Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stepping In It Again

Two Sisters From The Right  are  proud to present an essay by a new guest author to our website.  Mr. Carson is a free lance writer whose work we are delighted to bring to our readers.   Stepping In It Again   is one American's point of view on the crisis in Egypt, and the present American administration bumbling international diplomacy. 

by Kit Carson

Rule of law through the ages
The rule of law. This central tenant of the government of the United States of America has proven valuable in keeping the republic solvent through the many times of turmoil in its two centuries of existence. Regardless of one’s political persuasion, in spite of the passions of the electorate, despite the world’s opinion of American sentiments and actions, this nation operates under the rule of law. Regular elections, processes of appeals, and even methods for recall insure the smooth transfer of power and peaceful resolution to the political discourse that exists within a free society.

There is revolution afoot in the Middle East and the center of that flashpoint is Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak has been in power since the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981. By many accounts he is not a benevolent ruler, more of a dictator than what most Americans would consider a president. Corruption and human rights violation have been components of his regime as a necessity for his prolonged rule. The country has been under Emergency Law since 1967 which has allowed for a suspension of many citizens rights for over 40 years.

The citizenry has every right to be troubled by their current situation. Rampant unemployment, government corruption, an extended suspension of constitutional rights, and even religious fervor has fueled unrest, protests, and violent clashes between the citizenry and the government. The Mubarak government has responded by firing the Cabinet and calling for elections in September in which President Mubarak will not seek re-election.

When the Taxpayers March converged upon Washington D.C. in September 2009, the federal government’s response was tainted with derision and indifference. That reaction was countered at the polls in November of 2010. Had the rally been violent, public sentiment for the organizers would have been diminished and the movement would have lost momentum in 2009. Had the administration heeded the pleas of the people, they may have saved their political hold on House of Representatives. The rule of law prevailed and the transition of power was again peaceful.

In expressing the administration’s position on the conflict in Egypt, the American President Barrack Obama’s response of "My belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now”, has proven to be halfhearted at best, and encouraging to the violent contingency of protesters at worst. How would President Obama have reacted if a foreign government called for him to step down in the face of such opposition? What if the French President Sarkozy had said the same thing about the American president after witnessing Tea Party rallies in 2010?

There are many diplomatic strategies that can be engaged which can put pressure on foreign governments without engaging in a form of public humiliation. Those that are dressed down tend to dig in their heels and the situations only worsen. Those doing the dressing down inevitably come across as arrogant and bullying. There are no winners in this approach.

Obama's words of diplomacy
President Obama’s public, verbal bumbling into world politics has again placed the United States into an ever weakening position of influence of foreign policy. A nation governed by the rule of law is now being represented by a man operating on a principle of moral relativity. The American public needs to remain resolute in seeing that the orderly transition of the American government continues through 2012. It is going to take great effort to restore the prominence that this nation once held in the world community once this President is removed from office…by the rule of law of course.

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At February 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is recent intelligence that this administration knew that the demonstrations in Egypt were planned and this do nothing administration has done nothing about it. People all over are asking "Where is the leader of the free world during this crisis?"

At February 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger said...

EXCELLENT article by Mr. Carson! Obama's initial reticence, followed by his "public, verbal bumbling", has cemented his image as a weak, ineffective leader. No matter what he says or does next, I'm afraid he dropped the ball on this one and the consequences will be far-reaching.

Hope to see more contributions from Mr. Carson!!


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