by G. Robert Dieckmann
Today on CNN, Chris Dodd said; "We have to follow the wishes of the American
People" while commenting on the war in Iraq. Now there's a real statement of
leadership for you. Of course he's referring to the American People on the Left
but regardless, an elected leader of the people is supposed to lead, not follow.
Realizing that President Bush is not going to sign any bill that sets a
timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, Hillary Clinton and Robert Byrd are now
drafting a bill that would cause the 2003 Iraq Authorization for War to expire.
Surely they know that President Bush is not about to sign that bill either but
still they have to try to appease their antiwar left, socialist voters.
This morning, Chuck Schumer and John Edwards both again reiterated the big
lie - that we are involved in a "civil war" in Iraq, in order to justify their
appeasement of the antiwar left. And it just goes on and on and on.
What we have in Congress now are two opposing views that can never be
reconciled. There can be no compromise between right and wrong and the
Republicans know that. So why do the Democrats keep insisting on doing the wrong
thing? It's because of one major difference between Congressional Republicans
Simply put, most of the Republicans are trying to do the right thing for the
future of the country without regard for whether it's the popular thing or not -
they are leading. The Democrats are trying to do the thing that will insure
their own reelection by supporting what they perceive as the popular thing -
they are following.
Antiwar lies and propaganda have been spread through the liberal media where
a majority of Americans get their news. Some of us have to go beyond the
mainstream media to find the truth. Democrat politicians well know that a
majority of their base voters are ignorant and uninformed on foreign policy and
see only the surface of the issues. They see Iraq as nothing more than Bush's
war of choice and unnecessary. "It's all about oil", "it's a civil war that
cannot be won", and so on.
Instead of educating and informing those on the left, who know more about
Paris Hilton and American Idol than they do about the Middle East, Democrat
politicians choose to agree with them and reinforce their misconceptions in
hopes of gaining their votes. And in doing so, are attempting to lead this
country down a path of destruction for their own political gain.
These people donít care about right from wrong. They donít have a viable plan
for the country or a clue of how to lead. They put their finger up to see which
way the wind is blowing then fall in line with it. Thatís what the Democratic
party is all about, socialist democracy.
But America is not a democracy, itís a democratic republic. That means that
we use the democratic process to elect leaders, not followers. Where are the
leaders in the Democrat Party? Even the ones in leadership positions are nothing
We need leaders in our government who have the courage and patriotism to lead
the masses, not elected officials who follow the ignorant for votes. We depend
on our Congress to be informed and to know right from wrong, and to do the right
thing. We expect them to inform their constituents truthfully on the important
issues, not follow an uninformed public on something as important as war.
As Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and the rest of them on the left
keep saying; "We have to follow the will of the people". So if a majority of
people have been led to believe that 2 plus 2 equals 5, then congress should
support that and pass a new law mandating that 2 plus 2 now equals 5. That's the
Democratic way. It may cause some problems for mathematicians and computer
programmers, but it will assure the reelection of Democrats.