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Video Contest: Has The Democratic Congress Worked For You?

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 18, 2007

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Congress’s New Role: Undermining U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 18, 2007

By Victor Davis Hanson

The president establishes American foreign policy and is commander in chief. At least that’s what the Constitution states. Then Congress oversees the president’s policies by either granting or withholding money to carry them out – in addition to approving treaties and authorizing war.

Apparently, the founding fathers were worried about dozens of renegade congressional leaders and committees speaking on behalf of the United States and opportunistically freelancing with foreign leaders.

In our past, self-appointed moralists – from Charles Lindbergh and Joe Kennedy to Jimmy Carter and Jesse Jackson – have, from time to time, tried to engage in diplomacy directly contrary to the president’s.

But usually Americans agree to let one elected president and his secretary of state speak for the United States abroad. Then if they’re displeased with the results, they can show it at the ballot box every two years in national or midterm elections.

But recently hundreds in Congress have decided that they’re better suited to handle international affairs than the State Department.

The U.S. Senate late last month passed a resolution urging the de facto breakup of wartime Iraq into federal enclaves along sectarian lines – even though this is not the official policy of the Bush administration, much less the wish of a sovereign elected government in Baghdad.

That Senate vote only makes it tougher for 160,000 American soldiers to stabilize a unitary Iraq. And Iraqis I spoke with during my recent trip to Iraq are confused over why the U.S. Congress would preach to them how to split apart their own country.

Source Article: Real Clear Politics

Commentary

If the Democrats keep this up, they’ll provide fuel for a tremendous awakening of the silent majority. I am already seeing signs of stirrings in western North Carolina as more conservatives begin to ask how they can become involved. I always tell them to start locally, because this cleansing (of the government, and it’s attendant bureaucracies) will be from the bottom up. If this is going on nationwide, it would explain the new sense of desparation from the lefties.

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