A Citizen of the World, NOT!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
A recent commenter on one of my articles took me to task for not realizing that I am a citizen of the world FIRST -- and a citizen of America SECOND!
How wrong he is! If you subscribe to world citizenship first, then you, too are wrong.
My allegiance is to America. I don’t give a rat’s behind what the remainder of the countries on this globe does. It is none of my concern -- right up to the point they insist on making trouble for America. It is then that we must send the “United States WORLD Police Force” to clean up the mess the offending country, or countries, has made. I sometimes think our US Navy aircraft carriers should be painted black and white as are our police cruisers. Maybe we could install a gigantic blue flashing light on the carrier’s tallest radio mast. Impressive, what?
I am an admitted isolationist. If I could, I would build a wall around the US and invite the rest of the world to take a hike. Alas, I cannot. I am also a realist and I understand the interconnectedness of America with the rest of the world. I don’t like it, but I understand it. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Look, individuals who prized their independence and self-reliance settled America. They had no desire to be citizens of the world. Our forefathers warned us of “foreign entanglements.” The original America was designed to stand-alone. It was during the war for Independence from Great Britain that we began “entangling” ourselves with European countries as we sought allies to assist in our fight with the British world superpower. We have not been able to disengage since.
Last June, at a fundraiser in Washington, DC, Newt Gingrich is reported to have said: "I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous!"
Why brainwash our kids into believing they are citizens of the world FIRST? Simple. It will make it much easier for Americans to accept becoming a part of a Global Government which would negate the US Constitution, strip Americans of all their rights as American citizens and render them serf’s of an elite globe spanning Marxist ruling class.
We all know by now that Obama is “a citizen of the world.” He tells us he is. Obama is, or at least was, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, “the organization that represents those who want globalism, nations without borders, a North American Union, a Godless U.N. Charter that can be changed according to political whims of unelected elite bureaucrats to replace the U.S. Constitution; a new, universal currency to replace the dollar controlled by the central bankers of Europe…” The preceding is from an excellent article by Joe Kress at “News with Views” entitled: “Obama: I’m a Citizen of the World.” You will find it HERE.
There has been, for a very long time, a movement behind the scenes, in the shadows, so to speak, to create a Global Government. A single One-World Government to which all people on earth would pledge their allegiance. The current governments of the various countries on earth would be suppliants to that Global Government. The earth would be under the power of an elite, unelected, oligarchy. A nameless, faceless, group of power-hungry individuals who will decide how everything, I mean EVERY THING, is run. They still believe in the Socialist/Marxist Utopia, which has never existed -- and never will -- so long as human beings are at the helm.
Obama belongs to that group of elitists who believe that they are the “anointed ones” charged with insuring the emergence of Global Governance on earth. They are the people who use phrases such as “a citizen of the world.”
Those of us who consider ourselves citizens of America first place our hands over our hearts when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the US. We do this because our allegiance is to America and ONLY America – FIRST! NOW do you understand why Obama did NOT? (Remember the Photo?)
So, if you are inclined to take me to task for not considering myself a citizen of the world first and America second, you can stand down. Your efforts will be totally wasted. You see -- I live in the REAL world -- not in your fantasy world of Socialist/Marxist propaganda and sloganeering. I am an American, First, Last, and Always!