On 1 May 1915, the Lusitania, loaded with over 100 tons of ammunition and shrapnel shells, set sail from New York with over 100 Americans on board (warned by German diplomats in New York that they were in danger.) New York Customs Collector Dudley Malone had advised U.S. President Woodrow Wilson that “practically all her cargo was contraband of various kinds.” Furthermore, William Jennings Bryan had warned Americans not to travel on British ships. The Lusitania would be blown apart to sink in only 18 minutes.
Along with Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush, Woodrow Wilson heads my rogues gallery of America’s most destructive U.S. presidents in history
On Tuesday the Marxist-tinged policies of Barack Obama led to a wholesale Election Day slaughtering of Democrats. Among the day’s big winners were two of my most favored candidates, Rick Scott for governor of state income tax-free Florida, and Joni Ernst for senator in Iowa. Gun-toting, states rights advocate Ernst campaigned with a pledge to fight federal subsidies to businesses and to shutter the U.S.Department of Education as well as the EPA.
Barack Obama will now become as irrelevant as any second-term president in modern history. Obama will go down in history as little more than a footnote, not qualified to have been elected president in the first place. Obamacare, his one signature piece of legislation, will be picked apart faster than your Thanksgiving turkey. Instead of dragging along, Obamacare will quickly morph into a two-tiered system where those who can afford it will exit O’Care for a cash-only, concierge-based private clinic system.
There is little reason for jubilation in America, as the Republican party, as now configured, is controlled lock, stock and barrel by big government—bought and paid for foreign-policy interventionists. This constitutionally bereft and shameless crowd has drifted far from the federal republic-based principles of Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams and Patrick Henry. The sad likes of John Boehner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham offer nothing for Americans beyond more big government and the butting of our noses into the business of radical Muslim monarchies.
As I have learned first hand over our many recent trips to France, the French have finally awakened and now provide a warning for their American cousins. Wealthy French citizens are packing up by the thousands and abandoning socialist-oriented, high-tax-based, radical-Muslim-plagued France. The radical far right and nationalistic Front National is making such shockingly fast inroads that a takeover of the French government at the next national election is betting odds today. France could well be looking at a strongly anti-E.U., anti-Muslim Marine Le Pen (FN) as the country’s next president.
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