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Freedom is anti-American!

According to the presidential candidate Herman Cain, the right to rally is anti-American.

Furthermore, if citizens express themselves against what some politicians advocate that only happens because they’re being manipulated.

Indeed, some politicians have a peculiar notion of what freedom is.

Sign of the Times (III)

Mitt Romney gave his first big foreign policy speech, going strong on American exceptionalism. He said that “God Wants US to Lead the world.”

What he neglected to say was how the US would finance such leadership.

Perhaps with Chinese capital?

Signs of the times (II)

Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and Republican candidate to the White House, wants to change the American Constitution.

In his book – Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington – he defends these changes:

1. Abolish lifetime tenure for federal judges by amending Article III, Section I of the Constitution.
2. Congress should have the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a two-thirds vote.
3. Scrap the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment.
4. End the direct election of senators by repealing the Seventeenth Amendment.
5. Require the federal government to balance its budget every year.
6. The federal Constitution should define marriage as between one man and one woman in all 50 states.
7. Abortion should be made illegal throughout the country.

At first glance, seems to be the usual political discourse. But besides being an appeal to right wing voters and some minor steps to address the ongoing trials, some points, especially nr. 2, raises concerns about the equilibrium within the separation of powers, which is the foundation of the rule of law.

According to Rick Perry, is perfectly normal that the legislative branch may alter the decisions of the judiciary.

How can a guy that doesn’t believe in democacry be a contender to the Republican nomination?

Someone should write a book with this title:
Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from morons.

The problem USA

Despite the agreement between the White House and Congress, S&P downgraded the U.S. rating .

Can anyone be surprised?

We have witnessing a distressing spectacle among U.S. political leaders, who persist in the same solution: debt, always more debt.
Moreover, the cleavages between the economic outlook for Democrats and Republicans aren’t a good sign in this matter.

 

Probable scenario

On the following day after the decision to leave the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the US will enter into bankruptcy.

65 years of peace in Europe

 

Today we celebrate 65 years of peace since the end of the Second World War.

 

When I look at the lessons of history, I fear what might emerge from this circumstance:
Both the behavior of youth as the quality of our leaders!

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