From Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama:
A Horror Story
John F. Kennedy, standing in
front of the Berlin Wall, said “Ich bin en Berliner” to declare his solidarity
with Western Germany, divided from its eastern half by the compromises with the
Soviet Union at the end of World War II. Ronald Reagan would later demand, “Mr.
Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” as well as declare his solidarity with the
Polish people seeking to free themselves from Soviet domination.
I have heard two versions of what President Obama has done in response to the Iranian uprising. One says that he was right to keep a low profile so that the
History will decide whether President Obama has chosen the right course of action, but we know he has already made major efforts to reach out to the “Supreme Leader” and his mullah cronies. Death to the
In 1979 there were crowds in the streets of
Jimmy Carter was incapable of demonstrating the power and the will of the American people to free our diplomats. He blamed earlier decisions regarding
By the time Carter was elected President in 1977, the memories of the 1973 oil embargo were still fresh in the minds of Americans. The members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries used the embargo to punish the
Despite later negotiating a peace agreement between
As Seldon B. Graham, Jr. points out in his book, “Why Your Gasoline Prices Are High”, “On
Carter had already called for a “windfall profits tax” on
In the wake of that earlier tax, not one single new refinery has been built by U.S. oil companies because (a) they cost well over a billion to construct and (b) there is no way they can be sure another such tax would not be imposed.
Carter's actions effectively left the
President Obama apparently also hates coal, vowing to “bankrupt” any company that attempted to build a coal-fired plant to provide much-need electricity to our growing population. In addition to rescinding the opening of the continental shelf to exploration, one of the first acts of the Obama administration was to cancel leases to explore for oil deposits in states where oil is known to exist in large quantities.
Both the Carter and Obama administrations display the weakness leftists have for despots and despotic regimes of every description. In their hearts they see them as an appropriate way to keep people in bondage.
The leaders of many foreign nations have already taken Barack Obama’s measure.
The North Koreans hold him in such contempt they intend to fire a ballistic missile at
Obama’s Democrat majority in Congress is beginning to back away from his disastrous taxing and spending proposals. It is widely rumored that the proposed “Cap-and-Trade” legislation, based on the bogus global warming hoax, will fail in Congress.
Similarly, the panic in the White House as it attempts to cope with a failing economy can be smelled a few blocks away on Capitol Hill. Obama’s constant drumbeat of one “crisis” after another is beginning to wear thin and it is likely too that his healthcare “reform” will fail as well.
Raising taxes in the midst of the worst recession since the days of the Great Depression is not likely to find much favor either.
On Independence Day, nearly 1,500 or more protest rallies, “Tea parties”, will be held in
Only they will not be minor events, nor will those that will follow. Americans will be in the streets in the weeks and months that follow. They will reflect the same determination of Iranians who want the freedom we too often take for granted.
In October 2010, Americans will have an opportunity to neuter this narcissist, this pretender in the White House. It is time to prepare for the midterm elections. It is time to take America back from those who are ruining it.
Statement of Policy.
Learn about Mr. Stolyarov's novel, Eden against the Colossus, here.