It’s very sad to watch. Our once mighty nation has stepped away from its position of being the world leader to being a second rate power. We are not the super power we were the day Barack Obama assumed the mantle of being president of the United States of America. People should not be surprised at this transition. He made it clear that he wanted to transform America into something different and he has.
We have become socialists. Many who disagree with that sentiment will tout programs such as Social Security and will ask if folks want to give it up. The answer, of course is no, not because of political reasoning but because once you give free stuff to people it becomes very difficult to stop giving them the free stuff because, like babies, they will cry and demand.
However, Social Security is a classic example of what happens when political leaders in Washington start a program. Social Security was designed to be an assistance program to the elderly retired folks who had nothing set aside. Now it has grown into a massive giveaway for people and their under-aged dependents.
When I finally get to collect my benefit, I will be robbed by $300 per month from what I am entitled to receive based upon my working outside my teaching career because I receive a pension that I earned during more than 30 years in the classroom. My money is being given to somebody else who did not earn enough. That is a transfer of wealth - ergo socialism. Obamacare - enough said.
Socialist countries become weak because people get use to being given stuff and not earning their own way. However; back to the loss of our super power role in the world.
The community organizer has declared that Russia is acting in the Middle East out of weakness. He states he will be proven correct in the history books. He shows himself to be a fool. Vladimir Putin has shown his disdain for Barack Obama and has gone into the Ukraine without resistance.
He helped Barry out of the Red Line in the sand mess when the organizer found our words have meaning but when you don’t back up your words your statements become meaningless. Putin dismisses Obama.
This past week saw the United States abandon the Middle East to make it on their own and the vacuum of leadership was quickly filled by Putin.
Putin said to our wise leader that he would fight ISIS for us in Syria. What has happened is that Putin has attacked the anti-Assad troops which we support and has ignored those supporting the current Syrian leader who will now owe his leadership to Russia.
The president sold out Israel and the rest of the Middle East hasn’t a clue what support they will get from Washington. Iran will soon have an atomic bomb as will North Korea. That will be a genie out of the bottle that cannot be returned to the bottle.
The ‘organizer’ and his administration tout the 60-member coalition. Community organizers love the word “coalition.” It sounds as if there is support but it appears to be in name only.
Barack Obama stated that Iran was a stable government when he assumed office and stated it was time to leave. The terrorists were either a JV team, on the run, or gone. He stated Iran would never get a nuclear weapon and he admonished Mitt Romney when, during the campaign, Romney named Russia as our greatest threat.
Our debt is so large and with China holding several billions or trillions in loans, we cannot threaten them while they hack our computers.
Obama held this country in such low regard growing up and he found it in George Soros, a man who hated America as well. They have shown what happens when leaders decide to allow others to take charge.
Remember the Roman Empire. Remember The British Empire. I hope we can become world leaders again. When America leads, the world is a better place.