Quotes are taken from a transcript of President Obama's remarks to the General Assembly, published by the New York Times. [Emphasis added.]
And this leads me to the final pillar that must fortify our future: a global economy that advances opportunity for all people.Does anyone recall the one export the Democrats & their willing accomplices in the mass media were complaining about in the last decade? What was it? Oh, thats it, good jobs. We were exporting good jobs, leaving hard working Americans unemployed or under employed. About twenty years ago I spent several weeks as a Temp., making wiring harnesses for G.M. vehicles. When the job was finished, the machines were packed up and shipped to Mexico. Michigan jobs were exported.
President Obama is a Marxist, he believes in redistribution in a zero sum game, not "growing the pie". Mexicans, Africans & Asians want jobs. Will yours be one of the jobs he exports?
The world is still recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. In America, we see the engine of growth beginning to churn, and yet many still struggle to find a job or pay their bills. Across the globe, we find promising signs, but little certainty about what lies ahead. And far too many people in far too many places live through the daily crises that challenge our humanity -- the despair of an empty stomach; the thirst brought on by dwindling water supplies; the injustice of a child dying from a treatable disease; or a mother losing her life as she gives birth.Translation: people are suffering in third world countries wracked by war, corruption & mis-management. You must be made to suffer more in order to give them a false promise of relief. That child dying in Kenya has a right to the drugs & medical treatment required to save his life; you have an obligation to pay for that treatment, his food, clothing, shelter and education. That twelve year old mother dying because they sewed her birth canal shut resulting in permanent injury, has a right to the services of a surgeon; you have an obligation to pay for it, including the hospital and to feed, clothe and shelter her baby and the ten more she will produce in the next decade. Perhaps some of her progeny will come here to perform their Jihad when they grow up.
In Pittsburgh, we will work with the world's largest economies to chart a course for growth that is balanced and sustained. That means vigilance to ensure that we do not let up until our people are back to work. That means taking steps to rekindle demand so that global recovery can be sustained. And that means setting new rules of the road and strengthening regulation for all financial centers, so that we put an end to the greed and the excess and the abuse that led us into this disaster, and prevent a crisis like this from ever happening again.Growth: More people, producing, exchanging and consuming more. "Rekindle demand"? While many economists complain that we spend too much and save too little, our President wants to increase consumption so that people can return to work. Investment is required to put them back to work, and investment must come from surplus or delayed consumption. Catch 22!
Greed, excess & abuse? Could that relate to what went on at Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae? Of course not! It must refer to the greedy Wall Street bankers, the crooks in Washington had nothing to do with the housing bubble. Yeah, right.
At a time of such interdependence, we have a moral and pragmatic interest, however, in broader questions of development -- the questions of development that existed even before this crisis happened. And so America will continue our historic effort to help people feed themselves. We have set aside $63 billion to carry forward the fight against HIV/AIDS, to end deaths from tuberculosis and malaria, to eradicate polio, and to strengthen public health systems. We are joining with other countries to contribute H1N1 vaccines to the World Health Organization. We will integrate more economies into a system of global trade. We will support the Millennium Development Goals, and approach next year's summit with a global plan to make them a reality. And we will set our sights on the eradication of extreme poverty in our time.If you will reduce the death rate, you will increase the population. How will you feed all those people? How will you provide the infrastructure they need? You are going to develop their economies, which translates to industrialization. That translates to their exporting goods for our consumption. That translates to fewer American jobs. That translates to a higher tax burden imposed on a smaller number of tax payers. And how about the CO2 produced by their growing economies? How will that affect the global warming crisis?
Now is the time for all of us to do our part. Growth will not be sustained or shared unless all nations embrace their responsibilities. And that means that wealthy nations must open their markets to more goods and extend a hand to those with less, while reforming international institutions to give more nations a greater voice. And developing nations must root out the corruption that is an obstacle to progress -- for opportunity cannot thrive where individuals are oppressed and business have to pay bribes. That is why we support honest police and independent judges; civil society and a vibrant private sector. Our goal is simple: a global economy in which growth is sustained, and opportunity is available to all.While he shrinks the private sector at home, he talks about growing it elsewhere. Can you read between the lines? While he talks about reducing corruption abroad, he increases it at home.
I believe that the people of the world want this future for their children. And that is why we must champion those principles which ensure that governments reflect the will of the people.Consider the difference between form and content. Our founders did, that is why they diluted democracy with multiple layers of representatives. Republicanism and limited government were designed to prevent the excesses of mob rule. Our founders did not want the urgent impulse of the moment to convert our government into an agency of predation.
If the people are peaceful, diligent, productive and honest, government reflecting their will can be harmless. But if the people are aggressive, lustful after plunder and swift to shed blood, government reflecting thiner will can be a most malignant institution.
Did Imperial Japan reflect the will of its people or contravene it? Did the Third Reich reflect the Volk or contravene them?
These principles cannot be afterthoughts -- democracy and human rights are essential to achieving each of the goals that I've discussed today, because governments of the people and by the people are more likely to act in the broader interests of their own people, rather than narrow interests of those in power.Limited, constitutional government is more essential, secondary only to widespread morality & virtue among the populace. If the people are interested in pillaging, plundering and enslaving others and their leaders are interested in expanding their domains and building empires, democracy will not prevent them from pursuing those interests.
The test of our leadership will not be the degree to which we feed the fears and old hatreds of our people. True leadership will not be measured by the ability to muzzle dissent, or to intimidate and harass political opponents at home. The people of the world want change. They will not long tolerate those who are on the wrong side of history.The President whose minions label domestic dissenters "mobs", "haters", "extremists" & "racists" and feign fear that we are about to riot demonstrated his arrogance with that paragraph. His party seeks to censor their critics by seizing control of radio broadcasting and the Internet. What a hypocrite!
This Assembly's Charter commits each of us -- and I quote -- "to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women." Among those rights is the freedom to speak your mind and worship as you please; the promise of equality of the races, and the opportunity for women and girls to pursue their own potential; the ability of citizens to have a say in how you are governed, and to have confidence in the administration of justice. For just as no nation should be forced to accept the tyranny of another nation, no individual should be forced to accept the tyranny of their own people. (Applause.)President Obama listed several concepts which are diametrically opposed to the tenets of Islam. If he were sincere, he would be offending the tyrants he seeks to appease.
As an African American, I will never forget that I would not be here today without the steady pursuit of a more perfect union in my country. And that guides my belief that no matter how dark the day may seem, transformative change can be forged by those who choose to side with justice. And I pledge that America will always stand with those who stand up for their dignity and their rights -- for the student who seeks to learn; the voter who demands to be heard; the innocent who longs to be free; the oppressed who yearns to be equal.Yes sir, you did a fine job of standing up with the Iranian dissidents after their election was stolen and many of them were imprisoned, tortured and murdered for seeking justice. No, instead you dithered and pandered to the tyrant who oppresses and torments those who stand up for their dignity & rights. Hypocrite!
Democracy cannot be imposed on any nation from the outside. Each society must search for its own path, and no path is perfect. Each country will pursue a path rooted in the culture of its people and in its past traditions. And I admit that America has too often been selective in its promotion of democracy. But that does not weaken our commitment; it only reinforces it. There are basic principles that are universal; there are certain truths which are self-evident -- and the United States of America will never waver in our efforts to stand up for the right of people everywhere to determine their own destiny. (Applause.)After WW2, the victors imposed democratic systems on the vanquished. We turned a monarch into a figurehead. It worked to some degree. Was that a bad thing to do? Who prospered in liberty, East Germany under the regime imposed by Stalinists or West Germany with a system modeled on western democracy?
The people of Afghanistan have an Arabic culture and war cult imposed upon them by invading Arab Muslims centuries ago. Those Arab invaders sought to destroy the indigenous culture and replace it with their own. What would be the harm in undoing what they did?
You declared that people must have human dignity and rights, gender & racial equality and the right to choose their own religion. Later you declared that each society must search for its own path based on their culture and traditions. The two declarations are contradictory because the culture of Islam is inimical to racial & gender equality as well as to freedom of religion. Whats more, you want them to have democracy, but Islam is inimical to democracy because only Allah has the right to rule. Allah's decision must not be questioned.
Liberating the people of Afghanistan & Iraq from tyranny, preventing them from reverting to it, ensuring their rights & dignity and preventing them from engaging in and promoting terrorism requires emancipating them from Allah's yoke of slavery. They can not be Muslim and free. Their governments can not be Muslim and democratic. They can not be Muslim and peaceful. While they are Muslim, we have lost the war, wasting our blood and treasure.
Sixty-five years ago, a weary Franklin Roosevelt spoke to the American people in his fourth and final inaugural address. After years of war, he sought to sum up the lessons that could be drawn from the terrible suffering, the enormous sacrifice that had taken place. "We have learned," he said, "to be citizens of the world, members of the human community."The world is not a city. It has no sovereign governmental authority; it has no citizens. In another speech, you declared yourself a citizen of the world, very well, then, resign and get elected President of the world, the office you belong in.
The U.S.A. was founded to preserve the rights of minorities, each citizen being a minority of one. We are jealous of our rights, liberties & prosperity and unwilling to subject our selves to be outvoted by a greedy world envious of our prosperity. We will not subject ourselves to their dictates. We will retain the
sovereignty of this nation, our sovereignty; it is not yours to give away!
The United Nations was built by men and women like Roosevelt from every corner of the world -- from Africa and Asia, from Europe to the Americas. These architects of international cooperation had an idealism that was anything but naïve -- it was rooted in the hard-earned lessons of war; rooted in the wisdom that nations could advance their interests by acting together instead of splitting apart.
The tin horn dictators & empire building tyrants have no common interest with those they seek to conquer and enslave. They will rarely cooperate unless they perceive that it will advance their strategic objectives.
Now it falls to us -- for this institution will be what we make of it. The United Nations does extraordinary good around the world -- feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, mending places that have been broken. But it also struggles to enforce its will, and to live up to the ideals of its founding.
The institution was founded in the vain hope of maintaining peace. Where has it make peace? Where has it maintained peace? Where have its peace keepers kept peace? When and where have they been dispatched in good time; in sufficient numbers, with sufficient equipment & resources and practical missions & rules of engagement? Never and no place because the institution operates by consensus and stake holders have veto power.
I believe that those imperfections are not a reason to walk away from this institution -- they are a calling to redouble our efforts. The United Nations can either be a place where we bicker about outdated grievances, or forge common ground; a place where we focus on what drives us apart, or what brings us together; a place where we indulge tyranny, or a source of moral authority.
Did you listen to the other speakers at the opening of the present session? What did they do; did they nurture old and contrived grievances or forge common ground? Common ground is in cemeteries, not in the U.N.The U.N.H.R.C. is a place where tyranny is indulged and rights eroded. Considering the corruption of its peacekeeping forces and bureaucrats, the U.N. certainly is not a source of moral authority!
By advocating International Socialism you promote the erosion of our rights and destruction of our prosperity. By false assertion of common ground with and mischaracteriztion of our enemy, you indulge tyranny & the terrorism it engages in.
In short, the United Nations can be an institution that is disconnected from what matters in the lives of our citizens, or it can be an indispensable factor in advancing the interests of the people we serve.
We do not want Washington dictating the details of our daily lives; what in Hell makes you think we want Geneva's paws in our pockets??? We want government to protect us from predators, we do not want it acting as their agent! We have enough government, we do not want another layer of it superimposed on us!
We have reached a pivotal moment. The United States stands ready to begin a new chapter of international cooperation -- one that recognizes the rights and responsibilities of all nations. And so, with confidence in our cause, and with a commitment to our values, we call on all nations to join us in building the future that our people so richly deserve.
Translation: our treasury is your treasury, take whatever you want.