Is there anything President Obama believes he cannot do?
I’m not referring to what his actual capabilities and accomplishments are, but rather, what he believes about himself. There seems to be no limit to his confidence in his ability to make things happen.
In the last year he has undertaken, among other things, the task of running two car companies, persuading the International Olympic Committee to do business in Chicago, “rescuing” Americans who are behind on their mortgage payments, and commanding North Korea and Iran to be nice. Having infused billions of American taxpayer dollars into private companies via his corporate bailout strategy, he now controls huge chunks of the U.S. economy, wielding the power to set executive salaries, determine which products and services are produced, and who gets hired and fired.
And right now there are a few Americans who are stuck on foreign soil, and could benefit from our President who seems to think he can make anybody do anything. Yet President Barack Obama, who spent nearly a year trying to wrestle your personal healthcare matters out of your hands, has now determined that the American Baptist missionaries charged with kidnapping in Haiti are entirely in Haitian hands, and that he can’t do anything about it.
Having supplanted the actual tragedy of the Haitian earthquake in the American media, the story of the 10 American Baptist missionaries stuck in Haiti is now widely known. After being detained for over a week by Haitian law enforcement, the Americans have now been criminally charged with kidnapping, and “criminal association,” for their alleged attempt to transport 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic without permission from the Haitian government.
While the actual “facts” of this case have not been officially determined, on the surface it would appear that the American missionaries behaved recklessly, transporting a group of children across international borders without approval from governmental authorities. Naively, the missionaries have reportedly indicated that they believed what they were doing was okay, because a Pastor in Haiti had allegedly approved of their plans.
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.