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Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics, Presidential Election with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

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Hillary Clinton keeps trying to scare the American people on how dangerous Donald Trump would be to America because he would lead us into a world war. The truth is that the Obama and Clinton foreign policy have put this country in the most danger we have been in since before the beginning of World War Two. Their policies and actions in Egypt, Libya, Iraq and especially Syria have brought us closer to a serious confrontation that threatens the entire world than we’ve been since the Cuban missile embargo.

Hillary Clinton said in the presidential debate that she would impose a no-fly zone in Syria. This is the most irresponsible action that America could possibly take now. Obama put America’s reputation on the line and talked tough about attacking Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian government if they used chemical weapons, calling it a red line. They then backed down and reached out to Russia and opened the door to giving them influence in the Middle East which had been America’s unquestioned sphere of influence. Syria has remained a Russian ally since the cold war and was Russia’s only naval base in the Mediterranean Sea.

Fast forward to today and now Russia has committed not only airpower but ground troops as well to back their former ally. Turkey a NATO ally has already shot down a Russian fighter they claimed violated their airspace raising tensions to a higher level. Meanwhile American airpower is being used to fight ISIS and back the rebels fighting Assad’s regime while the Russians are bombing the rebels we are backing. Trump has said he would meet with Putin which is more of an example of a statesman who would enter into diplomacy than our former Secretary of State.

A no-fly zone over a country in defiance of the long standing government historically backed by Russia would be a provocation that we would not tolerate given a similar situation. What are the chances that at some point American and Russian jets would engage and a shooting war would begin? Putin has been modernizing his nuclear capability while we have not. He has been testing American and NATO defenses with nuclear bombers and buzzing our naval vessels in international waters with no response from this administration. While we have shown weakness, Putin has threatened nuclear war if provoked.

That is the type of poor decisions that Hillary Clinton makes. She touts her experience as Secretary of State as an advantage over Trump yet when pressed to name a single accomplishment in her tenure she is at a loss to name one. In fact her tenure and legacy are a disaster. When she ran against Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries she had a commercial with a phone ringing and the question was asked if there was an emergency at 3:00 AM who would you want to be on the other end of the line? Now looking back at her record I would say I wouldn’t want it to be either Obama or her.

When that actual call did come on September 11, 2012 from Benghazi, Libya neither bothered to take the call or even consider the consequences important. They sent an unarmed drone to watch as brave Americans risked their lives fighting against overwhelming odds for 13 hours waiting for help that never came. No one to this day has come up with a straight answer as to why nothing was done to help once the attack started or why the State Department ignored their calls for added security when everyone else had evacuated Benghazi.

Obama flew to a fundraiser in Las Vegas being held the next morning where his only comments were,” Yesterday we had a pretty rough day”. Hillary who was the Secretary of State when an American ambassador was killed for the first time in 30 years lied to the families and sent a surrogate in Susan Rice to make the rounds of the Sunday talk shows to lie to the American people. We know she lied because it has come to light that she emailed her daughter and told her it was a terrorist attack.

Yet the most compelling part of this story was her response during the congressional hearings. Her answer should tell you all you need to know about the woman who says she’s fighting for you. When asked about the attack she said, “at this point what difference does it make”. The difference it should make in the minds of American voters is here is a woman who didn’t care about those Americans who died heroically in Libya protecting other Americans waiting for help that never came. To her it made no difference that these people were killed by terrorists while she watched and did nothing. Why should we believe there would be a difference in her caring about us?

The Real Stakes in the 2016 Election

Posted in Declaration of Independence, Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Liberty, Politics, Presidential Election, Religious Freedom, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2016 by authorcarloscardoso

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This election is a stark choice between the possibilities of two very different paths for America. I realize that one outcome is certain while the other we can only pray is different. The one thing we’ve seen in this election cycle is that the statist elites reside in both parties. They have worked in collusion to put themselves above the law and above the American people. They have done everything in their power to control the outcome of the elections and our choices of candidates against our will. Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party machine were able to steal the election from Bernie Sanders. The Republicans very dearly wanted a Bush – Clinton election which in essence would have been no choice at all. The Bush families, like the Clintons are statist elites who wish to give away American sovereignty and our constitutionally protected unalienable rights to a one world government and the forces of tyranny. President Obama has said that Americans need to give up our sovereignty for the greater good of the world.

Enter the alternative, Donald Trump who instead speaks of a powerful America not a tool of the globalists. He speaks of putting America and her people’s interests first. Everything we have seen and learned throughout this campaign seems to indicate that the globalist’s fear a Trump election. There have been reports that Clinton and George Soros plan to initiate violence in the streets if Trump wins so the peaceful transition of power can be stopped. This seems to show that the globalists were sure that this election would be their chance to ensure that the fundamental transformation of America would be completed and the United States as formed by the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the constitutional republic ultimately formed in 1787 would be destroyed.

They didn’t think that Great Britain would actually vote to leave the European Union an unseen blow to their plans. A Trump presidency could effectively stop their plans for a generation or more. This is of course only true if we, the American people aren’t being played for fools. If in the worst case scenario either the election is a farce and is rigged for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is not independent but just another pawn of the globalists then the path to liberty will only be won with the refreshing of the Tree of Liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants. If this is the case then it will be up to Divine Providence to look with favor on our cause.

Let’s however for a moment work under the assumption that Donald Trump is really working for us, the American people then the issues and their consequences and differences are quite clear. Hillary Clinton a liar, thief and traitor will work to destroy the America we love and she despises by her every action. The damage that she will be able to do will be irreversible through the democratic process. Let’s look at the tools or more to the point weapons she will have at her disposal.

First and foremost is the balance of the Supreme Court if Hillary wins the nature of the court will be changed so drastically as to be able to complete the destruction of our written and intended constitution along with its explicit protection of limited government and maximum individual liberty. All of our unalienable rights will be stripped away by a government that considers itself to be the grantor of our rights, taking the place of God and forcing the American people into a period of tyranny unimaginable to our founders. Consider the rights we have already had usurped by our so-called representative government. Our First, Second, Fourth Amendments have already been trampled upon with the new court they will disappear. Trump on the other hand has promised to select Supreme Court justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia who interpret the constitution as written and intended not something to evolve through judicial activism.

Secondly the American economy will be purposely destroyed by the ever growing debt that will surely come as they seek to implode our economy by a debt so large that the only way to repay it is to sell the American people and our country to foreigners. Our healthcare system will be forever destroyed as Obamacare fails and is replaced by a government issued single payer system that will effectively give control of our health and well being and literally our life and death to the government. Here again Donald Trump will work to restore American prosperity by lowering the burdens of taxes unconstitutional laws and regulations which hampers the growth of our economy, will repeal and replace Obamacare and will work to bring down the national debt.

Third Hillary is intent on keeping our borders open and changing the face and values of America. She will work to increase the acceptance of Syrian refugees without a thought to the implications and dangers that brings to our land. Donald Trump is clear on securing our borders and ensuring that legal immigrants are properly vetted and are coming here to assimilate and add to the strength of our unity. There are millions of people around the world who yearn to live in an America that promises opportunity for those willing to work for it.

Then to those who seek peace, prosperity and national security the choice again could not be clearer. Clinton has not protected our national security through her use of an illegal email server which was vulnerable to being hacked. Her mishandling of foreign affairs is unforgivable. All around the world her actions as Secretary of State have hurt America’s interests and standing in the world. Her inexcusable handling of the September, 11. 2012 attacks on the consulate in Benghazi and CIA annex leading to the deaths of four brave Americans is shameful. The policy she engineered in the Middle East from the Arab Spring in Egypt where she backed a terrorist organization over a long time US ally was foolish at best and treasonous at worst.

This is a woman who in the third presidential debate gave to the world the timeline of a United States nuclear strike. Clearly she is the candidate who cannot be trusted on issues of national security. This from a woman who has shown time and time again that her judgment is poor, misguided or purposefully treasonous. America cannot afford to take a chance on a Clinton presidency. These are but a few of the reasons why she cannot be elected. At this time in American history there is only one clear choice for President of the United States and that is Donald J. Trump.

 

President Obama’s Syrian Quandary

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2013 by authorcarloscardoso

The President has been hesitant to get involved in the Syrian civil war from the beginning. However during the heat of his re-election campaign in trying to sound strong on foreign policy he made an unnecessary blunder and declared that if the Syrian regime used chemical weapons it would be a “red line” that if crossed would draw United States military intervention. This statement along with his use of the same “red line” description for not allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons puts the credibility of the United States in question both with our friends and foes alike at a very dangerous time in the region. To do nothing makes us seem weak and to do something ineffectual or worse leading to unintended consequences such as starting a broader war in the region could be catastrophic.

The fact is that we have not intervened in the over two year civil war and to do so now would not be in our national security interests. Syria has been supported by the Soviet Union throughout the cold war and still is, as Russia has sent them arms to use in the fight against the insurgents. The facts are that our limited intervention as outlined by the White House will not change the strategic balance in the war. Assad’s forces have gained the upper hand after insurgent gains made by mostly Islamic militant fighters aligned and led by elements of Al Qaeda. This means that we would be facing a historically Russian ally with ties to Iran while supporting an Al Qaeda Islamist group, neither of which is in our interests.

The Syrian regime is financed by Iran and spreads arms to terrorist organizations in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories to Hezbollah and Hamas.  This has been true for many years and if we had been able to put together a coalition of moderate Syrian forces looking to bring liberty and arm them in the infancy of the insurgency then we may have been able to make a difference. We missed our opportunity and are left with no viable options outside of an all out invasion taking out the current regime, securing the weapons of mass destruction and trying to build a national consensus government in an area with no such history. The Middle East as it stands today is the haphazard partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War One which was the final defeat of the Muslim jihad that began in around 600 BC and led to the establishing of an Islamic Caliphate that spread from the Middle East to Africa and across most of Europe into Spain. What we are seeing now is the rise of Islamic power trying to once again conquer the lost lands and ultimately the whole world.

Our dilemma is if we do nothing we lose face in front of the whole world, emboldening our enemies and frightening our allies. However, given our current fiscal problems to launch a limited attack as outlined by the President with no reason to do so other than to save the President’s and the United States’ reputation is going to be a tough sell to the American people. The President knows there is nothing to be gained by his planned military action strategically and even more importantly politically here at home. His speech on Saturday seeking Congressional approval for a much more limited action than he began in Libya without seeking it then is nothing more than seeking political cover for his foreign policy failure. We should not be in this position where there is nothing to be gained and much could possibly be lost. It is another example of this President’s failed leadership.

The Congress will debate and vote on whether or not to authorize the limited use of force the President has planned. If they vote to not authorize the use of force the President said he still feels he has the authority to do so but the consequences will be his and his alone. If he fails to act America’s reputation will be irreparably harmed and the rise of radical Islam will be emboldened and Israel will be left feeling that they will have to strike at Iran alone before they can become a nuclear power. If they do authorize it and it turns out bad the President has political cover for the fallout if it leads to all out war in the Middle East.

 Unfortunately it will be up to the brave men and women of our Armed forces and the American taxpayers who are going to have to pay the consequences. The real national security issues would be if Syria was to fall and their weapons were to fall into the wrong hands, or Syria began smuggling chemical weapons and or advanced weaponry to Hamas and Hezbollah. The other is will Iran be allowed to become a nuclear power. Now with the specter of Iran on the horizon this situation grows exponentially in importance. None of this would have been necessary if it weren’t for the President’s political posturing and poor choice of words putting America’s reputation on the line when no national security interests were at stake

 

The Fourth of July 1776 and 2013

Posted in Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by authorcarloscardoso

The Fourth of July in 1776 marked the day that representatives from the 13 British Colonies declared their independence from England and the rule of King George. This was not an action taken lightly or quickly. The colonists had for years asked their government to address their grievances but were ignored leaving the colonists no choice but to separate themselves from England. The colonists did not do this to become free, for they were British citizens and as such were considered free men. They did not take this action to establish a democracy; they did so for a higher purpose.  They did so to establish the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with equality for all men as endowed by their Creator. The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to this cause with firm reliance on Divine Providence.

Two hundred and 37 years later we celebrated the birth of our nation by this founding document which culminated in the drafting of our Constitution on September 17, 1787. Those same 13 former colonies, now independent States came together and seeking Divine guidance gave us the Constitution and later added the first ten amendments which enumerated our inalienable rights that the government was created to protect. The Constitution established our Republican form of government, guaranteed our individual liberties and sovereignty.  We have democratic principles in place but a system of separation of powers to ensure that we do not allow a majority to take away the rights of the minority. It is the shortest written Constitution in the world but has the distinction of being the longest continuously in place in the world today. However our Constitutional Republic has never been in greater danger since we were bold enough to declare our independence. The saddest part of that statement besides it being true is that Americans have no idea how far we are from our founding ideals and how our current government has trampled on our Constitution.

The Obama administration with the tacit approval of both the legislative and judicial branch has taken away and diminished our individual rights. The Constitution was literally the various free and independent States and the individual citizens entering into a contract with the government. As an individual we gave to the federal government limited powers through our consent. The congress was divided into the House of Representatives which was intended to give the citizens a voice and the Senate which was to represent the various States. Together they would pass the laws which fell within the limited scope of the Constitution. The Executive Branch was to faithfully execute the law and the Judicial Branch was to ensure that the laws were within the boundaries of the Constitution as written and intended. The States were ensured their sovereignty as well as the individual citizen according to Natural Law.

Fast forward to today and look at it through the eyes of the Founding Fathers and the citizens of the day. The Stamp Act passed by the British Parliament and enforced by the King through the use of the British Army, gave them the right to enter into our homes to ensure that we had all our documents stamped. This abuse of power was a rallying cry for the colonists and led directly to the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protecting our rights to be secure in our persons, homes, papers and effects unless there is a warrant for a specific area and or thing to be searched. Now for the opportunity to travel by air we and our belongings are searched without a warrant as if we were all criminals under investigation with an established probable cause.

Another example of government abuse of power today would be the Boston Marathon bombing case and the government’s response. What would be mind boggling to our ancestors would be the City of Boston and its citizens’ response to the actions taken. Substitute the Redcoats as they were called at the time for the Boston Police Department. Imagine the armored vehicles of today being cavalry and artillery with armed soldiers instead of the body armored police officers deployed with automatic machine guns going house to house. They then at gun point force the citizens to leave their homes to be searched looking for two fugitives. How do you think our forefathers would have reacted to such an invasion of an American city? They certainly would not have happily complied and applauded the government’s actions. There would have been outrage and all able bodied men would have been called to arms.

Throw in the scandals of the NSA monitoring our phone calls and internet communications without probable cause and a warrant. Then ask yourself if it was truly being done in the name of national security looking for terrorist activity, how they inexplicably missed Major Hassan at Fort Hood and the Boston bombers. They both had jihadist propaganda on their Facebook pages. The Russians warned us about the bombers and one even travelled to Chechnya, a known Muslim extremist hotbed and no attention was paid to them. So who are they really watching and why?

Then add the IRS scandal where political opponents of the current administration were targeted and persecuted and the violation of our First and Fourth amendment rights were being abused leading up to an election and where is the public outcry and outrage? Add to this the AP and Fox News wiretapping and where is our Freedom of the Press?  All while the top law enforcement official in the nation perjured himself in testimony before Congress about his knowledge and involvement in these actions. On the heels of his obstruction of justice and perjury in the Fast and Furious gun scandal isn’t this enough to warrant his dismissal and prosecution? Yet the President protects him using executive privilege which on the face of it implies the President was complicit in the Fast and Furious Operation. He then allows the Department of Justice to investigate the matter with the press and again the Attorney General is not held accountable. All while the FBI chief can’t even tell us if the IRS scandal is being investigated.

President Obama and Attorney General Holder get to pick and choose not only which laws they will uphold but even which parts of laws they will uphold. The voter intimidation case in Philadelphia by the New Black Panthers is dismissed as they were about to be found guilty of an egregious crime against the citizens of this country and our right to vote. They chose to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, they chose to not enforce our immigration laws and cease deporting illegal aliens. They use the excuse of sequestration to free illegal aliens from prisons across the country by decree. The President suspends the Affordable Patient Care Act employer mandate until after the mid-term elections. The UN Ambassador and Secretary of State lie and obstruct justice after four Americans including an Ambassador and two former Navy SEALs are killed on the anniversary of 9-11 and the truth of what happened, who knew and why nothing was done remains unanswered and the survivors who owe their lives to the brave actions of the two former Navy SEALs have still not been heard from. The list goes on and on. The Congress which has the power to call for an Independent Counsel with subpoena powers to investigate and follow this pattern of deception and unconstitutional and illegal activities does not pursue it to its logical conclusion which is to write up Articles of Impeachment and put an end to this pattern of behavior. Seems that King George has nothing on President Obama and our federal government, and the American people who so cherished liberty that they would take on their own government, the mightiest nation on Earth sit idly by as our liberties are being usurped and our Constitution is trampled.  Our forefathers would be saddened and ashamed.

Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics with tags , , on October 11, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The media was quick to jump on Governor Romney’s comments of righteous indignation as he watched the events of September 11, 2012 unfold. He instinctively knew that the timings of these acts were not a coincidence but a deliberate slap in the face of Americans as we observed the solemn anniversary of the thousands of innocents killed by Islamic extremists eleven years ago. To watch as our embassy was attacked, our flag taken down and desecrated , the raising of the flag of Islamic extremism in Cairo while our State Department apologized for an obscure YouTube video that was blasphemous to Muslims as being the reason for the attacks was too much to bear. Then our consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked and burned to the ground. Our ambassador was viciously murdered along with three other Americans in a coordinated attack by Al Qaeda.

The administration quickly learned that it was an act of terrorism but sent U.N. Ambassador Rice and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to try and sell their narrative that it was caused by a video and was a spontaneous protest gone awry. The media never questioned the administration even as the story unraveled and the truth became apparent. This brings us to Governor Romney’s speech at the Virginia Military Institute. Governor Romney gave us a clear vision of what true leadership and America’s role in the world needs to be. The time has come for the United States to resume its rightful place as the unquestioned leader of the free world and usher in an era of peace through strength. The media was biased in their attack on Governor Romney who was right to speak out then and now this speech clearly defines a true leader against a politician who would purposely lie to the American people to further his political campaign.

The Obama Administration and 9/11

Posted in Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Politics, Religious Freedom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The Democratic Convention was tremendous political theater for the American electorate. Speaker after speaker talking about American exceptionalism and then ending their speeches with God bless America. Perfectly choreographed as they told us that Osama Bin Laden was dead and for all intents and purposes so was Al Qaeda and the threat of terrorism , unfortunately none of this was true or indicative of their positions. This President toured the world apologizing for our arrogance in thinking that we were better than any other country. Through his words and his deeds he said we had no right to proclaim America was exceptional. This convention was run by this administration and it was no coincidence that the platform had no mention of God in it or recognition that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel. The charade fell apart when the media reported on these glaring omissions and they were forced to try and fix it by bringing it to a vote. The delegates were asked by voice vote three times looking for the required two thirds majority before the chair declared that the ayes had it and the language was inserted into the platform. The floor erupted in a loud chorus of boos as a two thirds majority had not agreed but the administration knew it had to embrace the platform change and forced it through.

Obama reached out to the Muslim world in his Cairo speech in 2009 going so far as to say we were a Muslim nation as well. He quoted “the holy Koran” several times and talked about his experience hearing the call to prayer in the morning on three continents and was now, “here, where Islam was revealed”. Eventually the cry for democracy began to fill the streets of the Middle East, beginning in Iran. The President was strangely silent as the protesters were jailed, beaten and killed and the Ayatollahs and President Ahmedinejad stayed in power. The so called Arab Spring then spread from Tunisia to Egypt where he sided with the protesters and called for a loyal United States ally to step down. President Mubarak was toppled giving rise to the Muslim Brotherhood gaining a majority in parliament and the election of President Morsi. We then intervened with Nato partners namely France and Germany in Libya in their civil war. This action was an undeclared war which is, by our Constitution, a power held by Congress. He sidestepped Congress and the War Powers Act by saying no ground troops were involved. This while hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from U.S. warships overstepping his Constitutional powers and shifting the balance of power to the rebels, toppling Ghaddafi

This leads us to September 11, 2012 where a regime led by President Morsi who we helped gain power watched and did nothing as protesters descended on our embassy in Cairo supposedly enraged that their prophet had been blasphemed in a relatively unknown YouTube video. Our government had 24 hour notice of the impending danger in Cairo and did nothing. So on September 11th we watched as our embassy was breached, our flag desecrated and replaced by an Al Qaeda flag. Thousands of protestors chanted Obama, Obama we are all Osamas. How did our government respond? They apologized and said the video had nothing to do with the United States government.

Meanwhile in Benghazi, Libya our consulate was attacked and set ablaze. Four Americans were killed including our ambassador who was brutally attacked, sodomized and dragged through the streets. He was a man who had been there throughout the conflict working with the rebels and this is how he was repaid. Our government immediately dismissed the notion that this was a terrorist attack insisting we were told, it was angry crowds reacting spontaneously to the insult to Islam. The Libyan transitional government called it a terrorist act and yet we had our U.N. Ambassador lie to us, the truth is our government was unprepared on September 11th and their weakness on foreign policy directly led to these attacks and Obama’s reaction reinforced his unwillingness to stand up and say the war on terror is ongoing. The President not only didn’t face the truth with the American people he showed indifference to the importance of this happening to us on this solemn day where we remember all that was lost in 2001. This President has failed the American people and sent a signal of weakness to the Middle East in his reaction to the violence committed against us on 9-11 of all days. He apologized to the Muslim world with a half hearted mention of our God given right of free speech while condeming the hate speech against Islam. Calling for responsible speech yet saying there is still no reason for acts of violence. This policy of apologizing for American insensitivites to Muslim feelings while he attacks the very tenets of many Christians with the power of coercive laws here at home is hypocritical and unconscionable. His actions speak louder than his words calling himself a Christian. The President in light of what happened decided to go to Las Vegas for a rally and fundraiser. His words at that rally in acknowledging just the beginning of what would spread to anti-American protests around the globe were a slap in the face of all Americans. He said and I quote,” Yesterday we had a tough day”. This weakness, apologizing and lack of indignation should be outrageous and unacceptable to us all.

The United States, Israel and Iran

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The president decided that he will not as requested meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month here in Washington or in New York at the United Nations at the General Assembly meetings. This after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed there are no deadlines for Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency claimed Iran is getting closer to a weapon. Reporting that they are working on computer modeling the destructive power of an atomic warhead, clearly indicating that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons technology. Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map and to attack both American troops in the region and America itself. The Israeli Prime Minister says ‘The world tells Israel, ‘Wait. There’s still time and I say: ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.’’ When Israel is threatened with complete annihilation, the United States has a moral responsibility to ensure that the Jewish people are defended and protected.

The United States and the people of the world vowed that after the holocaust, we would never allow it to happen again. Yet when Israel is threatened more than ever, the administration snubs Israel and the Prime Minister leaving them isolated and left to deal with the Iranian threat alone without American support. This behavior is unconscionable and all Americans must contact our elected officials in the House, Senate and President Obama to support a bipartisan effort to voice our unequivocal support for Israel pressuring the White House to commit to eliminating the Iranian’s from acquiring a nuclear weapon or the technological ability to create them.

The Democratic Platform originally did not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel until the media publicized it. The floor vote on the convention floor was supposed to pass with a two thirds majority and after three voice votes the chairman said the ayes had it drawing a chorus of boos by the delegates. This display showed the Democratic Party and administration does not support Israel, the omission was intentional and only changed for political expediency and not conviction. This continues a trend by this administration of bringing our historical traditions and policies to an abrupt end while openly disrespecting Israel’s leaders and failing to support the nation of Israel. This administration would allow the destruction of Israel and the mass murder of the Jewish people, abandoning one of our staunchest allies. We need a change of leadership that will stand with Israel and make it clear to our friends and foes alike that we will honor our commitments to our allies and those who would oppose us should do so at their own peril. Respect on the world stage requires leadership and peace through strength with the use of force when necessary to protect our friends, interests and fight the spread of evil by all means necessary.