Romney’s national defense policy needed
Published: Monday, June 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 13:06
National defense has served as the subject of many heated debates since the founding of this great nation. The past four years have been no exception. Many different viewpoints on how we execute foreign defense have been brought to the forefront. The Obama administration has failed repeatedly to construct and execute a defense policy that works toward the best interests of the United States and instead seeks to undermine our national sovereignty and security, removing the respect other nations have for us.
We can see examples of this throughout the past four years of President Barack Obama’s presidency, such as his effort to reduce the number of nuclear arms we possess, or the abandonment of the missile defense shield in eastern Europe. He has given numerous speeches before the United Nations in which he has apologized for the actions that have provided for the security of our nation and those that call us a friend. We can also observe this by how he refuses to provide an ultimatum to tyrants like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, whose stated mission is the destruction of Israel and its allies. All the while, he refuses to support Israel in its desire to take military action to defend its right to exist against a group of nations hell-bent on its destruction. On top of all of this, he has plans to slash almost $1 trillion from the defense budget during the next 10 years, rendering our military inadequate.
Policies of appeasement and apology like this have been implemented in the past and have ended in failure. The plain reason is a refusal by the president to acknowledge the inherent evil that thrives in the world, a refusal to accept that there are men out there who want to see us destroyed, that want nothing more than to hurt and kill innocent people for their own personal gain or pleasure. The atrocities committed by Joseph Stalin and the Nazis are examples from recent history, and today, we can look to the genocide taking place in Africa, the murder of innocent people by Middle Eastern dictators like the late Saddam Hussein and terrorist organizations like al-Qaida. If we look to the East, we can witness the millions of people who have suffered and died behind the iron curtain in North Korea.
While the president may claim that he intends to do what is necessary in order to keep us safe, his actions tell a different story. We need a leader who is willing to stand up and fight for America, somebody who will remain firm in their opposition to the evil forces at work in the world, somebody who believes that the only way to ensure America’s safety is through strength, somebody who maintains a strong military and possessing the resolve to use it when necessary. That man is Mitt Romney.
Romney acknowledges that evil exists in the world. Romney realizes that evil is not something to be tolerated. He believes that America must maintain a position of global superiority to protect itself. As president, Romney will enact a policy on national defense that truly provides for the safety of our country. He will do this by first increasing military spending by identifying inefficiencies in the Department of Defense. Next, he will use this money to modernize our military so we will once again have a fighting force that is second to none the world over. Lastly, he will work to maintain strong supporting relationships with our strategic allies around the world in order to maintain global supremacy. This in turn will help us keep the peace and, when necessary, provide us with the mobility needed to operate effectively in suppressing a threat.
While addressing the Faith and Freedom Coalition this past week, Romney said it plainly: “I think, by and large, you can look at the things the president has done and do the opposite.” Obama’s policy on national defense is backward. Romney is the man who will set it straight.
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