The European Union adored the globalism and cooperative spirit
of former President Clinton because he acceded to their wishes
for bringing the United States out of its constitutional
framework and under the aegis of the EU/UN umbrella.
This is not true of President Bush.
First, Mr. Bush refused to cooperate with the
environmentalist agenda epitomized in the Kyoto Treaty and nixed
it. That has earned him a barrage of verbal darts from
various European nations, including the Tony Blair contingent in
Great Britain. Fortunately, former president Ronald Reagan
had as an ally the iron lady, Margaret Thatcher. Those
days are over.
Second, Mr. Bush sees the United States as part of a
cooperative trade association with other nations in the western
hemisphere, not a military regiment, food bank or cash cow at
the disposal of the EU.
Third, Mr. Bush opposes any subordination of the United
States' sovereignty to the rule of other nations, individually
or collectively, because such an unholy alliance would subvert
the overriding purpose of the United States and undermine the
authority of its constitution.
Unfortunately, Secretary of State Colin Powell seems to have
the globalist view more than the national sovereignty view,
which has presented the Bush administration with an
embarrassment and our nation with grave disappointment.
The nation had high hopes for Colin Powell as a statesman, but
apparently his ideologies are quite contrary to those of most
The majority of average Americans view Europe as a tourist
attraction, full of history, castles and quaint shops.
While it is indeed a tourist's dream in many instances,
politically it has become a very large threat to the United
States and its traditional post-World War II alliances with
To put it bluntly, Europe is highly socialistic and wishes to
have the United States as part of the socialist cadre. The
European Union is not an attempt to create another United
States, formed for the quest of individual freedom. It is
more a resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire which, in the words
of the philosopher Voltaire, was "neither holy, nor Roman,
nor an empire." However, the new union threatens not
only NATO and the traditional relationships we have had with
European nations, but the status of Europe as an ally.
Western Europe now is far closer to the philosophies of
Vladimir Putin than it is to the philosophy and programs of
George W. Bush.
The angst on the part of the Europeans is exacerbated by the
fact that they had so much going for their agenda from January
of 1993 to January of 2001.
That has changed. The EU may wish Colin Powell were
president but he is not. As a lifetime career military
man, he knows the meaning of authority, and he should know that
his recent comments concerning Europe, Cuba and North Korea are
antithetical to President Bush's vision for a conservative,
constitutionally-governed America. Secretary Powell needs
to recall his Army days and ask himself whether he can accept
his role in the chain of command, or whether he constitutes a
part of the problems the new administration faces. If he
cannot accept President Bush's program, he should respectfully
President Bush is rapidly learning that the world isn't
Texas. Northeastern, midwestern and west coast liberals
aren't the same breed as Texas Democrats.
One by one, the Democrats in Congress who refuse his
invitations to friendly "hands across the table"
luncheons can be X'd off the list of prospective bipartisan
allies and moved to the "adamant opposition" side of
One by one, the nations of Europe that publicly criticize,
scorn, defy and denigrate the United States for its desire to
retain national sovereignty can be X'd off as allies and moved
to the other side of the ledger as potential enemies.
The message to Europe, the EU, and the rest of the world is
this: we fly the United States flag, not that of the
European Union or the United Nations!
It is because of the implacability of your socialist enemies,
Mr. Bush, that as president of this nation you need to
consolidate your conservative base and move ahead with your
program for a strong America. You cannot afford a road of
appeasement, or a path of compromise.
Some national and international critics have said your
attitude is "my way or the highway."
Show them the highway!
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