|Chinese President Hu Jintao shakes |
hands with U.S. President Barack
Obama (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
One of the biggest mistakes that liberals make is arbitrarily projecting their worldview onto other nation-states. The assumption is that as long as we're nice to bullies (in this case, dictators and communists) they'll be nice to us, and in effect the whole world will live in peace. Communists aren't hippies, their motives are different! Liberals must be reminded that America is exceptional unlike any other nation on this planet, because we value more than just our currency, trade, and our power. We value God, people, and individual liberty.
Countries like China value power at the expense of individual freedom, but Americans value freedom because it empowers the individual, and there lies the difference. The day that we forget this fact is the day that America will cease to be "the land of the free." Our indebtedness to China is crippling. If we don't hold our President and Congress accountable for our nation's spending, we better be ready for a new national language...Chinese! God is sovereign! I don't know why He blessed America with such riches and opportunity, but I don't question it. I do know however, if we take our freedoms for granted we'll lose them. Maybe some of you liberals would prefer slaving in rice-fields, but I'd rather live in a country where I can help provide the resources to get the laborers out of those fields.