My letter to the White House, not that I expect it to change a thing……..

Mr. President,
I am writing this letter as a citizen who is appalled by the message my government is broadcasting to the world. Since it’s inception, the United States has stood as a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world, but these last few months have seen a dark shadow descend by way of the spoken word of our leaders and emissaries, with yourself at the forefront.

The statement by Secretary of State Clinton on February 21, 2009, regarding China and Human Rights that stated:

“Successive administrations and Chinese governments have been poised back and forth on these issues, and we have to continue to press them. But our pressing on those issues can’t interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis, and the security crisis,”

was the first signal that human life had begun to come in second. You (and your administration and party) would be the first to give 35 speeches condemning your own country were we to treat the most odious terrorist we are currently holding half as cruelly as China abuses people who simply wish to worship a God other than Mao. But when it comes to finding a buyer for debt you have amassed, icky stuff like how prisoners are treated cannot be allowed to derail your sale.
Then the Iranian people discovered that their election may not have been above board, and took to the streets in civil protests. Even when peaceful protesters were shot in cold blood on the streets of Tehran, the most you could muster was that you were deeply concerned, yet did not wish to appear to be meddling. Odd, such a delay and mild criticism of murder and abuse, which was not expressed in anything resembling strong language until nearly a week after it occurred to people simply trying to gain the democracy you take for granted, while amazingly you can find the moral indignation to say:

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

So when a lone murderer kills a single person you happen to support, you are quick to condemn it in harsh terms the self-same day. Yet when tens, perhaps hundreds are being slaughtered for the self-same ‘democracy’ you like to trumpet, but (unfortunately for them) happen to also be potentially derailing your agenda to ‘engage’ ruthless regimes, the best you can muster is ‘deep concerns’, but by the way, the July 4th invite is still good. At least you seem to have pulled back the 4th invite. Thanks.
Now, Honduras has a bit of a constitutional crisis, with an elected President who blatantly attempts to violate his countries Constitution for his own personal gain. The Supreme Court, Attorney General and Military are forced to follow the rule of Law, and have to remove the offender, to preserve democracy and order. And you, having been a Constitutional Law professor, immediately issued a statement in support of the move that preserved the rule of law, correct? No, instead, you call it a ‘coup’, and go on offensive against the Honduran government, demonizing it and stating you will still recognize the ‘elected’ President (funny how that whole democracy idea suddenly is important to you again). The fact of his election has little bearing on the fact he attempted a flagrant power grab, in direct contravention of the laws of Honduras (Title VII of the Constitution), and attempted to punish those who would not help him in his actions. Is that the only type of ‘democracy’ that you are willing to recognize? Has the rule of Law become another nuisance, along with human rights, that needs to be swept aside for convenience?
Then I read of your statement that Honduras must:

“respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference,”

and I get extremely concerned that there is cognitive dissonance at work. And before I know it, the 1-2 punch is completed with Secretary of State Clinton again, saying:

“We call on all parties in Honduras to respect the constitutional order and the rule of law, to reaffirm their democratic vocation, and to commit themselves to resolve political disputes peacefully and through dialogue.”

My worst fears confirmed, how is one to reconcile these positions with the facts on the ground? Honduras was following the letter of the law, and removed a President who was flouting the Constitution he was elected to defend. You pontificate about the rule of law, while attacking those who sacrifice to preserve it. What conclusions can a reasonable man draw from these contradictions?
In closing, when we fail to champion the causes of freedom and liberty (which are impossible without the rule of law), we lay the foundation of our own undoing. Please reconsider you stands, and be a voice for freedom, not an enabler of tyranny.
Thank you,

6 Responses to “My letter to the White House, not that I expect it to change a thing……..”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Amen, brother.

  2. Bravo, little bro!

  3. JeffS says:

    Well said, Crusader. Obama and his ilk are turning this country away from what we used to be. He is indeed an enabler of tyranny.

  4. Val Prieto says:

    Dude! Excellent!!!

  5. greg newson says:

    Our country began as a result of a revolution.The
    Declaration of Independence-since tomorrow is the 4th- states it perfectly.The US government is only concerned with its own existence,not the benefit of
    the citizens.We have the right,the duty to overthrow
    this corrupt group of traitors who run this sick mess…

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