The Daily Jot
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Friday, June 24, 2011
Clinton to the people's chamber: Whose side are you on?
Congress is laying the groundwork for a vote on whether it will fund the White House's war in Libya. There are members of Congress in both political parties against the Libyan hostilities. On June 22, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Jamaica for a conference where she was asked a question about America's involvement in Libya. Her reply was astonishing because it clearly revealed the mentality of this Administration. She asked Congress whose side it was on?--the side of dictator and terrorist Moammar Qadhafi or the Libyan people. And she firmly implied that the White House stood for the LIbyan people. This is what she said:
"I say with all respect that the Congress is certainly free to raise any questions or objections, and I'm sure I will hear that tomorrow when I testify. But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi's side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy." The Libyan people, according to the White House and Mrs. Clinton are represented by the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, and former leaders of the Libya Islamic Fighting Group, which was designated in 2008 by her own State Department as "the most serious threat to US interests and personnel in Libya."
When the Founding Fathers established the three branches of the federal government, they wanted the US House of Representatives to be the "People's House." They therefore vested certain enumerated powers in the House, including the responsibility to declare war and to appropriate funds for war. These representatives were elected every two years to keep them close to the people. When the Secretary of State asks Congress, "Whose side are you on?" the proper answer would be that of the American people, not the Libyan people. The Libyan people never elected the Congress or this Administration. Clinton's taunting of Congress should be quite revealing to the discerning American.
Actually, the American people should be asking the question as to who's side this Administration is on. Clinton's top aide has family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is now this Administration's Middle East "peace partner." It is an amazing thing when our government is partnering with the very organization that has public plans to overthrow it. Notwithstanding, the Muslim Brotherhood's core principle of establishing Sharia Law is the antithesis of everything American and Christian. I believe I see whose side the White House is supporting. I am with Joshua who said in Joshua 24:15, "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." So should be the response of the People's House.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!