With “Apologies” to China
Last week, delegations from the United States and China met to discuss human rights issues. Each country has problems with the human rights record of the other. China doesn’t like our poverty, crime and homelessness. We don’t like China’s total lack of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, its jailing of political dissidents, its lack of respect for women, and its total disregard for the rights of the individual. OK, those are the things I don’t like about China.
First of all, for the US to even discuss human rights with a country like China is insulting. Remember Tienanmen Square, anyone? Remember the millions of baby girls abandoned by Chinese citizens due to the one-child policy? Remember, oh, communism?
OK, OK, so we need China on our side for various reasons: dealing with nuclear proliferation in North Korea, or imposing sanctions on Iran. But how much of our national soul are we willing to sell to the bloody Maoists in exchange for their cooperation?
“Posner said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.
He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its own a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person’s immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally.”
(Read the full Yahoo! News article here.)
That’s right, the US delegation, headed by assistant secretary of state Michael Posner, brought up Arizona’s new immigration law all on its own, and as a human rights violation.
Why, oh why, does the Obama administration continue to stab the American people in the back and sell us out to foreign interests? It was only last week that Attorney General Eric Holder admitted he didn’t even read the immigration law, and now the administration is sure it’s a violation of human rights?
Come on, Mr. President, grow a pair! Stop apologizing for America. We’re the greatest country on earth. And, quite frankly, you should be apologizing to Arizona for doing nothing about securing our Southern border (as should the past two or three administrations), forcing them to spend their state budget doing what you can’t or won’t.
It’s time to show some national pride, Barry! Here’s how to apologize to China:
Dear China: I’m sorry we’ve grown your economy by leaps and bounds by exporting not only goods and services, but businesses to your sorry, individual disrespecting country. I’m sorry we’ve given you “most favored nation” status, when we should be railing against your horrible record of abuses against your own citizens and the citizens of neighboring countries. I’m sorry we’ve led you to believe you’re on par with us on any level. You’re not. You’re a totalitarian regime with insufferable politics. You suck.
Get the picture, Mr. Posner and Mr. Obama?