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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.

 

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.