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Posted: Friday, March 7, 2008 10:00 pm

So much for change. Hillary Clinton's "3 a.m. response" to the illegal invasion of Ecuador (an organization of the American states ally whom we are pledged to defend) was to first condemn the president of Venezuela (whom the U.S. has many times tried to depose).

Then to pledge our support for Columbia (the invading country) whom we have given years of enormous military assistance.

Barak Obama was not a whole lot better, calling for an end to hostile talk and calling for assistance from neighboring states. He did not ask for the U.S. to take a leading role in this hemispheric crisis, nor suggest our support of our treaty ally that had been invaded. Who is it that can expect the U.S. to uphold its end of an international treaty?

When will we ever assume an international position of being one (and not the only one) of a community of nations learning how to dialog and live at peace with each other? I was in hopes that this was the change that was being talked about in our election rhetoric.

Art Raab

Lodi

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30 comments:

  • posted at 4:11 am on Thu, Mar 13, 2008.

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    Wouldn't it be nice if there were no war, no conflict, no pain, no suffering, no aging, no disease, and no dying? Wouldn't it be nice if all people would be united as one? That would be Heaven!

     
  • posted at 3:58 am on Thu, Mar 13, 2008.

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    Placing hope in the politicians and peacemakers of the world never has or ever will be prudent. World peace never has or ever will be achieved. True hope can only be found not in creation but in The Creator.

     
  • posted at 6:14 pm on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    T&C it's not working.

     
  • posted at 2:39 pm on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    girard74 wrote on Mar 8, 2008 7:03 AM:

    " The author wrote, 'When will we ever assume an international position of being one (and not the only one) of a community of nations learning how to dialog and live at peace with each other?'

    Art, I admire your optimism; but what you are imagining is considered Utopia. With human nature as it now is, and will be for the foreseeable future, the world you are seeking will never exist. "
    Here Here Again. Humans are born into sin. A utopia means no more progress to me. Heaven on Earth!? Yeah Right!

     
  • posted at 12:58 pm on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    Daniel, I am shocked that someone so well versed in conspiracy theories does not know about the biggest conspiracy of all.

     
  • posted at 12:21 pm on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    citizen I have to laugh when you say "he is an ultra left wing Democrat." I guess there's no such animal as an ultra right wing Republican. Must exist only in the Democratic party.

     
  • posted at 10:37 am on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    voter: Sorry, I don't know what is the "Project for the New American Century."

     
  • posted at 10:36 am on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    voter: You are entitled to your opinion on whether you believe the American presidents have not repressed people to promote an alterior agenda.

     
  • posted at 10:34 am on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    voter: On my previous letter, I got caught saying "government." Truth is that PEOPLE run conspiracies. Some of them occupy elected positions, and some don't. They use their position to advance alterior motives.

    Examples: Dr. Robert Pastor is not elected to any position in government whatsoever. He was used by Clinton to draft NAFTA, and during the Bush administration, he is not formally associated with Pres. Bush's staff.

    Pastor is probably the chief architect behind the North American Union.

    Within the senate, several key members are wearing two hats, eg. Feinstein, Kerry, Kennedy.

     
  • posted at 10:29 am on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    OTH: Thank you very much.

     
  • posted at 6:37 am on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    God Bless America and may God help us whoever is elected as our next president!

     
  • posted at 6:37 am on Sun, Mar 9, 2008.

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    So much DAMAGE has been done to America's image around the world, so many of our service men and women in "Harms Way"...and so many BILLIONS of dollars spent on the "War Machine"! Just once, before I die, I would like to see a 50 Billion dollar employment package approved by Congress and ANY president giving 1 Billion dollars to each state to be used ONLY to put americans back to work. Take care of our own people before "Giving away Billions to other countries with full knowledge they will skim off as many millions as they can into theirownpockets!

     
  • posted at 3:24 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Daniel, I know all about the Project for the New American Century and the power of linguistics. However, I have traveled far and wide and refuse to believe the governments of the world are conspiring to repress us.

     
  • posted at 2:20 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    One more thing, I do believe he has had letters published in the LNS before.

     
  • posted at 2:19 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    I personally did not have Mr Raab for a teacher. However my friends who did loved him. He was a popular teacher at Lodi High.

     
  • posted at 2:13 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Well I guess I spelled his name wrong but the rest is true.

     
  • posted at 2:11 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Art Rabb used to be a teacher at Lodi High. He is an ultra left wing democrat. God I feel sorry for the kids that had to be in his class. Well I guess most of the teachers nowadays have the same politics as Rabb.

     
  • posted at 1:50 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Woops. If Art Raab is here, and if he did in fact write this letter, please forgive me; and, please let me know.

     
  • posted at 1:49 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Has anyone ever seen Art Raab's name in the paper before?

    Not me.

    This letter is cooperative with an extremely powerful Washington agenda, so I am suspicious of where this letter came from.

     
  • posted at 1:45 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    voter: continued: In reality, these words mean that a supreme authority is established which supersedes the sovereignty of every member nation. The supreme authority is a new government which most notably consists of a tribunal that has power to overrule local government legislation.

    Compliance is attained either by signature (treaties), handshake (SPP), or war.

    There is nothing good or cooperative about any of these.

     
  • posted at 1:45 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    voter: I do not have a "beef" with what you wrote. Please be noticed with a warning:

    Politicians and lawyers use a different dictionary than the ones that are given to ordinary regular class citizens. For example, IRS code runs a whole gamut of words that have different meaning to the IRS than to ordinary people. E.g. "person," "employee," "employer," "residence," "income."

    In most ordinary people, internationalism and globalism make us think about cooperation with foreign governments in politics and in economics.

    continued.

     
  • posted at 12:27 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Daniel, I did not interpret this writer's letter to advocate one world government. It speaks to cooperation within the international community. If you prefer the term "cooperate" to "unify", then so be it. And yes, the US has unfortunately supported despots with aid money and waged war for dubious cause. That's all the more reason to repair our image by cooperating and working towards global harmony. You can't possibly have a beef with that.

     
  • posted at 8:58 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    The term "unite" means unify economic and political systems under one common bank and common currency, and one political supreme power.

    How can one advocate this objective, and who does one propose to be the leader?

    What inalienable rights would there be? Conversely, I admit it is questionable whether we have inalienable rights under our current system or not.

     
  • posted at 8:55 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    voter: The term "isolationism" is used in a negative derogatory, as if it is not designed to help world problems.

    However, "foreign aid" supports regimes that are causing problems, and our US military is used to put down regimes that will not unify.

    Meanwhile, we look around the world and see war and accuse bogey men or fictitious enemies for being responsible.

    There is nothing isolationist about protecting America's borders, and protecting America's economics.

     
  • posted at 4:34 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Did Al Gore write this letter after creating the internet and discovering global warming?

     
  • posted at 3:11 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Ahh, yes - Ron Paul. Well, coming soon - to a Lodi News-Sentinel 'Letter to the Editor' - a treatise - authored (or perhaps merely written) by yours truly, surely providing a different look into the past, present and future of the 'Good Doctor' himself Representative Ron Paul of the Great State of Texas!!! Be on the lookout!! It's bound to be a best-seller; perhaps worthy of, dare I say, a Pulitzer?!?! I dare not!!

    But, it'll be thought-provoking!!!

     
  • posted at 2:43 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Daniel, are you advocating an isolationist position? It would seem that whatever is good for the citizens of the world is good for Americans also. The world needs to unite to solve issues involving epidemics, starvation, destruction of resources, pollution, clean energy, etc.

     
  • posted at 2:10 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    This agenda item is the highest priority for all of the candidates, except Ron Paul, and possibly Kucinich.

     
  • posted at 2:08 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    Art Raab: Don't worry. You can absolutely count on our next president to sell-out America's soveriegnty to embrace international economics and possibly, unification of the governments.

     
  • posted at 1:03 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2008.

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    The author wrote, 'When will we ever assume an international position of being one (and not the only one) of a community of nations learning how to dialog and live at peace with each other?'

    Art, I admire your optimism; but what you are imagining is considered Utopia. With human nature as it now is, and will be for the foreseeable future, the world you are seeking will never exist.

     

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