Saturday, January 21, 2012

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

First Mitt Romney, said that U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East should be, "to do whatever our ally Israel asks to to do." Then Rick Santorum said that there is no Israeli occupation: that the West Bank belongs to Israel just like Texas and New Mexico belong to the U.S.A. Then Newt Gingrich said that the Palestinians are an "invented people," and added that if they wanted a state anyway, they should find it in Jordan. Now the Republican National Committee has passed the resolution below. I don't know whether to be more aghast at the conclusion (a one state solution?) or at the fundamentalist logic that got them there, or at the cluelessness about what they are actually advocating for or the facts on the ground.

And this doesn't even begin to speak to how they would F up American domestic policy.

These guys have at least 50-50 chance of winning the 2012 Presidential elections.

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WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and words of God; and

WHEREAS, as the Grantor of said lands, God stated to the Jewish people in the Old Testament; in Leviticus, Chapter 20, Verse 24: “Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey”; and

WHEREAS, God has never rescinded his grant of said lands; and

WHEREAS, along with the grant of said lands to the Jewish people, God provided for the non-Jewish residents of the land in commanding that governance must be in one law for all without drawing distinction between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens, as contained in Leviticus 24:22, and

WHEREAS, the Nation of Israel declared its independent control and governance of said lands on May 14, 1948, with the goal of re-establishing their God-given lands as a homeland for the Jewish people; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America, having been the first country to recognize Israel as an independent nation and as Israel’s principal Mideast ally, has enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship with Israel and her people; and

WHEREAS, indeed, Israel is the United States of America’s greatest friend in the Mideast; and

WHEREAS, the roots of Israel and the roots of the United States of America are so intertwined that it is difficult to separate one from the other under the word and protection of almighty God; and

WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East who have sought to destroy Israel from its inception as a nation; and

WHEREAS, those same enemies of Israel also seek to destroy the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America and the nation of Israel have enjoyed cordial and mutually beneficial relations since 1948, a friendship that should continues to strengthen with each passing year.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Republican Nation Committee that the committee by this resolution commends the nation of Israel for its relations with the United States of America.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of this body support Israel in their natural and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon their own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others; and that peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate Leadership and each of the legislatures of the states within the United States of America with the request and recommendation of this body that a similar resolution to that stated herein be proposed within their respective bodies.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not surprising, of course, but it is not really that scary either. I find mostly amusing; a written document, a testimony of (divine!) incompentence, that stand forever as a symbol of everything that is wrong in contemporary US politics.

When future researchers and historians make their best efforts to explain how the US, once the worlds only superpower, managed to put themselves into a forgotten backwater of global irrelevance, this document will be the prime illustration.

When you have politicians who are dumb enough to something like this, the evaporation of influence is nothing but logic.

This resolution is not only too far out to be implemented in any meaningful way, it is indeed a monument to contemporary policy folly.

It is not worth our worry, rather, take the opportunity for a good laugh!

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