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What Happened to Preserve, Protect, and Defend?
American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2012 | John Griffing

Posted on 03/28/2012 9:10:02 AM PDT by jazusamo

How does a president of the United States whose allegiance is to his country knowingly and in plain sight sabotage his nation's defenses? Until recently, the discussions of severe military cuts remained in the appropriate realm of working groups, and few seriously considered Obama's radical campaign promises to eliminate nuclear weapons from the U.S. arsenal to be of any real validity. After all, many Democrat presidential contenders before Obama had pandered to pacifists and the armies of the naïve swelling the Democratic base in order to get elected. But none of these individuals actually took proactive steps to completely remove America's nuclear triad from the list of strategic options. Our ability to instill fear in the hearts of our enemies, both current and future, was left unquestioned by all previous presidents, minor reductions in stockpiles notwithstanding.

Obama has done what no guardian of America would do: systematically tear down the most vital of America's defenses, all while America's enemies wait with bated breath for the nation that owes trillions in debt to be left standing defenseless. What happens when America lays down its arms? It seems Obama would like to find out. Americans may be the unintended (intended?) victims of a perverse social experiment.

Leaks from high-level defense sources reveal that in addition to commitments under the New START agreement, which brings the total number of deliverable U.S. warheads to 1,000 -- an unacceptably low number that prevents the U.S. from being able to destroy the 3,000 priority strategic targets identified by the DoD -- Obama now plans to implement an 80-percent force reduction that will leave America with only 300 deliverable warheads. Such a move is suicidal. Such a low number is wholly insufficient to protect America...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nuclearweapons; obama; security; usmilitary
would a loyal American knowingly seek to undermine his or her nation's greatness

NO!

1 posted on 03/28/2012 9:10:11 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Previous presidents knew they could not get away with it.
This one thinks he can, or he doesn't care.

2 posted on 03/28/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: jazusamo

I’d be willing to put money on it that, as soon as Obama leaves the presidency, hopefully Jan 13, 2013, he’d be on a plane out of the country.

That’s why he’s willing to sabotage America, because he doesn’t intend to stick around to reap the consequences.


3 posted on 03/28/2012 9:17:22 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jazusamo
How does a president of the United States whose allegiance is to his country knowingly and in plain sight sabotage his nation's defenses?

He doesn't.

But, if a president of the United States was "raised from his mother's knee" to loathe freedom and Western Civilization in general and the United States in particular, he would ally himself with others of like mind and do everything he could to weaken the country morally, financially and militarily.

Keep that in mind and everything The Wøn does makes perfect sense.

4 posted on 03/28/2012 9:17:27 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: jazusamo

New START Treaty cut US deployed nuclear weapons from 5600 to 1600 - a 70% reduction.

RATIFIED by US Senate in 2011.

Looks like Hussein has help.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 9:19:01 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: jazusamo

Bump


6 posted on 03/28/2012 9:19:11 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: BitWielder1
This one thinks he can, or he doesn't care.

I believe it's both.

7 posted on 03/28/2012 9:19:19 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: DuncanWaring

Easy to understand, just look at who his friends and mentors are.


8 posted on 03/28/2012 9:19:40 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: jazusamo

The question in the title is almost as humorous as zippy calling himself a constitutional scholar. There is nothing in it for the lowlifes crawling the halls of “power” other than “what can I get for me and “””my constituency”””.” Yeah, zippy is a scholar like an ambulance chaser is a lawyer. That is to say “how can I get around this?”

It is hard to believe that any of the hill denizens actually take their oaths seriously.

ruefully


9 posted on 03/28/2012 9:19:40 AM PDT by petro45acp (NO good endeavour survives an excess of "adult supervision" (hence the American experiment))
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To: Jonty30

“I’d be willing to put money on it that, as soon as Obama leaves the presidency, hopefully Jan 20, 2013, he’d be on a plane out of the country.

That’s why he’s willing to sabotage America, because he doesn’t intend to stick around to reap the consequences.”

Which is why he should be arrested on the platform 5 seconds after the new President is sworn in.

Of course, this depends on whether there will be an inauguration on Jan. 20, 2013. If not, then keep your head low.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: jazusamo

Re: would a loyal American knowingly seek to undermine his or her nation’s greatness.

No, but obama is NOT a loyal American


11 posted on 03/28/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by jesseam
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To: jesseam

Precisely.


12 posted on 03/28/2012 9:45:07 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
We might remember that America's Founders and Framers of its Constitution warned future generations about the possibilities of "artful" (George Washington's Farewell Address) leaders who might, if permitted to do so, endanger liberty.

For too long, "We, the People" have trusted that the "oath" taken by elected officials, including the President, would mean what the Founders intended.

We have forgotten, or never quite understood, that "the People," are, under the provisions of the Constitution, its "only KEEPERS," according to Justice Story's "Commentaries on the Constitution."

Had we been attentive to our liberties, we might not face the threats to liberty which surround us now.

"Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it." - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 1777

"[Our Departed Ancestors] task (and nobly they performed it) [was] to possess themselves, and through themselves, us, of this goodly land; and to uprear upon its hills and its valleys, a political edifice of liberty and equal rights; 'tis ours only, to transmit these, the former, unprofaned by the foot of an invader; the latter, undecayed by the lapse of time and untorn by usurpation, to the latest generation that fate shall permit the world to know. This task of gratitude to our fathers, justice to ourselves, duty to posterity, and love for our species in general, all imperatively require us faithfully to perform. How then shall we perform it? At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." - Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838

13 posted on 03/28/2012 9:47:52 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: jazusamo

Our Marxist President with the radical agenda foreign to our heritage has his finger on the nuclear trigger. His paternity and citizenship are suspect. He takes great pains to hide his background from us. He was educated by Muslims, Communists, and at Harvard. He emerged into the public eye from the cesspool of Chicago politics. As a “community organizer”, he got folks on the dole and squandered taxpayer money in a failed attempt to subvert public schools to an ideological agenda. He attended a Chicago church whose hate-America Pastor is a foul-mouthed servant of Satan. He is close friends with known terrorists. He admires and bows before oil potentates and tin-pot dictators. (We have pictures.) He treats America’s traditional allies with contempt. He hates Jews, Israel, America, and Whitey. He lies so easily and so often it is troubling. Based on his past & current associations, Barack Obama would never even qualify for a DOD Security Clearance; now he is Commander in Chief and fecklessly taking steps to disarm us in the sight of our enemies. Does that make you feel safe at night? Fellow Patriots, Barack Obama is a danger to your Life, Liberty, and Property and a disgrace to American ideals! Barack Obama deserves only our scorn and contempt, not our vote.


14 posted on 03/28/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: jazusamo

Thursday, February 02, 2012

To:
John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army
101 Army Pentagon Washington, DC 20310-0101
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
1000 Navy Pentagon Washington, DC 20350-1000
Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force
1670 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1670
Raymond T. Odierno, Army Chief of Staff
200 Army Pentagon Washington, DC 20310-0200
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon Washington, DC 20350-2000
General Norton A. Schwartz - Air Force Chief of Staff
1670 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330-1670
General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters USMC 2 Navy Annex (CMC) Washington, DC 20380-1775
From:
Daniel R. Smith, American Citizen & Patriot

Gentlemen:

The U.S. intelligence community believes that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Tuesday morning in an open hearing. In prepared testimony given to the U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence, Clapper stated than an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to the United States shows a shift in Tehran’s strategy towards a willingness to plot and conduct attacks within the U.S.

The spy chief’s concerns come amidst increased saber rattling from Iran with regard to the Strait of Hormuz, and tightening U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing the Iranian nuclear program.

Clapper’s testimony regarding the threat from Iran was delivered as part of the U.S. intelligence community’s annual overview of the primary national security challenges facing the United States. His testimony also singled out cyber-related threats, and the weakened but persistent threat Al Qaeda and its affiliates pose to the U.S

It’s unsettling to me that anyone in military or foreign policy circles can view such a development without alarm. On a deeper note, this is just the latest episode of gross incompetence, stupidity, and outright malevolent and traitorous neglect of our national security by our President and Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama. Chief, we are beyond mincing words here: Given time, this dolt is going to get a lot of us killed.

The danger to our Republic, our Constitution, our liberties and our very lives from the likes of Barack Obama is very real: Our Marxist President with his radical agenda foreign to our heritage has his finger on the nuclear trigger. His paternity and citizenship is suspect. He takes great pains to hide his background from us. He was educated by Muslims, Communists, and Harvard elitists, enemies all. He emerged into the public eye from the cesspool of Chicago politics. As a “community organizer”, he got poor folks on the dole and squandered public funds in a failed attempt to subvert public schools to an ideological agenda. He attended a Chicago church whose hate-America Pastor is a foul-mouthed servant of the Devil. He is close friends with known terrorists. He admires and bows before oil potentates and tin-pot dictators. He treats America’s traditional allies with contempt. He hates America, Israel, Jews, and Whitey. He lies so easily and so often it is troubling. I don’t even have to tell you that Barack Obama knows nothing of history, couldn’t care less about those who wear the uniform, and based on his past & current associations, would never even qualify for a DOD Security Clearance – and now he is Commander in Chief and fecklessly taking steps to disarm us in the sight of our enemies.

Does that make you feel safe at night, Gentlemen? Something is very wrong with this picture.

You would be remiss in your duty to our Nation if you did not have plans in place to deal with this Commander-in-Chief. Someone needs to prepare for when Barack Hussein Obama either 1. self-destructs or, 2. commits outright treason by willfully allowing our enemies to gain a strategic advantage over us, through incompetence or neglect, or 3. willfully surrendering us to our enemies. If you do not now have such plans, I implore you in the name of God to proceed with all haste. Our Nation and posterity may well be at stake.

We already know that this President is willfully attempting the destruction of our sacred Constitution, which you have taken a solemn oath to uphold, and given enough time, will demand personal allegiance to himself, something which he has already once attempted.

Gentlemen, President Lincoln called our Nation “the last best hope of Earth”. If we go down, there is no one else to take up the torch of Liberty. I know that should the time come, both you and I won’t go down without a fight. May God Bless America.

No reply is necessary but earnest prayers and prudent planning are requested.

Kindest Regards,
Daniel R. Smith, American Patriot

PS Remember your oath: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”


15 posted on 03/28/2012 9:54:25 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: loveliberty2

BTTT!


16 posted on 03/28/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Well....I still haven't seen proof positive that America IS Obama's nation. And considering how he has crapped all over our constitution, apologized for America to everyone on the planet, has made several comments demeaning mainstream, rural, conservative Americans, has destroyed our private sector workforce and forced millions onto Welfare and Food Stamps, and has made known his intentions to decimate our military and defensive capabilities....

what reason does any of us have to think that America IS "his nation"? Looks to me like he's working against American interests....not FOR America.

"How does a president of the United States whose allegiance is to his country knowingly and in plain sight sabotage his nation's defenses?"

17 posted on 03/28/2012 10:06:47 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: bopdowah

Well said.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: bopdowah

What do you want to bet that Obama is coordinating those attacks with Iran to occur just before the November election? ESPECIALLY if Obama’s poll numbers are still down.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 10:09:41 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: jazusamo; All
Thanks, jaz.

See this thread for same quotations, but with a slightly different point.

With all the effort so-called "progressive" enemies of freedom have put to censoring and removing from textbooks, schools and public discourse the remarkable ideas upon which America's Declaration and Constitution were formed and framed, one can perhaps imagine that Divine Providence has a sense of humor, inasmuch as a click of a mouse now can bring back almost every line of their words and debate about the essential ideas of liberty.

No longer can legislators, executives, and judges in chambers act in violations of those ideas without knowing that current and future generations, using their Creator-endowed "gift of reason," can research and recognize who, and by what means, liberty was destroyed.

20 posted on 03/28/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2; All
Perhaps the Justices fear the wrath of future generations who, using current and future technologies, will read their nation's history, and know that this Court's decision on this blatant "power grab" disguised in various semantic terms as related to "health care," either preserved their individual liberty, or contributed to the destruction of their freedom.

An excellent point. Would love to see at least a 6-3 ruling on this by SCOTUS but think it's more likely to be a 5-4 to preserve individual liberty. I doubt any of the liberals and leftists on the court can bring themselves to decide for our freedom.

Thank you for your appropriate and most profound posts on these matters, LL2, it's appreciated.

21 posted on 03/28/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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mark


22 posted on 03/28/2012 11:12:54 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: LucianOfSamasota
New START Treaty cut US deployed nuclear weapons from 5600 to 1600 - a 70% reduction.

RATIFIED by US Senate in 2011.

Fine, we'll verify the actual reduction the same way the Russians do. We'll lie about it as we put on a second shift to double the number on hand.

At least that's what would happen if I were King...

Regards,
GtG

PS Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't.

23 posted on 03/28/2012 11:23:40 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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