I just finished listening to Secretary of State John Kerry speak to our nation. I think I’m gonna throw up but not for the reasons some of you might assume. Personally, I don’t think we can look the other way when it comes to genocide. Genocide is everywhere! Where is code pink? Where are the anti-war protests? Why is it okay for a Liberal President to go to war but not a Conservative one? All you President George W. Bush haters—you can’t tell me this is different. Where’s the freaking consistency? I understand having a change of heart on certain issues in life and everyone is entitled. I know I have changed my own mind about A LOT of things. I can’t help it—when I think of genocide I think of Adolf Hitler. Again, genocide is happening all over the world! Isn’t it kind of like watching a crime and looking the other way? Do you pretend you don’t hear screaming or gunshots if it’s happening in your neighborhood? Are you as frustrated as I am?
I have a serious problem with genocide. Genocide always reminds me of Hitler. Genocide reminds me of Saddam Hussein. There are more examples of genocide and not enough time to list them all. Some of you ought to refresh your memories on the definition of the word. Personally, I have never had a problem with our troops going anywhere that genocide is happening. That’s how I feel currently about Syria, too. But, I’m pretty consistent when it comes to Genocide so when we went into Iraq I didn’t have a problem with that either.
"But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Office of George W. Bush
August 28, 2013
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH
Laura and I are proud to join our fellow Americans in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
When Reverend King came to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1963, his purpose was to hold our Nation to the standards spelled out in the Declaration of Independence. He called all of us to live up to that document’s fundamental promise and the underpinning of our founding – that all of us are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, with thousands gathered around him, Dr. King looked out over the American capital and uttered simple, powerful words that changed the hearts of millions. The dream he had spread a message of hope, justice, and brotherhood that took hold in the hearts of men and women around the world.
Our country has come a long way since that bright afternoon 50 years ago; yet our journey to justice is not complete. Just to the East of the Lincoln Memorial, where President Obama will speak on Wednesday, stands the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. There on the National Mall our President, whose story reflects the promise of America, will help us honor the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise.
Dr. King was on this Earth just 39 years, but the ideals that guided his life of conscience and purpose are eternal. Honoring him requires the commitment of every one of us. There’s still a need for every American to help hasten the day when Dr. King’s vision is made real in every community – when what truly matters is not the color of a person’s skin, but the content of their character.
Laura and I thank the King family and all who work to carry on the legacy of a great man and the promise of a great Nation. May we continue to march toward the day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected. And may God continue to bless America.
I'm going to apologize in advance here—I just have to get this off my chest.
Why have we stopped talking about Benghazi?
Why are we coming up on the one year anniversary of this horrible crime and still no one has been charged?
We all know what happened—America failed these men!!!
We have allowed our Government to shut us up about it. We have allowed the media to forget it ever happened. WE are responsible for allowing the rape and torture of these men to go unpunished!!!
They believed that help was on the way the entire time and yet nothing. They were violated in unspeakable manners, all along thinking that America wouldn't let them die. And what did we do? We slept! The American people, The Secretary of State, The President—we all slept peacefully in our beds.
If a mother sat and did nothing while her child was being raped and tortured for hours in the other room, until that child finally fell dead on the ground, there would be an outrage. There would be a trial and a guilty verdict before that child could be laid to rest.
But let that "mother" be our current administration and the whole thing is just an "unfortunate incident.”
Incompetence is one thing but when your incompetence starts killing Americans Mr. President—that's criminal!!!!
The video is a pretty graphic beating of a young person on a bus. The bus driver just sat there and did nothing to intervene. I guess it’s a hypocritical perpetual catch 22 we live in where we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t. Hopefully the parents, guardians, whoever—of these young men are not making excuses for their deplorable disgusting unacceptable behavior.
Lot's of American Military Dependents overseas are about to go back to school next week. Guess who's part of the Department of Defense furloughs? Yep, you guessed it: TEACHERS. Kids will have a four day school week because our Govt can't get it together!!