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When George W. Bush Had It Right

Written by | January 8th, 2012

Below is a video clip of the 2000 Presidential debates, where George W. Bush (Republican candidate) was debating Al Gore (Democrat candidate) for the office of President of The United States. The Bush Administration, after 911, was criticized harshly, for their foreign and domestic policies, in regards to the war on terrorism; which led to the invasion of Iraq, The Patriot Act, and many other things, that were rightly scrutinized, in regards to policy, and The United States Constitution. As I listen to the below clip, I believe that candidate Bush was spot on, in regards to his philosophy on foreign policy, war, nation-building etc. The question that I, and many others, would ask, is, why are so many candidates so right when running for office, then, after elected, precede to trample right over our Constitution and Civil Liberties? That is a question that remains one of the great mysteries, and a sad reality, of American politics! Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “When George W. Bush Had It Right

  1. markross Post author

    I am once again reminded of these words, from President Eisenhower’s Farewell Speech: “Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that SECURITY and LIBERTY may prosper together.”

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  2. Jackie Durkee

    I’ve never took stock in what a candidate says. #1. they will say anything they need to say in order to get the votes to win. #2. there is absolutely no way anyone can know how they’ll react to all the decisions that is required of a President and all the pressure that is put on them to make the ones they do. Like Obama – I believe he has made some decisions in his presidentcy that he did not really want to make as a progressive statist. But I believe he was pressured into making them by whatever forces work within the white house and public opinion by the MSM. Then I believe also that many in the white house live in a reactionary mode instead of a strategic mode.

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  3. markross Post author

    Jackie, if we had a country that largely respected The Constition, and a Limited Government, most of what is going on, including The Patriot Act, The TSA etc, would have been a non-starter! It is really less how they [politicians] will react, imho, and more about how much we hold them accountable. Sadly, the same people that elected GWB, according to his above promises, also sold out their own principles, after 911, in the name of safety and security. Hell,”at that time,”after 911, I even supported The Patriot Act.

    One thing I have learned: It is in the time of war when we must watch these people the most! In times of war, wealth is consumed, Government grows, and lives, and Individual Liberties are destroyed.

    Party politics, and excusing things away when one’s party is in power, is another HUGE problem in this country!

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