Such a time is near at hand again. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this Army - and this Marine Corps, This Air Force, This Navy and the National Guard units of these sovereign states.
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US no longer 'Land of Opportunity'? 11 April, 2009, 10:31
Well over half a million students from around the world choose to get their qualifications in the US. But these days many decide that life after college will be better back home.
The best and brightest of the overseas students have always stayed, knowing that this is where dreams have a chance.
However, with an economic crisis in full force, it looks like times are changing.
Indira Shokparova is in the U.S. on a government scholarship from Kazakhstan. While she feels lucky to have studied at American University, shes heading back to her native country.
She says: œI want to go home and live there, and help my country develop. Its developing very fast now. They just need more people to help who have a good education."
Youn Youn Song “ a student from China “ also values her time in Washington DC. She studies International Relations at American University. While millions of her compatriots could think of no better place to pursue a career, she will go elsewhere to look for work.
"China is also severely affected by the economic recession, but still its a little better in China than it is here. My American classmates who graduated last year are still hunting for jobs,she said.
These concerns echo for many college graduates, as unemployment rates continue to climb.
Americans are taking to the streets next week on April 15, Tax Day!
Over 450 tax protests will occur across the country sending a loud and clear message “ no more taxes, bailouts, and government spending!
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is no exception. YAL is setting the campuses ablaze (check out the YAL at University of Wisconsin video at the very bottom of this email).
As you probably already know, young people will bear the greatest burden from these reckless government policies and the accumulating national debt.
Fortunately, the next generation is waking up. The message of liberty is alive on campus.
Twenty Five YAL chapters have confirmed their participation to protest on campus next week. Students will hand out literature, recruit new members, and engage the media. Our generation will not take this government intrusion sitting still!!!
Therefore, I am asking for you to help equip our young activists. Please support Young Americans for Liberty today with a secure online donation of $50 or more.
For your support, not only will you cultivate the hearts and minds of the next generation, but I will also mail you a copy of the second issue of Young American Revolution, our youth magazine covering the nationwide protest, when it publishes next month.
To entice you further, I am including the artwork of Young American Revolution, issue #2, in this email. Have a look! It is stunning!
The issue goes to the printer next week, so please act now and donate.
Also, for the first time, you can download a full electronic copy of the first issue of Young American Revolution as a PDF for free.
I think you will be very impressed with the articles.
As you read it, please understand we can only continue publishing this magazine with your support. That is why, once again, I am asking for your contribution to the youth movement for liberty with a $50 or more contribution.
Your donation goes directly to the education and training of the next generation. Young Americans for Liberty is the only Ron Paul-endorsed youth organization leading the campus uprising against socialism from the Democrats¦ and Republicans.
Trust me; the campuses are coming alive for liberty right now. You and I can foster a true revolution of ideas. Help us send a resounding message on April 15th and for decades to come. Please give what you can today.
Obama Administration Unveils Amnesty Plan From the Desk of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:
The Obama administration is finally taking up the illegal immigration but you're not going to like what they've got planned. According to the San Jose Mercury News:
While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Barack Obama plans to begin addressing America's immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to become legal, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
Obama will frame the new effort ” likely to rouse passions on all sides of the highly divisive issue ” as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system," said the official, Cecilia Munoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House.
Now, should we be surprised that Cecilia Munoz is taking up the cause for illegal alien amnesty? Not at all.
As some of you may recall, before accepting a position in the Obama administration, Munoz served as Senior Vice President for the National Council of La Raza, the public relations front for the Mexican reconquista movement, which seeks to conquer the American Southwest and return it to Mexico. The organization aggressively lobbies for open borders and, you guessed it, amnesty for the 12 million illegals currently residing in the United States. And now they've got a friend in the White House.
As to the impact such an amnesty program would have on the nation's southern border, this is not a theoretical question. We've been down this road before. Back in 2005, Judicial Watch uncovered a Border Patrol survey
conducted by the Bush administration in 2004 to determine what impact amnesty would have on illegal immigration.
Want to take a guess at the outcome? Even the rumor of Bush's amnesty program led to a sharp spike in illegal immigration. Here are some of the particulars:
45% crossed illegally based on rumors of a Bush administration amnesty.
63% received Mexican government or media information supporting the notion of a Bush administration amnesty.
64% previously entered the United States illegally.
80% desired to apply for amnesty.
66% desired to petition for family members to join them in the U.S.
No wonder the Bush administration aborted the survey before its completion and ordered government officials not to talk about it: "Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals," a White House memo stated.
If even the rumor of an amnesty plan induces illegals to flood across the border, what is going to happen if Obama and Munoz deliver the real thing? I hope we do not find out.
Sean Hannity & Dick Morris: Conspiracy Theorists were Right!
China's intentions: Stakeholder or like Japan's leading up to Pearl Harbor? by Sol Sanders
Almost four years ago the then Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick posed a question in an insightful way before the annual meeting of the American business lobby for the Chinese:
China is big, it is growing, and it will influence the world in the years ahead. For the United States and the world, the essential question is “ how will China use its influence?
To answer that question, it is time to take our policy beyond opening doors to Chinas membership into the International system: We need to urge China to become a responsible stakeholder in that system.
Zoellick has since gone on to grander heights, heading the World Bank which is the principal cheerleader for subsidized aid to [and statistical fictions about] the Chinese economy.
But the essence of Zoellicks lucid and frank exposition at that time still floats in the ether: how valid is the concept, again elucidated eloquently a bit earlier by Zheng Bijian, chairman of the China Reform Forum, in the journal Foreign Affairs, entitled "Chinas ˜Peaceful Rise to Great Power Status."? [It may be significant that official Chinese media have long since abandoned the phrase œpeaceful rise.]
Four years is not a long time in the history of nations “ particularly the Chinese civilization with its 3500 years of recorded history. But given the urgency of the current worldwide economic crisis and its drastic political implications, neither of which can be wholly anticipated, and Chinas recent responses to the earliest of these events, it may be time to take a look at whether, indeed, China has chosen to become a œstakeholder.
And were that not the case, is it time for American policy to take another possibility into account and proceed with the necessary action.
Many have argued that the U.S. “ and the world “ really hasnt a choice. As Napoleon supposedly once warned against, œthe sleeping giant has been awakened. Any attempt to rein it in would only create the very menace which were anticipated runs this argument, that is, it would create a fearful, paranoid and belligerent China.
Yet, as Zoellick maintained, seven American presidents have tried in their own way to meet any challenge from China with offers of integration.
If the issue of Taiwan is a bone that sticks in Chinas craw, what Beijing sees as U.S. interference in a domestic affair, the bringing to heel of a rebellious province, it must be recalled that the issue arose in no small part, by Beijings intervention on the side of an aggressor in the Korean War. That led to American guarantees to the Taiwan regime of Gen. Chiang Kai-shek. It arose, as a recent and uniquely researched biography of Mao Tse-tung examines in new detail, as a deliberate act by Beijing to play the Soviet Union against the U.S.
Furthermore, is there not the argument that a negotiated resolution of the Beijing-Taipei dispute is the very essence of the role China would pursue in world affairs were it to follow œpeaceful rising? After all, with its own turn toward œa socialist market economy, Beijing tacitly endorses a Chinese regime in Taiwan which has given its 23 million people an economic and political model unequaled in Chinese history. The fact that more than half a million Taiwanese managers with more than $100 billion in investment are at work on the Mainland, bringing along an enormous transfer of technology and management abilities, is the evidence that peaceful intercourse is the logical route for settlement of the dispute just as a peaceful reversion of British Hong Kong was achieved. And that has been the basis of American support for Taipei.
But the balance sheet for Chinas relations with the U.S. and the world extends, of course, far beyond the Taiwan issue.
Despite its benefits from its membership in the World Trade Organization which Washington pushed with concessions not extended to other new members, Beijing has followed a mercantilist policy of protecting its internal markets and subsidizing its exports. Despite a widely acknowledged benefit for the U.S., and much of the rest of the world, of cheap merchandise “ perhaps often at below cost “ this strategy has resulted in Beijing accumulating an unprecedented hoard of foreign exchange reserves. Just as in the immediate post-World War II, the U.S. [through the Marshall Plan] acknowledged the obligation of surplus payments economies to accept as much responsibility as deficit countries which asked for relief, China has been obligated to address this problem. But it has stonewalled its trading partners demands and, in fact, at this very moment, when the whole trading system is threatened with a return to protectionist policies which deepened the Great Depression, it has moved toward extending new subsidies to its foundering exporters.
On the eve of the G20 emergency meeting in London to address the world crisis, China played political games by proposing a new reserve currency to replace the dollar. That it was totally a political ploy was obvious: something like this was tried at the International Monetary Fund in the 1960s and failed for most of the same reasons it would be difficult if not impossible to implement in the midst of a world economic crisis today. It flies in the face of Chinas own self interest in the vast investment it has made and therefore its interest in maintaining the validity of the dollar, it was sprung in a PR manner not commensurate with serious economic discussion, etc., etc.
Rather than offer, for example as Japan did in November 2008, early in the crisis, $100 billion to supplement the IMFs ability to help the most desperate economies “ Beijing waited until the London meeting to offer [with still unknown strings] $40 billion although its own reserves are more than double Japans own bloated holdings.
There are a multitude of other economic issues. Despite repeated professions of WTO adherence, for example, Chinese companies pirate intellectual property to the tune of billions of dollars theft from American and Japanese and other Western companies.
Perhaps even more important, China continues to carry forward a vast military buildup which it refuses to explain or to ventilate. No enemy has been identified, for the obvious reason there is none apparent to any other world strategic circles. But Chinas armaments binge is leading to a growing arms race which none of her Asian neighbors need, especially faced with a yet to be determined period of economic downturn.
In the so-called diplomatic arena, Beijing refuses to use its leverage through its longstanding military alliance and major trading partner relationship to halt the efforts of North Korea to acquire weapons of mass destruction. Promises to join with the three allies, Japan, South Korea and the U.S., and Russia, to achieve a peaceful settlement to the ambitions of a regime which even the Chinese have criticized privately as retrograde have turned into empty rhetoric.
Furthermore, China is pursuing an aggressive and reckless policy by sending its submarines into Japanese territorial waters and playing tag with American warships, creating incidents with American intelligence activities on the high seas, supplying weapons “ and political support at the UN Security Council “ for the worst pariah regimes such as Burma, Sudan, Iran and Zimbabwe. It continues a missiles buildup opposite Taiwan even though a newly elected Taiwanese administration has made extensive concessions to Beijing demands for more direct intercourse.
The repression of political dissidents in China is as fierce as ever before. Not only do the ethnic minorities in Tibet and Singkiang continue to suffer bitter and almost haphazard suppression, but the regime literally assigns ten of thousands of personnel and untold financial resources to a pursuit of high tech methods of fighting expressions of dissent in electronic communications. Despite the network of official propaganda, word reaches the outside world of naked barbarism such as the selling of human body parts of imprisoned political dissidents.
This is far from a complete list of transgressions of œpeaceful rising. Its where the Obama Administration finds itself along with so many other difficult domestic and foreign problems.
However, China remains at the forefront of American foreign policy considerations. Recent advances in Chinese weaponry “ particularly in the growth of its naval forces “ presents the Obama Administration with a stark conundrum. Having announced proposed cutbacks in defense spending in the face of new requirements “ which Obama himself has highlighted “ in Afghanistan, Washington policymakers can no longer avoid the question of whether Beijing is, indeed, a stakeholder.
Historical parallels are worthless for the most part. But the determined effort [including some in the U.S. Navy establishment] to avoid the implications of the Chinese military buildup “ whatever the intentions of the regime that can be deduced “ recalls all too strongly the years leading up to Pearl Harbor.