By: Diane Benjamin
Obama won the October 2009 Noble Peace Prize. He had been in office less than 9 months.
During his 8 years (a short list):
- Russia seized Crimea
- Russia threatened Ukraine and shot down a passenger plane killing everyone on board
- North Korea developed long-range missiles
- China built islands for bases in the Pacific
- ISIS rampaged across the Middle East
- Iran continued to fund terrorism, especially after Obama delivered $1.7 billion to them in cash to settle conflicts from the 1970’s
The world became a much more dangerous place because America didn’t believe in “Peace through Strength”. Our military was degraded on purpose.
Now jump to the 2018 US Conference of Mayors. They love to pass resolutions, this one unanimously: http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/english/ecbn/resolution/20180612.html
Calling on the Administration and Congress to Step Back From the Brink
and Exercise Global Leadership in Preventing Nuclear War
Obviously they thought Obama’s policies were better than Trump’s. They must think “talking” is all it takes, even after witnessing Obama’s diplomatic failures. Read all the “Whereas’s and Resolutions”. These mayors think the whole world just wants peace and all it takes is talk. Maybe somebody should have held a history class for them. Decades of appeasing North Korea didn’t work, Trump’s direct confrontation stopped the missile tests. Peace through strength does work, Trump has been working on not making America pay the entire bill anymore.
Guess who co-sponsored the resolution?
Non-partisan? Nope, it’s Democrats thinking utopia is possible with diplomacy. Koos and Renner proved who they are. Worse – they made it appear BLONO agrees with their weakness.
That brings me to a letter sent by Bloomington Alderman Diana Hauman this weekend. She sent it to the press and every candidate running in the local election. See it here: candidates_nonpartisan_Dec_2018
Diana wants to remind everyone that local elections are supposed to be non-partisan. They never have been. It does matter what party candidates align with. Whether democrat, republican, libertarian or independent – all have different views on the role of government and taxes.
Voters have a right to know the governing philosophy of each candidate. Since the election is pretend non-partisan, nobody will ask party affiliation at a debate.
Hauman’s letter is nothing more than “Can’t we all get along?”
Talk is cheap. Currently both Bloomington and Normal think government creates prosperity through taxation. Voters need to know who supports a strong local economy by getting government out-of-the-way, decreased spending, and lower taxation..
Obviously the opposite isn’t working as proved by business after business closing and sinking property values..
Diana forgot to send it to Tari Renner – king of the local partisans. He has already announced he will state which candidates he supports.
(like we don’t already know)