American Vision

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“The most important thing a president needs to do is to make it clear that we’re not going to continue to see jobs shipped overseas, jobs that are lost by American workers, many in their 50s who, for 20 and 30 years, have worked to make a company rich, and then watch as a CEO takes a $100 million bonus to jettison those American jobs somewhere else.”
Mike Huckabee, May 4, 2007

“Free trade is the serial killer of American manufacturing and the Trojan Horse of World Government. It is the primrose path to the loss of economic independence and national sovereignty. Free Trade is a bright shining lie.”
Patrick J Buchanan

“The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States.”
Ronald Reagan (September 29, 1981)

“We expected the new housing market to be considerably smaller because of the baby-bust generation. Luckily, we’re finding that more immigrants are filling the hole. It’s really critical.”
Stanley Duobinis, dir. of forecasting Nat. Assn. Home Builders (Wall Street Journal, Oct. 10, 1996)

“The reasons Cubans continue to come here — and let’s face it, the Cubans are not nearly so desperate as the Haitians — is because they know that if they make it to the beach, chances are that they’ll be allowed to stay.”
Wayne Smith (senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and former head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana) Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Sept. 21, 2000.

“There is no constitutional right to come to America. It is a privilege to be admitted. It is disgraceful, as well as harmful to our personal safety and national health, that we have allowed 9 million people to come here illegally.”
Cal Thomas (“Purging the Evil from Among Us” World Jewish Review, Jan. 26, 2002)

 

 

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“Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world…”
James Knox Polk, (President from 1845- 1849. Under his leadership the United States fought the Mexican War (1846-48) and acquired vast territories along the Pacific coast and in the Southwest.)

“The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times.”
Ulysses S. Grant

“We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny.”
William McKinley (President during the Spanish American War which resulted in the US annexation of the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico)

“We could not leave them to themselves — they were unfit for self-government — and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain’s was … there was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them.”
William McKinley

“The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages”
Teddy Roosevelt

“We are friends of constitutional government in America; we are more than its friends, we are its champions. I am going to teach the South American republics to elect good men.”
Woodrow Wilson (who used military force in an attempt to teach this to Southern republics, intervening in Mexico, Cuba, the Dominion Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.)

“Thus I helped make Mexico, and especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. “I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the raping of half-a-dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers and Co. in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras ‘right’ for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

“During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, and promotion. Looking back on it, I feel that I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate a racket in three city districts. The Marines operated on three continents.”
Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler (former Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps), Common Sense, November 1935

“If you think you can run this operation without United Fruit you’re crazy.”
Joseph Caldwell King, Director of the CIA’s Western Hemisphere division, 1952-54

“I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.”
Henry Kissinger

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  1. #1 by logiopath on February 26, 2008 - 7:00 pm

    So, what are you saying, by the dawn’s early light? America first, or is there a hidden agenda?

  2. #2 by ric booth on February 27, 2008 - 9:09 am

    Interesting. I do not remember any of these perspectives being taught in my public school education.

    The opening quote from Huckabee has been a common one in the US now for years (decades?). We want to have our cake and eat too… Low, low price for clothing, food, and big screen TVs plus American jobs.

  3. #3 by lovewillbringustogether on March 7, 2008 - 1:33 am

    You’re a Good Man Chris! (this one person’s opinion of course)

    Considering where you’ve come from that cannot have been an easy thing to achieve.

    I am not amazed to see that all that work evoked just one other person into the discussion (Kudo’s Ric)

    I could say more but i am allergic to bullets.

    Speaking of which… Lincoln – bullet. JFK – bullet. Even dear Old Ronnie Reagan – survived bullet. George W Bush? two full bullet-free terms – go figure??

    love

  4. #4 by lovewillbringustogether on March 7, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    Apologies – should have said ‘just TWO other people into the discussion..’ (not counting self). Hope you can forgive me logio?

    I never was much good with numbers 😉

    love

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