By Chris Rossini
In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.
Those were actual words spoken by President Trump today at the UN. If only it were possible to see the thoughts swirling through the minds of everyone listening.
The words "yeah right" most likely dominated at that moment.
If only the president's words were true. Instead, the U.S. government has been at constant war (both overt and covert) for an entire century. The globe is bursting with American military bases that are stationed around every corner.
Tell us another one Mr. President:
We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved constitution, the oldest constitution still in use in the world today. This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity and the rule of law.
Again, one would have to ignore the last 100 years to believe that the U.S. Constitution has been the foundation of peace. It would be, if politicians took their oaths of office seriously. They don't.
America is the greatest debtor in the history of the world. Both the government and its citizens are drowning in bills that can't possibly be paid.
About half of the citizens are on federal welfare. The government will someday have to break the bad news that it's completely broke.
The citizens won't be happy...to say the least.
To call this "prosperity" is to butcher the meaning of the word.
The Constitution is not a timeless document. It's purpose was, according to the drafters, to chain down the federal government.
But wait, there's more:
In America, the people govern. The people rule. And the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs.
The people definitely don't govern. That makes no sense.
Government, because it is a monopoly on violence, is a zero-sum game. Someone must win and someone must lose. Someone dictates, and someone else is expected to obey.
Only in a free society would people govern their own lives. No aggressive use of force would be permitted (by anyone or any group).
But since it is accepted (at this point) that government is a tool of violence to be used against others, the fight is for *some* people to control it, and others to suffer under it.
"The people rule" is a fairy tale.
Speaking of fairy tales:
As President of the United States, I will always put America first.
Well, it's been about 9 months, and even many of Trump's supporters know that this isn't true at all.
Right out of the gate, Trump started breaking his campaign promises. He has continued up to the present day. Political+Crony Globalism is still firmly the agenda.
Finally, in a complete contradiction to his earlier statement about America, the president said:
No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea.
If America were truly a "shining example" it would not be concerning itself with North Korea, probably the most impoverished nation on earth.
America would not have thousands of troops on North Korea's border. It would not conduct military drills on that border.
A shining example is supposed to ... you know ... set an example.
A new philosophy on what the role of government should be is necessary in the "land of the free".
Trump is not providing that philosophy. Instead, he's standing at the podium of a globalist institution, lying to anyone who's paying attention.
Liberty is far superior to this.