I've blogged about this before, if not here, then at my old place, "oregonguythings.blogspot.com." I had to abandon the old diggs when comments there led me to suspect that someone close to, or attached to, the District Attorney's office, or leaders in the local Prog/Democrat apparatus threatened me with a smear campaign. My first response was one of anger. The second response, was caution.
I removed all comments, and shut the site down. Migrated here. Yes, when you have a business that deals with the feds, standing up for ones rights can be disastrous for ones business. I'm too old to want to take another path to prosperity. And renewing old authorizations can become problematic. I moved here to avoid those problems.
So, if I haven't talked about this on this site, you can go over to the old site and read what I've written earlier. This President is not lying when he says he seeks the transformation of our nation.
Human dignity, and human rights, have been sacrosanct to Americans. Building upon the broken premise of the League of Nations, the United Nations was born. Creating a space for communication between nations, in an attempt to create a flat canvas for nations to discuss those issues that found them at odds. Headed by a council of nations that actually had the power to impose solutions, at times when those solutions were found necessary.
Joining the United Nations required passing a resolution in the United States Senate, ratifying the treaty proposals included in the United Nations charter. In fact, our nation has ratified many treaties, and all these treaties impose upon the United States obligations and responsibilities that our nation needs to meet or exceed, in order to remain in compliance with those treaty obligations. Treaties are important documents, they are promises to our allies, and injunctions against those who would either seek to harm our allies, or ourselves.
A quick reminder can be found at "Fall Out From Surrender Monkies." The differences that were important at the time, when the United Nations was pushing for new constructs for ideation of basic human rights found in the Helsinki Accords:
"The participating States will respect human rights and fundamental
freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or
belief, for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or
Freedom of thought. Freedom of conscience. All these freedoms enunciated through our freedom of speech. Because, if you can't say it aloud, the freedom to dissent, the freedom to hold your own opinions or thoughts, the freedom to live your life with a clear conscience between you and your Creator, none of these freedoms survive obligations to redact, self-censor, to silence.
The Middle East is in turmoil. And my President travels to Las Vegas. I invite your to re-visit, The Long War.
It's getting a little old to continue to blame Bush. But, that is easier than gaining an education. And President Equal Opportunity is wearing on my nerves. I'm glad he got the degrees. I just wished he had instead, received an education.