The military does not determine foreign policy

Folks, lets get something clear about foreign policy. Foreign policy is not a static concept that every American President is forced to accept, and then work from within that framework when promoting America’s interest abroad.
 
Foreign policy is whatever the sitting President determines that it is. Foreign policy is strictly and exclusively the prerogative of the President in power.
 
One does not have to like that fact, but guess what? That is the way it is! Once again, the President gets to set America’s foreign policy agenda.
 
This is what made the Actions of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman so egregious when he decided to leak the President’s phone conversation with the President of Ukraine to the so called “whistle blower”.
 
According to Vindman, he was concerned by what he believed were President Donald Trump’s attempts to “subvert U.S. foreign policy.”
 
First of all, the notion that Trump was subverting U.S. foreign policy because he asked the Ukraine President to look in to corruption involving the company Crowstrike and Joe Biden’s son is absolutely absurd. It is ludicrous! But more important, who does this Lieut. Col. think he is, inserting himself in the political dealings of the executive?
 
This Officer stepped way out of his lane when he took the action that he did? His action, contrary to the breathless declarations of the media, was not the act of a patriot, but an untrustworthy individual. This was a Soldier who betrayed the trust and the confidence that was placed in him by the Commander in Chief, and he should be held accountable for his action.
 
When this officer concluded that his opinion on foreign policy mattered more than the President who was entrusted by the American people to do that job, and he made the conscious decision to leak the President’s conversation; he committed a grave act of betrayal.
 
Since the beginning of this country’s history, the founders stressed the importance of the Military being under the Command of civilian rulers. They insisted that the Military remain neutral in order to keep themselves out of the political fray, and always be in a position to follow the lawful orders of whoever the Commander in Chief may be.
 
It is not the privilege of any Military Officer to ever determine policy. The idea has has always been for there to be a clear dichotomy between the role of civilian leaders and the role of the Military.
 
The founders knew of the dangers in having a Military that is steeped in politics, and they wanted to make sure that we as a nation never have to deal with those complications.
 
Lieut. Col. Vindman should never be allowed to be in such a position of trust ever again. He should lose his top secret clearance, face disciplinary action under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, and be forced to resign or retire.
 
Thank him for his service and send him packing.
We cannot afford to have Military Officers who behave in this manner.

The continued harassment of President Donald Trump

The treatment of this President by the Democrat Party, the media and Washington insiders  is unlike anything that we have ever witnessed in the history of this country. The daily  attempts to sabotage the Presidency of Donald Trump is just stunning to behold. What is even more unbelievable is to see the media go along with these acts of sabotage all in the effort to take down a President they do not like. 

It is not unusual to oppose the party in power. That is standard operating procedure, but the hate towards this man, the personal attacks against him and his family, the non ending attempts to bring down his Presidency based on nothing but innuendo and wishful thinking is way outside the bounds of normal political gamesmanship. 

This is sick, this is evil! 

To watch the news media and their Democrat allies revel in the attempts to personally destroy Trump makes one wonder if these people even have souls. How is it possible to hate someone so much that these people are willing to say and do the things that they have engaged in for the last three years? 

These people actually started talk of impeachment before Trump even took took the oath of office. Since then they have called on members of the electoral college to not certify the election. They have baselessly called for Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment, and they have called for their supporters to harass members of Trump’s cabinet when these cabinet members are in public spaces. 

Celebrities and other prominent people joke about the prospect of violent acts being committed against the President, and they call the President the most vulgar names imaginable. All the while no one in the media makes the familiar “call for civility” that they often make if a Republican or conservative steps out of line. Every day there is a constant barrage of nothing but nasty, hostile coverage against the President without ever giving him credit for any of the things he has accomplished. 

One Congresswoman on the night she was elected shouted to her enthusiastic crowd of  supporters that “we’re gonna impeach the muther f*****,” but not even that comment was enough to cause the charlatan media alarm. And so it has gone since this guy has been elected.

 Again, it is normal for the party in power to face opposition, but this is just crazy. When Obama was elected the Republicans infamously said that they will do everyting in their power to make Obama a one term President. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that statement based on their stark policy differences. It is the job of the party in the opposition to highlight the differences between the two parties, and try to regain power based on the idea that their policies are better. That is the nature of politics. 

What we are seeing with Trump though is Democrats and the media trying to undermine the President at every turn, using the most underhanded tricks in their attempt to stage a soft coup. 

The President has been under investigation since he first came into office. Not one of these investigations is based on evidence of wrongdoing by by him, but simply in the effort to find dirt on him.  When have we seen a President treated this way before? 

The media and the Democrats hated President Ronald Reagan with a fiery passion, but not even Reagan experiesced this.

Now the latest act of sabotage is that some low level employee listening in on the President’s decided to snitch on the President’s conversation with another world leader, because that low level employee thinks he heard something fishy. Is this really what we have come to as a country? Think about this for one moment and let it sink in to the consciousness. A low level employee is second guessing the President’s discussion with another world leader because that low level employee thinks that the President is saying something inappropriate. 

Imagine during the Cuban Missile Crisis that some low level employee who has no idea of  what is going on behind the scenes, who has no idea of the back and forth negotions, the feeling out of each other that the two leaders are doing, or any of the intricate detalils that the President and his team knows. Imagine that low level employee listening in on a conversation between Kennedy and Kruschev and deciding that Kennedy is out of line in his negotions, and then goes snitching to Congress that he believes Kennedy has stepped out of line. 

Does anyone understand how ridiculous that would be. Folks the bar for anyone who is privy to the President’s conversations with wolrld leaders, discussing what he or she may have heard in those discussions with anyone must be very high. 

The President of the United States must be allowed a lot of leverage to discuss issues with world leaders without worrying that his conversations would be leaked. Are we saying that world leaders now have to worry about the conversations they have with the President of the United States being leaked, because as one person says, the very act of being President is now impeachable?

It does not matter who the President is. What we are witnessing at the moment with the so called whistle blower and members of the Democrat Party is just wrong, and the fact that people are willing to go along with this simply because they hate the man in the White House is so very troubling. 

This nonesense has to stop!