Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thomas Jefferson had it right!

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
Thomas Jefferson

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
Thomas Jefferson

This week I bring you two quotes because they both are ever so relevant in this day and age. I often wonder what the founders of this great nation would say if they could see it in its current state. We have made allies of nations which would love nothing more than see us falter and fail. We are trying to conquer an other nation under the guise of bearing the gift of democracy when the true purpose is greed and want for black liquid gold. True democracy cannot exist in an Islamic nation. A truly democratic, islamic state is an oxymoron. But that's the subject of an entirely different post. As I teach my daughter about the founders of this nation, as we explore the ideals and tremendous forsight these men of old put into this task, I cannot help but notice how America has strayed further and further from these ideals. What would they say if they saw how America the Great, the symbol of Freedom (yes, I capitalized these words on purpose)  is now owned hook-line-and-sinker by China.

Yes, I do realize that the world has changed a great deal. But some of the thoughts voiced by Thomas Jefferson should ring true even now.  When America was attacked on 9/11 the world was on our side. Almost everyone felt that our invasion of Afghanistan was well justified. What followed then was that the leader of this Nation listened to the wrong voice/s and invaded Iraq. There went all the goodwill. This former leader can't even show his face in Europe now for threat of being charged with violating the Geneva Conventions. To some extent we do need to allie ourselves with some other countries. The threat of radical Islamic states continues to grow and they have made their aim in life perfectly clear. Convert the entire world to Islam.
And so,  here we are, allied with the likes of Pakistan and indebted to China. Indebted to China  and sending Millions of Dollars in funds to confirmed scoundrels like Karzai and Zardari.

Where is this all headed next?

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