“If you don’t want America to be the strongest nation in the world, I’m not your President.” Thus spake candidate Romney recently. Well, I don’t and he’s not.
Sure, you could interpret “strongest” to mean most prosperous, fairest, etc. But we all know darn well what Mitt, who is pals with the Zionist militant Netanyahu, had in mind: military might.
Of all the urgently needed reforms in this country, I submit that dismantling the empire is #1. It is bankrupting us, generating enemies for us, and turning our homeland into a police state.
Yes, I said empire. Depending on how you count, there are as many as 737 US military bases scattered across the globe, about 38 of which are medium- to large sized. The number of military and other government personnel involved plus private contractors runs into the millions. The CIA is hated all over the world and for good reasons. And as Brandon Christensen pointed out, the US defense umbrella weakens incentives for the Europeans, Japanese, et. al., to take care of themselves.
Obama’s record on these matters is mixed. The good news: the Iraq war has ended (for the present; keep your fingers crossed), Afghanistan is winding down, and cuts in the “defense” budget are coming. On the other side of the ledger, there have been ominous buildups in Australia and Central Africa. On the home front, the police state is escalating and the spiral toward bankruptcy is accelerating. A pretty awful report card in all, yet Romney could make it worse.
No, I haven’t lost my senses. I will not vote for Obama, who I believe to be hell-bent for fascist dictatorship, in consequence if not by conscious design. If you forced me to choose between him and Romney I would cross my arms and refuse to choose. I’m voting for Gary Johnson, who has called for a 43% cut in “defense” spending.