We have seen much over the past few days about the greatness of South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela. We were told about all the inspirational things he said and how he led the effort to eliminate apartheid that oppressed the black majority in his country. It was a job that needed to be done, but under the leadership of Mandela’s African National Congress, South Africa has been reduced from a prosperous western power to a crime ridden third world nation.
Most reports simply say that he was a political prisoner for twenty-seven years. The reality of his imprisonment was that he could have been released at various points if he had simply renounced the use of violence. It could be argued that there are times when that this would be appropriate, however when we see the violence perpetrated by his supporters on their political enemies, we see that much was not done to the oppressive government, but against citizens of their land.
The idea of placing a tire around someone’s neck, filling it with gasoline and igniting is too barbaric and meant simply as an exercise in terrorism that fed the lust for revenge. However, this has all been reported, but generally ignored.
[Editors note: This article was first published in September of 2009. I will leave it to the reader to decide if the United States are suffering for the misdeeds of our leader with respect to the Middle East and our own citizens.]
Before the entire world, at the marginally legitimate United Nations, Barack Hussein Obama officially threw the nation of Israel under the bus when he told the assembled mob of assorted dictators and thugs, with a few of America’s friends thrown in, that our country “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.” Of course the comment was cheered by the major part of the world that despises the Jewish state… but while he may speak for the government, he does not speak for all of the American people.
What Mr. Obama does not understand about Israel is that their safety is not dependent on US good will or power… and neither is the success of her enemies. Thousands of years ago the restoration of Israel to their homeland was forecast by a power greater than Barack Obama. It was this power that brought the Jewish people home and this power will preserve it there without the help of our aircraft and intelligence.
By taking upon himself to decide the propriety of settlements in another country the President may have put our own country at greater risk than we have ever been in the past. As far back as the book of Genesis the Lord told Abram, later to be called Abraham and become the father of the Jewish nation, that, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.” Everyone has the choice of whether or not to accept this… it is apparent that this president does not.
It seems that Secretary of State John Kerry should stick to using a teleprompter like his boss because it takes a clear mind and at least an element of understanding to speak extemporaneously. After the controversy about the red line that Barack Hussein Obama drew before he didn’t draw it, Kerry made an offer to forestall bombing Syria before he realized it would be taken seriously.
As one wag put it, John Kerry gave Syria the ultimatum that if Syria did not turn over their chemical weapons within one week, he and Obama would make even bigger fools of themselves. Well, it didn’t take a week. The State Department immediately backed away from the comment, saying it was just a rhetorical statement and should not be taken seriously.
I spent an afternoon the other day strolling through the Valley View Shopping Center in Dallas. Its once fine stores are slowly closing one by one. In their place, quaint Mexican vendors with amateurishly painted signs and sparse stores now hawk their wares as they would in a seedy swap meet.
Valley View was never upscale like ritzy Highland Park, but 18 years ago when I arrived in town, Valley View was a place where one could wander among big name stores and professional marketers. Clothes were always top fashion. The restaurants were havens of delectable eating. One could spend a day there and feel like he was immersed in value. It was an uplifting experience. Today it is Death Valley. Today it is tamales and rap music, velvet paintings of Christ and obese Latina women chattering like magpies. South of the border culture is slowly snaking its way into Dallas. How long will it be before it is encroaching on Yankee environs?
Sure, there are still many pockets of high class and taste throughout Dallas and the country. But the writing is on the wall. A lower culture has invaded a higher culture, and all the pitiful political correctness of our establishment mentalities is not going to be able to cover it up if our Republican quislings in Washington grant amnesty to the silent 15 million illegals lurking in back of the invasion. With amnesty will come the next wave, which will be 30 million, then 60 million, then death of the America that the Founders envisioned.
On page 261 of The Audacity of Hope, Barack Hussein Obama wrote, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Now he appears to be taking one more step to protect the religion of his youth despite the fact that there is absolutely no reason to risk American and take Syrian lives in this troubled area of the world.
We are told that Obama is outraged over the supposed use by the Assad regime of chemical weapons on civilians as he struggles to stay in control of his country. There are two problems with the feeble tantrum coming from the White House.
The first is that there are mixed reports coming out of Syria. Many of them say that chemical weapons were used, but that it was the rebels who gassed the people… many of them children. While succumbing to a poisonous gas attack is far from pleasant, dying from the more conventional methods is no picnic either. The dictator has been killing people for years, and they are just as dead as as those who have been gassed.
To the cheers of Leno’s audience President Obama said he called off his meeting with Vladimir Putin because he did not like the way Russia treated homosexuals. Press reports tell us the meeting was canceled because of the reception Edward Snowden received in Putinland. In any case, conducting diplomacy in the media shows an inability to deal directly with a powerful, self-assured leader.
Even in jest, which I highly doubt, publicly making such a statement shows a complete disregard for the seriousness of the problems on the world scene. While attempting to maintain the illusion among the gullible, that he is a Christian, he takes every opportunity to display an antipathy for biblical values. If he really believes that the plight of the outlawed homosexuals is more important than discussions with one of the worlds’ super powers, he has a serious problem with perspective.
The cancellation shows a lack of confidence that his golden tongued oratory would convince the former KGB officer to see the error his ways. It may also be that the presence of Snowden may be flaunted during his visit to make him look small and ineffective. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed.
Warren Buffett once stated, “If you are going to the Middle East for oil, then don’t stop in Israel. But if you are going for brains, energy, and integrity, then it is the ONLY place to stop.” And indeed in the Middle East, a region known primarily for its oil and violence, it is Israel alone that regularly rises to the top.
Israel is the only true democracy in the Middle East, one with a free and open press, one that protects the rights of women, minorities, homosexuals and all faiths unlike their surrounding neighbors who beat women into submission, stone adulterers, kill gays and burn down churches and oppress Christians. Did you know that Israel is the only country in the world that will try a soldier mid-operation to ensure that no excessive use of force was used? Did you know that the Israeli army is among the first responders post natural disasters around the globe, including after the earthquake in Haiti where their assistance was indispensable? Did you know that on a daily basis Israeli innovations are helping millions of people around the globe, from medicine to technology to agriculture and beyond? ICQ was invented in Israel; the stent was invented in Israel; the firewall was invented in Israel; the endoscopy pill, PillCam, was invented in Israel. Both Checkpoint, the leading firewall Internet security system, and Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drug manufacturer in the world, are Israeli companies. The list is immensely long and impressive.
Israel has more university graduates per capita—and particularly more engineers—than any other country on earth. It also has the highest rate of research and development investment per GDP in the world. As a consequence, it has the largest concentration of high-tech companies outside the United States’ famed Silicon Valley. It has more companies listed on NASDAQ than any country outside North America. Every day new, world changing discoveries are coming out of Israel.
Reading over some recent news stories I have to seriously wonder about the mental stability and capacity of some of the people making decisions for our country and our families. What is frightening is that when these people speak, the believe, or at least seem to believe, that they are making sense. Then we have the people who blindly follow and accept anything the left does that they believe will get them more free stuff from the government.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz thought she had a sympathetic ear when she told Piers Morgan that ”It is irresponsible and un-American, quite frankly, for my Republican colleagues in Congress to be jumping on this immediately as a political opportunity.”
I’m not sure how it is un-American to attempt to learn the details of an administration failure that led to the deaths of an ambassador and three patriots assigned to protect him. This statement is revealing in a number of ways, but most importantly, is shows the leftist mindset that everything is political… patriotism and love of family have no place in their thinking.
All Jay Carney could say was, “Benghazi happened a long time ago”, prior to engaging in the usual administration song and dance of deceit and obfuscation. Unfortunately this is pretty much the attitude of the whole Obama regime. They are experts at dodging uncomfortable questions, counting on new crises to come along to distract the public from their multitude of failures, both foreign and domestic.
It frustrates them that people keep bringing up the disaster in Libya. Information keeps trickling out despite administration efforts to delay and deny as members of the opposing delegation in congress insist on asking impertinent question. When lies don’t work, delays are attempted. When delays don’t work, it appears that the next step is intimidation of those who know what really happened. It’s the Chicago way.
There have been cries for US involvement to do something as Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad crossed some sort of imaginary “red line” by using chemical weapons on his own people. Now, it is generally understood that al-Assad is a bad dude. So for the low information citizens, it may be a logical assumption that the US needs to do something about it. The problem is that there is much that is not understood by the bleeding hearts and the “neocons”.
The first problem is that the proposed solution is to put more American soldiers in harms way to protect the lives of these rebel “freedom fighters”. Given our financial situation, the fact that our military finds itself stretched thin in far too many country’s and conflicts around the world, and the far too frequent use of “reserves”. This is endangering the effectiveness of this finest force in the world.
Those promoting involvement do not take into account the far greater cost in military personnel. Are we really ready to sacrifice more of of fine young men and women to put this mad man into exile or in the ground? Adding to this cost are the number of children growing up without a parent or a young wives without their husbands? One has to wonder where the anti-war protesters from W’s presidency or from the 60s have gone to. They seem to have evaporated since the Democrats have seized control of the White House.
In an amazing display of party loyalty and against the advice of her husband, Hillary Clinton took one for the President when she accepted full blame for the Libyan disaster. She spoke up and said it was her fault an American ambassador and three others died at the hands of Islamic attackers. However, even as she spoke, more and more information was making its way into the public hands that her confession was absolutely false. While one could argue that false information is the currency of this administration, there appears to be more to this situation than the reflexive lies and coverup.
Loyalty is usually considered an admirable quality, particularly when it is loyalty to someone or something of great virtue or value. In this case, the Secretary of State is giving cover to a man who, we are told, was likely to have actually been watching real time video when those who were in a position to at least try to save the Americans were told to stand down. These orders show an awareness of the situation and a goal that is removed from the safety of these dedicated people in foreign service.
Not only were the requests for additional protection denied when the danger was more theoretical, but when the attack actually became reality, help was, once again, denied. Some have theorized that the ambassador was part of another secret arms deal that went badly. Others, aware of the unwillingness of the administration to intervene when the shooting began, suggest that the plan was to kidnap Ambassador Stevens so he could be used in an exchange for the blind sheik and give Barack Obama cover when he capitulated to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demands for the sheiks release.
Obama’s policy of apologetic speeches and working through the UN to impose trade sanctions on Iran has failed to stop Iran’s progress toward operational nuclear weapons. But in the Ryan-Biden debate, Vice President Biden charged that, if Republicans don’t support Obama’s repeated diplomatic palavers with the Ayatollahs, their only alternative is to go to war with Iran.
Our containment policy for dealing with the Soviet Union’s aggressive expansionism after World War II showcased a very different, decisively effective approach. From it we can draw two conclusions. One, that reducing our military power, as Obama is doing, diminishes our ability to protect our national interest around the globe, and, two, that passing the buck to the UN while apologizing to aggressors is an invitation for increased aggression.
The basic elements of our Soviet containment policy, first advocated by diplomat George F. Kennan in his famous “long telegram” to the State Department and in his “X” article in Foreign Affairs Quarterly, were, first, to avoid direct provocation that could lead to war, but, second, to meet every threat from the Soviets with suitable force, military or diplomatic, so that the Soviets had to back off or start a war themselves. That policy was entirely successful, though it required more than forty years of steadfast effort.
A few days ago, Dana Perino, former Press Secretary for George W Bush sat on the Fox & Friends curvy couch talking about the disastrous destruction of peace in the middle east. She declared that even though the administration knew withing twenty four hours that the attack on US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others was a planned effort by al Qaeda terrorists, Susan Rice could not have possibly been consciously lying when she went on five Sunday morning news shows and, with a straight face, told the American public that the tragedy was a random act that came out of a demonstration that just got out of hand.
Ms. Rice, the US Ambassador to the UN also perpetuated the myth that the rioting was due solely to some YouTube video that hardly anyone saw, rather than in response to failed Obama/Clinton foreign policies. Perhaps it is because Ms. Perino was still stung by the terrible things said about herself and her former boss G. W. Bush, that she could not bring herself to render criticism of people in another administration.
On the other hand, Perino is not alone in showing a reluctance to call the Obama out for his lack of honesty with the voters, both legal and illegal, and non-voters, both legal and illegal. While the most glaring faults lie with Republican elites, campaign advisers and the Senate – the House “leadership” is also loathe to comment on the veracity of the President and his minions.
Eleven years ago our country woke up to the fact that we live in a dangerous world and not every one wished us well. We also woke up to the fact that our enemies did not have borders or national identities. They did have a common identity… an identity that our current leaders refuse to recognize.
September 11 is a day we need to remember the innocence we lost that day. But we need to go beyond our own dismayed reaction and remember the three thousand people who started the day heading off to work, vacations and business trips. Each had their own concerns and tasks that awaited them. None of their plans and tasks were completed as Islamic terrorists who hated America more than they loved their own lives, sent them off into eternity.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to see Dinesh D’Souza’s investigation into the reasons Barack Obama is running the country the way he does. The film, 2016, traces the influences that have shaped the thinking of the 44th US President. They are not obvious and they are not common to the American psyche. The world view of the man in the oval office is, literally, foreign to the citizens of this country.
His actions have led people to call him a Muslim and a socialist. But, according to D’Souza, the forces that drive Obama are far more complex than that. He has had a range of mentors throughout his life that covered the gamut of communist and anti-colonialist thinking. During his time in academia, his books tell us, he spent his time seeking out the socialist students and radical professors. If we are known by the company we keep, there should be no surprise at the direction this man has taken the country.
The big story at the Olympic games forty years ago was the violent deaths of eleven Israeli athletes and coaches at hands of the Palestinians who were part of group called Black September. In the early hours of September 5th, eight terrorists slipped into the apartments of the Jewish Olympians, taking them hostage with the goal of forcing the freedom of over two hundred fellow militants who had been captured and held as prisoners in Israel, along with two radicals jailed in Germany.
Two Israelis died resisting the initial attack. Nine hostages remained in the hands of the Palestinians as they tried to win their negotiations. Israel refused to negotiate as they believed giving any success to such threats would only encourage more attacks. Instead, Israel offered to send in some of their special forces to Germany to resolve the situation. The host country refused the offer, then offered the hostage takers massive amounts of money or substitution of high ranking officials. The terrorists countered by saying, “money means nothing to us; our lives mean nothing to us.” This may give us a clue today as to why it is difficult to coexist and negotiate with dedicated evil.
A while back I received an email from a reader claiming to be a Christian who criticized my support of the United States as a special country on earth that was put in place by our Creator as a “ shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere,” to use Ronald Reagan’s words. In the mold of Barack Obama and, to a lesser extent, Ron Paul, the writer began to list our sins in the international arena as justification, not only for the 911 attacks, but Iranian nuclear ambitions.
It seems he would have been quite comfortable with Jeremiah Wright’s sermon about America’s “chickens coming home to roost.” While it is undeniable that our country has taken some indefensible actions, the fact remains that, at least until recent years, it has been the closest thing to a Christian nation the world has seen. This thinking bothers the critics, whose secular humanistic expectations of us are higher than our creators, while they ignore the wickedness all around us.
My critic obviously either did not live through the cold war period, or has chosen to overlook the Evil Empire we faced off against in that time. It is easy to criticize the US for things that have gone wrong and justify the world hating us, while making nice with dictators, both major and petty, around the world who have slaughtered millions. It seems that there is a guilt among some for the success our country has had and the ease of their lives. There is also, in some quarters, a rejection of the Judeo-Christian values that have guided our country to greatness.
An impotent general and Defense Secretary Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that consent of congress is no longer relevant in the deployment of US soldiers in foreign lands. The two showed a greater concern for the opinion of the international community than the permission of the legislative body designated by the Constitution to handle such matters.
As you watch the video, particularly Panetta’s testimony and Senator Sessions incredulous response, it is frightening to think that he and his fellow internationalist boss are the ones sending our fighting men and women into harms way based on the whims of an international community that does not really have the best interests of our country at heart.
The Alleged Danger From the Powers of the Union to the State Governments Considered
For the Independent Journal.
Author: James Madison
[As we read the words of James Madison, it is difficult not to consider how far we have strayed from the concepts our founder hand down to us.]
To the People of the State of New York:
HAVING shown that no one of the powers transferred to the federal government is unnecessary or improper, the next question to be considered is, whether the whole mass of them will be dangerous to the portion of authority left in the several States. The adversaries to the plan of the convention, instead of considering in the first place what degree of power was absolutely necessary for the purposes of the federal government, have exhausted themselves in a secondary inquiry into the possible consequences of the proposed degree of power to the governments of the particular States. But if the Union, as has been shown, be essential to the security of the people of America against foreign danger; if it be essential to their security against contentions and wars among the different States; if it be essential to guard them against those violent and oppressive factions which embitter the blessings of liberty, and against those military establishments which must gradually poison its very fountain; if, in a word, the Union be essential to the happiness of the people of America, is it not preposterous, to urge as an objection to a government, without which the objects of the Union cannot be attained, that such a government may derogate from the importance of the governments of the individual States? Was, then, the American Revolution effected, was the American Confederacy formed, was the precious blood of thousands spilt, and the hard-earned substance of millions lavished, not that the people of America should enjoy peace, liberty, and safety, but that the government of the individual States, that particular municipal establishments, might enjoy a certain extent of power, and be arrayed with certain dignities and attributes of sovereignty? We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the New, in another shape that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to the views of political institutions of a different form? It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object. Were the plan of the convention adverse to the public happiness, my voice would be, Reject the plan. Were the Union itself inconsistent with the public happiness, it would be, Abolish the Union. In like manner, as far as the sovereignty of the States cannot be reconciled to the happiness of the people, the voice of every good citizen must be,
View this video, then view it again… and think about what is really going as leaders of the United States and Russia conspire against the American people. The US president is telling the Russian leader that they should be patient. He is telling him that after he is re-elected he would be more flexible in working with our traditional enemy and selling out our God-given rights and traditional allies.
This is something we need to consider, and many see this as just one more indication that Obama is not suited to sit in the oval office any more than he was suited to sit in the Senate. Those of us who care about the security of our nation and the safety of our citizens, as well as the safety of our friends who have stood with us over the years should be outraged at such betrayal. Many of us see the danger and are speaking up and doing what we can to see that the re-election he seeks is denied him by the American people.
Words are funny things; they seem to follow the speaker around long after they escape from the speaker’s mouth. Throughout our lives, we rethink the things we have said to others, and the impression those words left behind. I’m sure virtually all of us have had that “traffic moment” when certain words escaped from our mouths before we had a chance to engage our brains instead of our emotions; believe me, I’ve had my share. Being a Christian, I often fight the “battle of the tongue”. I try to live by the precepts of my Christian Faith; my allegiance must always align with God’s Word first, and His Book.
The last three verses in the Book of Revelation say “If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes I am coming quickly,” Amen. Come Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.”
The Bible is very clear about what the Bible is to the believer, the Christian; it is the enlightened word of God, not to be edited or deleted. It is God’s truth from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible is for the ages, and is applicable to every era man has lived through, but you must read it as a complete work to understand both the Old and New Testament, or it will be distorted by deceptive interpretation. Believers cannot “pick and chose” which passages of the Bible they want to follow, and they must understand the role of Jesus in the interpretation of both Testaments.
Most Christians have really read little of their own Bible, so expecting them to be familiar with so-called holy books of other faiths is somewhat of a stretch. N.J. Dawood gave us an English translation of the Koran so that we might have a better understanding of the religion that drives some to violence. Admittedly the following quotes do not present a complete picture of Islam… nothing a few paragraphs in length could do that. It should, however show that there are areas of concern and prompt further study.
“Slay them wherever you find them…Idolatry is worse than carnage…Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme.” (Surah 2:190-)
“Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people…They desire nothing but your ruin….You believe in the entire Book…When they meet you they say: ‘We, too, are believers.’ But when alone, they bite their finger-tips with rage.” (Surah 3:118, 119)
With official government unemployment numbers hovering around nine percent, and real numbers between fifteen to twenty percent, it’s obvious that we have a serious problem in our country. Our government has tried all sorts of Keynesian tricks to use our money, and Chinese money, in futile attempts to jump start the economy it is destroying. I guess they think we won’t notice the dreadful job they have done if they can squeeze a few more jobs into the moribund business cycle.
Unfortunately for us, and for them: they are wrong. Government officials say we are unpatriotic for not supporting their efforts. The reality is that it would just compound the foolishness if we got behind programs that we know will not be effective. Real patriotism involves working to take our country in the right direction. We are told it is just politics that leads to citizen resistance… but, it is just common sense.
As with much in this world, those of us who depend on the national government to fix our problems will be sadly disappointed. As individuals, is there anything we can do to help restore the nation that was the arsenal of democracy during the second world war? Our government and the multi-national corporations have led us down the free trade path that gave us some lower prices, but at the cost of good paying jobs disappearing and miraculously reappearing in some third world sweat shop. Corporate profits rose and American workers income went down.
Did you ever notice that whenever Barack Hussein Obama gets himself all worked up about congress not giving him more and more of our dollars to fritter away, he always falls back on threatening the same people. These are voters who legitimately depend on government checks to live. There are the folks on social security, military and federal retirees, and the ever present police, teachers and firemen (if you will forgive the politically incorrect term).
It seems that the only places the Democrats and some Republicans can come up with to save money is in areas they know the people will reject. It is not only dishonest, which is not surprise nowadays for members of the political class, but this approach also insures our country will never see any progress in returning fiscal.
I would like to suggest to both parties that there are far more productive paths that can be followed to more economical government. They are never suggested because the inside the beltway crowd knows that the people will embrace the cuts and a part of the gravy train will end for the connected class.
Europe and, to a lesser extent the United States, have voluntarily disavowed God and faded into the dark night of hellish alienation.
Liberal-progressivism’s pursuit of one-world, Godless socialistic government inescapably reduces every person to soulless equality with no meaning apart from the will of the political state. In this Brave New World, history and tradition are thrust aside. Clinging to standards of culture and morality become anti-social crimes.
Europeans, before the evolution of strong nation states in the 16th century, thought of themselves as inhabitants of Christendom. It is thus accurate to assert that everything that we know as western civilization is an exclusive product of Christianity emanating from the church at Rome. Read more of this article »
The formerly mainstream media reports on tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and tornadoes, just like they report on other events at home and around the world… as if they were discreet events, totally unconnected. To do otherwise, would potentially expose the puppet masters among us. While this may be the case sometimes, sometimes it may be a simple case of willful ignorance.
I have no special revelation from God, a la Harold Camping, but with all the death and destruction brought to us courtesy of natural disasters, it’s hard not to believe we are seeing a pattern. The true believers in the warmer brigade will try to tell us that it is our fault for driving cars we can fit in with sufficient power to get out of their own way and wanting to keep our homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, pretty much all their best arguments have been debunked by honest scientists willing to go against the flow of political correctness.
Any serious student of biblical prophesy understands that the end times show us the human toll of these tragedies. As I write this, reports are just coming in of four more lives snuffed out by tornadoes in Oklahoma with severe weather bearing down on the stricken Joplin, Missouri. Read more of this article »
We all understand the power of working as a team. It is good to have others to share burdens with. Yet there are times when we are faced with choices where no one goes with us. We sometimes come to cross roads where we can go with the crowd down a path we know to be wrong, or we can break with the group think and follow the promptings of our conscience.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is standing at such a crossroads. He could follow the desires of most of the world and allow the enemies of his country to possess land that was given to his ancestors and promised to succeeding generations, or he could do the right thing. The left in this country and his own are saying all manner of evil about him. They are plotting his political demise… although the people of his homeland believe otherwise.
Billed as one of the answers to our energy supply deficit, ethanol appeared to be the magic element in the plan to keep the consumers thinking the government is addressing the energy issue while buying votes with subsidies to keep the farm bloc happy. From the politicians perspective, it’s a winner all the way around.
However, from the taxpayer/consumer viewpoint, it’s just one more boondoggle that delivers less than promised at a higher than anticipated cost. If we are to believe the many groups dealing with worldwide hunger, as well as overpopulation alarmists, the world needs more food… and we are burning it in cars in our quest to free ourselves from servitude to the Saudis, Venezuelans and their cohorts.
Now, if it there were an economic benefit to this inefficient use of our land and other agricultural resources in this terminally politically correct world, it may be even be a halfway decent idea. But this is not the case. For virtually no decrease in our dependency on foreign oil, our friends in Washington dole out somewhere between 6 and 7 billion dollars a year to buy votes of mid-western farmers and farming conglomerates. It’s just the way things are done inside the beltway – take the taxpayers money and give it favored people or groups. Oh yes, even after forking over the subsidy dollars, we are also paying higher prices at the pump. Read more of this article »
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