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Sunday, January 03, 2016

An Aussie's take on our presidential race

Michael Smith is an Australian radio host whose blog is filled with such items as, "Germany's Angela Merkel thanks everyone who's helped flood Germany with young unemployed Syrian men no matter what country they come from."

He invited listeners to listen to an hour of Donald Trump, as he did. He included a video of Trump speaking, and added:
Until recently I didn't know much about Donald Trump beyond the headlines and caricatures, so I've been reluctant to say anything about him.
I'm asking you to do what I've just done. I'd like you to spend an hour listening to Donald Trump talk about his plans for the United States of America, the country he loves. America needs fixing. Trump wants to fix it. If I was a headhunter looking at the field of applicants for the job of CEO of the United States, Trump would get the job. By a country mile.
I don't want one dimensional repetitious comments about Mr Trump on this thread. I'd love to hear your informed opinions once you've at least listened to the bloke for an hour. Let's talk about him once you've done that -- I can guarantee you'll be better informed about Trump than 90% of Australia's population and 100% of The Left who simply know better.
Trump is important because America is important. I love freedom, the rule of law, free markets, peace and democracy. America is a force for good in the world because it cherishes and promotes those concepts. The world needs a strong and well led America and Trump is a chance to take that job -- so we all have an interest in finding out about the man. I want to know about him and I hope you do too.
Got that? "America is a force for good in the world because it cherishes and promotes those concepts."

The 21st century has gotten off to a bad start. America needs to get her act together, before our liberty is traded in for sharia law.

Baby Boomers had one job -- one job -- to pass on to our grandchildren the freedoms and rule of law that Michael Smith wrote about. And we are blowing it. We have to do better. We must. The world depends on us. Yes, nowhere in the Constitution does it say we have to bee the world's policeman -- but nowhere does it say we cannot be. We are who we are and it is time to stop shirking our duties.


  1. Not to get too "soony" about it, but America has no more stalwart ally than Australia.

    The Obama Democrats have forgotten this:

    "We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world."

    "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

    Got that? Pay ANY price. Bear ANY burden.

    In case you don't recognize that quote, it's from the Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961.

  2. The poor man's Pericles.

  3. IIRC then Australian PM John Howard was in the US on 9/11/2001. GWB had presented Australia with the ship's bell from USS Canberra (long story) the day before. When asked what Australia would do after the 9/11 attacks he said that "it is not time to be an eighty-percent ally."

    That may not be an exact quote, but it is pretty much the meat of what he said.

    -Mikey NTH

  4. The Aussies are much like us. Sometimes TOO much like us.
    I recommend reading