Friday, September 17, 2010

America will need another Ronald Reagan to reverse President Obama’s pitiful legacy of US decline

Nile Gardiner – Telegraph Blogs

The Obama administration is bracing itself for more bad news this week with the release of stunning census figures which are projected to show the biggest increase in poverty in the United States since the 1960s...

The new figures are an indictment of President Obama’s handling of the economy,...unemployment continues to rise towards 10 percent, and the housing market remains on a downward trajectory.

Added to this grim picture is a spiraling budget deficit which threatens America’s long-term economic prosperity. As I’ve noted before, the United States is drowning under a mountain of debt,...

Under the Obama White House, economic decline, feckless borrowing and towering debts, which will rise dramatically further if hugely expensive health care reforms are implemented, are combined with a flawed foreign policy and national security strategy which is leaving America weaker on the world stage and more vulnerable to attack.

From its decision to scrap Third Site missile defences in eastern and central Europe, to its failed policy of engagement with Iran and its timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Obama presidency is projecting dangerous weakness and compromise in the face of its enemies.

Ultimately, President Obama’s legacy to America will be the decline of a great superpower, weighed down by crushing debts and massive entitlement programs, and facing an emboldened set of adversaries, from Moscow to Tehran to Pyongyang. The damage inflicted by the Obama administration will ultimately be worse than the harm caused by the presidency of Jimmy Carter due to the scale of the long-term economic crisis now facing America.

Can this be reversed? Yes, but it will require a Herculean effort by a US president on the level of a Ronald Reagan, as well as a United States Congress that is willing to implement the free market measures and public cuts that will be needed to revive America’s economy as well as confront the budget deficit, and restore Washington’s standing abroad.

The United States needs strong leadership based upon its founding principles of limited government and individual liberty, and driven by a sense of American greatness and exceptionalism. Nothing short of a political revolution of the kind that swept both sides of the Atlantic in 1979 and 1980 is needed to secure America’s future and ensure it is able to lead the free world for the next century.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Open letter to conservatives who back same-sex marriage

Posted: September 06, 2010
1:00 am Eastern"

Exclusive: David Kupelian on unintended consequences of pretending homosexuality is normal

...Prager goes on at length to catalogue the "wild" sexuality of the non- Judeo-Christian world, and shows, region by region, how the almost ubiquitous perversity and wanton sexuality, including homosexuality and sex with children, that has dominated most of the world throughout history – and which continues to this day in some areas – has served to degrade, subjugate and enslave entire cultures...

... Our sexual mores in large part determine our society's destiny.

...Now, fast-forward to America's founding: It's no accident that this nation has flowered more than any other in world history. But that didn't happen, my dear "libertarian-leaning conservative" friends, because the founding generation resented government, wanted lower taxes and wanted to be left alone. No, America flowered because it was steeped in a faith-based morality and a love of freedom that were wedded together into a rare and priceless alloy the world had never seen.

...I'll give Dennis Prager the last word: "The bedrock of this civilization, and of Jewish life, has been the centrality and purity of family life. But the family is not a natural unit so much as it is a value that must be cultivated and protected.

The Greeks assaulted the family in the name of beauty and Eros. The Marxists assaulted the family in the name of progress. And today, gay liberation assaults it in the name of compassion and equality.

I understand why gays would do this. Life has been miserable for many of them. What I have not understood was why Jews or Christians would join the assault. I do now. They do not know what is at stake. At stake is our civilization."

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EU Flexes Its Muscles

'Mission creep' fears surround EU watchdogs - Telegraph
The term 'mission creep' is more commonly linked to military action, but in recent days it has also become an appropriate expression for the fears surrounding the European Union's creation last week of three super-regulators for the finance industry."

No Bank Will Escape from Regulation: EU Officials - CNBC
"No one" will escape sensible and intelligent regulation and supervision in the financial sector, Michel Barnier, the European Union Commissioner for financial services has warned in an interview.

BBC News - Anglo Irish Bank woe set to be EU problem
"...the European Union (EU) rules on state aid mean the European Commission has the final say on what happens to this failed bank."