Lee’s Summit – May 17, 2010.  I sat here reading over and over the words spoken by the assistant secretary of state of the United States of America conceding that the US has no grounds to stand up to China over Human Rights and I was stunned.

“We brought it up early and often.  It was mentioned in the first session and as a troubling trend in our society, and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination.  And these are issues very much being debated in our own society,” Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner, who led the US delegation to the talks, told reporters on Friday.” (read the full article here)

Where does it end?  Every country has things that are imperfect but the lunacy of constant apology and America bashing has to stop.  The United States has some of the most tolerant laws on immigration.

I travel to China often and I’m the first to admire what they are doing moving towards a more open society and towards capitalism.  All good things, but to compare China 2010 to the United States 2010 is a very large stretch in logic leaps. 

I’m no politician, nor do I care to be one.  I’m a very much a fiscal conservative citizen but it does not add up.  If someone does something it has to have some goal in mind.  What is the goal of the Obama administration to undermine itself by the constant apologizing?

Has China apologized for Tiananmen Square?

Has China apologized for the need for its citizens to request permission to move from one city to another and be considered a denizen of that city?

Has China apologized for restricting the Internet?

Has China apologized for limiting the information its denizens can receive?

Has China apologized for the theft of opportunity of its denizens for so many years, and the world from its potential innovations that would have helped all live better lives?

I’m not picking on China, look at all the countries we’ve apologized to, with no acknowledgment of all the things America’s economic engine has provided to the world?  What about the work done to stabilize Europe and Japan?  What about the open market that the US shares with the world?  You may think it’s not fully open, but I dare you to export and see what your costs are after you land the products in other countries.

Are we going to apologize for the success of the United States?

Are we going to apologize for the technological advances that have given birth to industries all over the world?

Are we going to apologize for bringing the opportunity for countries around the world to generate real wealth?

I just don’t get it: do you?

This administration is doing more harm than good. 


Respectfully submitted,
The Lee’s Summit Conservative

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