The American policy goes back to 1823 when President James Monroe declared that the Americas region was in our sphere of influence and was critical to the safety and security of our nation. For this reason, President Monroe offered, the United States would not allow incursions from a foreign state into the area. Thus was established the Monroe Doctrine which has been a force for stability through numerous threats to freedom. It was used to justify American incursions into Mexico to stop border threats including raids by Pancho Villa, the removal of Manuel Noriega from power in Panama and as a strong point which caused the Soviet Union to back down from installing offensive missile systems in Cuba in 1962.
Saturday, Obama destroyed the Monroe Doctrine when he said the United States would no longer interject herself into any of the affairs of the Latin American states and their interface with external powers. In effect, he just gave dictators like Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela (the successor to Hugo Chavez) and Ecuador's Rafael Correa the green light to invite Russia, Iran and China to bring their sphere of influence to the area. All three nations are actively working to infiltrate those countries both for business and military reasons and with our border wide open Obama has set us up for disaster.
Perhaps the most disturbing statement yet was when he said at the gathering, "I am not interested in having battles that started before I was born."
Oh, the naivete of this man. Once again, Obama has said both that it's all about him while also acknowledging that he has no idea of what is going on in the world apart from his college kid staff. Latin America is full of several Hitler or Stalin wannabes and with Obama's blessing, they can now freely use Cuba's Communist influence to feather their own nests at the cost of America's security. And this follows up quickly on the question that I posed in yesterday's blog. For if Obama doesn't "hate" America, what else could generate such a stupid idea? After all, while the man is full of hubris and arrogance, he's not stupid, so it has to be his disdain for America and his wish to take her down.
Since the election in November which was a complete vote of no confidence in Obama, he has put his left wing agenda on steroids and moved it up to warp speed. Can America last long enough to make a change at the top or have we already gone beyond that point? Or will the opposition Republicans rise up and reassert their Constitutional powers and bring things to a halt? Sadly, we just don't know the answer to either question but we do know that things are not in good hands.
Probably the most important thing we can do is turn ourselves back toward God, ask Him for divine guidance and then do what he tells us to do. After all, we were founded as a nation of God and I think it's time we acted like it. If you agree with me that God isn't done yet with America as a force of good in an evil world, let's get to work and push our leaders to just say no to Obama's misguided dogma. America is much greater than any one man and with His help, we can again turn this ship around. God bless America.