The Union Forever was the battle cry that motivated the Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Through four bloody years of war, the armies of the North used it in one form or the other to motivate their soldiers.
It seems that Barack Obama and his allies, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, seem to think that the slogan of The Union Forever is outdated. Not only would they like a new paradigm of American power but based on some of their actions, they seem to be trying to declaw the American eagle.
This dynamic duo is moving down the path of the “One-World” philosophy by negotiating treaties that will give away all of America’s technological and defense advantages.
The world is a dangerous place filled with bad actors. Any attempt to trust but not verify is almost treasonous. It is a total violation of President Ronald Reagan’s First Rule of foreign negotiations.
Secretary Clinton is negotiating a code of conduct for outer space. It would effectively ban our capacity to destroy dangerous satellites or put interceptor missiles in space. On its face, the code, which was created by the European Union, was formulated to make near earth orbit safer, especially in terms of space debris.
However, Paula DeSutter, former Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, took issue at the Marshall Institute forum with Section 4.5, which calls for “further security guarantees within the appropriate fora for the purposes of enhancing the security of outer space activities by all States and the prevention of an arms race in outer space.”
That passage, she said, is a “slippery slope” towards broader arms control in space that should be stricken from the document. “It sort of ties you to something you may or may not want to do, and probably in my view shouldn’t do,” she said.
On a second front, Obama has announced that he is going to provide the Russians with the technical details of the missile defense system that we’re planning to base in Eastern Europe. His hope is that by revealing theses secrets, it will lessen the Russian’ angst about the systems.
I guess he’s going under the rule of what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Does he really believe that Russia won’t give or even sell our secrets to Iran or North Korea?
Defense advocates are especially fearful that these negotiations could lead to a side agreement to limit the velocity of our missile interceptors or place other limits on our anti-missile capability. In the 1990s, the Clinton administration agreed to limit velocity to 3 kilometers per second.
Finally, the Obama administration would dearly love to sign on to the Law of the Sea Treaty but the Senate has indicated that it would never pass in this body at this time.
The President might try to circumvent the Senate and the steep treaty-approval process by signing executive agreements. Fortunately, future Presidents can negate them with the stroke of a pen.
He took an oath ‘to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution’ but he seems to be discarding it as he has discarded other laws of the land. I wonder if he knows what The Union Forever means to America