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I don’t know about you, but I have found the build-up of China’s military to be quite alarming. To
further my fears a U.S. Admiral in command of the U.S.S. George Washington strike group in the Pacific admitted to A.P. that he too finds China’s recent purchases of military hardware very questionable too. In the article to A.P. Admiral Donegan stated concerns in China’s use of such a military. The Admiral also did not rule out the possibility that China may be requiring an aircraft carrier. Although his main concern right now is the anti-weapons systems that China is now acquiring. These systems include missiles and submarines that may pose a serious risk to our armed forces in the region.
With China becoming a growing economic power it should not be a surprise that they would pursue an interest in increasing the power in the region. Annually, it has been reported by the experts in the A.P. that China has been spending 10 percent of the country’s wealth for the past 2 decades for their military. Officials figure that China spends about $71 billion a year on their armed forces, but some experts believe that they spend a lot more than that.
This surely is not a time for the United States to turn a blind eye to what China is doing. We should not be engaged in a process of disarming our own military or our nuclear deterrent capabilities, but instead growing our military might. Must I remind you that a strong communist threat like China in the region would most likely pose a serious threat to freedom and democracy in the Asia/Pacific region and our own country. Some people say that our hands are tied due to all the financial help that we have received from the Chinese. That should not stop us. My fellow Americans if that is the case then we are already doomed, however, I for one do not believe that. We can still stop this; by lowering or getting rid of our capital gains and corporate taxes, stopping our over spending in Washington and at home, and make it more acceptable for companies to stop sending American manufacturing jobs overseas. Our food, household produces, electronics, and military weapons should be produced mainly in the U.S., not in another country. I am not trying to say that we should become an isolationist country, but we should be producing a lot more for ourselves. A person or country who depends on others to supply them with everything they need is weak and helpless. I for one do not consider myself nor my country helpless.
Just recently President Obama was caught holding a radical anti-American book. Apparently, the President was reading this book on one of his overseas trips. Why would our President be reading something that does not inspire American greatness, but instead speaks about the decline of our once great nation?
In this book “The Post-American World”, written by Fareed Zakaria America is in a state of decline. It states that some kind of world order is starting to rise up led by countries like Russia, China, and India, and that it is starting to surpass America as the leading nation economically and militarily. Basically, this book suggests that America must not pursue superpower superiority, but rather learn to get along with the rest of the world.
One would have to wonder why our President would want to read such liberal crap. Does he believe what Fareed Zakaria states not only in his book, but also in the interview he has given in recent times to the likes of the BBC? I for one hope not. I was, along with many other Americans, raised to believe that America is the greatest country that has ever been in existence since the beginning of civilization. We achieved that status not by conquering and taking over lands, nor by our diversity, but by simply being free. It is our freedom that makes us great. It is our freedom that makes people all around the world want to live here. It is our can do spirit that inspires when the going gets tough we the people get tougher.
I am afraid that our President does not share that same view point. Instead of speaking about our great country for what it is, we catch him going overseas apologizing for what our country has done wrong in the past. Sure I will admit that we have made some mistakes in the past, but that does not out weigh those things that we have done that were good. We fought two wars in Europe and one in the Pacific just in the last century alone. Not for conquering, but instead we fought it for liberation of all people. We as a nation sacrificed many of our young men and women for the greater good of freedom. We as a nation freed many around the world. We even in the last eight years freed those in the Middle East from the likes of dictators like Saddam Hussein, and also from the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Not only has America defended the world from tyranny with our great military, but our nation has too often been very generous to other countries in need. Remember the tsunami that hit on December 26, 2004 in the Indian Ocean? Many nations like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand were the hardest hit. Hundreds of thousands of people not only lost their homes, but also lost their lives. It was the U.S. that sent our naval fleet over there first to provide medical, food, shelter, and personnel to help those countries in their time of need. We did this without even being asked. That, my friends, is what America does. I don’t see that same honorable attitude from our current President. In fact, judging from his reading material it is quite the opposite, he does not represent the American spirit which many patriots have now come to miss.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA7srwym3Yk (Video Interview With Fareed Zakaria Author Of “The Post-American World” On BBC)