Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Christopher Hitchens Savages, Jimmy Carter

Christopher Hitchens in absolutely savages Jimmy Carter.
Leave aside the sophomoric slackness that begins a broken-backed sentence with the words "as far as" and then cannot complete itself. "Worst in history," as the great statesman from Georgia has to know, has been the title for which he has himself been actively contending since 1976. I once had quite an argument with the late Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who maintained adamantly that it had been right for him to vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980 for no other reason. "Mr. Carter," he said, "quite simply abdicated the whole responsibility of the presidency while in office. He left the nation at the mercy of its enemies at home and abroad. He was the worst president we ever had."

It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that every administration since has had to deal with the chaotic legacy of Carter’s mind-boggling cowardice and incompetence.

It's hard for me to add anything beyond thinking that Mr. Hitchens is right on the damn money. 90% of the problems we've had in the past 35 years stem from Mr. Carter's presidency.

With the advent of the Carter Doctrine (wherein one country seizing another country's embassy is NOT to be considered an act of war), Mr. Carter showed only that the United States would not declare war if any other country took over, or countenanced the destruction of an American embassy. His failure to act decisively to the Islamic Republic of Iran seizure of ambassador, showed those who oppose US interests that America would in no way respond in any substantive way to any provocation. This has led to decades of terrorist attacks against Americans, and American interests not just in the region, but around the world.

By not showing a firm resolve Mr. Carter is resonsible for thousands of American deaths. Iran, through it's tools Hezbollah and Hamas, has been waging war against American since its inception. This is Mr. Carter's true legacy. Now Iran has, accourding to the IAEA, achieved the ability to produce a nuclear weapon, they have only to develop a missile capable of carrying a weapon.


nader paul kucinich gravel said...

Wall Street
Art students
9/11 snow job
Chicken hawks
Moving company
Propaganda media
DNC stealth neocons
Anti-semitism accusers
The chosen the superior
2-3% of the US population
Extortion blackmail bribery
By deception ye shall wage war
AIPAC's Israel-first dual-nationals
For profit NotFederal NoReserve scam

Words are plentiful deeds are precious!

Rich V. said...

Wow, my first troll, thanks for coming don't let the door smack you on the ass on your way out.