Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"

Back at the turn of the last century that famous phrase was often used by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt to describe his philosophy of American foreign policy. In this letter, he gives full credit of its origins to Africa.

Fast forward to 2008. As the November U.S. Presidential Election draws near I predict that a growing number of Americans will start asking themselves whether Barack Obama understands the second half of that phrase or whether his left-leaning views of the world demand him to lay that proverbial stick down and keep on speaking softly no matter what occurs around him.

Only time will tell but God help us all if he is elected President and chooses to ignore that sage bit of African wisdom.

Mark Steyn weighs in on the general subject here.

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