Thursday, June 19, 2014

Glad I Didn't Go To Harvard Or Princeton...

First Lady Michelle Obama is very proud of her degrees from Princeton and Harvard. She mentioned them just last week when talking about how she didn't know how to feed her children properly, even with degrees from those two institutions. It seems there's something else the First Lady didn't learn in school - even with two degrees.

On Wednesday, speaking to attendees of a naturalization ceremony, our ivy league graduate First Lady said “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history,” referring to the Declaration of Independence. “And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”

Now I could go out on a limb and believe that what Mrs. Obama meant was that because the United States of America wasn't officially a country until the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 (or after winning the war for independence, which officially ended in 1783) even though the founders were born here in what would become the United States, technically they weren't born citizens because the country itself wasn't officially here. She might mean that. And I could maybe be persuaded to believe that if she had followed up with that explanation for her words. But she didn't follow up. And I don't believe that was her meaning.

I'm convinced that although Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania, John Adams was born in Massachusetts, and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia, the First Lady believes they were all born in Great Britain and came here on ships. You learn that in Junior High School history. Maybe even earlier these days.

Maybe Mrs. Obama knows the truth but it is her way of "rewriting our history" as she once stated needs to occur. Telling a group of naturalized citizens that our founding fathers had to naturalize as well is simply ridiculous and misleading.

In other news, the President today told the innocent Iraqi people who are being hunted down and slaughtered by the Sunni terrorist group ISIS they are on their own. According to President Obama, the United States is not sending troops to assist, they will not perform air strikes as requested by the Iraqi government, and they will not take sides in a war between two Islamic factions. Then he said he was sending about 300 military advisers to train and advise the Iraqi army in their quest to defeat the Sunni terrorists.

Mr. President - just a hint... if you're sending military advisers to train the Iraqi army - you have chosen sides - unless you're going to send an equal number to ISIS. And if you've already sent 250 troops to the embassy in Baghdad and you're sending in another 300 as advisers, you're putting boots on the ground.  Maybe it's not 10,000 but it's still boots on the ground. Just sayin'...

It's shameful that the country we fought to liberate from a tyrant who committed genocide on his own people is now falling to a terrorist group that will ultimately kill more people that Saddaam Hussein and we are going to sit by and watch it happen. The USA is no longer a peacemaker in the world. We're a pacifist country content to watch others die as long as it doesn't effect us. For the second time in the Obama administration I'm ashamed of my country.

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