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That is the slogan I created yesterday on Twitter to show the extremes the new Obama administration is going to placate its liberal base. By in large he campaigned on a few themes and most of those of course wound up being centrist and acting as a “uniter”. I am not naieve enough to think that he’d actually govern that way but its something to hold his feet to the fire. To that end we have a rather interesting prospect unveiling before us on Ogasm TV every day 24/7. President Obama will apparebtly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba via Executive Order issued today in front of the world.
From Sec 2: Findings:
(c) The individuals currently detained at Guantánamo have the constitutional privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. Most of those individuals have filed petitions for a writ of habeas corpus in Federal court challenging the lawfulness of their detention.
Personally this is a mistake for our nation but what’s done is done. According to the EO we’re going to afford terrorists caputred on the field of battle the full legal safeguards of the United States of America. That’s basically equating a man who may have killed American service members in Afghanistan or elsewhere is the same as the guy that broke into your house last week to steal your stereo. We are not living in reality, we are living in fairytale land. President Obama’s EO goes at great lengths to ensure this by granting the detainees access to a concept they’d never heard of until a lawyer said it in their ear: habeas corpus.
This first arose back on June 13, 2008 when the United States Supreme Court allowed for the Guantanamo detainees could apply for a writ of habeas corpus to seek their release from captivity. Now Obama’s Executive Order is providing full executive branch support behind such applications and its unknown how vigorous a stance the prosecution will really stand. Basically it will be the Justice Department attacking the Defense Department and how it handled the situation. Obama orders a prompt review of all detainees but also orders the closing of the prison, so what to do? Well that’s another story.
This goes into the abortion issue. I am not a pro-life activist by any means. I simply believe it should not be done except to save the life of the mother among other certain circumstances. I have a history with abortion that if you ever got to know me we might share. That said I do not understand the false argument behind liberals and other leftists that believe we should have unrestricted abortion practices, federally funded here in the United States and abroad. Now Obama plans to reverse President Bush’s implementation of the Mexico-City policy:
The Mexico City Policy announced by President Reagan in 1984 required nongovernmental organizations to agree as a condition of their receipt of Federal funds that such organizations would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations. This policy was in effect until it was rescinded on January 22, 1993.
It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad. It is therefore my belief that the Mexico City Policy should be restored. Accordingly, I hereby rescind the “Memorandum for the Acting Administrator of the Agency for International Development, Subject: AID Family Planning Grants/Mexico City Policy,” dated January 22, 1993, and I direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to reinstate in full all of the requirements of the Mexico City Policy in effect on January 19, 1993.Mexico City Policy should be restored. Accordingly, I hereby rescind the “Memorandum for the Acting Administrator of the Agency for International Development, Subject: AID Family Planning Grants/Mexico City Policy,” dated January 22, 1993, and I direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to reinstate in full all of the requirements of the Mexico City Policy in effect on January 19, 1993.
So what is happening is clear to me. We are going to spend federal dollars, yours and mine, to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay that house some dangerous men. Spend more money to ship them to another facility somewhere and at some point, after the Department of Justice makes a plan, they will be housed, fed, clothed, cared for, and generally sustained by your money and mine all with the judicial backing of the United States government.
All the while, more of your money is going to be supporting and quite possibly opening abortion clinics world wide in an effort to provide “reproductive choices” to the masses of the world. So the priorities of the new administration seem very slanted in my eyes. We’re going to trade the lives of unborn babies the world over for the lives of terrorists who would see you and me dead. Under President Clinton in 2000 this amount hovered around $340 million before he requested 41% increase in 2000 USAID budget request. Another modern twist to this horrid tale that is about to unfold is that in 1996 then First Lady Hillary Clinton proudly supported family planning efforts all over and specifically South America. It should be expected that now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is going to support this expanded mission of USAID and support the administration’s position whole heartedly with regards to abortions at our expense.
So our money will go to close Club GTMO and open abortion clinics.
Sad. Ironic. Morbidly funny… if it wasn’t so sad.
One is going to live… while the other will die.