Remember the Maine

In Executive order, Obama on February 2, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Remember the Maine, the USS Maine sank off the coast of Cuba on February 15, 1898, and became the rallying cry for the Spanish America War. At the time it was enough to have President McKinley have to change his political stance from Anti War to Pro War and watch as his Assistant Secretary of the Navy became hero of the hour, Theodore Roosevelt.

Remember the Maine offered up mementos, souvenirs and made William Randolf Hurst papers the tabloids of the day.  Theodore Roosevelt would end up as the famous returning hero which lead him to  Governor of New York then Vice President and finally President all because of Cuba and the Maine.  Which was proven later as an internal explosion.  So we went to war over false pretenses.  Not the first or the Last.eeis_03_img0979

Remember the Maine: brought us peace with Spain and Cuba and also gave us Guantanamo Bay.  A treaty that has been served and honored by our side since Teddy was President.  For less than 5000 dollars a year we have paid for the privilege of having a base inside of Cuba.  The Castro regime will not cash the check but that’s their problem, we still send them, even the Obama Administration has thus far sent the checks.

President Obama may feel that the last 50 years hasn’t worked with Cuba but Teddy proved that when an enemy resists use overwhelming force to win.  Then negotiate.  Why does President Obama, a educated person not see that only when we Win and then offer terms do we have peace.  Not a retreat, not a surrender but peace.

Remember the Maine reminds me that overall Cuba isn’t really important on a world scale.  Yes we and the Russians allowed it to become important over Nuclear war and a standoff that even a Democratic President understood he wasn’t allowed to lose. President Kennedy did lose at the Bay of Pigs, but maybe that’s why he knew he could not back down to the Russians. Yet surrender to a dictator?  Why are we considering surrender?

Remember the Maine should be the cry when President Obama offers to surrender Guantanamo Bay.  Every Senator should have to vote on the treaty, which President Obama may or may not allow, again forgetting the constitution.  We gave up the Panama Canal because another President didn’t think thought the consequences of those actions and today the Chinese control what Theodore Roosevelt built.  Presidents Carter and Obama will not be in office when the citizens of this country suffer through their actions.  Iran because of President Carter still is causing us and the world grief.  Now because of President Obama and his executive orders, we are about to have  a Nuclear Iran, ISIS in control of most of the middle east, Russia taking over peaceful countries, A war with China and Japan which by treaty we must defend Japan and now peace with Dictators in Cuba.  President Obama will also get credit for this next Depression that all this overspending and taking money from those who earned it to buy votes from those who have not.  Neither of these men will be in office as the rest of us pay the price for ineptitude.

Remember the Maine:  We are returning territory we have already shed blood for, once again this is starting to sound all to familiar.


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