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from being elected in Egypt. Does candidate Romney actually think Obama could have done anything to prevent a Muslim from being elected? Is it the position of Romney to step in and stop democratic elections in a country such as Egypt? Is that the position of the republican party?

Certainly we have lost ambassadorial people in the past. Some of these people live in highly volatile places. But the question here is not how many we have lost, but how did they happen. It is certainly not right that it happens but lets face it, Libya is a place where there is a great deal of both anti and pro American feelings. Could a huge security detail have prevented the rocket attack on the embassy? Would it have been correct to put so many people there?

Even so, while we may question how these things happen, and waste time blaming the current president as some do Reagan for what happened during his term, GWB for the attacks on the green zone in Iraq, and Obama, the true question here is how would Romney have prevented it and how will he shape events in the Middle East. No candidate or president has ever said he could determine what happens over there. Romney has. Will he do an Iran-Contra deal? Protect dictators as we have done for many many years? I do not think Romney cares one whit for the American people as a whole, it would not surprise me to see him sell out people in the Middle East to protect his own reputation as an iron hand.

There is only one way an American can shape events in the middle east. And that is by taking over a country in question, perhaps one that burns our flag and protests against us, and use a large American police force to prevent anything from happening. You cannot change the Middle East by decree’s, by negotiations, by being dominating over the leaders of those country’s because those leaders either have no control over their own radical elements or privately support the protests. What do you do with leaders like that Mitt? Imprison them here in the states?

Tragically over 20,000 have died in Syria. People who are searching for their freedom or just a change in Muslim leadership. My own personal opinion there is, NATO went against Libya, why not Syria? I ask myself why is it solely the responsibility of the US to attack and take Assad out of power? It comes down to we try to empower people to have freedom in this world, which is the right thing to do, and also the fact that the people of the US have to pay for it. Personally I do not want to pay for all of it. This is a world problem not a US problem. Romney would have us at war in Iran and in Syria. While supposedly lowering taxes and fighting more wars ala General G.W.Bush.

Lets face it, no country in the Middle East who wants their freedom from a dictator will elect anyone other than a Muslim. If Iran gets rid of the current clown in chief, they will still have a Muslim(s) in charge. What will Romney do about that? Or will he suddenly turn into something “else” when he is in the Oval Office? Will the American chrstian fundies approve of a lack of war in the Middle East to protect Israel? Will his own religion approve of him not pushing his own beliefs across the world?

This is all coming from a man who says he will shape events across the broad spectrum of the Middle East and who has exactly zero knowledge of foreign affairs. And has taken great delight in proving it over and over.

I give you his comments on the Embassy tragedy in Libya as proof.

I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt, instead of condemning their actions. It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values. 2

This was a lie, and a statement politicizing the event. Obama never stood by a statement sympathizing with the people who attacked the embassy. Romney would never admit that the statement put out by the embassy in Libya was meant to diffuse what was about to happen in Libya. This was totally dishonest on his part and shows us what kind of values he has. If this is the value system Mitt Romney has, then he is a man who should never come near the Whitehouse even as a guest.

We cannot let these things just go by and wait for his next gaffe on anything. This and other mistakes on Romney’s part Must be remembered and accounted for on November 6th.

Hoodwinked: Why the GOP Touts State Rights

Power to the people

Otherwise entitled How The Power to the States People Are Being Hoodwinked.

Power to the people

The powers are not ours any more

Once upon A time(about 5 minutes after Obama was inaugurated), the Tea Party thought that it was gathered together to protest government spending and government power. They thought so anyways. And to their credit, most of the grass roots part of the organization were true to that premise. In the beginning. TARP was one of their first activities. They immediately went on to protest the Affordable Healthcare Act. But opinion on what they started out to be will go on forever and at this point is meaningless.

Thats the short version, lets leave that there for the time being.

ALEC is an entity comprised of national & internationalal Corporations who write laws that enhance their positions in business. Ever hear of getting rid of corporate taxes? Yep, your right, ALEC. I am sure we all know who ALEC is by now, but I am not sure if we all know how deeply it is embedded in the republican state legislatures. In fact every state has GOP legislators that are members of ALEC. I have to assume that for one, they are incapable of or too lazy to write laws for themselves, and that this membership is through peer pressure as well. In any case, it appears that it is a nationwide commandment of the GOP that you belong to it in the legislative positions at the least.

This effort on the part of ALEC is NOT responsive in any way to the people of the states. ALEC gives money to both partys, 38% of it goes to the Democrats and 62% goes to the Republicans 1. There is no area of your life that they are not writing laws for.There is nothing you can do or say to stop the writing of laws that may or may not be in your best interests. You can vote your local legislator out of office, but if you vote a republican back in, he will become a member of ALEC.

Are you a worker? Office, construction, shop floor? ALEC is doing its best to change the laws that give you the things you have at work. Get rid of unions and you have no one to compete with. No regular raises, vacation time limited. High costing healthcare if any is offered, ALEC written rules will remove any shop/office floor grievance rules and working hour laws. And it doesn’t matter if you are a tea party member, a Republican or a Democrat. You do not get extra points for your point of view. Remember, ALEC is run by corporations, not by people who segregate conservatives from liberals.

The paragraph above is one example of what ALEC intends. Schools, education, our prisons, healthcare and criminal penalties are all involved. Everytime you think or say that regulations are not needed you support ALEC and you jeopardize your food, air and land. And your children to whom you say are saving them a debt but giving them a poisoned environment. This is a FOR PROFIT organization not a save the seals group. Every time you support a state taking away voter rights, remember that the voting rights someone loses could be the same rights YOU lose in time. The goal of ALEC is not the Constitutionally run country you think you have now, but a corporate run country. One that you pay the bills in. If you are a conservative, and are laughing right now, go read up on the laws ALEC is getting passed and proposing. They do not say conservatives are exempt. And as much as you want to think so, they are not written for your benefit.

By now you are wondering what has this to do with the tea party. I had hoped you had figured this out. If you support Ron Paul, the current crop of candidates or any entity that wants all the power to go back to the states you support ALEC taking over your state and you are really saying give everything to ALEC. Why do I say that? Because ALEC and the corporate world owns your state legislators. YOU / WE don’t.


Activism

Activism is necessary in this situation. Writing to your representatives should be mandatory either through their web pag forms or Congress.org. Do not expect it to do much good, the odds of as representative bowing to your wishes are not good unless you have a very large group of people backing you.

Partial Reference page to look up your Legislator


Sources

ALEC Exposed is an excellent resource to find out what is going on in your state and in our country as ALEC writes your laws

Democrats Brought Birth Control Up First?

Getting Spermed

Getting SpermedWhoa someone (Gov Daniels and many others) are doing drugs. The GOP is trying to pass bringing up birth control off as being Obama and the Democrats fault.

By 12/15/2011 Michele Bachmann, Rock Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum had all signed the Personhood pledge, which states:

I stand with President Ronald Reagan in supporting “the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death,” and with the Republican Party platform in affirming that I “support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children.”

Birth control pills are regarded as a form of abortion by the ancient Catholic Church, and many fundamentalist groups who want to have an ad hoc chair in your bedroom. No sex without having a baby. Keep it in your pants.

The Personhood Pledge is active in all 50 states. As if in a miracle, Mississippi shut it down as not being wanted. One of the most conservative so called christian (and I use the word lightly here) states we have and they said no. Here is the Personhood in its entirety as it is documented here:

I __________________ proclaim that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God, and is endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to life.

I stand with President Ronald Reagan in supporting “the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death,” and with the Republican Party platform in affirming that I “support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment protections apply to unborn children.”

I believe that in order to properly protect the right to life of the vulnerable among us, every human being at every stage of development must be recognized as a person possessing the right to life in federal and state laws without exception and without compromise. I recognize that in cases where a mother’s life is at risk, every effort should be made to save the baby’s life as well; leaving the death of an innocent child as an unintended tragedy rather than an intentional killing.

I oppose assisted suicide, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and procedures that intentionally destroy developing human beings.

I pledge to the American people that I will defend all innocent human life. Abortion and the intentional killing of an innocent human being are always wrong and should be prohibited.

If elected President, I will work to advance state and federal laws and amendments that recognize the unalienable right to life of all human beings as persons at every stage of development, and to the best of my knowledge, I will only appoint federal judges and relevant officials who will uphold and enforce state and federal laws recognizing that all human beings at every stage of development are persons with the unalienable right to life.

A Ron Paul addendum to the pledge can be found here

Whats really wrong here regardless of what you believe, is that none of this states what they will do when it comes to the will of the people who elected them. This is allowing a religious political organization to determine policy by getting candidates to commit themselves to a policy that may or may not be wanted. It also forces the candidate to pick judges based on religious boundary’s and not by qualifications. And furthermore, screw Ron Reagan, he was NOT a good president.

Personally I don’t understand why these people want to give a egg instantly fertilized its 14th amendment rights then turn around and say YOU don’t have the right to assisted suicide and euthanasia. It IS your right to decide when you die. But not according to the fundies that want to determine your rights for you.

The Republicans brought birth control into the fray long before Obama.

Lets ask, who is the Personhood movement? From the website:

Personhood USA desires to glorify Jesus Christ in a way that creates a culture of life so that all innocent human lives are protected by love and by law.

Personhood USA serves the pro-life community by assisting local groups to initiate citizen, legislative, and political action focusing on the ultimate goal of the pro-life movement: personhood rights for all innocent humans.

We intend to build the support of at least two thirds of the states in an effort to reaffirm personhood within the U.S. Constitution.

Personhood USA opposes vigilante violence.

Personhood USA is a 501(c)(4) Christian ministry that welcomes those who believe in the God-given right to life.

Approved by the Personhood USA Board and Advisory Board 8/7/2010

I reserve the right to be represented by the will of the people in my state and Federal government. Not by religious edicts. Its bad enough now that our representatives work for the 1%, its worse when you add these people in to make decisions such as Women procuring birth control. I do not want religion in my representation. No religion has the right to take political action

One thing that is funny about this, is that Ron Paul signed it yet he wants to get rid of the 14th Amendment that these religious people think covers the baby’s they seek to protect. Where were these people when Bush/Obama sent hundreds of thousands of troops to Iraq and Afghanistan? I will tell you where they are, they revel in the killing of muslims. Right to life? I think not. Nor do I buy into this little ditty where they do not believe in vigilante violence. I want to know why the candidates are not signing pledges to protect ALL of my rights as full citizens. I believe in the rights to assisted suicide, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and anything else that forwards mans plight on this earth. And none of these GOP Candidates would ever get my vote.

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