If the United States dollar is replaced as the reserve currency for the world, you can kiss our standing as “global top dog” goodbye. The reason for our current status is that everyone wants our money, just as it was with the British Empire in the 19th Century.
The largest challenge comes from the Chinese, who want to bring us down a peg and claim the 21st Century as their own. The Obama Administration answers with huge federal deficits as far as the eye can see and new, completely unaffordable spending programs.
If we want to see the United States as a global power come the 22nd Century, we need to confront this issue now. And for the benefit of my liberal friends, raising taxes is not the answer.
## That a caucus of the Democratic Party stated they would vote against any health insurance bill that excludes illegal immigrants displays a mind-set that has to stupefy most Americans. How did these people get elected and who do they represent?
Let me get this straight, Obama is going to take some of the TARP money and use it to reduce debt. Only in Washington would money allocated from funds we do not have, and that increase the national debt, be returned to us (by not spending it in the first place) and have it described as debt reduction. Orwell must be rolling over in his grave.
As you, I am outraged at the dangerous decision to try enemy combatants taken into custody on foreign soil in New York. There are three mystifying points though. First, how in the world do they expect to find a jury in New York City that does not have a preconceived opinion on this matter?
Second, Attorney General Holder and other Democrats (such as Senator Jack Reed) assure us that they will be found guilty. Why have the trials if you already know the outcome? What happened to the presumption of innocence? The way these people are talking, friends of the terrorists are going to say the outcome was pre-determined and our justice system is rigged, thereby defeating the Administration’s argument for the trials in the first place.
After all, if the objective is to convince the rest of the world that the American judicial system is sufficiently “fair” that even the most violent, ruthless, unrepentant killer can get off scot-free, all the AG had to do was utter three magic words: O. J. Simpson.